New Listing: Tarpon Springs Estate Compound Offers History, Serenity and Privacy
Buyers seeking a distinctive Tampa Bay area home that combines history with modern upgrades and conveniences, together with tranquility, privacy and seclusion – yet all within a bustling waterfront community – and an abundance of room for an expanding family and/or lots of guests know the search is challenging. They also know they need to be prepared to jump when the right opportunity comes along.
Here it is. Just listed by Chris Hounchell & Associates is a completely restored former Pappas Family estate built in the 1920s, and located on Spring Bayou bordering historic downtown Tarpon Springs. This is truly a rare offering. Nestled on approximately ¾-acre, this unique sanctuary compound stretches an entire city block from Spring Boulevard to High Street, and includes a four bedroom, three and 1/2 bath main residence plus a two-story guesthouse over a three-car garage all situated within a lushly landscaped garden setting.
Historic Pappas Family Estate Now Available
Those familiar with Tarpon Springs history know the Pappas Family was responsible for turning the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks into a major Tampa Bay area tourist destination. And for decades, the Pappas Family Restaurant was a major dining mecca, and one of the largest employers in Tarpon Springs.
Dramatic open spaces dominate the interior of the two-story, 6,830 square foot (5,398 square feet air conditioned) main house, which features an island-style chef’s kitchen complete with stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar, stately office/den, formal living and dining rooms, built-in surround sound system, sauna, a sweeping wrap around staircase, utility room, breakfast room, walk-in pantry, travertine tile and original restored wood floors, built-in bar, covered porches, French doors, a double sided fireplace, outdoor kitchen, floor-to-ceiling doors and panoramic views of the freshly landscaped yard.
Just steps from the main house is an in-ground heated pool and outdoor Jacuzzi adorned with several water features. An expansive backyard/green space ensures the utmost privacy.
Arrivals are by land or sea. A marina just steps from the rear of the property provides easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, and just offshore is the Anclote Key Preserve State Park.
The property is listed for sale by Chris Hounchell & Associates at $895,000. To arrange for a tour of this one-of-a-kind private compound, contact Chris today at 727-642-9107. Don’t wait, an opportunity like this won’t be around for long.