6230 3rd Street S, St Petersburg, FL 33705 | Listings

6230 3rd Street S, St Petersburg, FL 33705

  • $1,600,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Full | 1 Partial Baths
  • 4,317 sq ft
  • Year Built: 1924
  • Residential
  • Listing #U8244098

Property Description


In 1926, developer Burnette F. Stevenson dreamed of a spectacular development he called Alta Marina on a beautiful waterfront piece of land in Southeast St Petersburg, Florida! This spectacular 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom residence is one of the first two homes constructed in Alta Marina, which we now know as Bahama Shores! This home is of the Mediterranean Revival style and the architect was Edgar Ferdon. Ferdon came to the city in 1892. His works include city landmarks Crislip Arcade on Central Avenue and the First Congregational Church on 4th Street North.

Soon after WWII Robert W. Lyons acquired the development that was at the time platted as “Bahama Beach” which he later renamed “Bahama Shores”. Lyons worked as an attorney in New York and moved to Florida and made a home for his family right here at 6230 3rd St S where the original streets of Madrid Drive and Barcelona Avenue intersected.

You will find excellence in craftsmanship and design around every corner. The current owners have done an amazing job of preserving the historic qualities of this home while incorporating modern efficiencies. The grand entryway features a green river slate flooring, a wonderful stairway and opens into a bright dining room and a warm formal living room. The kitchen is a place for exceptional culinary creations and showcases custom mahogany cabinets with cast nickel hardware, granite counters, and lots of well-planned storage. Enjoy a large formal living room featuring a lovely fireplace! The inviting round reading room has amazing natural light! The second floor is host to 4 more bedrooms, including the main master bedroom that boasts exceptional closet space and another warm and inviting fireplace! There is a second master suite with a balcony that overlooks the pristine gardens and pool area, and down the hall you will find two additional bedrooms.

The large grounds and gardens are nothing shy of majestic! The estate sits on nearly ¾ of an acre and features an amazing artesian well that feeds the 55,000-gallon swimming pool. Imagine the social events that took place here when Mr. Lyons hosted his friends and colleagues and discussed the future plans and development of our beautiful Sunshine City! You will enjoy a shaded courtyard and pergola draped in blooming bougainvillea, exceptional paved areas for entertaining, a fully fenced yard, a one-of-a-kind orchid green house, and countless unique plants and trees all over this property! In addition to the very iconic and recognizable Cuban Laurel on the Southwest corner, you will also enjoy exploring and identifying the 25 varieties and species of palms as you walk the gardens.

This home goes so far beyond its St Petersburg historic significance, it is a true architectural masterpiece that has been painstakingly preserved and meticulously cared for. Even the original copper gutters and downspouts have been dismantled and restored to their original beauty! The Burnette Stevenson / R.W. Lyon’s estate is an exceptional and spectacular opportunity for you to live in one of the most significant and historic homes in the area while experiencing one of best neighborhoods in our Sunshine City.

If you have been waiting for the IDEAL OPPORTUNITY – it is now. If you have expectations of an EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION – Your search ends right here at 6230 3rd Street South. Bahama Shores, once known as Alta Marina, may well be the perfect location for your NextHome!

For more information contact Listing Expert Kent Rodahaver or visit www_HistoricBahamaShores_com

Listing Details

Bedrooms5 Beds
Bathrooms4 Full | 1 Partial Baths
Year Built1924
Property TypeResidential
Listing #U8244098
Listing TypeFor Sale

Interior Features

Square Feet4,317

Exterior Features

Lot Size0.75 acres

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour URLhttp://www.HistoricBahamaShores.com
Virtual Tour DescriptionLuxury Listing Expert Kent Rodahaver

Courtesy of Kent Rodahaver, NextHome South Pointe

This content last updated on 7/15/2024 1:13 PM. Some properties which appear for sale on this web site may subsequently have sold or may no longer be available.
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