Former Jacksonville Jaguars owners J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver dropped the price of their gated Lakewood-area riverfront house from $10 million to $5.5 million, according to Concierge Auctions LLC.
The Weavers first put the house up for sale in 2006 upon moving into the Villa Riva condominium in Riverside.
The Lakewood property, at 6120 San Jose Blvd. W., is available for a “buy it now” price of $5.5 million through Concierge Auctions. The auction is 1-2 p.m. May 24. There is no starting bid. Visit conciergeauctions.com
The website describes the property as:
“Be welcomed by ancient oak trees overlooking sweeping lawns, 243 feet on the St. Johns River, 14,000 square feet of living and ideal privacy. ... Spectacular water views and lush landscaping.”
Concierge Auctions said the property is listed with Prudential Network Realty in Jacksonville. Concierge Auctions is a marketing service provider based in West Palm Beach.
The property consists of 4 acres. The 14,456-square-foot house features six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, three staircases and 5,000 square feet of covered porches and balconies.
There’s also a carriage house with a living/dining room combination, full kitchen, bedroom and one full and one half bathroom.
The website provides more details of the property and directions to request a bidder package.
Records show the Weavers bought the property, comprising two lots, for $1.18 million in 1994, soon after Jacksonville was awarded the NFL franchise in 1993.
They removed the two houses on the lots to build the estate, completed in 1996. They listed the house for sale a decade later.
At the time they first listed the house, the Duval County Property Appraiser’s Office showed a 2005 market value of $7.1 million and a taxable value of $5.34 million.
Records show the property carries a 2011 market value and a taxable value of $4.46 million.
The Weavers bought a two-unit, 5,525-square-foot Villa Riva condominium at 2358 Riverside Ave. in 2006 for $2.4 million. Its 2011 taxable value was $1.22 million.
In November, almost 18 years to the day after Jacksonville was awarded the 30th franchise of the National Football League, principal owner Wayne Weaver announced that he and his partners would sell the Jacksonville Jaguars to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan.
The price was reported at $760 million.
In a story published in The Florida Times-Union in November 2006, Delores Weaver said she and her husband, married almost 52 years at the time, listed the house for sale.
She said they worked long hours, attended a lot of events and just weren’t home that much. “And on top of that, I felt that the house needed a family,” she said.
The two-story main house also includes six fireplaces, an enclosed pool and spa and a dock, which has a boat lift and gazebo.
The house has an equipped exercise room with both a sauna and a steam room; a media room; a game room with a bar, refrigerator and beer taps; a walk-in wet bar with a wine room; a laundry room; a butler’s pantry; and three staircases.
That’s in addition to the foyer, living room, family room, dining room, kitchen and garage.
Upon moving into the home in 1996, the Weavers held public tours to benefit the Jaguars Foundation and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the home was made available for charitable fundraisers.
“None of it is ostentatious,” said the Times-Union story.
“There’s no museum or chandelier feel. There’s a lot of walnut, marble, recessed lighting, cream-colored carpeting, windows and foliage. A person could get used to living there.”