The Audrey In Tampa Bay Magazine


“Home Builders Tampa, Alvarez Homes, With Their Modern Medtierranean Home Design Shown In Tampa Bay Magazine Once Again”

Bobby Alvarez, Freddy Socias and Alex Socias, the partners in Alvarez Homes, have been building visionary homes for 25 years. The result is always a home that transcends mere excellence in the pursuit of artistry. Over the years, they have won an unprecedented array of awards for their custom-built homes, the latest of which is The Audrey.

This modern Mediterranean, over 6,100 square-foot home has the multi-level roof lines, Grecian pillar motif and imported tile accents that is Alvarez Homes’ signature style. It is located in Thonotosassa, just east of Tampa, in an eloquently tranquil setting, where it enjoys a hillside vista, canal, an island and the lake beyond. Bobby Alvarez relates that the curvature of this house’s design is in keeping with a water theme. The large circular drive and porte cochère provide the home with a distinct sense of arrival.


Inside, a contemporary blend of styles, such as archways, dramatic stairwells and lit rotundas overhead, inspire a feeling of contentment. Once inside the home, you are struck by the magnificent stairway that leads upstairs to bedrooms and baths and down to the 20-seat media room in the basement. The formal dining room is cleverly accessible from the kitchen and pantry, while the family room is designed so that the kitchen, breakfast area and kitchen office are all afforded extraordinary panoramic vistas.

The family room flows gracefully into the kitchen and breakfast area.


The master bath area is distinctively elegant and practical. The master bedroom suite on the first floor has high windows and ceilings that make this spacious room seem cozy. The large mahogany-lined his and her closets and spectacular master bath make this private retreat spectacular. The nearby study is built in a circular design with floor-to-ceiling mahogany bookshelves.

With four bedrooms, five baths, two powder rooms, four garages, a butler’s pantry and a multitude of other features, this home blends elegance and luxury with the craftsmanship for which Alvarez Homes is known to create an estate that is an artful original.

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