Neighborhood: Evelyn City, 33604 - Tampa / Sulphur Springs
Property Taxes: $2,518
Quite possibly the MOST charming and rare property I have ever encountered anywhere in Tampa. And that says a lot coming from a Tampa native. When I first drove up to this 1920's Seminole Heights bungalow, I knew I was in for something truly special. This Craftsman Bungalow rests on the top of a double lot, on a road with one of the widest pedestrian-friendly sidewalks in the area, and a canopy of oaks that helped me know I was somewhere very special. This Seminole Heights neighborhood is called Evelyn City and was established in the early 1900s and has long since been a gem of Tampa neighborhoods. With four, yes FOUR, riverfront parks just a quick walk or bike-ride away (many of these parks are not known about outside of neighborhood insiders), this neighborhood is like nowhere else in Tampa. Then as I entered this home after walking onto the spacious and classic front porch, I was drawn in by a genuineness to this home. Nothing overdone. Only a sincere desire of its owners to make it a place that is welcoming and comfortable yet being faithful to honoring the best of the past. The beautiful features (oak and heart-of-pine hardwood floors, vintage wood-paneled doors, brass and glass doorknobs, original wood casings and trim, and floor-to-ceiling closets), as well as the thoughtfully chosen updates, keep this home relevant into the 21st century. The heart of the home, the kitchen, has been outfitted “to a T” with solid wood cabinetry with beadboard accents, stainless steel appliances… including a Dacor range with convection oven!... and granite countertops that are reminiscent of vintage soapstone slabs. To complete the interior, there are 2 light and airy secondary bedrooms, a vintage-styled guest bath, laundry room, Master Suite with sitting area that opens to the side garden/screened porch, and a private bath… with a steam shower and dual vanities. Then, I toured the grounds and was further dazzled! An oasis in the city is an understatement. I found myself yearning to sit down and just "be". The sounds of the birds, the breeze through the bamboo, and the flowing waters were mesmerizing. The sparkling pool and heated spill-over spa (and pool bath with shower not pictured), dining gazebo, large open patio, raised planting beds, and tropical landscaping set the stage for many wonderful gatherings. Then when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I realized that this home isn’t just beautiful and welcoming, it is practical as well with its garage/workshop, pool bath, whole house generator, ample off-street parking, and A 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH APARTMENT with its own washer/dryer! And then it hit me… this home is a wonder! A place that possesses almost EVERY rare attribute in this classic area of The Heights, all rolled into one property. And within minutes of the Tampa Bay Area’s best diners, museums, nationally acclaimed restaurants, vintage and luxury shopping, local breweries and pubs, outdoor activities, parks, beaches, dog-friendly parks and businesses, nightlife, sports arenas, +++. For the 3D tour and video of the grounds, please visit https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=hswWbqNuQcz and https://youtu.be/7j_IFx1WdC4 Square footage obtained from public records combines the square footage of the main home (1507 square feet) and the apartment (720 sq feet).
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