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UPDATES Galore! 2 Bedrooms/2 Full Bathrooms

(Your First Mortgage)

This Holiday home was completely transformed with extraordinary renovations. The exterior gives off a cool, retro vibe while the interior is contemporary, yet inviting. Every detail in this 2 bedroom/2 full baths/1 car garage residence was thoughtfully executed. For starters, the layout is open, modern, and offers a split bedroom floor plan to provide guests and family members privacy. NEW porcelain floors were installed in the living room, kitchen, and guest bathroom. The living room is gorgeous and filled with natural light that reflects off the vaulted ceiling. Sliders lead to the enclosed back porch with its slate flooring and ceiling fan; a separate door leads to the fenced back yard. A large concrete patio makes the perfect spot for your gas grill and there’s plenty of space to host parties or give the little ones the run of the yard. Back inside, a striking wood burning fireplace, recently outfitted with a NEW marble hearth, separates this wide-open living room space from the stunning eat-in kitchen. The casual dining alcove is framed by three windows that look out to the yard. Recessed lighting streamlines the look. NEW porcelain tile floors shine while the NEW kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, double sink, shining stainless steel appliances, and fixtures look like they were lifted from a gracious living magazine. There’s even a handy separate counter that also boasts a NEW granite countertop and NEW prep sink. This extra space not only provides more elbow room when you’re cooking, but because it is visible from the living room, it can serve as the spot to accommodate party platters or can be set-up as a bar area when entertaining. Both the living room and the kitchen were treated to NEW baseboards, making for a polished finish. The integration of these two rooms is very well done. An adjacent laundry room is nicely appointed with plenty of space and storage; it is windowed and has a utility tub. As for the guest bath, besides the NEW porcelain tile flooring, a NEW vanity is complemented by NEW horizontally placed tile in the shower/tub area. The sunny second bedroom is a good size. With its laminate flooring you can create anything out of this room. From personal yoga studio to private home office to a nursery or playroom. The master bedroom suite is peacefully idyllic. The same easy-care laminate flooring runs through the bedroom and into the roomy walk-in closet where a shoe rack and other shelving were carefully mounted to maximize its square footage. You’ll love the bathroom’s shower room. It also features a NEW vanity and a tub. Throughout this refurbished home, all the ceilings were NEWLY retextured. Both the interior and the exterior are NEWLY painted. The roof was REPLACED in 2014. Despite its proximity to the dazzling Gulf of Mexico, this property is NOT in a flood zone and is less than a 20-minute walk to Gulfside Elementary, Paul R Smith Middle School, and Anclote High School. A five-minute drive will get you to the world-famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and the lush North Anclote River Nature Park. Not to mention, the amenity-rich 8,300-acre Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park with its campgrounds, nature trails, playgrounds, bike trail, volleyball, horseshoe pits, equestrian trail, shelters, and picnic areas. Besides the nearby Tarpon Springs Golf Course and all the dining and fishing and water sports that are uniquely Floridian, this one-of-a-kind community is tight-knit and family friendly.
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Corner Lot! Fenced Back Yard! Updated Kitchen and Baths!

(Your First Mortgage)

On a spacious corner lot with a sun-dappled front yard, you’ll find this 3 bed/2 bath/1 car garage home with tons of wonderful upgrades. Combining the best of traditional Floridian architecture with contemporary renovations, this welcoming residence is also less than a 10-minute drive to Indian Rocks Beach, the Pinellas Recreational Trail, Largo Rec Center, and the 354-acre Walsingham Park with its boat ramp, playground, fishing platforms, trails, dog park, and picnic shelters. Bordered by the shimmering Gulf of Mexico, this is just an incredibly special community. Great care went into making this home’s exterior both attractive and efficient. Beautiful grass graces the entire property. A neutral-colored, hurricane-rated fence was installed around the perimeter in 2015, while hurricane panels are outfitted on all the windows. The cozy back porch is wood planked, covered, and well maintained. There’s plenty of room for barbequing and for pets to have the run of the yard in the brilliant Florida sunshine. The interior too, feels just like home. It’s light and bright and very inviting. The foyer’s lovely rectangular tiles and wainscoting introduce the sunken living room’s wide-open space and its over-sized windows. As for the kitchen, it was treated to a masterful transformation in 2014: shining glass tiled backsplash, rich quartz counters, and stunning cabinetry with satin-polished pulls; all topped with crown molding. This heart of the home also features an eye-catching architectural niche above the sink and a handy hot water dispenser. Appliance upgrades include: microwave in 1999, dishwasher in 2006, refrigerator in 2009, and range/convection oven in 2012. A striking butler’s pantry completes the picture. There is also a separate utility room off the kitchen that is carpeted, offers plenty of extra storage, and even ample space to add an arts and crafts station! The overall layout of this home is absolutely ideal. You’ll love the formal dining room accented with a chair rail that bisects the complementary color selections. It is comfortably nestled between the kitchen and the amazing family room with its retro-style, sunken entrance. Built-ins and cabinetry were designed to accommodate technology and all kinds of family mementos. Lush carpeting and a tilted wall of windows shaded by an awning set the tone for relaxation with views to the outdoor space. A sought-after split bedroom floor plan lends privacy for houseguests and family members. The pristine master suite boasts brilliant natural light and walk-in closets. Its bath was expertly redone in 2007 with fashionable fixtures and finishes. With the second full bath refurbished in 2018, the other two bedrooms include immaculate carpeting, crown molding, and professional paint jobs. The third bedroom is currently a home office but could also serve as the perfect playroom or study. There are endless ways to define the rooms in this house! For cost efficiency, the yards are kept thriving by the well water that supports the irrigation system. The water heater was replaced in 2019, the new sprinkler pump added in 2020. There’s a programmable thermostat, smoke/heat detectors, and a security system. Despite its proximity to the best beaches and marinas in Florida, this property is NOT in a flood zone. With nearby schools, shopping, dining options, and a quick drive to both Tampa and St Pete’s airports, you CAN have it all in Seminole!

Beauty, Sophistication and Location!

(Your First Mortgage)
This spectacular manse is nestled on the 11th fairway of the famed Fox Hollow golf course. From palm trees to flowering shrubberies, lush landscaping borders the Costanza custom-built home honored as a Parade of Homes Grand Award winner. The splendid pavered driveway leads to the 3-car garage split into separate structures. It then elegantly curves to reveal the magnificent entrance complete with a classic portico accented with distinctively fashioned columns and a stunning set of glass french doors dressed in wrought iron. Inside this 4 bedroom plus home office or 5th bedroom/3.5 bath retreat, no detail is overlooked: ornate tray ceilings outfitted with paddle fans/lighting, high-end flooring, laundry room with sink/storage, crown molding, surround sound speakers wired both inside and out, walk-in California Closets in every bedroom with 2 in the master bath, Brizo faucets in the kitchen and all bathrooms, and reclaimed irrigation. The entire interior was recently painted. Unique to this home is the floorplan that epitomizes gracious living. The master suite is located on the main floor. Wonderfully appointed with a private sitting room with access to the pool, its master bath belongs in a fine hotel. Besides a garden tub framed by a picture window, a walk-in shower room features a bench and dual heads. The dual sinks and built-in vanity are topped with granite. On the other side of the first floor are the inviting guest quarters complete with ensuite bath. Upstairs, you’ll find a charming arrangement composed of 2 bedrooms and a full bath. There’s also a multi-purpose loft at the head of the stairs as well as a sunken bonus room currently sporting a pool table. Downstairs, the common living areas are unparalleled. The formal living room boasts a striking gas fireplace. This picture-perfect room is accompanied by the large formal dining room; both bask in natural light. The glorious sunroom is simply an oasis of relaxation. It is separated from the family room by a fabulous 300-gallon saltwater aquarium with LED lighting and an automatic feeding/maintenance system. Adjacent to this haven is the incredible family room with gorgeous built-ins. Invisible surround sound speakers are mounted in the domed ceiling. As far as gourmet kitchens go, this is one of Florida’s finest. This whole space gleams with luxurious fixtures and finishes. Along with stainless steel appliances, there’s a JennAir 6-burner gas range with pot filler water line, a built-in convection oven, a casual dining bar, center island with prep sink, a dry bar with wine frig and storage, walk-in pantry, and shining granite counters. The breakfast area offers sumptuous views of the outdoor entertainment center whose highlights include an outdoor kitchen with Thermador grill and rotisserie, a refrigerator, sink, and granite countertops. This stylish sanctuary is a slice of heaven. A heated pool and spillover spa with fountain welcome your guests to indulge in the joys of relaxation. With verdant views of the golf course, covered areas for dining, and plenty of space to sunbathe, you’ll make a million memories in this idyllic setting. (A vacation home for the original owner, acquisition of furniture and furnishings may also be negotiated.) Champions Club is a private gated community that provides an amenity-rich lifestyle with an exceptional clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness center, resort pool/spa. It is the jewel in sought-after Trinity. 

 

 

Close to Old Tampa Bay and Downtown Tampa!

(Your First Mortgage)
The bricked streets of this neighborhood lend lovely ambiance to the curb appeal of a 4-bedroom/3-full bathroom/2-car garage home in sought-after South Tampa. With an elegant portico entryway and graceful shade tree, the exterior was treated to new landscaping in 2020, creating a welcoming vista. Featuring a fenced backyard fringed in trees, you’ll enjoy the comfortable patio that’s perfect to accommodate your firepit and lounge furniture. There’s also a large expanse on the side of the home to park your boat and jet skis. A neat storage shed keeps outdoor essentials stowed while the garage’s additional ceiling height allows for the existing car lift. Indoors, boasting 2,080 heated SF and 2 A/C units, the floorplan was thoughtfully designed to give every room its own definition, while allowing each to gracefully integrate for a harmonious aesthetic. Clean lines and arched doorways provide the perfect backdrop for any décor. To begin in the stunning living room, it is topped with a large paddle fan and sliders to the cozy sunroom with its own door to the outdoor entertainment area. As for the dining room, it is surrounded in windows and offers enough space for the largest dining set. If a formal dining room is not your style, this room is flooded with plenty of natural light so can be converted into whatever suits your needs: from a playroom to a family room to a fully loaded home theater. Its proximity to everything in the home makes it incredibly versatile. An open and airy kitchen was refurbished in 2011 with new appliances and cabinets. Its rich tones offset stainless steel appliances that reflect the glass tile backsplash and contemporary fixtures. Besides a handy double oven and large pantry, a pass-through to the living room is perfect for entertaining and serves to open up the space between the two rooms. Lit by a large picture window, the adjacent breakfast room is just off the foyer with views into the dining room. A look at the master and its en suite bath reveals a changing area that sits between the two closets. Adding to the spectacular square footage it allows for any furniture configuration, as well as the addition of a private sitting alcove. (There’s even room for your exercise equipment so you can work out watching your wall-mounted television!) To give your guests or your live-in loved one some privacy, the second bedroom qualifies as another master suite boasting its own luxurious soaking tub, twin sinks, and separate walk-in shower. Lush carpeting covers all the bedrooms with the 4th bedroom currently serving as a spacious home office. Nestled between the shining Old Tampa and Hillsborough Bays you’ll be less than a 20-minute drive to downtown Tampa’s theatrical and cultural centers, its business district and fine dining. The same drive time will get you to the Florida Aquarium, Tampa International Airport, Tampa General Hospital, and the Westshore and International Malls, as well as Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. In your spare time you can also indulge in the host of activities at Picnic Island, including kayak launches and visits to its beach dog park. If you are seeking academic excellence for your college-bound ones, both the University of South Florida and Tampa University are close by. Enjoy the seclusion of this serene neighborhood that offers Florida’s finest; all only a short journey away.

 

 

Room For The Entire Family!

(Your First Mortgage)
This magnificent 5-bedroom/3.5-bath/3-car garage home in the community of Oakleaf Hammock was built in 2016. An impressive list of updates makes this Ellenton manse even more of a gem: wood composite flooring throughout the main floor, wood blinds on all the windows, 4’ vinyl fence around the yard, lanai screening with custom shades, rustic wood facing on kitchen island, hurricane shutters for all windows/doors, in-wall pest system, and fresh exterior landscaping. The grand entry portico and adjacent patio space complements the backyard’s lanai that offers plenty of room for lounging/dining. Indoors, the living room features a stunning recessed ceiling and sliders to the lanai while the large dining room is lit by a picture window. The vast eat-in kitchen is a chef’s dream. High hats shine down on the luminous kitchen surfaces, stainless appliances, and the abundance of cabinets. A huge island doubles as a casual dining bar. You’ll love the master bedroom that boasts natural light, lush carpeting, and its en suite bath with twin sinks, a luxurious soaking tub, and a large walk-in shower. Both the powder room and the two upstairs baths are beautifully appointed. There’s also a spacious bonus room on the second floor that makes for an ideal home theater or home office. The community offers a gated entrance, streetlights, basketball court, picnic pavilion, and a playground. A 20-minute drive to the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club, this scenic subdivision is bordered by Tampa Bay and the Manatee River.