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Amity House St. Petersburg, Florida

3/3 MCM Frank Lloyd Wright inspired 1 story with total privacy on 1/4 acre enclosed lot and open floor plan, rafters & glass walls. Very easy to access camera gear and lots of people. In one of south St. Petersburg’s oldest neighborhoods surrounding a former PGA golf course & active country club as well as bordering Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, sits our stunning Amity House. Custom designed by the Uphaus' after Willards 1 year of imprisonment due to refusing to testify at the McCarthy Trials, Amity House was built in ‘57 as a place of refuge for socially conscious activists in addition to the Uphaus’ constant fundraising efforts. They hosted Cesar Chavez (we have the bespoke teak couch he slept on) & many 60's civil rights activists in the NAACP We are the 2nd owners and take stewardship of the home to heart, hoping to continue in the path of hospitality, friendship and generosity. A huge concrete circular drive on just over 1/4 acre of citrus, avocado, mango, bananas, coconuts, & vegetable garden. There are overly friendly hens in a pink henhouse out front & a healthy number of well fed house cats. We built a rectangular style pool to mimic the shape of the lot that sits in the sunniest part of the lush, fully fenced backyard surrounded by travertine stone pavers, and a long row of 11ft striped umbrellas on artificial turf with an adjacent painted wood deck & dining area. Its very private!! Trees border the entire property so you cant see any anything but blue skies & green trees. In the rear of the property by a huge mango tree & 40' bamboo hedge my husband built a 2 story wood treehouse with a large swing & turf underneath. The home’s interior is mostly open & centralized around a 1000sq ft screened patio with hand stenciled concrete floor, plants potted and hanging & 30’ ceilings. 2 walls of Sliding glass doors fully retract to a large open kitchen, living room with brick wall and brick floor-to-ceiling fireplace in addition to a wood paneled library behind a 15’ gorgeous teak Indian hand-sculpted bar. The floors are all terrazzo which was diamond polished for an extreme shine. Rugs throughout. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths are down a hall. Exiting the wood doors with Florida windows of the master bedroom is a wood deck housing a 7’ claw foot tub & shower in a private shaded side yard with palms, flowers and iron trellises. On the other side of the home is another bedroom with private entry, private safe & full bath. Interior Laundry facilities overlook the pool. Wood paneled flooring throughout that side as it was a later built enclosed extension to the 2 car tandem concrete block garage with more Florida (jalousy) windows & 25’ ceilings. The beautiful bespoke brass and cone sculpted light fixtures throughout the home remain in addition to teak broad paddle ceiling fans. From the front it is completely impossible to see inside as all windows are 20’ up the concrete walls to maintain cooler temperatures in the summer as well as privacy. The back is surrounded by glass & screen for a feeling of outdoor living. We have blended era furnishings acquired through decades of travel & obsessive shopping. We like to have fun, create beauty & be outside. It’s an architecturally stunning piece of history that was designed to host parties, photo shoots, weddings, movies, etc... There is also a 50amp electric hookup for an RV, a giant trampoline, 1970s red hand chair & soccer net in addition to a remodeled camper available for rent as well

Category and style


Americana/Anywhere America, Bohemian, Dated/Retro, Exotic/Tropical, Georgian/Southern, Mid-century Modern


Private parking for 8 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property, Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
3800 sq ft
Lot size:
21700 sq ft

Location Rules

Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed


Air Conditioning
Hair/Makeup area


Clawfoot Bathtub
Large Shower
Modern Bathroom
Exposed Beams
High Ceiling
Vaulted Ceiling
Glass Doors
Roller Garage Door
Screen Doors
Sliding Doors
Stained Glass
Wood Doors
Circle Driveway
Colored Driveway
Asphalt/Concrete Driveway
BBQ Grill
Exterior Shower
Front yard
Garage (Attached)
Large Grounds
Brick Fireplace
Fireplace With Mantle
Large Fireplace
Modern Fireplace
Stone Fireplace
Carpet Floor
Concrete Floor
Inlaid/Patterns Floor
Marble Floor
Fruit & Vegetable Garden
Large Yard
Lush/Manicured Yard
Overgrown Garden
Tropical Garden
Baby Room
Home Bar
Home Library
Home Office
Kid Room/Teenager Room
Laundry Room
Open Floor Plan
Breakfast Nook
Bright Kitchen
Dated/50's to 70's Kitchen
Kitchen Island
Open Kitchen
Stainless Steel Kitchen
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Rectangular Pool
Tropical Pool
Front Porch
Porch Swing
Screened Porch
Wood Deck
Gun Range/Archery
Brick Walls
Colored Walls
Concrete Walls
Corrugated Metal Walls
Glass Wall
White Walls
Wood-Paneled Walls
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Sash/Up And Down/Hung Windows
Slider Windows
Stained Glass Windows

Crew access

Street Level
Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Exact location provided after booking