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Tampa Bay's Most Lavish Real Estate: Homes Fit for Royalty

Tampa Bay Vioma Lorenzo September 8, 2023

Home to gorgeous tropical weather, vibrant nightlife, and some of the most coveted white sand beaches in the world, Tampa Bay is a highly sought-after vacation destination and a full-time paradise for residents lucky enough to call the area home. The city's many distinctive neighborhoods are filled with unique shops, delicious restaurants, and engaging festivals. With over 165 local parks and beaches, various wildlife attractions, and famous theme parks, Tampa Bay has no shortage of outdoor activities for people to enjoy.

While some parts of Tampa are famous for their affordable real estate, others have opulent and luxurious offerings. Luxury living in Tampa Bay's most desirable neighborhoods has never been better. Here's a look at what Tampa Bay luxury real estate has to offer from a list of the most expensive homes sold in 2022 in the area.

78 Adalia Ave., Tampa, FL

This impressive 7,017 square-foot home on a waterfront lot of nearly a half acre sold for $15 million in 2022. While the bayfront lifestyle alone makes this property ideal real estate, the home pampers residents with custom finishes, bonus rooms, and smart home technology.

This custom contemporary home built by DeLotto has five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. Past the entrance, a striking foyer leads to an open great room with soaring double-volume ceilings and travertine floors. The Boffi Italian kitchen is a chef's dream with its professional-grade appliances, separate catering kitchen, temperature-controlled wine cellar, and butler's pantry. While floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking bay views, the resort-style outdoor living space tempts occupants outdoors to an expansive terrace featuring an outdoor kitchen overlooking a waterfront infinity pool and a private dock. The residence has a seemingly endless amount of storage, two safe rooms, an eight-car garage, an elevator, a gym, and a sauna.

While residents may be tempted to never leave the property, its ideal location in the prestigious neighborhood of Davis Islands has its own appeal. With no traffic lights, a tight-knit community, and a walkable neighborhood, Davis Islands is one of the most sought-after areas around Tampa Bay.

1761 Brightwaters Blvd., NE

This fully furnished, 8,773-square-foot waterfront estate offers sumptuous living both indoors and out. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion sold for $13 million in 2022, in a record-breaking sale for the Snell Isle zip code.

An open floor plan and ample natural light provided by floor-to-ceiling windows further enhance the size of the home, and its great room featuring soaring 22-foot ceilings leads to a chef's kitchen that's perfect for entertaining. Subzero, True, and Wolf appliances combine with custom cabinetry, stone countertops, and a walk-in wine room to create an environment that's both functional and beautiful. Also on the main floor, the master suite is a refuge for leisure with water views, a spa bath, two water closets, and an extravagant walk-in closet.

A floating stairway leads to the second floor with four more bedrooms, an in-law suite complete with a kitchenette, and a home office. Additional attributes of the estate include an elevator, a smart home system, a whole-house generator, an exercise room with a sauna, a six-car garage, and a whole-house water filtration system.

Large windows throughout the home yield breathtaking views of the bay and St. Petersburg skyline, beckoning occupants outdoors. The lavish outdoor living space is an extension of the opulence found inside with spacious patios, an outdoor kitchen, a pool, a spa, and a private dock overlooking the Tampa Bay.

Located in the Brightwaters enclave of Snell Isle, the property is part of an elegant private residential neighborhood with access to some of the most coveted beaches in Florida. Dynamic downtown St. Petersburg is only minutes away, providing lively entertainment in the form of world-class shopping and a vibrant hub for the visual and performing arts.

1523 Oceanview Dr.

Villa Lovullo is a gorgeous six-bedroom and six-and-a-half-bathroom estate on an expansive waterfront lot. Located in one of the most exclusive communities in Tampa Bay, the 9,463-square-foot home sold for $11.75 million in 2022.

Upon entering the custom-made arched double doors, you'll encounter 25-foot ceilings with intricate wooden beams and Black Walnut wood flooring throughout the home. A spacious chef's kitchen provides a professional setup with an expansive island with a kitchen sink, a Subzero fridge and freezer, a Miele coffee station, a Wolf eight burner stove top, two Wolf ovens, and lighted custom cabinetry. Each of the home's six bedrooms includes an ensuite bathroom and a private balcony with ravishing views of the Gulf of Mexico. The estate's multiple indoor entertaining spaces consist of a billiard room with a copper inlay ceiling and a movie theater with seating for 12. Home extras include an elevator, a three-car garage, a gym, a walk-in wine cellar, and a smart home control system.

The estate's outdoor living space is unparalleled, presenting a negative edge infinity saltwater pool and spa, a full bar, a wood-burning stove, and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. Entertaining outdoors is as easy as inside the mansion with a Trek boat dock and lift, a kayak launch, a kids' playground, and a private putting green with a hammock.

Located in the popular boating community of Tierra Verde, the estate is only minutes away from Fort DeSoto and less than half an hour away from downtown St. Petersburg.

Find your ultimate luxury property in Tampa Bay with assistance from Vioma Lorenzo and Alexandra Alvarez

The Tampa Bay area is comprised of fantastic neighborhoods that feature bustling downtown areas, quiet residential streets, and gated communities. Buyers seeking luxury properties can find homes that range from chic condos and single-family homes to sprawling estates and lavish mansions. Waterfront properties typically come at a premium with asking prices that range from $700,000 to well over a million. These prices offer access to opulent living and lavish amenities that elevate your Tampa Bay lifestyle beyond your imagination.

To find a home in exclusive neighborhoods like Davis Islands, Wesley Chapel, Snell Isle, and Hyde Park, you'll need a partner to help you navigate the local market and get to know everything about what makes Tampa Bay's most esteemed communities unique.

Vioma Lorenzo and Alexandra Alvarez are experienced Tampa Bay REALTORs® who prioritize making their clients happy. With extensive market knowledge and familiarity with the nuances of the local neighborhoods, they continually exceed the expectations of their clients. If you're seeking the idyllic lifestyle that can only be found on a luxury property in Tampa Bay, the Nuvista Real Estate Group can help you find the property to meet your needs. Get in touch to learn more about Tampa Bay's most prominent neighborhoods and available luxury properties.

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