Nothing says luxury in Tampa-St. Pete like a grand outdoor kitchen, complete with scenic views, luxury bars, fire pits, and terraces for al fresco dining.  Outdoor kitchens are becoming a true extension of the home’s interior and a way to create vacation vibes at home.

Having the ability to create culinary masterpieces in a place with incredible interior design elements while entertaining in a backyard oasis is an incredible luxury. Take a look at these featured luxury real estate outdoor kitchens and see what’s possible!

Plus, as outdoor kitchens continue to grow in popularity (especially in our state’s wonderful climate), real estate professionals experts at Smith & Associates think that an outdoor kitchen will dramatically increase the value of a…

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David Dubiansky, a Smith & Associates Real Estate agent and a Tampa Resident, has spent most of his professional life helping others achieve their dreams.

This year, David expanded his approach to make dreams come true by joining the Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization where adults are partnered with youth ages 5 to young adulthood. Their mission is to "create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth".   

I have been thinking a lot of how I want to do more for the community and where I could make the biggest impact, and I feel that this organization is where I can help the most. I remember being a little lost as a kid with what I…

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It's a beautiful day in Tampa, Florida, and The Oaks Estate is featured in Architectural Digest! You don't want to miss this episode while Dina Sierra Smith gives you a tour of the $17.5M French Normandy style mansion.

"Today Architectural Digest brings you to Tampa to tour The Oaks Estate, one of the most magnificent homes to be built in Florida in recent memory. Situated on Lake Thonotosassa at 12321 Fort King Highway, this $17.5M French Normandy style 8 bed room mansion goes all out with amenities. From the beautiful garden and pool house to the private bowling alley and go kart track, The Oaks Estate is equipped for a diverse slate of luxurious leisure activities."  


Listed by: Mary Pond & Ed Gunning & Dina Sierra Smith

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Washroom, restroom, bathroom, lavatory, toilet, biffy, the loo. Call it what you like, this can be a luxury room in your home. Everyone loves luxury bathrooms.

These unique luxury home bathrooms are inspiring because they’re created with luxury materials. Natural materials like onyx and marble can transport a bathroom and give it a unique and sophisticated appearance.

These luxurious bathrooms feature natural materials on the walls and floors, and a bathroom remodel allows you to set the room apart with dramatic contrasts and designs. Contrasting textures can also make a bathroom look absolutely fabulous!

Look through these luxury bathrooms for unexpected elements that can make the room look more opulent. In some luxury homes, a bathroom can…

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Welcome HOME to Tampa Bay.

Not only is Tampa Bay home to beautiful sunshine, exciting outdoor activities, local eateries & shops, and outstanding sports teams, but it is also home to Super Bowl LV where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs. Whether you plan on tuning in from the backyard or lighting up the in-home theater, these are the top 5 Tampa Bay homes for sale perfect for hosting a Super Bowl viewing party:

1. The Oaks Estate | Tampa Bay

areal view of the oaks estate and backyard
“The Oaks,” a magnificent sprawling country estate situated on Lake Thonotosassa, is one of Florida’s most significant homes to be built within the last century. It is one of the largest homes in Hillsborough County. With meticulous care to every element of the architectural design.

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Smith & Associates Real Estate agent, Melinda Pletcher, has been selected to The Tourist Development Council (TDC). The TDC is an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) that is tasked with making recommendations to the BCC on the use and expenditures of tourist development tax revenues; on the County's Tourist Development Plan, and on making recommendations about specific County tourism funding, among other things related to this vital, revenue-generating industry.

Melinda is a highly regarded member of the community serving as both a realtor and as a Commissioner for the municipality of St. Pete Beach. Having served the City of St. Pete Beach as Commissioner for three terms and holding her second term in office as the Vice Mayor,…

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