My airy home with modern decor is conveniently located close to the freeway and St Pete's exciting downtown with fun shops, restaurants, museums and an outdoor market in the wintertime. It's close to parks, beach & Tropicana where the Rays play.
My art-filled North St Petersburg home, furnished with vintage mid century modern finds, is in a luxuriant tropical garden setting. It's conveniently located near downtown and within a few minutes of Tampa Bay and the North Beach outdoor swimming pool and it is a 15 to 20 minute drive to the Gulf Beaches. The Sunken Gardens, Tropicana Sports Field and several museums are nearby, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Chihuly Museum and the new Salvador Dali Museum. It is also within walking distance of a small shopping center with a popular sushi restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, a convenience store and the bus stop. The freeway entrance is a few blocks away (but not so close as to disturb with noise from freeway traffic). There are two parks within walking distance--Crescent Lake and Booker Creek--and there are several nature parks within a few miles including Boyd Hill Nature Park and Sawgrass Lake.
My 1,100’ house is an open plan with a light-filled great room (living room, dining room, kitchen and office) with hardwood floors in the living room area and the bedrooms and tiles everywhere else. French doors lead onto a huge wooden deck and a small, exotic garden beyond. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and was completely renovated a few years ago. It also has a spanking new roof. It has central air conditioning, high speed internet connection and a separate air conditioned studio with washer and dryer. There is plenty of parking on the street as well as off-street parking.
I try to maintain a green household: there are water barrels to collect rainwater in the garden, and I reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible. I encourage my guests to do the same.
When I am out-of-town on trips (I will be gone in December and the early part of January), my guests have access to the entire house and deck, although my art studio is off limits except to access the washer and dryer located there. But guests have access to the great room (which includes living room and kitchen) and the expansive deck.
I love the convenience of my neighborhood--it's close to many amenities, including two restaurants, a dollar store, a deli, and two parks. All are within walking distance. It's a working class neighborhood, not at all gentrified, but it's quiet here and my neighbors are friendly.
There's a bus stop on the corner and buses run regularly throughout the day (but not at night). Guests are welcome to borrow my bicycle. The freeway entrance is a few blocks from my house and North Beach and public swimming pool are a short drive away, as are the local health food store, Trader Joe's and a great Italian deli.+ More