**Pending accepting back-ups** This comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is found near the heart of South Tampa in the flourishing neighborhood of Bel Mar Gardens. From the moment you pull up to the second you walk in the front door, you’ll appreciate the curb appeal and open concept living. It features a thoughtfully designed split floor plan: on one side, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom; and on the other, the owners’ suite. The owners’ bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet and en suite bathroom incorporating a delightful steam generator and shower enclosure. A newer washer, dryer, and utility sink are tucked away behind closet doors in the hallway leading to the owner’s bedroom. The sprawling kitchen provides plentiful cabinetry and a dedicated pantry. A bonus storage area adjacent to the kitchen can be built out as a walk-in pantry if desired. Cooking is a joy with granite countertops and a generous center island overlooking the dining and family rooms—a perfect floor plan for entertaining. Need to cook appetizers and a roast at the same time? Not a problem with the convenient double oven, one of your newer stainless steel appliances (including a French door refrigerator replaced just over one year ago). The open kitchen spills over into a dining area and living room with vaulted ceilings; new, coordinated light fixtures; and a bright space great for a home office. As you step out the back door you’re greeted by your own private Florida oasis, including a paver patio shaded by a pergola with seating to keep you cool in the summer. Flagstone pathways lead to a fire pit and newly added 150 sq foot storage shed, which is wired and ready for a second refrigerator or deep freezer. The large lot has plenty of space to add your dream pool. Sidewalks in the neighborhood extend across the front of this home. The roof, hot water heater, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems were updated in 2014 as part of a full renovation. Exuding pride of ownership, this home has been kept in exceptional condition since the renovations. Recent upgrades include the following: Simonton StormBreaker impact windows throughout the home; custom Norman honeycomb window treatments; hurricane shutters on the entry doors; landscaping in the front and back of home; blown insulation in the attic; professional and permitted grand oak tree trimming; locking mid-century modern mailbox with matching house numbers; aluminum Lark shed; outdoor lighting fixtures; and shaded pergola. Park your boat or RV in the wide graveled area protected behind the double gates. Simply put, this home is completely move-in ready. It’s zoned for Plant High, Coleman Middle, and Mabry Elementary—some of the best public schools in the Tampa Bay area. Whether you want to grab dinner at Hyde Park Village, spend a day shopping at International Mall, or walk to the local farmer’s market and neighborhood bar, this home is located close to all the conveniences of South Tampa. Easy access to all major interstates, 10 minutes from MacDill Air Force Base, 10 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to the airport, and just 45 minutes to the beaches. Come see this home before it’s gone!