Historic “Shady Oaks, ” Built by Henry Plant in 1890, Enters Market for $650,000

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:55

BELLAIR, FLA.(November 26, 2019) — Shady Oaks, one of the oldest homes in Pinellas County, has entered the market for $650,000. Built by famed developer and railroad magnate Henry Plant in 1900, the residence was originally the office space for the Belleair Improvement Company, and later served as the private home of Mortan Plant, Henry’s son. Located at 1570 Alexander Road, the listing is marketed exclusively by Hasib Azizi of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s St. Petersburg office. Additional listing details can be viewed here.

Positioned on a double lot, the Victorian home has been lovingly restored over the years; a newer kitchen, roof, windows, electrical, plumbing and porch are among the recent updates. From its intricate trim work and wood flooring to its elegant staircase, turrets and gables, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home graciously maintains a historical essence. 

Henry Plant built an empire of railroads and steamships, bringing accessibility and attention to Florida — and to the Tampa Bay area in particular. His son, Mortan, was a financier, developer and philanthropist who developed the Belleview Biltmore Hotel.


“This notable home presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of Florida’s past. The discerning buyer will appreciate not only the historical value, but the quality craftsmanship of a bygone era.”  

– Hasib Azizi, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,100 associates and employees in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby's International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit premiersothebysrealty.com.

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