This Tampa Bay octagon house is now on the market, and it comes with its own island


A rare octagon home is now for sale in Tampa Bay and it sits on its own 1.23 acre island.

Located in Holiday, at 5746 Ivy Ln., the island home has over 700 feet of  frontage along the Anclote River, and another 200 feet of frontage along a 14-acre spring fed lake.

Built in 2006, the 4,600-square-foot custom-built octagon-style home comes with vaulted ceilings, all wood and ceramic flooring, a copper roof, a heat-saltwater pool, and a total of 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Plus, the entire downstairs is a completely separate 2-bedroom 2-bathroom in-law suite, that could also act as a rental.

Octagonal homes are pretty rare to find, let alone one on its own island. The craze reached its peak in the late 19th century and was popularized by famed publisher and doctor Orson Squire Fowler, who practiced the insanely racist pseudo science of phrenology, and also believed that the circle was nature’s most perfect form. Of course, circular construction materials weren't available in the 1800s, so the octagon home was born. The niche style of architecture made a resurgence again in the 1970s, mostly through the form of customizable kits.

The home is currently asking $625,000, and the listing agent is Bob Hey of Bob Hey Realty.

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