Neighborhood: 34653 - New Port Richey, Old Grove Sub
Property Taxes: $5,729
Welcome to this spectacular riverfront paradise that has been impeccably maintained. A spacious two story home, pool and screened entertainment areas on the tranquil Pithlachascotee river. Originally the 1926 historic homestead of architect Thomas Reed Martin, designer architect of The Hacienda Hotel in downtown New Port Richey. The initially built Spanish style home was maintained to retain the original pine floors, a pocket French door on one of the rooms, original bathroom cabinets in the original bathroom and the arch at the back door was the first front door entrance by the river. It was then incorporated into the 1989 addition, when the current owners remodeled and added on upgrades and structural enhancements. The sunroom back door foyer area where the original screen porch was became enclosed. The home was brought to a 3848 square foot heated and cooled residence, the pool area 1170 square feet, oversized garage for vehicles and toys 728 square feet, an additional screened patio is 296 square feet for a total of 6043 square feet.
The gourmet chef's kitchen provides state of the art cooking capability, modern upgrades big prep island and extensive workspace and cabinets. Unmatchable interior woodwork in home includes all doors, wainscoting, fireplaces and mantles, baseboards, corner cabinets, staircase, etc. .. in beautiful Tiger Oak, except for the master bedroom suite which is mahogany and cherrywood. This Tiger Oak wood came from a four story 1898 mansion in Bristol, TN. once owned by tycoon R.J. Reynolds. Similarly many of the bricks used within the home were "handmade" as evidenced by the fingerprints on some of them displayed on the hearth of the fireplace in the parlor. Upstairs you have large bedrooms and baths and an expansive master suite with adjoining den, both overlooking the river. The home commands an exceptional handpicked view in this prime location chosen by the first architect owner on a beautiful bend of the Pithlachascotee river. You can relax and view the lazy river in multiple breathtaking directions as it flows to the Gulf of Mexico. There is a fixed dock and floating dock for your boating pleasure. The cradle lift holds approximately 7000 lbs. Birdlife and manatee will greet you. Fishing and boating await. During much of the year you experience a balmy river gulf breeze allowing you to open up the screen porches to refresh the entire residence. You will enjoy entertaining poolside with a fun summer kitchen. The huge three car garage is adequate for most vehicles and storage of items. This lovely home holds many contemporary upgrades yet still maintains its unique historic flair. Downtown New Port Richey is just minutes away for your enjoyment. Be sure to make an appointment today and step into history and contemporary elegance.
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