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We are thrilled to announce that our company, Strobel Design Build, has been featured in the prestigious St. Pete Life Magazine’s Annual Home Design Issue. This recognition highlights our exceptional work in the realm of home remodeling, showcasing our expertise in creating beautiful and functional spaces tailored to our client’s unique needs. With one of our recently completed projects gracing the magazine’s front page, this feature offers valuable insights for those considering owning a historic home and the importance of knowing all the facts about renovating before taking the plunge. 

Here is an excerpt from St. Pete Life Magazine Article titled ‘Historic Home Goes From Drab to Fab with Strobel Design Build’:


Tampa, St Petersburg, and St. Pete Beach all boast rich histories. One of the oldest and best-preserved neighborhoods in this area is nestled on the southern tip of St. Pete Beach. Just south of St. Pete Beach’s Don Cesar Pink Palace, you’ll find the quaint beach community of Pass-a-Grille Beach. Settled in 1886 by army veteran Zephaniah Phillips and his family, the area was already known among Spanish and French fishermen for its fruitful waters.

Zephaniah built the first home on Pass-a-Grille, and among one of his first homes on the Pinellas County beaches. Many homes would be built in the years following this initial settlement. These early residents would use a ferry service to cross the intracoastal waterway between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. It wouldn’t be until 1919 that a local developer would build a bridge connecting the beaches and mainland St. Pete. In 1928 the Don Cesar, famously known as the “Pink Palace” of St. Pete beach would become the crown jewel of the area.

Strobel Design Build Featured in St. Pete Life Magazine Annual Home Design Issue
Photos by Douglas Harrison of Home Exposure Photography
Interior Design by Barbara Johnson

We are proud to be featured in the St. Pete Life magazine, and appreciate their publication.  We encourage you to explore our portfolio and learn more about our commitment to creating beautiful, functional spaces tailored to our client’s unique needs. If you’re considering owning a historic home or embarking on a renovation project, don’t hesitate to contact us for guidance and support. Together, we can transform your vision into a reality.

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For more information about home remodeling please reach out to us at 727-321-5599 or fill out our contact form, and we will be in touch soon!