Julia Vakulenko

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MLS# T2845962

This lovely 4 bedroom, 3. One of the two a/c units recently replaced. The wooden staircase leads you up to the 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and oversized laundry area. The expansive pavered lanai, measuring 47x45 feet, features a sparkling remodeled...
Visit this property in TAMPA: 10711 CORY LAKE DR, TAMPA

MLS# U7795317

This brilliant, luxurious residence delivers spectacular and rare open water views of the gulf of mexico & intracaostal waterway from virtually every room. A magnificently crafted 5 bedroom, 4. Gorgeous living room opens to a wide covered luxury...
Visit this property in TIERRA VERDE: 798 NINA DR, TIERRA VERDE

MLS# U7795676

Corner of 4th and 4th South, where city life meets home sweet home, this is The Sage. You’ll be tempted, however, to pursue and enjoy a game at the Trop, any of the city’s many popular restaurants, museums, the galleries, markets and cafes or one...
Visit this property in ST PETERSBURG: 400 4TH AVE S #108, ST PETERSBURG

MLS# T2846758

Condo Features a Large Great room that Connects to a lanai with Floor-to-Ceiling Glass Enclosure; A 16' x 8' Lanai with Beautiful Tile Flooring is In addition to the 1480 A/c-Heated Square Feet. NO step here - Lanai Flooring is raised to the same...
Visit this property in TAMPA: 13156 VILLAGE CHASE CIR #13156, TAMPA


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