The home was big news when it debuted in 1949 along the beautiful shores of Big Bayou in St. Petersburg, FL. Built by Hubert Birk, head of Birk Construction Co, as his primary residence, the waterfront home was and still is the only home of its kind in the city, a custom-built marvel in all concrete.
The historic home's architecture, "Tropical Modern," is a variation of Mid-Century Modern and emulates the aesthetic while incorporating elements of the tropics.
Listed by the Richardson Group of Smith & Associates Real Estate, the home is a modernized reflection of its rich history that has maintained its authentic architecture but undergone extensive updates for the modern homeowner to enjoy.
"This one-of-a-kind estate is unparalleled in its uniqueness of design. The home nods to its Mid-Century Modern roots yet stands out with customized features like a Terrazzo dining nook and two-story "lighthouse" topped by a dome of clerestory panes for natural light, sunset viewing, and taking in the celestial sky," says listing agent, Glen Richardson.
The 3,036 square-foot home is listed at $2.5 million and is located at the end of Bayside Drive. The home features 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath, and an updated modern kitchen with Sub Zero refrigerator, a Wolf gas cooktop, Bosch double ovens, a warming drawer, and a speed microwave. Italian Porcelain tile throughout the home, Terrazzo eat-in kitchen, and 10' ceilings make the home special and unique.
The beautifully manicured outdoor space offers an entertainment area with a saltwater, trapezoid pool, spa, and curated gardens. A concrete dining pavilion with a gas outdoor fireplace provides the perfect venue to enjoy the water, beautiful sunsets, and good friends and family. A 60-foot composite dock offers deep water with easy access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.