April 15, 2022

An original Bahama Shores home, designed by architect George C. Buchtenkirk, is now for sale in St. Pete

A home designed by the chief architect of St. Petersburg's "Cocoon" neighborhood is now on the market.

Located at 220 63rd Ave. S, the ranch-style home was built in 1947 and designed by the late New York-based architect George Buchtenkirk, who is behind most of the Bahama Shores homes in this era.

The 1,734-square-foot home comes with two bedrooms, and two bathrooms, as well as a pool, and many of the signature details of a classic Buchtenkirk home, including the oversized wood-burning chimney, crown molding and plenty of custom trim.

Bahamas Shores is one of St. Pete's more unique little corners, partially because it has its own private neighborhood-owned waterfront park, that all residents get to use, and also it was prominently featured in Ron Howard's 1985 film "Cocoon."

The home is currently asking  $674,900 and the listing agent is Kent Rodahaver of  Nexthome South Pointe.
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Designed by architect George C. Buchtenkirk, a rare Bahama Shores home is for sale in St. Pete
Photo via Zillow
Designed by architect George C. Buchtenkirk, a rare Bahama Shores home is for sale in St. Pete
Photo via Zillow
Designed by architect George C. Buchtenkirk, a rare Bahama Shores home is for sale in St. Pete
Photo via Zillow
Designed by architect George C. Buchtenkirk, a rare Bahama Shores home is for sale in St. Pete
Photo via Zillow
Designed by architect George C. Buchtenkirk, a rare Bahama Shores home is for sale in St. Pete
Photo via Zillow

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