The Poynter house is for sale in St. Pete, and it’s one of the area’s largest waterfront properties


A massive waterfront property in St. Petersburg is now for sale, and it has ties to the former Tampa Bay Times owners.

Located at 900 Park St. N., the home was built in 1941 and once owned by Marion Poynter, the widow of Poynter Institute namesake and Times Publishing owner Nelson Poynter. Marion, who sat on the board of trustees at the Times until 2005, sold the home in 1985, just a few years after the death of her husband.

The 10,442 square-foot home sits on a massive 5.5-acre lot waterfront lot with over 300-feet of frontage along Boca Ciega Bay. It even has its own private beach.

The six-bedroom, 10-bathroom home has changed hands a few times over the years, and has also witnessed some significant upgrades, like an infinity pool, authentic Venetian plaster, a whole house natural gas generator, an elevator, and a six-car air-conditioned garage.

The home is currently asking $7,877,000, and the listing agent is Glenda Quinn of Coldwell Banker Residential.

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