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Two Tampa Bay Homes Selected as Finalists in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

The National Online Promotion Highlights Extraordinary Real Estate Listings

Two Tampa Bay homes have been selected as finalists in the 2021 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held on HGTV.com annually, showcasing extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Beachfront Homes, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Downtown Dwellings, Homes with a History, Outdoor Escapes, and Waterside Homes. The contest is one of the channel’s most popular contests, generating more than 1.5 million votes last year.

“The Oaks” was selected by HGTV’s editors as a finalist in the “Outdoor Escapes” category. The French-Normandy style manor is a 36-acre estate, formed by the acquisition of four contiguous properties with hand-crafted rolling hills, massive old Oaks, and 400 imported Cypress trees. Abundant windows, covered patios, and loggias on the rear of the residence invite both light and expansive views of the grounds which include an outdoor firepit, racetrack, horse barn with grazing pasture, and one-mile jogging trail. Indoor and outdoor saltwater pools are joined by a well-appointed pool house, and a two-story boat house serves the 1,278 feet of lake frontage. Represented by Mary Pond, Ed Gunning and Dina Sierra Smith at Smith & Associates, the home is an idyllic retreat space on Florida’s Lake Thonotosassa. The home set a record home sale this year for Hillsborough County before being replaced by the sale of Derek Jeter’s home on Davis Island.

To cast a vote for this home, click here.

Another home that was selected, represented by the Smith & Associates Real Estate agent Sarah Weaver, is a finalist in the “Amazing Kitchens” category. This South Tampa estate features a beautiful, open-plan kitchen loaded with gold metallic accents and lots of places to entertain. Warm, bronze tones extend from the modern, brown breakfast nook with a contemporary chandelier over to the Marble waterfall edge kitchen island with four cushioned bar chairs.

To cast a vote for this home, click here.

Last year, Smith’s listing in the Old Northeast was a winner in the “Homes with a History” category.

During the contest period which runs from June 30 through August 4, consumers vote for their favorite homes among 66 finalists by viewing photo galleries on HGTV.com before casting a vote for their favorite properties. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes.