Rich in history the fabled “Century Oaks” is the most iconic mansion in the state of Florida is now on the market for sale. A rare opportunity to own a piece of Florida history is available on the scenic shores of Clearwater Harbor. Once the site of the original Fort Harrison—a US military post during the Second Seminole War—Century Oaks presents an opportunity to own a timeless creation in a highly coveted area with panoramic waterfront vistas and property dimensions that are beyond comparison.
Built atop a bluff 50 feet above Clearwater Harbor, the property has been recognized as having one of the highest elevations in all of Florida. Encompassing 4.4 acres with 442 feet of direct waterfront, the legendary estate boasts several high-profile owners and guests over the years including British former race car driver Nigel Mansell, John Travolta, Marilyn Monroe and Robert Brown who invented the black paint formulation used in all model cars.
Located at 802 Druid Road in the highly sought after neighborhood of Harbor Oaks, the 24,758 square foot estate overlooks the widest expanse of Clearwater Harbor and capitalizes on sweeping views of Sand Key and the Clearwater skyline. Century Oaks is currently listed with Kenny Hayslett Broker of RE/MAX Action First and priced at $28,485,000.
“If you want a beautiful waterfront estate that has character and stature, it’s arguably the best that Florida has to offer,” says Hayslett. “This is an exceptional opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind legacy property that has a distinguished place in Florida’s history.”
An achievement in design and décor, the 19-bedroom Mediterranean residence combines the artistry and grandeur of old world elegance with the sophistication and convenience of modern amenities. Introduced by a porte cochere, the two-story layout is ideally suited for entertaining with a grand entry hall, massive ballroom, banquet-size dining room, family room and a plush home theater. Exterior amenities include tennis and basketball courts, hot tub, three swimming pools and two deep water docks that can accommodate yachts up to 60 feet. Augmenting the main house are two equally elegant guest homes.
“As a Florida native and second generation REALTOR in the Clearwater area, I am honored to represent this one of a kind offering,” says Hayslett. “Century Oaks is a landmark property that presents a unique opportunity for the discerning buyer who seeks comfort, security and elegance.”
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