Tampa, Florida is the Florida’s west coast business hub. One of Florida’s oldest cities, Tampa has a history of that includes piracy as well as luxury. Tampa’s waterfront exudes this luxury with multi-story homes, some of which are the most expensive homes in Tampa in 2019. Davis Islands, in particular, is the place where one finds many of these homes.
Davis Islands is two islands at the mouth of the Hillsborough River in Tampa Bay. The islands offer spectacular views of the Port of Tampa and of Tampa Bay, making them a popular and desirable place to live. Originally two small islands called Little Grassy Key and Big Grassy Key, Davis Islands were expanded into the modern man-made islands by dredging Tampa Bay in the 1920s. The archipelago is now home to many of the city’s professional athletes and top businessmen. That said, not all of Tampa’s most expensive homes sold in 2019 are located on Davis Islands. Some offer other water frontage along historic Bayshore Boulevard or golf course frontage.
1. 556 Riviera Drive – $7,500,000
This custom estate offers a unique bayfront location on Davis Island with 100 feet of captivating water views. The West Indies-style interior features superior craftsmanship & designer upgrades. All 7 bedrooms are en-suite with an additional 1.5 bathrooms across 8,050 sf. The property also has an elevator, 1550 bottle wine cellar, gourmet kitchen with Italian marble, Savant smart home tech system, surround sound, outdoor lighting, central vacuum & more. Outdoors a resort-style 2-story lanai opens to a saltwater heated pool-spa and summer kitchen. Other features include wood floors, new seawall, dock with submersible kayak launch, and a game room.
2. 108 Martinique Avenue – $6,000,000
Open Bay Waterfront on one of the most coveted slivers in Tampa Bay. Private villa-style oasis with open bay waterfront sits on one of the most coveted slivers in Tampa Bay. The resort-style pool and outdoor spaces designed for entertaining & play are the big draw for this home. The pool is like the Blue Lagoon with water slide, grotto hiding spaces, fire pit at the pool’s edge, waterfalls, West Indies-style Cabana with kitchen, and a dock cantilevered over the Bay. Inside the home quality features include wood floors, custom cut marble with wavy edges, 500+ wine cellar, and a chef’s kitchen.
3. 921 S. Golf View Street – $5,200,000
This stately French Provincial chateau with interior features of “that golden era of Hollywood glamour” is newly constructed with wooded and golf course views. Designed for entertaining, this home has marble and wood flooring throughout, a 2-story staircase, fabulous chandeliers, and a rec room with honey onyx bar and a 500 bottle wine cellar. This home also boasts large sleek wood cabinets and stone French Chef’s kitchen complete with butler’s pantry, a magnificent two story study with upper book walk, 4 car garage and motor court. Magnificent is really an understatement for this home.
4. 4939 New Providence Avenue – $5,175,000
A true master piece in design, this picture, perfect property in South Tampa showcases a beautiful Colonial Bermuda style home which overlooks Tampa Bay. This unique property offers yacht protection on the side canal. While the formal garden with fountain and an orchid greenhouse is a gardener’s delight. The interior of the home offers many amazing details as well. Twelve foot ceilings create elegance through the home and allow the arched palladium windows to draw huge quantities of light into the home. Arched, molded doorways, arched shell cabinets, and a hexagonal granite kitchen add to the uniqueness of this property.
5. 5131 W. Neptune Way – $4,500,000
New construction offers waterfront South Tampa living at it’s finest. Offering 5 spacious bedrooms plus an office, 6 full bathrooms, movie theater, gym, elevator, oversized 3 car garage, and so much more in 6,520 square feet. This masterpiece boasts exquisite high-end finishes throughout, stunning water views from every room, a gourmet kitchen designed by Allikristé Custom Cabinetry & Kitchen, custom pool/spa, summer kitchen with 40” grill, and a rooftop terrace complete with a wet bar and fire pit. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a luxury waterfront home without a dock and boat lift.
6. 5111 W. Homer Avenue – $4,500,000
Spectacular new Coastal living waterfront residence built by Don Hughes is located on a protected deep water canal. Offering a blend of luxury & sensible function, entertaining is a breeze with the chef’s kitchen, bonus room with wet bar, and a large heated saltwater pool. Gorgeous covered lanai is an extension of the living area w/ a full kitchen. Six bedrooms and 6.5 baths with more than 6,400 square feet ensures plenty of room for family, friends, and guests to enjoy the open water views and waterfront lifestyle.
7. 116 Adalia Avenue – $4,345,000
Davis Island waterfront masterpiece reveals the latest in luxury residential design with exceptional finishes and a fresh Modern Farmhouse architectural style. This home is a stunning statement of refinement and is perfectly positioned on an extra deep over-sized waterfront site along the Adalia/Baltic canal. With 7674 square feet, six bedrooms, and 7.5 baths, this home will features sweeping water and downtown skyline views from several vantage points including the rooftop deck and the crows nest.
8. 5130 W. San Jose Street – $4,340,000
Built in 2016, this canal-front home features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, more than 6000 square feet, a pool, and a dock. (Only minimal information was provided on MLS.)
9. 3605 S. Bayshore Blvd – $4,000,000
Contemporary yet Classic Devonshire custom built and designed home, this is a true Craftsman style with details inspired by the West Indies. Views of the backyard oasis drift throughout the house, pulling the eye outdoors. This home is designed with the latest “smart” resources, including charging port for a smart car, media room wired for a state of the art system, full service elevator, and smart appliances. No detail has been overlooked from the chef’s kitchen, the study, work-out room/guest suite with steam shower, and upstairs and downstairs master bedroom suites.
10. 202 Blanca Avenue – $3,900,000
One of the original homes on Davis Island, built in 1925, this Mizner Spanish Revival has 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and more than 4,000 square feet as well as nearly 300 square feet in the guest house. The property offers sweeping views of Tampa Bay, a waterfront pool, detached garage with office, and a dock.
11. 602 Riviera Drive – $3,725,000
Custom built by Devonshire in 2002, this home features exquisite architectural details and high end finishes throughout the 7,000 square feet. Plus, there are water views from nearly every room. Special features include plantation shutters, central vac, tankless hot water heater, French doors, and wainscoting. The home includes a fabulous theater room, butler’s pantry with wine fridge, gourmet kitchen, and a family room that opens to the oasis of a backyard. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms plus there are an additional one and a half bathrooms. The outdoor living space is a retreat, with a heated pool & spa, outdoor kitchen, covered dining and entertainment space with fans and TV, plus a large travertine patio.
12. 26 Sandpiper Road – $3,500,000
This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom luxury home yields open views of Tampa Bay and a home filled with light and has custom high-end finishes. A chef’s kitchen entices the foodies with custom cabinets, dining nook, professional stainless steel appliances, and a double pantry. The home is made for entertaining and family gatherings with plenty of room for guests, a separate formal dining room, wine cooler/bar area, a large great room with fireplace, living room, bonus room with three TVs, a downstairs guest suite, and a study with built-ins overlooking the water. Enjoy the best Florida lifestyle and outdoor living with your own boat dock with lift, pool and spa, gas fire pit with seating area, and outdoor kitchen. This home truly has it all.
13. 4605 Bayshore Boulevard – $3,450,000
One of the finest homes on iconic Bayshore Boulevard, this contemporary Charleston style home, with its commanding presence is setback on an elevated knoll overlooking the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay. Juxtaposing modern sensibility with classic design, this recently completed, high-level renovation will elevate your senses to appreciate the meticulous detail and artful style. High tech smart features include surround sound, automatic window coverings, 360-degree exterior camera views, whole house generator and LED lighting. This home also extends the luxury indoor living to the outdoor spaces with its elegant design of upper and lower balconies overlooking beautiful gardens and courtyard with French limestone fountain.
There are so many amazing homes on this list! So many recently built. Which one is your favorite? I really love the modern look of the home on Neptune; however, as in my favorite most expensive home in Pinellas County, the Bermuda-style home simply speaks to me. Not just the color which is one of my favorites, but that look with tall, wide windows and high ceilings so reminiscent of Florida before the invention of A/C.
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