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Two Tampa Bay homes to be featured in new Fox Business show, Mansion Global

One used to belong to Bucs quarterback Vinny Testaverde.
This Tampa mansion is being featured in an upcoming episode of Mansion Global on the Fox Business Network.
This Tampa mansion is being featured in an upcoming episode of Mansion Global on the Fox Business Network. [ Joe Sale Photography, Courtesy of Premier Sotheby's International Realty ]
Published Oct. 26
Updated Oct. 26

Tampa Bay residents fascinated by the luxurious digs on Fox Business Network’s new show, Mansion Global, might recognize some familiar scenery in an upcoming episode.

The show is featuring two local estates on its next installment, airing at 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Fox spokesperson.

One of the featured mansions will be 4937 Lyford Cay Road, in the wealthy Culbreath Isles neighborhood in South Tampa. Situated on the outermost edge of a mini peninsula, the 5,662-square-foot home was sold in July for $6.325 million, property records show.

It has four bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms, and was designed by local architect Sol Fleischman, who drew inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright, according to Realtor Nick Janovsky of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, the listing agent on the recent sale.

The Tampa mansion's architecture was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Tampa mansion's architecture was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. [ Joe Sale Photography, Courtesy of Premier Sotheby's International Realty ]

The mansion’s location and westward waterfront also gives it “unrivaled” views, Janovsky said, especially at sunset. Its residents can see across Old Tampa Bay all the way to downtown St. Petersburg — including the color-changing lights of Tropicana Field, he said.

An exterior photo of the home at 4937 Lyford Cay Road in Tampa shows its waterfront views across Old Tampa Bay.
An exterior photo of the home at 4937 Lyford Cay Road in Tampa shows its waterfront views across Old Tampa Bay. [ Joe Sale Photography, Courtesy of Premier Sotheby's International Realty ]

The other home is situated on the banks of Lake Keystone in Odessa, at 17122 Gunn Highway. The luxury residence was sold in February for $3.4 million, according to property records. It sits on 6.03 acres that includes the adjacent vacant lot, and has seven bedrooms plus seven full and four half-bathrooms, according to Karen Hegemeier, also of Sotheby’s, the listing agent on the sale.

This home was once owned by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Vinny Testaverde, who added features like a soaking tub with an ice machine and a custom display box for his Heisman Trophy, she said. The estate also has a game room and high-top bar, wine room, home gym, sauna, basketball and tennis courts and a putting green.

The mansion, which is 12,803 square feet according to Karen Hegemeier, sits on the banks of Lake Keystone.
The mansion, which is 12,803 square feet according to Karen Hegemeier, sits on the banks of Lake Keystone. [ Tony Sica Photography, Courtesy of Premier Sotheby's International Realty ]

“It’s the epitome of lakefront estate living,” Hegemeier said, calling it a “a total entertainment home.”

Mansion Global premiered on Sept. 21. The 30-minute episodes air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

In a trailer for the show, host Kacie McDonnell promises to be viewers’ “luxury liaison” to show them “what you can get when money is no object.”

A staircase inside the Odessa home that's set to be featured on a new show called Mansion Global.
A staircase inside the Odessa home that's set to be featured on a new show called Mansion Global. [ Tony Sica Photography, Courtesy of Premier Sotheby's International Realty ]