Hidden Paradise: Unveiling the Charm of a St. Petersburg Mid-Century Home, Now on SALE!

Hidden Paradise: Unveiling the Charm of a St. Petersburg Mid-Century Home, Now on SALE!

Nestled in the heart of St. Petersburg, 5034 28th Avenue N appears like any other suburban residence from the street. However, a hidden gem awaits beyond its boundaries – nearly two acres of verdant paradise, complete with a serene private lake, offering a tranquil retreat from the bustle of daily life.

This charming two-bedroom, two-bathroom home, now available for purchase at $975,000, exudes a timeless appeal that transports visitors into a perpetual vacation mode. Dawna Shayegan, the current homeowner who inherited the property from her parents in 2016, reminisces about idyllic childhood days spent catching turtles, swimming, and canoeing in the lake while marveling at the lush foliage meticulously tended to by her family.

Originally crafted in 1961 by Philip and Jean Jenkins, the house boasts quintessential mid-century modern elements meticulously preserved by Shayegan’s family. From the sunken living room to the iconic pink terrazzo floors and the standalone copper fireplace, each detail evokes a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era. Every room offers captivating views of the serene lake, fostering a seamless connection with nature.

For Shayegan, the property holds profound sentimental value, having served as a canvas for cherished family memories and her mother’s artistic endeavors. The stone-tiled sunroom, adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows, beckons residents to bask in the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of their home.

Enthralled by the abundance of wildlife, from majestic eagles to playful otters, Shayegan fondly recalls her mother’s artistic interpretations of the property’s natural splendor. As she reflects on her family’s legacy, she describes the home as an artist’s haven, a sentiment echoed by all who have had the privilege of experiencing its unparalleled charm.

Curious buyers are invited to explore this unique abode during an open house event scheduled for Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., facilitated by the esteemed listing agent, Aaron Chand of eXp Realty. Discover a place where time stands still, and every corner tells a story – a testament to the enduring allure of St. Petersburg’s mid-century marvels.