Stunning waterfront residence situated on a private, richly landscaped property with breathtaking vistas of Tampa Bay. This extraordinary 4,949SF, 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home was custom built in 1997 employing only the finest materials and craftsmanship. Hand carved French doors welcome you into this bright and airy home designed to accommodate lavish entertaining or quiet everyday life. Enjoy the formal living room with custom built-ins and fireplace; the formal dining room with butler's pantry can accommodate large parties and the spacious family room is a perfect waterfront gathering space. The gourmet kitchen and adjoining casual dining area with bay windows boasts a massive marble topped center island, custom cabinets, granite & marble counters, breakfast bar, lots of storage, high end appliances and awesome views. The family room opens onto a spacious lanai with a composite deck & custom ceiling overlooking the shimmering pool, expansive lawn and Tampa Bay. There are two luxurious master suites, oneon the first floor and the other on the second floor. Both suites have large walk-in closets, private baths and covered balconies overlooking the Bay. The deep water dock built with composite materials is equipped with a 10K lb. boat lift along with waterand electric. From this property there are no bridges to the open waters of Tampa Bay, perfect for sailing! This is above flood plain requirements and is only 5 miles from downtown and 6.8 miles to the beaches.