This iconic Tierra Verde property constitutes a rare opportunity to purchase a custom-crafted masterpiece on some of the most coveted waterfront on the Gulf Coast.
652 Nina Drive sits on the west side of Tierra Verde's famous Grand Canal and includes the adjoining vacant lot, yielding an impressive 204 feet of total water frontage. This makes it suitable for extraordinary yacht dockage, as well as the possibility of further development.
The Grand Canal is so desirable for serious boaters because the northern end of the Canal terminates at the Tierra Verde Marina Resort, while the southern end leads directly to both the open Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, mere moments away.
The Grand Canal is deep, wide, and protected, yet incredibly convenient to the best boating on the Gulf Coast. Whether the destination is the white, sandy Gulf beaches, extraordinary nearby in-shore fishing around the keys and cays of the Bayway Islands, or any exotic location beyond, 652 Nina is the perfect home port.
Designed by Pass-a-Grille architect Ralph Lickton and built in 1989 by John Nachman for Randy Harris, this home is not only well-known to locals but has also been seen as the background of advertisments in yachting publications around the world.
When Harris first approached Lickton about designing the house, he asked for the very best home that could possibly be built out of wood. Lickton’s answer was to use a Pole Barn construction, with pilings up to 50 feet long, sunk by local marine construction specialist Doug Speeler. They then crafted heavy timber trusses for the vaulted ceilings and added a cupola (crow’s nest) with a wrap-around deck for 360 degree views of the Island and surrounding waters.
THE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL
652 Nina Drive is being sold according to its current legal configuration, which is a combination of the parcel upon which the home sits and the neighboring vacant parcel. Pinellas County has verbally confirmed that splitting the parcels is allowable and straightforward–and that the lot is buildable.