Tampa’s ‘Pickle House’ sits on the Hillsborough River, and comes with a Sebastian Coolidge mural


Finding a house on Tampa’s Hillsborough River is already hard enough, but you’ll probably never find one where the manatees swim past the home's own Sebastian Coolidge mural.

Located at 1427 E Mulberry Dr. in the Fern Cliff section of Tampa’s Sulphur Springs neighborhood, the “Pickle House” is named for the 80-foot mural painted by St. Pete-based Coolidge who adorned the seawall with a rainbow of colors, plus a funky depiction of a family of pickles floating on tubes. And float on you will at the “BYOB” pad (bring your own boat) .

Originally built in 1943 and located in a no-wake section of the Hillsborough River well south of the dam, which means you can paddleboard in peace and also easily cruise past Rick’s on the River, Armature Works and into downtown. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house also features a hot tub, boat lift for vessels up to 24 feet and a backyard complete with porch swings, a tree house, koi pond and dog run.

Coolidge is known for many surrealist, cross-dimensional paintings across the Bay area, including some in St. Pete and several in other U.S. neighborhoods like Wynwood in Miami. He also designed the set for the only rap show ever at Skipper’s Smokehouse and has his own clothing line.

Tampa’s “Pickle House” on the Hillsborough River is priced at $389,900 and listed with Sean Bowes of Vintage Homes Realty.—Ray Roa

Photos via Sean Bowes