Historic House Listings

This was fun to look at! “Century Oaks”, Circa 1915. On 5 waterfront acres in Clearwater, Florida. $17,995,000

January 31, 2022

This was fun to look at! It was originally built by New York real estate mogul, Dean Alvord. Originally the waterfront was an abandoned U.S. Army Fort used during the Spanish American War. This waterfront home was built in 1915. It is located on 5.6 acres in Clearwater, Florida. The property includes the man mansion that has ten bedrooms, eleven bathrooms and 16,472 square feet. The home has a movie theater, basketball court, tennis courts, 3,000 square foot guest house, two pools and a dock that can accommodate yachts. The home even has Versace wallpaper! $17,995,000

Contact Kenny Hayslett with RE/MAX Action First of Florida

From the Zillow listing:


A Stunning Achievement in Design and Location Beyond Comparison. Incomparable Gulf views, dramatic architectural details and a highly coveted location combine for the height of luxury in this Mediterranean masterpiece overlooking the widest expanse of Clearwater Harbor. “Century Oaks” is the namesake of this storied estate that has entertained U.S. presidents, heads of state and is located on the grounds of the Ft Harrison used during the Spanish – American war. Commanding an unmatched 5.6 acres with 213 feet of direct waterfront, the 16,472 square foot mansion presents a rare opportunity to own one of the most iconic mansions in the state of Florida. Strategically positioned atop a large bluff, the sprawling residence was purposefully built to capitalize on vistas spanning Eye of the Gulf, Sand Key and the Clearwater skyline. Soaring cathedral ceilings, multiple windows and an expansive open plan create a welcoming setting for luxurious family living and entertaining—whether your guest list numbers two or 200. Truly an achievement in design and décor, the stunning 19-bedroom residence combines the artistry and grandeur of old world elegance with the sophistication and convenience of modern amenities. Beyond the distinguished porte cochere, the two-story layout offers a pleasing blend of formal and informal spaces which can accommodate any entertaining need including a grand entry hall, massive ballroom, banquet-size dining room and an inviting family room. Serving any occasion is the kitchen, equipped with everything a professional chef requires including a AGA cast iron range, two warming ovens, Subzero refrigerator, coffee station, breakfast bar, work island and casual dining space. Morning coffee is best served on the balcony as boats sail by and dolphins play steps away from your backyard. Evening cocktails become elevated on the entertainment terrace when gazing at a technicolor sunset over the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Residents can enjoy numerous activities at home as the property includes a plush home theater, tennis and basketball courts, two swimming pools and two deep water docks that can accommodate yachts up to 60 feet. Augmenting the main house are two equally elegant guest homes. This peerless setting of waterfront splendor is conveniently located near cultural and entertainment venues, fine dining and shopping and award-winning Gulf beaches. Tampa International Airport is just a short drive away.


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