I don’t know if it’s my love of mid- to late-century modern architecture, or that I always see it in perfect Florida dusk light, but this building is one of my favorites in Tampa. It has an airy, high-ceilinged drive-through ground level garage, with just a handful of spaces. Enough for a modest office building. Its only ground-level inside space is this glass and black marble elevator lobby, lit by a constellation of recessed cans.
It was built in 1987, has 3 stories of space, and only 6 units. Based on the vehicle collection, and its proximity to Downtown and Tampa General, I would say lawyers and doctors. HP Bay Street LLLP bought the property in 2006 for $4.81m. Its principal stakeholder is Gary Harrod, who lives just down the road on Bayshore at the corner of Gunby Avenue. Unlike many on Bayshore, Mr. Harrod has a modest house with more grounds and landscaping than house. Maybe he’s an old-fashioned kind of guy. Cool.