3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Retro-style kitchen with gas cooktop and stainless appliances, gas range, dishwasher. Sunroom. Laundry room with washer/dryer. Ceiling fans. Off street parking, large backyard with 6 foot privacy fence. White picket fence in front . . . and a porch swing.
The Emma Lou is reminiscent of a true Florida style house. This wood frame home was built in the early 1920‘s. It has multiple sloped roof lines and a large L-shaped porch. Charming.
Because of the high ceilings and tall windows, this home seems larger than the square footage indicates (1,566 square feet). Two of the bedrooms are tall enough for four-poster beds. The other bedroom could be an in-home office.
A glossy coat of polyurethane covers the old antique heart pine floors. (Heart pine floors are now a rarity.) Multiple arched openings lead from room to room.
The kitchen style is “industrial chic”. It has stainless appliances including a gas cooktop on a butcher block counter and a wall mounted extractor hood that works!
There are many little touches. A built in spice rack fills the old antique ironing board cabinet. A corner of the kitchen looks out over a private flower garden.
The back kitchen door leads to a paver/hex block patio. A great place to relax and enjoy the landscaping. And just installed is a new Wally Watt shed, the perfect spot to store gardening, grilling and boating items.
This property is located in the middle of everything. Yes, it is on a busy street. Fifth Avenue is the main road leaving town.
But you can walk (or drive) to the hubs of St. Petersburg. Walk to Sundial where you can catch a movie and grab a carry-out gourmet dinner at the Locale Market.
Walk to the Vinoy Hotel. Walk to the restaurants, bars museums and shops on Beach Drive. (It is like living in the city.)
Meanwhile, park your cars on the parking pad in the alleyway and enter the house. We have put in many plants for privacy. It is like an oasis in town.
Plus, the large grassy back yard is surrounded with a six foot fence.
Our horticulturist got a little carried away with the native Florida plants. That is what happens when you give her too much space to work with!
Carolina jasmine climb the wooden fence. Vigorous purple Mexican petunias line the outside of the white picket fence in the front. The tropical heliconias next to the house match the house trim colors. And several Muhly grass plantings with feathery pink fronds fill in the front yard. The rest of the grounds are graced with bamboo and fan palms.
Remember, we take care of lawn and gardens. You just enjoy.