Home of the Month | October 2014

This month’s Home of the Month is at 526 25th Avenue North, easily recognized by its distinctive blue door and red brick exterior. It was our pleasure to meet the enthusiastic owner, Nancy Way.

A visitor to the home, is instantly engaged by the eye catching landscaping which compliments the front of the house. The front yard consists of a prominent tree that stands tall near the front of the house. The tree is surrounded by uniquely yellow spotted green plants called leopard ligularia. On the west side of the front lawn, the hedge is made up of dumbuya hydrangea or also known as Florida hydrangea. This is a blooming shrub that takes partial to full sun and blooms a fragrant pink flower. Nancy is very happy with how the Hazel’s Garden and Nursery and Rick Wilhoit landscaped the yard, bringing a natural, “Sunken Garden” feel to the front and backyard of the home. [Hazel’s Garden and Nursery, 5063 Dartmouth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710; 727-321-4599]

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Nancy gave us a tour of the two bedroom one bath home, which she shares with her son, Aaron. Aaron is seeking his second college degree in Business Information Systems at the University of South Florida.

The house has an instant warmth to it, the colors throughout the house are golden yellow, blue turquoise, burnt orange, light gray and white. To add texture and tie the colors together, Nancy choose to add wallpaper to an accent wall, that can been seen from the kitchen, living room and bedrooms. The consistency of color throughout adds space and unity through the home. The kitchen and family room are connected and the focal point of the home. Nancy adds, “everyone gathers right here.” Pointing out we were all gathered in the large kitchen that opens to the family room, that leads out to an very large screened in back porch. [Wallpapering: DiMarco Enterprises, Inc. 1920 9th Street, N., St. Petersburg, FL 33704; 727798-3454]

Coming in November, Nancy and other Crescent Heights Association members, are continuing an event that began as a Thanksgiving Day neighborhood gathering and is quickly blossoming into an Annual Crescent Heights Thanksgiving Day Parade, one that will rival Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! It’ll be a family friendly fun time, there will be floats, baton twirlers, music and more. Additional information about the parade will be available at the Cookie Decorating Table at the Crescent Heights Halloween Party and flyers will be distributed. If you have any questions or you would like the parade to pass in front of your house, please email your questions and requests to: chtdayparade@gmail.com

Nancy has lived in other neighborhoods in the areas such as Old Northeast, Shores Acres, Downtown St. Petersburg and she decided to live in Crescent Heights because “There’s no neighborhood that I’ve lived in that has a neighborhood association, like Crescent Heights has.” She continued “the people in the neighborhood are great and this is a great neighborhood that just runs with an idea and makes it work.”

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