Jun 24, 2021 - News
Moroccan-inspired mansion on Tampa's Davis Islands asks $5.25M
Photos: Andrea Hope Photography, courtesy of Henderson Everett
Photo: Andrea Hope Photography, courtesy of Henderson Everett

A Moroccan-inspired mansion on Tampa's Davis Islands is now listed at $5.25 million.

History: The house was built in 1926 and completed in 1929 for the Hanlon family. And it's had some other notable owners over the years.

  • Port Tampa Bay chairman Steve Swindal and his then-wife Jennifer Steinbrenner, part-owner of the Yankees, owned it for two decades, according to Creative Loafing.
  • Current owner Michael Martin, who bought the house from Steinbrenner after it sat vacant for five years, has owned the house for 10 years and spent 4.5 years restoring the home for his family.

State of play: When Martin bought the house, it was in need of restoration. He replaced 103 windows, redid the plumbing and electrical, and reconfigured the layout to make larger closets and bathrooms for each of the bedrooms.

  • The property, located at 131 W. Davis Blvd, is spread over 6 lots. At 8,959 square feet, it has 6 bedrooms and 8.5 baths.

Design: The Moroccan design was inspired by Martin's childhood in Spain and another house he saw in Florida Design, designed by Sean Rush in Palm Beach. Martin then hired Rush to take on this house.

  • Two years of the project were spent picking out and installing almost 9,000 square feet of custom tile imported from Morocco.

Zoom out: Zoom out: The luxury market is booming in south Tampa right now. Listings by the water, in a neighborhood like Davis Islands, are especially hot, co-listing agent Henderson Everett said.

  • Davis Islands is where experts are seeing the quickest sales for the highest prices, he added.

Listed by: Henderson Everett and Toni Everett at The Toni Everett Company.

Here's a look around the stunning property:

131 W. Davis Blvd entry
131 W. Davis Blvd stairs
131 W. Davis Blvd living room
131 W. Davis Blvd kitchen
131 W. Davis Blvd range
131 W. Davis Blvd bed
131 W. Davis Blvd bathroom
131 W. Davis Blvd closet
131 W. Davis Blvd bathroom 2
131 W. Davis Blvd walkway
131 W. Davis Blvd pool
131 W. Davis Blvd outdoor kitchen

All photos by Andrea Hope Photography, courtesy of Henderson Everett

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