Ivy House Luxury Residence Hall in Gainesville, Florida completely revolutionizes the traditional architectural design of dormitory-style multifamily properties. Built by Trimark Properties in 1994 near the University of Florida’s Sorority Row, Ivy House proves it will stand the test of time with its modernized version of classic Georgian colonial-style architecture and luxurious interior.
At first glance, Ivy House looks more like a colonial plantation home rather than a Gainesville student residence hall. Adorned with rich red and dark grey bricks on the exterior and four strong, square pillars framing the chic white, glass-accented front door, it becomes apparent that this is no typical dormitory. Symmetrical windows along each side of the building are framed by dark green shutters, a reference to the taste for balanced proportions of the classic Greek and Roman design which inspired Georgian Colonial architecture.
The interior, which features single, double, and triple-bed dormitory rooms, is bathed in elegance and luxury. As you walk into the front door, a chic lounging space with richly-colored chairs, polished, dark wood tables and accents, and pure white crown molding lining the ceiling and floor embellish the space. On the second floor, a gourmet kitchen with rich maple cabinetry, sleek black appliances and dark gray granite countertops form a sophisticated dining area.
Spacious rooms feature elevated ceilings, some with dynamic slanted ceilings and alcoves, lush, cream-colored carpet, and crisp white walls. As opposed to traditional dorms which are cramped and dimly lit, Ivy House offers oversized rooms and large windows for ample natural light. Most rooms share spa-like luxury bathrooms with oversized porcelain-tiled showers with intricate mosaic details, jetted Jacuzzi tubs, and large vanities with polished wood cabinets and mirrors lit by designer lighting.
In terms of dorms near UF, there are none more lavish, spacious, and comfortable in Gainesville than those of Ivy House Luxury Residence Hall.