30 May

Stunning Mid-Century Gem Hits the Market in St. Petersburg, FL

Nestled in the picturesque neighborhood of St. Petersburg's Pinellas Point, a piece of architectural history is on the market. Built in 1954 and designed by renowned architect Glenn Q Johnson, 711 Pinellas Point Drive, stands as a testament to mid-century architectural excellence.

With only 13 of its kind ever built, the meticulously preserved home serves as an homage to Johnson's brilliant craftsmanship and innovative design principles. Inspired by his experiences during World War II while stationed in the Philippines, Johnson's signature Vision-Aire "Birdcage" design is evident throughout the property. Oriented to capture the southeast-facing vistas, the home features over 600 square feet of upper and lower screened porches, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living spaces while maximizing refreshing bay breezes.

"This home represents a rare opportunity for buyers seeking a piece of architectural history combined with modern comfort," says Jacquelyn Reina of Smith & Associates Real Estate. "Glenn Q Johnson's designs are celebrated for their ingenuity and timeless appeal, making this property a true standout in today's market."

Designed to seamlessly integrate with its lush tropical surroundings and vibrant foliage, the property embodies the essence of indoor-outdoor living, with sprawling outdoor spaces ideal for both relaxation and entertaining. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and spanning 1,424 square feet of living space, this home sits on a generous .25-acre lot. The interior showcases a harmonious fusion of retro charm and modern amenities, featuring vaulted ceilings, skylights, and expansive windows. Boasting clean lines and sleek finishes, the home is listed at $800,000 and stands as a testament to the enduring allure of mid-century architecture. 

The heart of the home is its gourmet kitchen, where form meets function in perfect harmony. Equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, ample storage, this culinary haven is sure to delight even the most discerning chef.

The three generously proportioned bedrooms includes a primary bedroom that serves as a private oasis of comfort and serenity. The primary bath has been updated while preserving the original mid-century character. Downstairs, two ensuite bedrooms open directly to the screened porch and are separated by a breezeway that leads to an outside shower. 

Conveniently located just moments away from downtown St. Petersburg's vibrant dining, shopping, and cultural attractions, 711 Pinellas Point Dr S offers the perfect blend of privacy and convenience. Johnson’s designs can still be found throughout the city of St. Petersburg at the Pinellas County Judicial Building near Mirror Lake, the North Shore Pool and Gibbs High, among others.

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