November 11, 2022

This St. Pete home in Historic Old Northeast comes with a hidden speakeasy and Biggie Smalls-themed bathroom

A fully redone St. Petersburg home with a secret boozy addition is now on the market in the Old Historic Old Northeast neighborhood.

Located at 425 20th Ave NE, the 3,489-square-foot home was built in 1927, and is currently owned by former Cox Media Vice President Keith Lawless, who stepped down from the position last summer.

The five-bed, five-and-a-half bath house keeps quite of bit of its original charm, like the original hardwood floors and Augusta brick in the driveway, but now features some quality upgrades like designer finishes, Viking appliances, a pool and spa, a Notorious B.I.G.-themed bathroom, and more.

But arguably the best thing about it is the hidden portal near the living room fireplace.  Behind that secret door is a dark wooden bar in the style of a Prohibition-era speakeasy, featuring a 450-bottle wine fridge.

The home is currently asking $2.5 million, and the listing is represented by Sarah Howe of Compass Florida.
Scroll down to view images
This St. Pete home in Historic Old Northeast comes with a hidden speakeasy behind a bookcase
Photo via Realtor
This St. Pete home in Historic Old Northeast comes with a hidden speakeasy behind a bookcase
Photo via Realtor
This St. Pete home in Historic Old Northeast comes with a hidden speakeasy behind a bookcase
Photo via Realtor
This St. Pete home in Historic Old Northeast comes with a hidden speakeasy behind a bookcase
Photo via Realtor
This St. Pete home in Historic Old Northeast comes with a hidden speakeasy behind a bookcase
Photo via Realtor

Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future.