Heres a chance to own a 30-year-old slice of BOTB-winning Tampa history before a developer gets its hands on it. Tampa Heights iconic Grams Place Hostellocated at 3109 N Ola Ave. in the shadow of this historic Woodlawn Cemeteryis now on the market for $689,000.
Founded in 1991 by Mark Holland and named for cosmic-country songwriter Gram Parsons who was born in Winter Haven, the entire estate includes two properties and the operating business that sleeps 27 people.
During a 1989 trip to Amsterdam for a ceremony honoring Parsons, Holland (who died in 2007) stayed in a hostel for the first time. The experience was inspirational.
Todays Grams Place hostel includes two 1940s homesthe Ola and Plymouth houses connected by a wooden walkwayfeatures five music-themed rooms, three dorm-style rooms, a treetop perch, a sweet pool and bar area, one hell of a new coat of paint outside, plus all the charm youd expect from whats truly one of the last bastions of quirkiness in the rapidly-changing neighborhood.
CLs been in touch with Bruce Holland whos been running the hostel for a decade-and-a-half, and well update this post after we have a long talk about the property.Ray Roa
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