Former Steinbrenner home on Davis Islands sells for nearly $6.3 million

Tampa’s Bay’s luxury market is kicking off another strong year with the $6.275 million sale of an 8,000-square-foot bayfront home on Davis Islands.

The seven-bedroom, seven-bath home sold in late January in an off-market transaction. The deed had not been recorded as of Friday, but the seller was a pair of trusts in the name of Christina S. Lavery, records show.

Lavery formerly was married to New York Yankees chairman Hal Steinbrenner, who with his brother Hank inherited the team from their late father, George Steinbrenner.

Tampa Bay notched eight sales above $6 million last year compared to none in 2015. Of the top 25 priciest homes sold last year, four were in Davis Islands, the most of any bay area community.

“There is a very limited supply of open bay property in Tampa,” said Stephen Gay, the Smith & Associates listing agent. “Davis Island is exceptionally attractive because it is very convenient to downtown Tampa and all South Tampa has to offer.”

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John William is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami, and has spent his lifetime in sales and marketing. The fourth generation to join his family business, John William manages all luxury residential sales and transactions within the Tampa Bay and South Florida markets. A keen industry insider with a finger on the pulse of the area, He is an expert identifying high-return acquisition and development opportunities for hungry investors both large and small while simultaneously working with homeowners and homebuyers to buy and sell the home of their dreams… often times without the need of the MLS or a For Sale sign. He also oversees all digital and print marketing for the company, and handles all sales training for new and established agents alike. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Brookwood Florida, the oldest charity in Florida, and works to raise millions of dollars annually for local charities and museums.