It’s irrefutable: Tampa Bay occupies some breathtakingly beautiful homes. A drive on Bayshore Boulevard alone is proof of that. But how expensive are these lavish homes? Save the Zillow scrolling for another day, as we’ve gathered a list of the most expensive homes sold in Tampa Bay in the last 13 months to bring you the top five luxury properties sold in 2023.
#1 – $17,850,000
42 Ladoga Ave. Tampa (photo featured above)
Built-in 1928, this Tudor home on Ladoga Avenue is both the oldest and most expensive property on the list. The price point comes from the real estate motto: location, location, location, as the home sits on 1.45 acres and features an impressive 464 feet of waterfront views.
Seven bedrooms, seven full and two half baths, along with an entertainment lounge, exercise room, library, study, pool and sports court, are just a glimpse into the home’s impressive features. For boaters, the estate exhibits three distinct docks. The main boathouse features a 2018-built dock and two lifts. The second, more modest boathouse offers a charming dock area and two additional lifts, while a third observation dock provides an unparalleled vantage point for basking in the breathtaking waterfront views.
Beautiful millwork, three fireplaces, a full bar and an entertainment lounge with bar and bath are just a glimpse into the elements that make this property an attention grabber. The gourmet kitchen continues the wow factor with a built-in banquette, a massive central island with a marble countertop and a wine cellar.
“This historic property stands as a living testament to timeless allure, now entrusted to the care of a dedicated family, and is a game changer in the real estate market for the entire region,” says Dina Sierra Smith of Smith & Associates Real Estate. “Co-listing with the ONE Team, the sale was a collaborative effort that unlocked a property’s full potential.”
#2 – $14,100,000
5224 W Neptune Way, Tampa
Nestled in South Tampa’s prestigious Beach Park, this waterfront estate offers unparalleled luxury and tranquility. Sitting on .55 acres, this three-story home touts five bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths.
The main living and entertaining spaces are on the second level, which consists of a two-story rotunda, large gourmet kitchen, a bar and a lounge. These spaces open to expansive terraces, an outdoor kitchen, a three-level cascading pool and a spa. The ground floor includes a gym, wine cellar, game room and a glass elevator.
“Rarely do you find such a grand estate with such expansive bay frontage in Tampa Bay,” says Jennifer Zales, who specializes in luxury, sports and entertainment real estate and sold this property on Neptune Way. “This walled and gated property is on one of the largest bay front lots available, offering privacy and an island feel, and features a one-of-a-kind, three-level cascading pool. It’s in a league of its own.”
#3 – $12,350,000
42 Sandpiper Road, Tampa
Also located in Beach Park, this 10,474-square-foot property built in 2023 is noted for its state-of-the-art design, smart home technology and energy efficiency. In addition to seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and one-half bath, the home encompasses a custom pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, fire features, sun deck and open water access. Other unique amenities of the property include a media room, home gym, massage room, game room, full wet bar, and wine cellar. Foodies would covet the custom chef’s kitchen with quartz countertops, a waterfall island and custom cabinetry. On the other hand, car enthusiasts would melt at the sight of the eight-car garage capacity.
“This was a brand new, modern construction built to the newest codes on an open bay lot,” Zales notes of her second listing to make the most expensive homes lineup. “Unique attributes include a 38-foot floating staircase, chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, a full wet bar and a wine cellar.
#4 – $10,800,000
104 Ladoga Ave., Tampa
This new Davis Islands waterfront property, sold by Adriana Silver of Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services, boasts six bedrooms, seven and a half baths and 7,416 square feet of luxury living space. With open bay views and deep-water dockage for a yacht, this home seamlessly combines modern elegance with top-tier craftsmanship.
The main level features a glass-enclosed wine room, cutting-edge kitchen, and a glass-enclosed home office. The outdoor oasis, idyllic for Florida’s picturesque scenery, includes a full kitchen, saltwater pool, spa and a private dock. An elevator or the elegant staircase leads to the second floor to the primary suite, which offers stunning views, a private terrace, a morning bar and a lavish modern bath.
#5 – $10,000,000
934 S Golf View St., Tampa
Coming in at number five on the list is this six-bedroom, seven full and five-half-bath home in South Tampa.
“This one-of-a-kind estate built in 2002 on the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club course with 16,000 square feet of palatial grandeur in the middle of South Tampa is the most beautiful home I have sold yet,” says Gunjan Walia of EXP Realty.
Noteworthy elements of the home include a home theater, massive entertainment rooms, a walk-in wine cellar and a separate guest apartment with two bedrooms. The accompanying pool house also offers a commercial kitchen for catering as well as a professional recording studio.
“The elegant resort style pool and Jacuzzi and the lush landscaping are my favorite features of this home,” Walia adds.
*A home on 32 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach also sold for $10 million and was listed by Coastal Properties Group.