On sale now, this historic Florida manor was saved by being barged across a bay


One of Florida's historic homes is so beautiful it demanded being saved and moved by barge in 2006, before reaching its current spot. Named Wall Street Journal's "House of the Year for 2015," Lamb Manor is used to getting lots of attention. Originally built in Palmetto, in Manatee County in 1910, its new home is in Ruskin, in Hillsborough County.

It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is featured in national media, and now it can be yours. Originally built in 1910, the main house was ferried by barge across Tampa Bay, before undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration on a secluded, five-acre plot of land overlooking the bay. After entering the estate through an arched entryway, you'll travel down palm-lined driveway, before beholding what's inside. Aside from five fireplaces, elevator, warm chestnut and oak paneling, and hand-carved cabinetry, you'll spot crystal lighting and stained-glass windows throughout. There's a two-story guest house, bringing the property totals to seven bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, and a four-car detached garage.

Lamb manor, named for original owner Asa Lamb, was .

A protected protected water dock with direct bay access will make you feel much father away than the 30-minute drive to downtown Tampa.  Listed for sale at $1,595,000 by Jennifer Zales, the home also enjoys a historic tax exemption in excess of $450,000. That is truly a rare find.

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