A former Tampa Bay oil plant is now a house, and it’s on the market for $2 million


Over 30 years ago, an old oil plant was converted into an iconic home along the Manatee River, and now it's for sale.

Located at 1301 Riverside Dr. in Palmetto, the structure was originally built in 1926 and was the home of a Gulf Oil plant. However, according to property records, in 1988 local drag racer and body shop owner Bill "Shaker" Baker bought the property for $110,000 and converted it into what is now one of the most recognizable homes in the area.

The 3,300-square-foot compound features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a 17-foot rafter ceiling, a six-car garage, a hot tub, a dock and 122 feet of riverfront access.

The oil plant is currently asking $1,999,975, and the listing agent is Tim Lester of Tim Lester International Realty.