Max Knauer Residence

  • 3404 St. Johns Avenue
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32205
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This Mediterranean Revival residence is a prominent landmark at 3404 St. Johns Avenue. Designed by architect Jefferson Powell, shortly after he returned from a trip to Venice, it cost over $30,000 in 1929. The main entrance projects as a two-story pavilion, whose dramatic ogee arch as well as the star-wheel motif in the balcony are taken from the Palazzo Contarini-Fasan on Venice's Grand Canal. You'll notice various other types of arches highlight the windows, stylized leaded-glass panels, and brick and cast-stone ornamentation. The porch and porte-cochere are dominated by arches and have crenelated parapets.