7913 9th Ave. S., St. Petersburg in Yacht Club Estates. Photos: Stellar MLS via Zillow.

Mansion Monday: A MidMod jewel with a view

Mid-Century Modern fans, this one’s a find.

In Yacht Club Estates, a neighborhood off the Treasure Island Causeway in far-west St. Pete, there’s the usual number of new, Spanish-inflected mini-manses (the style I call “Piles with Tiles”), especially on the fingertips of land that branch out into the canals. But there are also many examples of Mid-Century Modern — the long, low ranch style so popular in Florida in the ‘50s and ‘60s that’s been winning renewed respect in recent decades. Among those, none is more deserving of love than the pristine, period-perfect waterfront home at 7913 9th Ave. S., now being offered for $2,750,000 by Chris Price of Keller Williams.

Good design, when maintained properly, remains fresh, with details that continue to charm no matter how long ago a home was built. That’s how it is at 7913 9th Ave. S. Built in 1965, the five-bed, four-bath, 4,464-sqft home has had only two owners, says Price. The current owners have lovingly retained all of the classic period touches, from flagstones to sunken den to carport. Add 85 feet of waterfront, panoramic views from almost every room, and a dock with a 9,000-lb. lift, and you’ve got a home fit for Mansion Monday.

The home fronts on an extra-wide canal with sailboat-deep water, no fixed bridges, and three easy access points just minutes away to the Gulf of Mexico.
The home seen from the dock at night. Note the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors on the first floor.
The view of the living room from the entryway. Wooden lattice-work screens, flagstone accents and warm woods, all MidMod trademarks.
The light-filled living room.
The sunken den.
The kitchen was remodeled in 2018 with new quarter-sawn oak lower cabinets, new granite, new painted upper cabinets, new sink and faucet, wine cooler, backsplash, new lighting and new Bosch dishwasher, as well as a double oven and a 5 burner cooktop……
… but they stayed with the classic MidMod color scheme.
The wet bar and dinette area.
The dining room.
The en suite master bedroom on the first floor.
Three of the four bedrooms on the second floor have built-in desks.
The two upstairs bathrooms have been remodeled yet still have the perfectly maintained retro tile counters.
The screened-in porch.
The dock at sunset.

For more info on this property, contact Chris@cpricehomes.com.