ABBA’s winter home hits the market for $3.5 million


Said to have once been a summer retreat owned by pop group ABBA, this custom waterfront residence in the Tierra Verde Islands community has direct access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. On the market for the first time in nearly four decades, the home is listed at $3.5 million.

This six bedroom, four full bath and two powder room home is located on a large wooded corner lot inside the sought after community of Tierra Verde. (Courtesy of Bear Karry Productions)

This one-of-a-kind 4,527 square foot home, built in 1982, is a great example of the relaxed West Coast Florida lifestyle. Situated on a large waterfront corner lot, the home has a two-sided mirror design, with each end comprising a ground floor owner’s suite, a loft and two bedrooms separated by a bathroom. common bath. Entering through the arched circular driveway, the center of the six-bedroom, six-bathroom home is an expansive social area with vaulted two-story ceilings, stone fireplace, kitchen, and inviting Florida room overlooking the bay. There is also a den, library, office, indoor laundry room and plenty of storage space.

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The rooms in the house offer quality amenities in a private and relaxed setting. (Courtesy of Bear Karry Productions)

Outside, owners and guests enjoy a true waterfront paradise in a lush tropical setting under a canopy of mature oak trees. The pool is ideal for sunny days or cool night swims, and the lounging area overlooks a scenic southern backdrop. Two separate garages for two cars, electric shutters, a private pontoon and other practical elements complete this very well equipped residence. The property has recently been upgraded with a new roof with skylights, tri-zone HVAC system and other updates inside and out.

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The spacious Florida Room features a whirlpool tub, social area, and dining area overlooking the pool and Tampa Bay beyond. (Courtesy of Bear Karry Productions)

Located in the popular Tierra Verde neighborhood, the property is just a short boat or drive from historic and scenic Fort DeSoto Park, with miles of unspoiled beaches overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. This part of Florida, once home to Native Americans and pirates, became one of the area’s most coveted addresses when bridges were built to connect it to the mainland in 1962. Today, residents can enjoy from Marina Resort, Tierra Verde Marina, Egmont Key and easy access to downtown St. Petersburg and its business district, restaurants and attractions including the Salvador Dalí Museum.

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The residence features an arched circular driveway hewn from mature oak trees, accentuated by the double-entrance portico. (Courtesy of Bear Karry Productions)

Tierra Verde Waterfront
873 2nd Avenue South, Tierra Verde, Florida

Six bedrooms, Six bathrooms
4,527 square feet
0.62 acres

– Waterfront, desirable community
– Florida style pool house
– Ideal location


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The large social area has a large stone fireplace and convenient access to the rest of the house at the end of a double entry staircase. (Courtesy of Bear Karry Productions)
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The well equipped gourmet kitchen is adjacent to the main living area. (Courtesy of Bear Karry Productions)
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The bathrooms are all beautiful yet practical, ideal for the active Florida lifestyle. It is a house intended to be lived in. (Courtesy of Bear Karry Productions)
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This bedroom features a simple yet elegant design highlighted by a beautiful rattan bed. (Courtesy of Bear Karry Productions)
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A view of the property overlooking the canal leading to Tampa Bay and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. (Courtesy of Bear Karry Productions)

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