1 Apr

This piece of Tampa history will bring you Joy!

This piece of Tampa history will bring you Joy!

In the late 1960’s developers Joe Byars and George Thompson laid out plans to create Culbreath Isles in Tampa Bay. Tampa itself was just beginning its metamorphosis from a sleepy Southern town to the successful and highly regarded city you see today.

Byars and Thompson envisioned an exclusive, waterfront community of luxury homes and that's just what they created. Today the area is one of the most sought after in the state with a wide range of French, Georgian British, Colonial and Mediterranean inspired homes, many with large, deep water canals with direct access to Tampa Bay.

One such home is Southern Plantation inspired 4930 New Providence Avenue which was Byars own home. Listed by Mary Kelly at Smith and Associates for $3,000,000 Kelly describes this home as “An exquisite three storey grand estate in Culbreath Isles, a sparkling diamond! This stunning 7,473 sq ft luxury home is set in pristinely manicured grounds in the most prestigious neighbourhood of Tampa Bay. Beyond tasteful, this sun filled home is full of exceptional details - a dramatic two storey foyer, open flowing floor plan, outstanding millwork and crown mouldings, rich hardwood floors, and 10’ ceilings. The founder of the isles, Joe Byars, a famous Tampa builder, custom created this architectural masterpiece on a premier lot for his family and since then it has reached true celebrity status as the favourite Culbreath Isles home for many residents. The gourmet chef's kitchen hosts a suite of stainless appliances and opens to a lush tropical private pool area perfect for resort relaxation or entertaining - with a heated spa and covered patio with a built-in kitchen. The expansive master suite is complete with his and her marble baths and has a sweeping front terrace that faces the beauty of the bay and is the setting for breath taking sunsets. four more spacious bedrooms complete the second floor all with showroom quality bathrooms designed to perfection. The massive third floor retreat provides panoramic views and the room for a huge media centre, gym or play area - plus a wet bar, and has a sixth bed and bath suite! Live in Tampa's top school district with world class shopping, restaurants, top beaches and the Tampa International Airport minutes away. Nested in a 24hr guarded and gated luxury community, this home is exquisitely appointed both inside and out!

The property is being sold by Joy Mangano, an American inventor and entrepreneur known for inventions such as the self-wringing Miracle Mop and Huggable Hangers. She is the president of Ingenious Designs, LLC, and appears regularly on the US television shopping channel HSN.

Mangano released her autobiography "Inventing Joy" in 2017. The 2015 film "Joy" was loosely based on her life. Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Mangano and won the Golden Globe.