GORGEOUS LARGE FAMILY HOME, located in the desirable community of Allendale, well known for its streets surrounded by Oak trees and beautiful houses, this location also happens to share one of the highest elevation points in St Pete!
The owners purchased this property in 2007 - partly because of the architectural style reflective of the Prairie designs familiar to them. Designed by the local notable architect, William B Harvard, who was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright – and was also the same architect who designed the now demolished inverted pyramid pier in St. Pete.
This property was designed and updated in a Prairie/Craftsman style, keeping true to the architect’s original vision. The current owners have lovingly enhanced and expanded on this design including a library and a Master Suite. While highlighting the architectural design and aesthetics, they worked to maintain energy efficiency and accessibility. Consequently this property features cutting-edge technology: for example, it is the first house with a backup solar-powered battery in Pinellas County. This innovation can maintain all essential circuits for weeks. This Solar Battery is fully recharged in less than four hours on any sunny day. The net result is not only no loss of dedicated circuits when Duke goes offline, but it provides an impressive reduction in the monthly power bill.
Built on a large double lot, this home allows for spacious family-oriented living, yet is close to city center. The front lawn cushions the home away from the street. The protected entry and front door lead directly to the foyer with with rooms on either side and stairs up to the second-floor hall.
Entering the front door, to your right you will find a casual dining space adjacent to the gracious owner-designed kitchen, perfect for those who love to cook while others snack or drink a glass of wine at the island’s raised serving counter. On through the kitchen, there is a mud room with a side door to the outdoor carport parking area, and a door to the two car garage. This large garage also has a workshop space and a full bath. From the front door to your left you will find a large formal dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, perfect for Holiday decorations centrally located between the Library and Family Room.
The quiet Library at the front of the house is accessed through doors that serve multiple functions – either closed to insulate from noise, or can be opened to combine spaces for parties and gatherings. On the other side of the Dining Room is the Family Room, overlooking the pool, accessed by pocket doors. Then, through exterior sliding glass doors, you will view the back deck overlooking a pool inside a two-story Lanai.
Continuing West through the Dining Room is a another room with built in bookcases and a fireplace which is an ideal office or bedroom. Stained glass French doors lead to a pergola shaded with beautiful bougainvilleas to an ensuite bath room which allows for a private space.
Up the entry stairs, the second floor has a split center hall illuminated by natural light through Solar Tubes. There are four large, one currently used as an office, and 3 Jack and Jill bathrooms.
The hall further leads through a sewing room with an attached laundry room and opens into the magnificent Master Bed Room Suite. This includes a large walk-in closet and a custom designed Master Bathroom. The outside balcony overlooks the pool and invites a pause as you hear the birds singing.
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