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Monday, November 06, 2006

Renovate or Build? "Whole House Makeover"-Tampa, Fl

Finz of Tampa featured their exotic salt water fish

Saturday Nov, 4th our home was featured in the "Tampa Bay Fall Tour of Homes"

As some of you may already know, our Waterfront home was featured for the "Whole House Makeover" for the Tampa Bay Home Builder's Association.

The concrete floors were a hit, as many single family homes don't have them. You usually only see them in trendy lofts like The Place at Channelside or the Meridian. A lot of people were surprised because the outside has a very Spanish style and the inside is modern.

The home features many "hidden" upgrades: All lower third of bottom floor is Green board with sheet metal, hidden attic door, insulation in interior walls, wireless internet, laundry shoot, double insulated windows. This waterfront home on a beautiful lagoon style canal is a 4/2.5 bath with circlular paved driveway, 2 story block, polished & stained concrete floors, vessel sink, balconies overlooking water, courtyard, wall fountain, private entrance for office or bedroom, tile roof, new electric, plumbing, HAVC, drywall, large kitchen with rare granite, maple cabinets, butlers pantry, 2nd story balconies, Radius walls, gameroom/children's retreat, Japanese Soaking tub, wall mounted Fish tank, dock and deck.



Left: John Velge, Contractor of Bayard Construction, Right: Alan Dobbs, Archectural Designer of Florida Design Studio Corp

Vendors were onsite to answer any questions regarding building, remodeling and Interior Design. Sponsors included Bayard Construction who was the Contractor on our home and Alan Dobbs ,from Florida Design Studio Corp, who transformed our home from the 1960's to what is now a Spanish Style 2 story contemporary design.

LAVOGA donated their unique floral arrangements, Ramos Marble and Granite supplied all the granite counters. Impact Pest Eliminations installed our Sentricon Termite System. Other sponsors include: Revere Title and Trust, Concrete-n-Counters featured their colored Concrete Flooring, Future Form Foam of Bradenton featured their foam moldings around windows and doors. De La Pava Painting provided paint services, including deck painting and refinished our original 1968 front Doors. Royalty Driveway Concepts installed our beautiful brick pavers.

Special Thanks to The Maids Home Services of Tampa for donating their time to get our home looking it's best for the show!

For questions regarding any of the vendors or to inquire about the home please email: realtyrae@yahoo.com