As a Tampa Bay area pioneer in the sales and marketing of luxury condominium residences, Toni Everett has seen every extravagance and innovation the industry has to offer. So when Everett says the recently opened Ovation is the address to own in St. Petersburg, it is most definitely a building to investigate, at 120 Second Ave. N.E. in St. Petersburg.
"Ovation is an extremely unique new building and is currently one the most innovative waterfront communities in Florida's history," Everett says. "It is a very luxurious tower, which has the most extraordinary blend of architectural design and art. It is vibrant, new and alive in an urban location that has many waterfront activities, from boating and waterfront parks to al fresco dining and new museums."
The 26-story tower, which is on Beach Drive between the retail shops of Bay Walk and the approach to St. Petersburg's famous Pier, has the relaxed feel of a resort, Everett says.
"The two-story gallery-style lobby features soaring aqua glass sculptures and gives visitors a hint of the luxury of the exclusive 45 residences within the building," she says.
The amenities within Ovation were designed to provide residents with the opportunity to relax and socialize, while enjoying the scenic panoramas that surround the building. On the fourth floor, the recreation room and library, which doubles as a media room, "flow onto the huge circular terrace, which includes an oval-shaped swimming pool and waterfall, with covered cabanas, lush landscaping and an outdoor living area and outdoor kitchen area," Everett explains. "The views from the pool deck, which has glass railings to maximize visibility, are spectacular as are those from each home in the sky."
Other amenities within Ovation include a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardiovascular machines, free weights and a spa. Several formal and informal clubrooms throughout the building allow residents to gather and enjoy their free time. An on-site concierge service is available to assist residents in making the most of their enjoyment of the restaurants and attractions throughout the Tampa Bay area.
The unique residences within Ovation range in size from 2,374 to 5,329 square feet of living space, and no expense has been spared in the design and finishes, according to Everett. Private elevator entrances provide an added touch of privacy and elegance, while the expansive 140 linear feet of floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors not only provide a wealth of natural light, but also stunning city and full bay views. With the 10-foot ceilings, the effect is dramatic. Each residence includes a large, covered wraparound terrace for enjoying the outdoors in addition to three more terraces and balconies.
The gourmet kitchens in Ovation feature stylish countertops, upscale cabinetry and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The master suites feature double-door entrances, floor-to-ceiling windows, shaded verandahs, walk-in closets and marble finishes in the master bathroom.
The Toni Everett Co., which specializes in sales of high-rise buildings and multimillion-dollar homes, just listed a model in Ovation, furnished by a leading designer, for $2.5 million. Everett says it's a good value.
"The home must be seen to believed. There are full beautiful views of open city life. ... It's a perfectly furnished model home with coordinated quality built-ins and furniture that make it one of the best opportunities around," Everett says. "In a market where everyone wants a deal, this building began as and still is the real deal."
The best part is the easy access to other areas including the Gulf beaches and Tampa Bay Rays baseball, which are minutes away, as well as the interstates, she adds.
For information, visit www.theeverettcompany.com, or call (813) 839-5000.