4768 17th Avenue N. St. Petersburg, Fl
For lovers of the mid-century modern style, this home in St. Petersburg, Fl is a gem! The clean, angled lines and geometric banks of windows will make you think of Frank Lloyd Wright. There are many mid-century-mod hallmarks, such as how the outdoors is brought in when you’re standing at the kitchen sink looking out the big picture window, and in the materials such as hardwood flooring and terrazzo. The design optimizes natural light and cross ventilation. The oversized, corner lot measures 100 by 139, covering almost 13,000 sq ft. The generous size of the property is put to good use with an open courtyard, which would be a perfect placement for a pool. One side of the house features a double drive-through gate.
In addition, there’s an expansive covered patio area with built-in planters – perfect for grilling and dining outdoors! A wood fence offers privacy. The concrete-block home is a classic U-shape with a three-roof design that adds architectural interest. A huge, covered lanai provides boat or RV storage. The sprinklers run on well water, so no water bill there! The split-bedroom plan is a 4/2 under 2,270 sf of heated space, with two bedrooms on each side of the house.
Walk inside the front door with rectangular lights, and you enter a unique, raised foyer. Step down into the expansive living area and admire the three large windows cut high on the wall in the wood-beamed vaulted-ceiling room, even as you enjoy the large, eye-level window below. The home looks out onto mature trees. In the island kitchen, you’ll appreciate the interesting lines, curves, and angles. Not to mention the solid wood cabinets, induction stovetop, and convection oven. Adjacent to the kitchen is a stylish dining area also with a view to the outside, and both areas have wood floors. The home features a laundry room, tankless water heater, two AC units, and more. It’s situated close to Mazzaro’s Italian Market and only 5 miles to Treasure Island beach and 5 miles to downtown St Pete! All of this in a home with a listing price of LESS THAN half a million!
As a bonus, this home has a history – the original owner was a master model railroader in the ‘50s and ‘60s. He and his wife ran a custom upholstery shop nearby, and his meticulous sense of detail and attention to craftsmanship shows throughout the house, much of which he built himself. History buffs will appreciate this reminiscence from his daughter, starting with her description of the neighborhood: “very rural with just a few houses sprinkled here and there. All the roads were dirt and were regularly oiled for the dust. Milk was delivered. We started out with an icebox and, of course, no TV. We were the first in the neighborhood to have a TV. My dad erected a very tall antenna that could be turned to get the best reception from Miami or Jacksonville.”
Make this priceless mid-century modern home yours today!
P.S. I’m always looking to list mid-century homes anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, so if you are considering selling, please reach out to me!
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