2700 Driftwood Road S

Estimated Monthly Payment: $10,546/mo 2700 Driftwood Road S, St Petersburg, FL 33705 MLS# U7811470 Residential Listing Status: Sold
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REMARKS:

Step back into Old Florida on one of the rarest properties in all of Pinellas County, presented for sale for the first time since 1921. Originally built out of heart of pine and cypress woods by master shipbuilder Barney Williams in 1910, the Gandy-O'Brien estate in Driftwood is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built on Big Bayou, where large sailing ships would come in to its protected waters off Tampa Bay. In 1921, a few days before one of the worst storms in St. Petersburg's history wiped out so much of the city, George "Gidge" Gandy Jr, son of George Gandy Sr the bridge builder, purchased the property and ended up riding out the storm in the house that was built "like a well made ship". Williams used a ship's spar for the banister, and years later, Gidge himself painted a compass on the ceiling of his den, a nod to its nautical beginnings. In 1982 after Gidge Gandy's death, his daughter, Helen Gandy O'Brien moved back into the home where she was born, and it has remained in the family ever since. Gidge nicknamed the property "Mullet Farm" for the constant sounds of mullet jumping offshore, and today, from the beach and dock, the serenity of the bayou takes you back to a simpler time. The property itself is over 1.25 acres of lush tropical landscaping, including a detached garage and apartment next to a long-leaf pine tree older than the house, and could be redeveloped with some due diligence. Make your appointment today for a private tour of this magnificent property rich in history and charm of Old Florida!

OVERVIEW:

Residential
Sold
10/6/2017
Single Family Home
Florida, Historical, Key West
Driftwood
1910
3634
54600
1.28
One + to Two Acres
Crawlspace
Wood Frame
Shingle
2 Car Garage
Circular Drive, Detached, Guest Parking, Oversized, Parking Pad
Central
Central
City Water, Electric, Public Sewer, Public Utilities
Flood Zone, Lot - Oversized, Street Paved
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FEATURES:

Balcony/Sun Deck, Detached In-Law Apt, Mature Landscaping, Oak Trees, Parking - Rv/Boat, Patio/Porch/Deck Covered
Attic
Living Room, Wood Burning Fireplace
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Compactor, Range Hood
BIG BAYOU
Bayou
Bay/Harbor, Bayou, Beach - Private
Bay/Harbor - Partial, Bayou
Davits, Dock - Wood, Fishing Pier, Sailboat Water
Laminate, Porcelain Tile, Wood

ROOM INFO:

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2
Garden Bath, Shower No Tub
Formal Dining Room Separate, Volume Ceilings
Walk In Pantry
Den/Library/Office, Family Room, Foyer, Inlaw / Rental Apartment, Inside Utility

FINANCIAL:

$1,950,000
$19,844
2016

 

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