Mar 26, 2021 - News
Hot homes: 5 houses for sale in Tampa Bay starting at $345K
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Photo by SRQ360, courtesy of Premier Sotheby's International Realty

Open layouts, pools, and water views are among the most requested features for Tampa Bay buyers.

These five houses check a few of those boxes.

801 E. Baker St. — $344,900

Why we love it: This house has been tastefully renovated throughout, but the star here is the kitchen. I love the patterned honeycomb tile.

  • Neighborhood: Ybor Heights
  • Realtor: May Fernandez at Charles Rutenberg Realty
  • Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths, 1,558 square feet
  • Notable features: Completely updated, white kitchen, open layout, wood deck.
801 E. Baker St. exterior
Courtesy of May Fernandez
801 E. Baker St. kitchen
Courtesy of May Fernandez
3803 W. Empedrado St. — $599,000

Why we love it: Open and bright, this blue single-story home has a spacious primary bedroom and an oversized wood deck.

  • Neighborhood: Virginia Park
  • Realtor: Jason Welch at Stress Free Propert Mgmt. Inc.
  • Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths, 1,532 square feet
  • Notable features: Blue exterior, open layout, lots of light, large backyard.
3803 W. Empedrado St.
Courtesy of Jason Welch
3803 W. Empedrado St.  interior
Courtesy of Jason Welch
174 Golden Gate Point #23 — $828,000

Why we love it: With panoramic water views, modern high-end kitchen, hand-scraped hardwood flooring, and ship lap accent walls, this condo has everything you might expect from a beach abode.

  • Neighborhood: Sarasota
  • Realtor: Tamara Currey at Premier Sotheby's International Realty
  • Specs: 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,367 square feet
  • Notable features: Views, walkable location, wine fridge, spa-like owner's suite.
174 Golden Gate Point #23 exterior
Photo by SRQ360, courtesy of Premier Sotheby's International Realty
174 Golden Gate Point #23  kitchen
Photo by SRQ360, courtesy of Premier Sotheby's International Realty
174 Golden Gate Point #23  views
Photo by SRQ360, courtesy of Premier Sotheby's International Realty
152 Brightwater Drive #1— $1,720,000

Why we love it: From its unobstructed views to the British Colonial-inspired architecture, this waterfront property lives like a resort.

  • Neighborhood: Clearwater
  • Realtor: Scott McNay at BHHS Florida Properties Group — Belleair
  • Specs: 4 beds, 3 baths, 2,794 square feet
  • Notable features: Community amenities like a resort-style pool, views, 10-foot ceilings.
152 Brightwater Drive #1
Courtesy of Scott McNay
152 Brightwater Drive #1 kitchen
Courtesy of Scott McNay
152 Brightwater Drive #1 bedroom
Courtesy of Scott McNay
254 S Polk Drive #102 — $2,595,000

Why we love it: If Gulf views, a spa-like bath (with a towel warming rack), an open layout, and modern kitchen are on your wishlist, this three-bed might do the trick.

  • Neighborhood: Sarasota
  • Realtor: Lynne Koy at Coldwell Banker Realty — Longboat Key
  • Specs: 3 beds, 4 baths, 2,554 square feet
  • Notable features: Beautiful views, walking distance to the beach, community pool, high-end design.

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