Mansion Monday: The palace on Willadel Drive

Palace? That’s not an exaggeration. And this particular palace, on 140 Willadel Drive in Belleair, might look familiar to you: It graced the cover of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay earlier this year.

But we didn’t show you the rest of the home in that issue. As it’s still on the market (and looks to be worth every penny of its $6,995,0000 asking price), we thought it would be a good choice for our new Mansion Monday column, which highlights extraordinary properties in the Tampa Bay area. Realtor par excellence Dania Perry, who’s also been profiled in the pages of the REGISTRY, is known for her success at selling multi-million-dollar mansions, so it’s no wonder that this is one of her listings.

The description on her site calls 140 Willadel “breathtaking,” which would be true just for the view alone, which embraces the Intracoastal, Sand Key, Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf beyond. (All photos at daniaperry.com.)

But just about every aspect of the home is a stunner, beginning with the front gate, circular driveway and portico, which kind of looks like the entry to a stately country club.

But “palatial” really applies when it comes to the grand staircases, both inside…

…and out.

And, with six bedrooms, seven baths, 11,982 square feet and 1.82 acres to roam in, it’s as spacious as any lord or lady of the manor could desire.

The first floor master bedroom. There are master suites on the first and second floors.
The first floor master bath.
The living room.
The family room.

Elegant balustrades, fountains and statuary in the patio and pool areas would be ideal for grand entrances — a wedding procession, perhaps?

The cabana and outdoor kitchen — you may never want to cook or dine anywhere else.

Though the sprawling indoor kitchen is pretty irresistible, too.

The pool has a spectacular view of the water, as does the tennis court — thought it might make you take your eyes off the ball.

At night, the property looks especially splendid, aglow from front…

… to back.

Interested in this property? Here’s the contact info:

Listing Agent: Rick Perry 
CENTURY 21 Jim White and Associates 
(727) 215-2045 
dania.perry@gmail.com 
Photos © 2021 Stellar MLS