SOUTHERN CHARM in Tampa's most coveted neighborhood, BEACH PARK! Built in 1965 by renowned architect Eliott Fletcher (whose works also include Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club), this classic masterpiece has been modernized with fine finishes while preserving the integrity of the original architecture. Perfectly positioned under a canopy of grandfather oaks and on nearly one-half acre, the home’s friendly front porch draws you in with a desire to see more. A broad entry hall, with views to the back garden, showcases the elegant solid rosewood flooring throughout the downstairs living areas. A living room and dining room at the entry of the home are filled with light from the oversized windows and a wood-burning fireplace adds warmth on those “chilly” Florida winter nights. Notice the original crown and picture rail moulding adorning nearly every wall of the home. The vast family room with another wood-burning fireplace and built in shelving is the perfect space to invite friends to watch the game, while enjoying the views to the beautiful outdoor space. The kitchen has been upgraded with solid wood cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, built in double ovens, and closet pantry. Just off the kitchen, a butler’s pantry and large laundry room, with finishes mirroring those of the kitchen, provides added storage and are perfect staging areas for catered meals. Since Florida living is all about outdoor entertaining, there is easy access to the outdoors from the kitchen and family room. Imagine festive celebrations in this magical setting with lushly landscaped gardens and sprawling back lawn, or afternoon tea in the tranquil and private courtyard. Upstairs, overlooking the majestic oaks and pines, the owner’s suite is spacious with a walk-in closet and two additional closets. The en-suite bath is cheery and bright with marble tile, double vanity, granite counter, garden tub and separate shower. Three additional generously sized bedrooms and two baths share the same floor. Tucked away in one of the additional bedrooms is a private staircase leading downstairs to the kitchen - a perfect room for guests or a nanny. This thoughtful tried-and-true floorplan adapts perfectly to the growing need for multiple home offices and home-schooling spaces. Additional improvements include complete update of electrical and plumbing. Imagine having all this while still only being minutes from the unique dining and shopping experiences South Tampa has to offer, 5 minutes to the new Marina District, and 15 minutes to Downtown Tampa, International Plaza and Bay Street, and Tampa International Airport. Love the beaches? The nearby Gandy and Howard Frankland Bridges will take you there in less than 30 minutes!