Dock it Crockett-style at this home in Belleair Beach.

Top Docks: Park your yacht at one of these amazing waterfront homes

These spectacular homes have docks that’ll really float your boat, but if you’re interested in purchasing one of them, better act quick:

They bought Jack Kerouac’s house in St. Pete. Now what?

Ken and Gina Burchenal weren’t planning on buying Jack Kerouac’s old house on 10th Avenue N. in St. Pete’s Disston Heights neighborhood.  They were heading to lunch one lazy Saturday morning last October. One of their kids had told them about an open house at the nondescript brick ranch home on the corner of 10th […]

Southern Charm: A Belleair Home with a View

When Dr. Jack Gay and Andy Eidsen moved into their home at 435 Bayview Drive in Belleair nine years ago, they didn’t have to go very far — they had been living around the corner in a 1922 Spanish-style mansion they loved. But once Bayview came on the market they snapped it up — mainly, […]

The Wright Stuff: A masterpiece in Culbreath Isles

The sweeping lines. The elegant geometry.  The stunning use of wood and stone. Think of 4937 Lyford Cay as Florida’s Fallingwater, a tropical counterpart to the legendary Pennsylvania residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Except it wasn’t designed by Wright, and it’s not perched above a waterfall — it sits on a unique waterfront property […]

The Midtown Tampa Miracle

The densely trafficked junction of Interstate 275 and Dale Mabry Highway has long had just one distinction — it’s the midway point between downtown Tampa and Westshore. The lackluster landscape surrounding the intersection never possessed an identity of its own. Two years ago, that began to change. Ground was broken on a project occupying one […]

A storied mansion for sale in Hyde Park: The Himes-Griffin House

If you’ve spent any time in the shady environs of Hyde Park in South Tampa, you likely know the Himes-Griffin House at 801 S. Delaware Avenue. At 9,431 square feet on three lots (more than half an acre), it’s hard to miss. A sprawling brick edifice built in 1910 in classic Queen Anne Revival style, […]

Every House Tells a Story: Editor’s Letter on the 2020 Real Estate Issue

I’ve got a pile of books about houses: Virginia & Lee McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses. Tracy Kidder’s House. Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House. I’m not quite sure the appeal. My mother would have said it’s because I’m a Cancer, the most domestic of signs, but I think it’s because houses stir my […]

Steve Rogai and girlfriend Astrid Chas at last year’s virtual reality “block party” for a spec home in Sunset Park. All photos courtesy Modern Capital Group.

Home Design 2020: Steve Rogai wants to build your dream

When Steve Rogai builds a home, he pays attention to every detail. Even the view from the toilet. “I will try to explain this one to you without being crude,” he says as he shows me the underside of a windowsill that’s only visible from where he’s sitting — on the toilet in a luxury home he built in South […]

The Thorn Collection's Patricia Valladares, Martha Thorn and Kandra Covert.

People Helping People: The Thorn Collection keeps things safe

Realtor Martha Thorn knows that it’s important these days for everyone to feel safe during a property showing, whether they’re Realtors or prospective buyers. That’s why she and her team at The Thorn Collection | Coldwell Banker provide Safe Showing Kits, each one containing gloves, a mask and hand sanitizer. The color choice for these useful […]

Smith & Associates' Leslie Minder and Mary Beth Byrd.

People Helping People: Smith & Associates Gives Back

During these unprecedented times, Smith & Associates Real Estate is doing its part on multiple fronts to help those in need. Each office location is equipped with a food collection site which Smith team members fill. Every week the Realtors present donations to various organizations across Tampa Bay “to make our home and community a […]