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May 26, 2013

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Swinging 1960’s In Tampa, FL

By RetroRuth

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This home is located at 5708 Puritan Rd Tampa, FL and is listed for sale through Realty Direct Tampa (link through Realtor.com). This home was built in 1961 and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The asking price is $384,900.

Outside Space

Here is the description from the listing:

Tremendous piece of mid-century modern architecture by renowned architect Frank DePasquale on the Hillsborough River with over 4,200 s.f under roof! This home sits on over a half an acre lot on the river with plenty of yard and a large pool. Phenomenal plan throughout with most the original design still intact. Tons of glass and sliders that let in loads of natural light. Original kitchen and bathrooms. Giant wall of glass sliders from the living, family rooms and kitchen look out onto the river from the humongous raised covered patio. Oversized 2-car garage with a workshop area. Home also has huge 12×20 bonus room with sky lights and over 15 foot ceilings that was first designed as a fallout shelter. Could now be used as an office, workout/yoga room or guest quarters. Tall boat carport also included in the abundant parking. Front features a unique cantilevered porch that jets out from the bottom of the house suspended in air. Master bedroom features floor to ceiling views of the back yard, pool and river on 2 of the four walls along with a giant custom closet and spacious bathroom area. Kitchen features all original cabinetry. See this great home today!

The bonus room was originally designed as a fallout shelter! How cool is that?

Exterior Wall of Windows

Exterior Wall

Backyard and Pool



Kitchen II


Blue Bathroom

Bathroom Aqua

Love the cabinets!

Peach Bathroom

Bathroom Peach

So, what do you guys think? Is this one a winner?

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3 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Swinging 1960’s In Tampa, FL

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    May 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Wow, those bathrooms are AMAZING!!!

  2. Andrea Reply

    May 27, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Gorgeous! I especially love the blue bathroom!

  3. Charlotte Reply

    May 27, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I would have to put something gaudy and flamingo-themed around the pool!

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