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Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

This gorgeous estate, located on the prestigious Davis Island in Tampa, features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 3,545 square feet. 

This custom home abounds with luxurious details fashioned for the most discerning buyers.

From the Brazilian walnut wood floors to the Turkish travertine tile floors throughout the house, to the custom built-ins in the master closet, and the high-end Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances in the gourmet kitchen, this stunning home is sure to delight.

Don’t miss the detailed coffered ceilings hand painted by Moroccan artists in Casablanca!

This Mediterranean Revival design with Moorish embellishments can be your own personal castle in downtown Tampa.

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

Luxurious Mediterranean Home For Sale on Davis Island

To see more details, photos, and a map, please VISIT THIS LISTING.

To find more Florida homes for sale, please visit Rosemary Sells Tampa.

Listing courtesy of PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL
Photos Copyright 2014 Mid Florida MLS

Colorful Ranges

Want to add a striking burst of color to your kitchen?  Try a new range!

Check out these colorful appliances:

Which is your favorite?

See the stats at Interior Design:  red, yellow, orange.

The Hammock House

Hammock House

The Hammock House in Paraguay is appropriately named.

Although constructed of brick and concrete, it has the sleek lines and soft shape of an intricately woven hammock strung lazily between two trees and beckoning you to come inside and relax.

Hammock House

See more photos and details at Arch Daily.

Looking for your own piece of paradise?  Start the search at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Conarte’s Colorful Mountains of Books

Conarte library with mountains of shelves for books

When I saw the photos of this Mexican library, I was instantly enchanted!

In the heart of the city of Monterrey is Fundidora Park.  The park includes everything from gardens to museums and auditoriums to theme parks.

It also includes this spectacular library designed by the architects at Anagrama.  This children’s library, or cultural center, is part of the Conarte, or Council for the Culture and Arts of Nuevo León.

It was designed to be a playful space to help enhance the love of reading in children by mimicking the local mountainous landscape.

children's library with mountains of shelves

I can just see my own kids running over the mountains of shelves, rolling and climbing and laughing, and, finally, snuggling up in a valley corner to enjoy a book.

And myself.  I can see myself doing these things as well.  🙂

Read more about the library at ArchDaily.

Nontraditional Fireplaces

Now that Fall is here, our minds are on warm cups of cocoa, the scent of pumpkin spice, and the glow of a blazing fireplace.

Well, there probably won’t be too many blazing fires roaring within Florida homes as early as October, but it’s still on our minds.

In the spirit of the season, here are some amazing, and a little out-of-the-ordinary, fireplaces:

stone fireplace with slate hearth

photo: Chris Belanger

tile fireplace in bathroom over tub

photo: Steve Rasnick, Designer

Check out more nontraditional fireplaces, made from materials ranging from steel to “chalkboard” slate, at Houselogic’s “Fireplace Pictures That’ll Warm Your Heart.”

Enotah Modern Vacation Cabin

Enotah Modern Vacation Cabin

I am in love with this tiny, 600 square foot cabin from Dan Tyree.

Named Enotah, this modern “hunting” cabin has one bedroom, but also has a hike’e (pronounced “hickey-ay”), or hawaiian sleeping couch, on it’s roomy covered porch.

The architect tells the story of the inspiration behind the cabin:

“Cherokee legend tells of a great flood that swept over the land. Everyone that inhabited the land died except a few Cherokee families that sought refuge in a giant canoe. The canoe ran aground at the summit of Enotah. Having no wild game to hunt and no place to plant vegetation, the Great Spirit killed all of the trees on the top of the mountain so the surviving people could plant their crops. They continued planting until the water subsided.”

Although compact, it is bright and open and airy.  Large sliding glass doors connect the porch and living area.  Outside, you’ll find a small wood stove, and inside, a beautiful stacked stone, wood burning fireplace.

There is plenty of room for seating and dining within the living area and, more importantly, a fully-stocked kitchen, which provides space for a full-size range and refrigerator.

The bedroom has an attached, full bath with a large walk-in shower, but the real highlight is that it has one entire wall composed of windows.  Great for airflow and for enjoying the view.

Check out these photos:

Enotah Modern Vacation Cabin

Enotah Modern Vacation Cabin

Enotah Modern Vacation Cabin

A perfect, simple vacation home.

See (and buy) the plans at Dan Tyree’s website.

And if you’re looking for a unique home in Tampa Bay, contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Want to Live in a Lighthouse?

Many people love the idea of living in a lighthouse.  But it’s not really feasible, even if you can find one for sale.

The good news?  You can build one!

Here’s a charming cape cod home plan from Dan Tyree, complete with attached lighthouse:

cape cod house plan with lighthouse

cape cod house plan with lighthouse

How cool is that?

The 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath “Kittee’s Light” plan includes spacious living areas, a chef’s kitchen, a well-appointed master suite, and an attached lighthouse.

The lighthouse functions as a stair hall and lookout tower, but has the look and feel of a working lighthouse, for some authentic nautical charm.

Check out the floor plan at Dan Tyree’s website.

There’s even a coloring page for kids!

Or, you could just build the lighthouse:

kittee's light lighthouse

See the tower plans here.

And if you’re looking for your own unique home in the Tampa Bay area, you can contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!