850 S Newport Avenue, Tampa, Florida, United States, 33606
One of the oldest and most beautiful private homes in Tampa’s historic Hyde Park is on the market for $3,900,000. Welcome to the Morrison House, a sprawling 6,400 square foot Italianate dream home with four bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms. Perhaps one of the most distinctive architectural elements is the three-storey tower that opens to a deck with both city and water views. It rises seamlessly from the lower two levels, however, a historic photo of the home revealed that it was an addition several years later. Mr. William A. Morrison built the concrete block residence in 1882 on a vast property once surrounded by orange groves and according to the Herald Tribune, he oriented the house to the south so that he would have a views of the bay. Today, the historic home sits on a manicured 0.44 acre property on a tree-lined street amongst equally impressive homes complete with swimming pool and hot tub, lush foliage, lawn and a new three-car garage. The current owners have updated and reimagined the interiors while maintaining and preserving select period details. Restored hardwood flooring and trim, 12-foot ceilings, an upgraded master suite and a modern chef’s kitchen are just some of the highlights. Many prominent families have resided in the Morrison House over the span of 137 years, including the Collier family and attorney general Thomas Watson. It’s on the market for $3,900,000 with the Toni Everett Company.