Neighborhood: 4j8 I Hamilton Heath Revised Map, 33604 - Tampa / Sulphur Springs
Property Taxes: $2,851
RARELY AVAILABLE opportunity to build a RIVERFRONT home on secluded “Old Florida” property on the Hillsborough River that includes a bonus of a Cottage (1925) built next to an historic River home built over the river. Please see the Photos of the former River home and a Survey in Attachments. The home NO LONGER EXISTS but had boat parking under the house and at a dock. The piers and basement of the house remain on the property. As the original 4 BR home of 2,200+ sq ft was built OVER the river, it is difficult to determine many land measurements! The possibilities appear to be endless for these 2 lots (1 buildable) that are separated by a bubbly, fresh water stream running through the property that empties into the Hillsborough River. The Developer of this area of Old Seminole Heights, James P. Hamilton, was a brilliant man, graduate of the U of Michigan-full wrestling scholarship. He and his wife studied in Europe where he learned 3 languages. They came to Tampa in 1914 and he built large weekend river homes that were outside the city limits until the 1920’s. During this time, Mr. Hamilton, who was blind since a childhood accident at age 3, accepted an invitation by Queen Olga of Greece to begin a School for the Blind in Athens. This street was named for 1 of Mr. Hamilton’s sons, Heath. NOW an original River property is available for a new home. The Cottage remains with water, electric, + natural gas with amazing views from the riverside porch, + an inviting front porch. As the Cottage needs repair, it is not warranted. If you know “Old Florida“ trees, vegetation, and ambiance, you can imagine the possibilities for this very unique property. Immerse yourself on the river with gorgeous views of nature, and you won’t want to leave; it is a haven for kayaks and boating. This property is just 15 minutes by boat and 1 bridge to all that the newly developed downtown Tampa Riverfront offers. This street and neighborhood are well known for its community feeling. This truly is an amazing opportunity to build a home with incredible secluded views of Old Florida. There is nothing like this seclusion and privacy on the river amid such natural beauty. Please call for your private walking tour of this property.
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