HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Winner: Historic Craftsman Home for Sale in Florida
This fully restored home for sale in St. Petersburg, FL, snagged the title in the Homes With History category of HGTV's nationwide Ultimate House Hunt 2020. The post HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Winner: Historic Craftsman Home for Sale in Florida appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.
You can now own an award-winning HGTV home for $1,985,000.
This fully restored 4,000-square-foot house on Bay Street NE in St. Petersburg, FL, snagged the title in the Homes With History category of HGTV’s nationwide Ultimate House Hunt 2020.
“It’s Craftsman style, and it is absolutely stunning. It has been restored over the years pretty much down to the studs and redone,” says listing agent Tracy Reyes. “I like a home with history. I like a home with character. This house definitely has both.”
Built in 1910, the home is on the market for the second time this year. The previous owners entered the property in the HGTV contest, and the current owner bought it in June before the award was bestowed.
“The home was very beautiful when he bought it. He just kind of put the finishing touches on it,” Reyes says, adding that the owner is selling so he could move closer to the water.
This house is located close to the Tampa Bay–area waterfront parks and just a few blocks from downtown St. Petersburg’s museums, shops, and restaurants.
The home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. The hardwood floors are original, and all of the woodwork, coffered ceilings, and moldings have been restored.
It’s also available as a totally turnkey purchase. What you see in the listing photos is what you get—the home is being sold fully furnished, minus the artwork.
“He had some furniture made. There’s a particular couch in the living room that he had specially made so it has a lower back so it doesn’t block the windows,” Reyes explains.
The kitchen is a gorgeous combination of old and new.
It has quartz countertops, high-end Thermador appliances, and wood in the ceilings. There is an island with seating for two, a fireplace, and easy access to the dining room.
A butler’s pantry is nearby with a sink, wine fridge, and storage space.
Outside, the landscaping requires minimal maintenance and there are three covered porches as well as a pool.
“In the front of the house, you have a beautiful L-shaped patio and you can see the pool from that patio as well,” Reyes explains.
The pool is in the backyard surrounded by an open courtyard and sits next to a carriage house.
The carriage house is a 700-square-foot legal guest cottage with separate water, gas, and electric meters. It could provide rental income for a new owner.
The owner “just replaced that countertops out there. He replaced the balcony. I mean the guest cottage is amazing in itself. It’s beautiful,” Reyes says.
The 600 square feet of garage space is also finished with an industrial fan and new flooring and ceiling.
“You can fit two cars in the garage. They’re just manual trifold doors that you have to get out to open them to put your vehicle in, so they’re not automated at all,” Reyes explains.
The new owner wouldn’t have to lift a finger to feel right at home in this award-winning residence.
“The perfect buyer for this home is someone who is going to live in it and love it and take care of it and be the next caretaker,” Reyes says. “Someone that appreciates history and appreciates the craftsmanship in a home like this.”
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