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Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
A special midcentury modern house is on the market in St. Petersburg, Florida, where architect Glenn Q. Johnson left his mark with “bird cage” designs. This particular home was completed in 1954 and bears many of his signatures, like open plan living quarters and a large porch.
Set on a platform of sorts and propped up stilts, the 1,460-square-foot residence features a triangular design that allows for soaring vaulted ceilings and a massive overhanging roof. The latter offers coverage over the multiple verandas, patios, and decks—on both levels.
Inside the split-level space, the living room, dining area, and kitchen occupy the main floor, which features a wall of windows opening onto the expansive deck. A bedroom is tucked behind this space as well as a bathroom (check out that penny tile floor!). Downstairs, a guest apartment has direct access to the outdoor space.
Although period details like the tongue-and-groove ceiling and flooring appear to be original and combine with other updates, the two-bedroom-2.5-bath could really shine with just the right refresh. Located at 721 Pinellas Point Drive South, it’s offered at $425,000.