Single Family Home, Historical,Spanish/Mediterranean,Villa - TAMPA, FL
Sitting on nearly a half an acre of meticulous landscaped grounds, this 1925 Davis Islands Estate is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The home was designed by Franklin O. Adams, for then Vice President of the D.P. Davis Properties, Arthur Milam. Because this home was to showcase the "New Davis Islands", it was built for entertaining and with a high degree of craftsmanship. It follows a Italian Renaissance style and is reminiscent of Mizner's work in Palm Beach. Adams was also the architect of H.B. Plant High School and the third Tampa City Hall. Just one of many focal point of the home is the grand palazzo two story Dining Hall which opens to both the front lawn and back French limestone Fountain Courtyard. Dinner for 8 or 40 will not be a problem. A chefs kitchen with panty and casual dining area is adjacent to the open family room. French doors lead to the loggia with full outdoor kitchen, and overlook the pool and spa. There are two grand staircases, one at each end of the home, and an elevator. The main house has 5 en suite bedrooms (the master bath with steam shower) and 3 half baths. The downstairs includes, 2 wet bars, music room, study and mud room. A gated antique Burgundy cobblestone parking court allows for extra vehicles, along with the 2 car Carriage house with in-law suite and full bath. The property has been restored and maintained using only the finest in materials and workmanship. The West Coast of Florida has few of these estates left, and even less of this caliber.