“…toes in the water and relax – you are home”

Luxury home Treasure Island

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The sunny skies, white sands, and salt air of Florida are calling. You are ready to make the move and head south. Flip Flops in hand, all you need is a place to call home. Luxury living is the draw to Florida and you have chosen the area around St Pete, Clearwater, and Treasure Island to search for the perfect home.

This is the picture-perfect peninsula with Tampa Bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. At night you can look inward across the bay toward the city lights and during the day look out to the blue water of the gulf. The area is lined with luxury condos, waterfront mansions, and townhouses – the one of your dreams is waiting.

It may be the 16th floor penthouse in Clearwater consisting of 5200 sq. ft. costing approximately $6.9 million. This is top level luxury living offering spectacular views. The amenities are numerous including a wine cellar, covered parking, and beachside cabana.

The property you are searching for may be found in one of the luxury homes for sale in Treasure Island. This single family seven thousand sq. ft. home offers unobstructed views through large glass walls. If the outdoors is what you are about, this is the home for you. There is room for boat docking as well as outdoor entertaining including built in gas grill, heated pool and spa. The deep water full service dock has lifts available. The home could be yours for a little under $5 million, by simply contacting a Treasure Island realtor.

luxury home interiorSt. Pete offers a Mediterranean estate with views of Tampa Bay. This home built in the 1920’s is locally known as the “Argenteau Castle”. It is said to have been built for a Belgian Princess in the likeness of the Argenteau Castle in Belgium. This historic property costing a little under $2 million could be your dream home. This estate sits on a private peninsula with downtown St. Pete just minutes away. The home includes five bedrooms with balconies offering exceptional views. Other amenities are marble floors, carved ceilings, and antique chandeliers. The home is located in the “Pink Streets” area. The area was developed in the 1920’s by George Cook and has pink streets because “no one else had them”.

Real estate is all about location, location, location. This property in Pass-A-Grille on St. Pete Beach is just that – location. The lot alone is worth the asking price of $1.2 million. At present there is a three story elevated two thousand sq. ft. “Coastal Cottage” built in 1920. Along with the home there are two rental cottages, vacant land, and a private dock. The area is full of shops and restaurants as well as friendly neighborhoods. If the beach is your dream, this is your area, which rivals the neighboring Treasure Island and Madeira Beach real estate.

If you want beach living but renovation is not in the plan, this St. Pete Beach home may be the one for you. This home build in 1994 offers 5200 sq. ft. of living area and is located on a canal off the Boca Ciega Bay. This home offers stunning views along the back of the structure. There are three stories of floor to ceiling steel ford blue glass with uncompromising views. The views can also be enjoyed from the back balconies which are on all levels and cover the full length of the home. The outdoor area is not only for views, the home includes an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi as well as a fire pit. For the boating enthusiast there is a fishing dock, 115 ft. slip and 134 ft. sea wall. The third floor are the bedrooms including the master suite offering a 65 foot long bedroom. Included are two sitting rooms and mini kitchen along with a fireplace and large Jacuzzi tub.

Picture of sunset over the Gulf of MexicoWhether you choose penthouse living, a cottage by the beach, single family home in a historic neighborhood, or downtown condo this is the area of Florida for luxury living. The area offers amenities for your lifestyle that are second to none including restaurants from fine dining to down by the beach eateries. If you enjoy shopping for art work, there are galleries as well as art walks. Of course there are the beaches – take off your shoes, put toes in the water and relax – you are home.