749 69th Ave S, St. Petersburg Sold

  • $650,000
  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2,122 sqft

One of 13 Vision-Aire Homes designed and built in 1956 by renowned local architect and contemporary of the Sarasota School Glenn Q. Johnson. This home also features an extensive 1967 addition by the architect’s hand, which seamlessly added a dining room adjacent to the upstairs kitchen and created a great room downstairs. Johnson had been in the Philippines during WWII where he came to appreciate residences raised above grade, then went on to design homes specifically for the climate on the Pinellas Peninsula. This two-story home has thick concrete floors on both levels. Downstairs walls are constructed of concrete block for added cooling in the summer months, & upper level is easily opened to sea breezes and reminds one of a treehouse. South-facing facades of Vision-Aire ‘Birdcage’ homes customarily have large overhangs with one- and two-story covered screen balconies and lanais – in this home’s case, providing extensive outdoor living space on both floors and a floating staircase between. Current owners have made appropriate interior updates, preserving honey warm cedar paneling on the second floor. A centrally located spiral staircase leads downstairs and reveals a vintage rosewood Cado wall system. Current owners also reversed earlier renovations to enhance the ‘Loft’ aesthetic of the downstairs great room. Striking juxtaposition of porcelain slate tile throughout combines with exposed block walls for opportunities to display artwork, entertain and enjoy the outdoors downstairs. Recent updates include new roof over structure and porch, electrical panel & service, both bathrooms, added windows and slider connect the great room to the new 24×24 rear patio. Owning a Vision-Aire home is an opportunity not frequently accorded – homes with this level of Mid Century Modern appeal are limited in number and rarely on the market. Don’t miss your chance to own not just a home, but a living, breathing work of art. Private showings to qualified buyers only please. Great proximity to Downtown St. Petersburg, Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach, Fort DeSoto and the Skyway Marina District. Greater Pinellas Point is a 15-minute scenic drive to the world renowned Don Cesar on St. Pete Beach. Downtown St. Pete, with all its entertainment, is a 10-minute drive north. The property lies just a few blocks away from the Bay Vista Park with boat ramps and free parking, and several other boat ramps close by, including Maximo Park and Coquina Key Park. This property is about six minutes off of I-275; it takes 25 minutes to drive to Tampa and 25 minutes to drive to Bradenton. Don’t miss out on living in one of St. Pete’s hidden gems – Greater Pinellas Point!

749 69th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
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0.24 Acres
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Block/Wood Frame/Wood Siding
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