Community NewsCompany News July 6, 2020

Two Tampa Bay Homes Selected as Finalists in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

The national online promotion highlights extraordinary real estate listings

TAMPA, Fla. (July 2, 2020) –Two Tampa Bay homes, one located in the Beach Park neighborhood of Tampa and one in the Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg, have been selected as finalists in the 2020 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held on HGTV.com annually, showcasing extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Beachfront Homes, Big City Digs, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Homes with a History, Outdoor Escapes, and Waterside Homes. The contest is one of the channel’s most popular contests, generating more than one million votes last year.

The Smith listing in Beach Park was selected by HGTV’s editors as a finalist in the Curb Appeal category. The home is is a Stucco, Italianate Home that features meticulously landscaped hedges and tall trees. Represented by the Pond/Gunning sales team at Smith who says the home is “a wonderful example of one of Beach Park’s original Mediterranean grandes dames built by a South Tampa prominent pioneer family in the 1920s”. 

The home’s beauty continues from curb to interior. French doors open from the family room onto the Italian inspired loggia overlooking a beautiful saltwater pool with tumbled marble decking, LED pool lighting, and 3 fountains- perfect for al fresco dining! The brick detail throughout the backyard compliment the Italianate architecture and creates a private entertainment area plus there is a custom grilling area and a luxurious pool bathroom and shower.

To cast a vote for this home, visit: https://www.hgtv.com/design/ultimate-house-hunt/2020/curb-appeal

Another home that was selected, located in the Old Northeast neighborhood and represented by the Smith & Associates Real Estate sales team Kantner/Waechter, is a finalist in the “Homes with a History” category. It is a cheery Craftsman and Carriage house with a shingle roof, three porches, and landscape lighting. The exterior moldings, columns, and porch railings stay true to the Craftsman style. Says listing agent Sharon Kantner,This 1910 Craftsman home is a historic gem in Old Northeast and a quintessential example of doing a historic restoration the right way!”

From foundation to finish this gem exudes the highest quality in architectural design and craftsmanship while maintaining the period moldings, finishes, and heart pine wood floors throughout.  The property sits on a corner lot and boasts 3 porches, 4 gas fireplaces, heated and cooled swimming pool, legal detached income-producing one-bedroom Carriage House with full kitchen and bath, a two-car garage and a privately fenced motor court with electronic gate.

To cast a vote for this home, visit: https://www.hgtv.com/design/ultimate-house-hunt/2020/homes-with-a-history

During the contest period which runs from June 30 through August 4, consumers vote for their favorite homes among 89 finalists in the eight different categories. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes. All nominees are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. 

 

Front of home wit curb appeal located at 4510 W Beachway Drive Tampa

Mediterranean-Style Home With Terra Cotta Roof is selected in a national contest on HGTV for its beautiful curb appeal.

Located at 4510 W Beachway Drive Tampa, FL 33609.

 

Front of historic home located at 756 Bay Street NE St Petersburg

Craftsman style home in the Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg is getting national attention.

Located at 756 Bay Street NE St Petersburg, FL 33701.