A rare waterfront octagon house is now for sale in St. Petersburg


Sometimes a four-sided home just isn't enough, and if  you're looking for the most challenging space to place a couch, then look no further than an octagonal home. This style of home is pretty rare, but there's currently one for sale right now in St. Petersburg.

Located at 3151 Coquina Key Dr. SE, this custom-built octagonal home was built in 1985 and comes from 4 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, vaulted ceilings, a gas fireplace, a wrap-around second story deck, a salt water solar-heated pool, a gazebo with outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, a dock and 83-feet of waterfront on Big Bayou.

The octagonal home craze reached its peak in the late 19th century and was popularized by famed publisher and doctor Orson Squire Fowler, who practiced the insanely racist pseudo science of phrenology, and also believed that the circle was nature’s most perfect form. Of course, circular construction materials weren't available in the 1800s, so the octagon home was born. The niche style of architecture made a resurgence again in the 1970s, mostly through the form of customizable kits.

Currently, there are only eight octagonal homes for sale in Florida, which is a mildly interesting coincidence.

The home's listing price is $1,050,000, and is represented by Greg Tucker.

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