Under contract-accepting backup offers. Welcome to one of the most unique and beautiful properties on the island paradise of Tierra Verde. Among this propertyâ€™s most outstanding features is its location on Tierra Verde’s Grand Canal, widely considered to be the premier boating water on the Gulf Coast. The canal provides quick access to the Gulf of Mexico at one end, with no bridges, so you are out in the open water after leaving your dock in just moments, and at the other end of the canal, you’ll find a vibrant resort marina, offering fuel, sundries, restaurants, hotel, swimming pool, and more. The Grand Canal truly is a boaterâ€™s paradise. The home is situated on a secluded lot with exquisite tropical landscaping, featuring countless flowering trees and plants, palms, fruit trees, winding pathways, and an expansive lawn. Itâ€™s one of the finest landscapes on the island, like having Sunken Gardens in your own backyard. Set back slightly from the waterfront, the home was designed to provide privacy for its residents, who can enjoy the fabulous resort-like yard or lounge by the pool, completely out of sight from the other Grand Canal residents and boaters passing by, yet, from the main entertaining and living areas, you get to enjoy water views through a tropical canopy. The home boasts the most coveted interior layout, a split floor plan, all on a single level, offering 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, plus a sizable and gorgeous office, all within almost 4000 sqft of living space. The contemporary, open ambiance is at once sophisticated and relaxing. The chefâ€™s kitchen features top-end appliances, and the quartzite and lighted glass countertops are timeless and elegant, with a custom design that lends equally to elevated everyday living and gracious entertaining. The kitchen also features a separate wet bar and tons of storage, and the large, walk-in butlerâ€™s pantry rounds out the kitchenâ€™s sense of luxury and day-to-day practicality.
Besides the beauty and elegance of its interior, this home has some vital and valuable features that set it apart from almost every other home. The new roof was installed along with an integrated solar system, fully owned, that reduces power bills to less than zero, and the home is also fully hurricane protected, with electronic hurricane shutters over every opening and superior wind mitigation for extreme peace of mind. The home also offers various mobility assistance features, including a lift in the garage, to carry a chair or just groceries up from the garage level to the main living level, ramped access between the pool deck and the main living level, a swing for spa access, and roll-in access to the luxurious primary shower. The newly refurbished dock features two slips, each with its own lift, one rated at 10,000 pounds and the other at 13,000 pounds. The dock is also the perfect place from which to launch Kayaks to explore the Grand Canal and surrounding waterways, and two Hurricane kayaks are included with the purchase of the home. With an outstanding collection of restaurants and services right here on the island, and the vibrancy of downtown St. Petersburg, with its museums, entertainment, restaurants, and nightlife, is about 10 minutes away. Plus, youâ€™ve got quick access to multiple international airports, including TPA, PIE, and SPG. Tierra Verde is also the gateway to Ft. DeSoto, with its miles of pristine white sand beaches, hiking/biking/blading trails, and some of the best kayaking youâ€™ll ever encounter.