November 23, 2022

Built by Sam Schooley, St. Pete's historic 'Spanish Castle' is now for sale

The "Spanish Castle," a historic home in Old Pasadena built by prolific 1920s-era builder Samuel V.  Schooley is now on the market.

Located at 7003 Park St. S, Schooley completed the home in either 1924 or 1925 as a spec house for the burgeoning Pasadena neighborhood, according to the Preserve the 'Burg.

At the time, the home was the largest within Schooley's development, which included a total of 49 residences. In a sales pamphlet for the spec houses, he called the home "a truly Spanish castle," and "absolutely the best I've ever offered at the price."

Schooley was one of the most prominent builders in St. Petersburg in the 1920s, and it's unclear exactly how much the home was first sold for. However, it's certainly worth a lot more now.

The home is currently asking $3,326,000.

The "Spanish Castle" has gone through quite a facelift over the years, while still keeping its original charm.

The 5,374-square-foot home now comes with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as pool, a courtyard with a fountain, arched windows and doors, oak floors, stained-glass accents, a wood-burning fireplace, a private tea garden, and more.

But one of the more stunning highlights is an original 1880s draper's table from a silk factory in Lyon, France, which now serves as an island in the kitchen.

"This a home that harkens back to Florida's tropical beauty of the past," says listing agent Glen Richardson of Smith & Associates Real Estate. "Every space has been modernized for a luxurious lifestyle yet has unique features that are unattainable in newly constructed homes. The home is geared towards spacious living with beautiful terraces poolside and courtyards for quiet contemplation."
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Built by Sam Schooley, St. Pete's historic 'Spanish Castle' is now for sale
Photos via Smith & Associates Real Estate
Built by Sam Schooley, St. Pete's historic 'Spanish Castle' is now for sale
Photos via Smith & Associates Real Estate
Built by Sam Schooley, St. Pete's historic 'Spanish Castle' is now for sale
Photos via Smith & Associates Real Estate
Built by Sam Schooley, St. Pete's historic 'Spanish Castle' is now for sale
Photos via Smith & Associates Real Estate
Built by Sam Schooley, St. Pete's historic 'Spanish Castle' is now for sale
Photos via Smith & Associates Real Estate

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