On Clearwater Beach, a Home With Water Views From Nearly Every Room Asks $18 Million

A waterfront property in Clearwater, Fla., is hitting the market place for $18 million. If it sells at or near its inquiring price, it will be the most costly residence sale recorded in Pinellas County, in accordance to true-estate agent Heidi Odio of Compass, who has the listing with Kerry Lather. 

The entrepreneurs are Carlos Odio, the founder of the Costa Rican citrus enterprise TicoFrut and the Brazil-based manufacturer Gumaco, and his spouse, Cecilia Odio. The Odios constructed the around 19,000-sq.-foot property with two kitchens in the 1990s it was done in 1999.

The household is found on Clearwater Beach, a extend of land that is linked to the mainland by a bridge. One particular day in the late 1980s, the Odios had been boating to the Gulf of Mexico when they received trapped at the north close of Clearwater Seashore and were pressured to expend the evening there, Mr. Odio explained. They liked the location and were keen to buy a location there, while they now had a house in Clearwater, he claimed. With only a handful of loads on the north end, however, there wasn’t much on the marketplace. Last but not least in the early 1990s, the Odios gained a letter from a true-estate agent stating one particular of the residences was for sale. They bought it for $985,000, tore it down and put in about 7 decades creating the present-day household, which has seven bedrooms. They now split their time in between Clearwater and their indigenous Costa Rica. 

The house sits amongst Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, so approximately every single place has a view of the water, according to Mr. Odio.

The home has a dock on the harbor in entrance of the home.


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“When you’re in the residence, the only point you see is the water,” he mentioned. “Either you are looking at the bay or you’re hunting at the Gulf.”

The residence has a boat dock on the drinking water at the front of the property. The grounds also have a swimming pool, a bar and a private boardwalk that qualified prospects to the beach.

The Odios, who have four youngsters, preferred the dwelling to serve as the “family headquarters” for their foreseeable future prolonged spouse and children, Mr. Odio explained. They are offering now that their family members is busy and does not expend as a lot time at dwelling as they utilized to. The Odios plan to look for a lesser house in the area.

The swimming pool.


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The priciest home to have sold in Pinellas County up to this position was a about 20,000-sq.-foot household that sold for $16.5 million in 2019, claimed Heidi Odio, who is also the Odios’ daughter in-law. 

Even though Florida’s most high-priced areas are located on the state’s east coastline, the west coast has been developing in recognition, Heidi Odio said. In Clearwater Seashore, she mentioned, the median profits selling price in March was $985,000, up 39.7% from March 2021. 

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