This spectacular home is a must see inside to appreciate all of the great features included. Surrounded by mature landscaping with specimen plants chosen by the owner a masterful landscaper herself featuring native Florida plants easily maintained. With the home positioned on the lot to take full advantage of the privacy and views out every window you will never tire of enjoying this home and its magical garden views. On a corner lot you can get a glimpse of the beautiful purple (the color of royalty) and white block house spanning almost 2000sf with a lot size of 9,418 Sq Ft and total acreage of 10,889 sf. The original house with two bedrooms and two baths built in 1967 was increased by almost another 1,000sf in 2004 providing an additional bedroom and two baths along with an office/kitchenette space. Outdoor patios abound with two covered patios and two uncovered patios, along with a large covered gazebo with cement floor surrounded by a privacy hedge and towering bamboo for tons of shade. Youll have many choices of where to spend time outside in the magical garden settings with purple stepping stones and sand dollar shaped stepping stones leading the way around the yard to many private sitting areas amongst the lush plants and exotic flowers. Entering the front of the house through the custom wood door youll step onto the beautiful wood plank flooring (its actually porcelain tile!) throughout the original house floor plan. Closet space abounds and the bathroom off of the Master Bedroom has been enlarged to accommodate a wheelchair if needed, along with safety rails where appropriate. But youll hardly notice them when you see the gorgeous tiled floors and walls and the large walk-in shower along with the pedestal sink and gold fixtures. All of the windows have custom made white poly-wood plantation shutters, guaranteed not to warp, and Carrara-Italian marble seals, a feature rarely found these days. Every room has a ceiling fan is filled with natural light from the many windows, all double pane sliders that have a view of the private yard and lush plants outside. The galley kitchen has high end appliances with two Kitchen Aid convection ovens (one microwave), Maytag S/S dishwasher, double S/S basin sink with food disposal, and Maytag S/S refrigerator with French doors on top and pull out freezer below. Built-in glass top 4-burner electric cook top with S/S exhaust hood. The built-in oak bench seating around the claw-footed table makes dining-in a pleasure next to the bay windows. Dont forget to look in the pantry that provides plenty of easy to reach storage right off the kitchen; this layout makes food preparation a breeze. Theres even a hidden slide out wine rack built-in under the end of the counter. Three of the walk-in showers benefit from the natural light being let in by glass blocks replacing traditional walls that confine the space to a dark cave. Spending time in any of these bathrooms is simply a slice of Heaven to enjoy. The other bathroom boasts a built in Jacuzzi-jet tub surrounded by a mirrored wall that makes the room feel endless as you enjoy the bubbling massage. Once you enter the other side of the house into the separate living area with its own bedroom, living room, office/kitchenette areas and large bathroom with a claw-footed soaking tub and walk-in glass-block shower area, then youll realize just how large this house is. The flooring is covered with European old-world 18 custom tiles laid diagonally making the area look expansive. Louvered bi-fold doors lead to the office and dinette area which then have French doors that open into the private patio. Another door off the lounging area with windows looking out to the covered gazebo, opens into a small covered patio for morning coffee outside in any type of weather. The large walk-in closet and open floor plan makes this half of the house perfect for an in-laws quarters or a rental since it has a private entrance. Just too many features to mention here; come see this diamond of a property in a great neighborhood in St Pete for yourself.
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