|135 RIVIERA WAY NE, ST PETERSBURG FL 33704|
In sought-after Snell Isle, just minutes from vibrant downtown St Petersburg, this magnificent luxury home offers sublime living. The tremendously enviable floor plan features an indulgent master suite and very private office on the first floor and on the second floor, four more bedrooms, each en-suite, while the bright and grand living areas throughout allow for exceptional gathering and entertaining. As you pass through the magnificent 8-foot arched doors, you step into the stunning entry with its soaring ceilings and look through the formal living room out onto the sumptuous pool. The entry transitions into the formal living room with an impressive fireplace, elegant arched and recessed display shelves, and a stunning iron and wood staircase ascending to the second floor. The entry also opens into the gracious dining room, grand enough for your largest dinner party, yet private enough for intimate dinners. The butler's pantry features an under-counter wine cooler, as well as elevated wine storage and display shelves. A special note to wine-lovers here: There is also a built-in floor-to-ceiling wine refrigerator in the house. The butler's pantry leads into the kitchen, and, oh, what a kitchen! Continuing the home's example of exquisite design, this contemporary and dazzling space and has two very large islands with waterfall granite counters, top quality appliances, a huge walk-in pantry, and an informal dining area, which has its own block of built-in cabinets topped by a granite counter. Impressively, this amazing kitchen opens into the expansive great room, which features a ton of light, views onto the garden paradise that is the outdoor living space, and yet another huge bank of cabinets topped with matching granite. This extraordinarily well-designed combination lends itself both to elegant entertaining and inspired day-to-day living, ready to host your best moments and be the setting for years of memories to come. The posh 1st-floor master suite, in a wing of its own, overlooking the tropical splendor of the back yard. The large, private study is purposefully located near the front door, both because this is a quiet part of the home, and because when visitors come to your house for consultation, you can meet with them without their needing to tour the entire home. The back yard is nothing short of a spectacular, private oasis. With a fabulous free-form PebbleTec heated salt-water pool and spa, in-pool cocktail & game tables, all nestled in lush tropical landscaping, it provides the ultimate in outdoor living. At night the pool area and gardens are softly illuminated for you to thrill in the delight of tropical Florida nights. Imagine sitting at a table in the pool watching the game on TV, and for even more fun there is a “party waiting to happen” porch overlooking the pool, complete with a chef's-type stainless grill. With a touch of a button, you can lower or raise the motorized screen to enjoy either an open or screened porch. Garage-lovers will be thrilled here, as well, as the over-sized garage features a ton of extra space. Perhaps store two cars and a golf cart while still having a workshop and toy storage, with additional parking in the spacious drive. The garage is connected to the kitchen by a mud room that also accesses the sizable laundry/crafts room with countertops, sink, and additional storage. A truly fabulous home in an exemplary, first-class location, lacking nothing but its future owners.