December 02, 2021

The former Tampa home of MLB pitcher Chris Perez is for sale, and it comes with a stage floor once used by Elvis

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While Elvis Presley's prized 24-karat gold-painted grand piano is prominently  displayed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, another relic from the King has also been hiding nearby, at the home of a former MLB pitcher.

Right now, the one-time home of Cleveland Indians pitcher and Bradenton-native Chris Perez in on the market, and it features an authentic stage flooring once used by the King himself.

Located at 1107 Arevalo De Avila, in Tampa's gated Avila community, the 4,540-square-foot home was built in 1999, and was purchased by the two-time All Star and his wife Melanie in 2010 for $962,500, according to property records.

The home has had a couple owners since, and currently features four bedrooms and six bathrooms, a wine cellar, a solarium, a sport court, a tiki hut, an outdoor kitchen, and a resort-style heated pool with waterfalls, a large grotto cave, and two enclosed tube slides.

But arguably the most interesting feature the game room, which features reclaimed flooring from Memphis' Ellis Auditorium, a venue where Elvis Presley played many times, but also walked across for his high school graduation on June 3, 1952.

Ellis Auditorium was razed in 1999, and pieces of it were auctioned off a few years later in 2002. 

While it's unclear exactly which owner installed the Elvis flooring,  the home was owned by  Susan K Stanton in 1999,  who lived there until 2010, according to property records.

Listing agent Dianne Martin of Century 21 Affiliated told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay the Elvis flooring wasn't installed by the current owners, though they do appreciate it and, hopefully, so do the next owners.

The home is currently listed for $1,895,000.

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The former Tampa home of MLB pitcher Chris Perez is for sale, and it comes with a stage floor once used by Elvis
Photos via Zillow

The former Tampa home of MLB pitcher Chris Perez is for sale, and it comes with a stage floor once used by Elvis
Photos via Zillow

The former Tampa home of MLB pitcher Chris Perez is for sale, and it comes with a stage floor once used by Elvis
Photos via Zillow

The former Tampa home of MLB pitcher Chris Perez is for sale, and it comes with a stage floor once used by Elvis
Photos via Zillow

The former Tampa home of MLB pitcher Chris Perez is for sale, and it comes with a stage floor once used by Elvis
Photos via Zillow

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