Century Oaks, one of Tampa Bay’s most insane properties, is on sale for $14 million


One of the most expensive homes ever sold in the Tampa Bay area is back on the market. Century Oaks, a historic compound in Clearwater, is now listed for a whopping $13.9 million. Fresh out of foreclosure and perched on a bluff overlooking Clearwater Harbor, this 28,000-square-foot estate is located at 802 Druid S. and comes with a 16,000-square-foot main house and a 5,200-square-foot guest house, which have a combined 16 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms.

The listing also includes two pools, two tennis courts, a grand ballroom, a movie theater, a historic bell tower, terraced gardens, a ten car garage, and a 60-foot covered boat dock.

Essentially, you're buying a personal resort.

The home actually has two listings agents, Jennifer Zales and Martha Thorn of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. "This estate would appeal to a buyer who desires privacy and exclusivity, large acreage with a large estate with guest house on site, stunning water views and storage for 10-plus vehicles," Thorn and Zales said in a statement. "This could be an executive, celebrity, athlete, or international buyer who spends time here locally, or a developer who wishes to further develop the parcel."

Named after its giant trees, Century Oaks was built in 1915 on the same site as Fort Harrison, which was a strategic military post during the Second Seminole War. The property changed hands quite a few times over the years, but just two years ago it was purchased by a couple from Dubai, who bought the estate for a record $11.18 million.

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