Contract pending, taking backups. Every decade or so, a home comes on the market that everyone wants. This is the home. An Italianate Waterfront Estate on over half an acre, with a spacious Guest home. It includes all three water lots, dock and 60-foot heated lap-pool. Redefined with 21st-century amenities it is often referred to as "one of the most architecturally significant homes" or " everyone's favorite home" in the St. Pete area. Premier location within minutes of downtown St. Pete, the landmark two-story estate stands tall overlooking the spectacular sunrises, waterfront, quiet vistas and beautiful gardens. A wall encompassing the home's magnificent elevation highlights the property's stature and generous outdoor spaces. Built like a proverbial fortress, with extremely thick brick walls clad in stucco that is dappled in the sunlight, it has a full size basement, a Ludowici tile roof, beautiful gardens, courtyard & pool area, outdoor pool bath & manicured lawns. Timeless and timely, the 1920s home has been extensively renovated while remaining sensitive to its architectural design and qualities. Its presence, quality and grandeur could not be replicated today. There are generously sized entertaining rooms, and high ceilings with crown moldings, built-ins, hardwood floors and large windows (all replaced in main home). The courtyard terraces, both covered and uncovered, offer grand-scale outdoor entertaining areas. Walk downtown. 25 minutes to Tampa Int'l Airport.