November 04, 2022

This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M

This St. Petersburg home is fully modern, with one notable exception tucked away behind the bookcase.

The home in St. Pete's Historic Old Northeast is whited out on the inside in the manner of so-many speculative new builds. That melts away with a step through a hidden portal near the living room fireplace.  Behind that secret door is a dark wooden bar in the style of a Prohibition-era speakeasy.

The bar and wine cellar are quite a bit brighter than the typical hooch hole, by way of massive windows to the outside that would never be found in true secret bars. Still, the '20s memorabilia that line the walls help sell the illusion. (Crucially, the home comes with all of its vintage knick-knacks included.)

Even without this special feature, the home at 425 20th Ave NE would be a stunner. The five-bed, five-and-a-half bath house was built in 1927 and keeps quite of bit of its original charm on the exterior. The path up to the house is paved with original Augusta Block like the kind that marks historic brick streets throughout Florida. The owners also kept the home's original hardwood while adding modern comforts.

The sellers are asking for $2.5 million. The listing is represented by Sarah Howe of Compass Florida.
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This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M
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This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M
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This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M
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This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M
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This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M
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This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M
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This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M
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This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M
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This St. Pete house comes with a hidden speakeasy, wine cellar for $2.5M
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