The nearly 5,000-square-foot home at 2701 Sunset Way in St. Pete Beach has sold in a historic $8.2 million sale.
Located on a secluded corner lot in Pass-a-Grille, the three-story home belonged to Richard and Jill Cope. Richard Cope is the former CEO of Arvida Realty Corp. The Copes have multiple properties and previously sold property to ConnectWise Co-founder and former CEO Arnie Bellini.
The Pass-a-Grille beachfront estate was on the market for less than a day.
“This is the highest price single-family home ever sold in St. Pete Beach per square foot,” said Donna Miller with Coldwell Banker Realty. Miller represented the Copes.
The price per square foot breaks down to $1,645.
Inside the three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home, it boasts Jerusalem Gold limestone and bamboo floors throughout the rooms. Images of the home reveal features such as a Chihuly glass art chandelier and a spiral staircase that encircles a see-thru glass/bronze elevator.
There’s an oversized living room with custom ceilings incorporating mother of pearl. The living room has a wet bar with a wine chiller and a separate media area with a gas fireplace. The home also features a fitness room and a heated pool.
The home was built in 2007. The Copes bought the property several years ago for nearly $5.26 million.
with Century 21 represented the buyer, who wished not to be named.
“This home is unique with the level of detail. It’s very hard to find such a custom home for sale,” Perry said.
The buyer toured the home before it was listed on the market.
Perry said the buyers were immediately interested and the property will now become their vacation home.
“The Copes did beautiful finishes in the master bedroom. It used to be divided, but they expanded it to include an office. They used it as one big room and it created amazing views,” Perry said, adding how they’ve made other improvements as ceiling installations and landscaping.
An aerial of the beachfront home.