The eclectic ‘Wuerth Sanctuary’ house in St. Petersburg is now for sale


Every once in awhile a rare, historic gem pops up in the Tampa Bay real estate market, and this is definitely one of them.

Right now, the 1950 "Wuerth Sanctuary" in the Old Southeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg is currently on the market for $670,000.

Built by American architect Floyd V. Wuerth, a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright, this unique mid-century home (and its accompanying two guesthouses) can be found at 175 21st Ave. Designed for his wife, Rosa, many of the original concepts are still in tact, like the bean-shaped island in the kitchen, the lush garden area with a fountain and a fish pond, the sawtooth windows, and the suspended wood ceiling panels.

The 1,965 square-foot house has also experienced a few upgrades, and features a heated saltwater pool, and a new roof and appliances.

The two private guest houses come with their own entrances, screened-in porches, and full kitchens. There's also a 100-square-foot artist studio on the property, as well as a four car garage, and a garden shed.

The listing agent is Laura Marie of Keller Williams.