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Take a peek at some of Tampa Bay's priciest houses on the market

No bay area home is currently priced higher than $15 million. Several carried $20 million stickers a few years ago. Since January 2005, only one home has sold for more than $10 million. Orthopedic surgeon James St. Louis bought a 12,900-square-foot French-English country mansion in Belleair Bluffs for $10.5 million in 2008. He now lists the Intracoastal Waterway estate for $14.4 million. Not making our list: Hulk Hogan's waterfront estate, on sale for a mere $9.2 million.

$14.9 million

Avila, Tampa

Owner: Mark Yaffe, gold dealer

Basics: 28,893 sq. ft.; 10 bedrooms; 10 full baths, 3 half baths

Amenities: Library, ballroom, wine room, 14 fireplaces, elevator

$10.5 million

Hyde Park, Tampa

Owner: Don Wallace, RV tycoon

Basics: 15,396 sq. ft.; 5 bedrooms; 12 full baths, 1 half bath

Amenities: Butler's pantry, full gym, juice bar, outdoor kitchen

$11 million

Avila, Tampa

Owner: Vince Naimoli, former owner of the Tampa Bay Rays

Basics: 15,547 sq. ft.; 8 bedrooms; 7 full baths, 3 half baths

Amenities: Raised game room, conversation room with full bar, groundskeeper room

$11.9 million


Owner: Hans Heye

Basics: 10,574 sq. ft.; 7 bedrooms; 7 full baths, 3 half baths

Amenities: Two-story guest house, deep-water dock, walk-in bar

$14.4 million


Owner: James St. Louis, orthopedic surgeon

Basics: 12,936 sq. ft.; 5 bedrooms; 6 full baths, 2 half baths

Amenities: Koi ponds, pool with waterfall, underground waterslide

$14.9 million

Harbor Oaks, Clearwater

Owner: Christine Barsema

Basics: 14,912 sq. ft.; 5 bedrooms; 7 full baths, 4 half baths

Amenities: Historic guest home, covered loggia terrace, poolside cabana

$15 million


Owner: Estate of Elaine Mickler

Basics: 4,894 sq. ft.; 4 bedrooms; 4 full baths, 1 half bath

Amenities: 80-plus acres, 8 acres on Gulf of Mexico

Source: MLS. Compiled by Times staff

Take a peek at some of Tampa Bay's priciest houses on the market 08/06/11 [Last modified: Friday, August 5, 2011 8:36pm]
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