Ballast Point Beauty
In the heart of south Tampa lies a stunning home with views of Hillsborough Bay and the feeling of serenity with its private location. The Ballast Point area has hosted generations of Tampa families since the 1920s. Located on South Gordon Avenue, the home is tucked away, but is located just minutes from downtown Tampa, nearby restaurants, shopping and Tampa International Airport.
The original Bungalow-style, two story home was constructed in 1934 with three bedrooms and three baths. Throughout the years, the estate-sized property has been expanded and integrated to the natural, oak-filled property and mature landscaping. A private road leads directly to the lush lawns, rambling gardens and sparkling waters of the Bay. The classic design and large windows fills the home with natural light and views of the water and a lush nature-filled backyard. The large, open space rooms allow for dinners and gatherings with family. The oversized, waterfront porch offers a perfect welcome or a spot to entertain or just relax. The wood deck, down at the waters edge, offers a wonderful place to watch the sunrise.
Throughout the home are beautifully polished hardwood floors downstairs, along with ceramic tile in the baths and carpet in some rooms. The gourmet kitchen opens to a large window-walled family room and eat-in area. Wood cabinets and generous counter space provide all the necessary storage space to satisfy any chef. A separate island with a sink, allows for easy meal prep. Additional downstairs space includes a large living room, dining room and study.
Upstairs the master suite provides a sanctuary with views of the expansive grounds and foliage. A jetted spa tub anchors the center of the master bath. The crisp white design offers his and hers separate vanity areas, with numerous drawers and cabinets for storage and separate shower stall.
There is a one-bedroom guesthouse with 300 square feet that is ideal for guests who want to visit from the north, or a live-in nanny, for families with small children. A third cottage on the property with 228 square feet provides great space for a home office, art studio, playhouse or additional air conditioned storage. M
Located in Hillsborough County in Ballast Point, this Signature Collection home is currently offered at $2,500,000 through Smith & Associates Real Estate. Contact The Lux Group at 813.839.3800 or visit www.5718southgordonavenue.smithandassociates.com.
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