Lamb Manor, which was once famously barged across Tampa Bay, just sold for $1.6 million


A century-old Victorian mansion that was once barged across Tampa Bay sold last Friday for $1,600,000.

The 8,500-square-foot Lamb Manor is named after the original owner, Asa Lamb, and was built in 1910 in Palmetto. After developers planned to demolish the home in 2006, the Queen Anne-style home was saved by placing it on a barge and floating it 25 miles across the Bay to its current spot in Ruskin.

After extensive restoration work, the home was added to the National Register of Historic Places list and later named "House of the Year" in 2015 by Wall Street Journal readers.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the new buyer was not disclosed, but is from out of state.

Located at 2410 W. Shell Point Rd., the home sits on over 5 acres near the Little Manatee River, and features five fireplaces, an elevator, a theater, a three-unit guest house, a four-car detached garage, a private beach, and a man-made lagoon with a waterfall, among other things.

The listing agent was Jennifer Zales of Coldwell Banker Realty - Tampa Westshore.

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