Randolph Wedding Residence

LOCATION: 990 31st Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

ARCHITECT: Randolph Wedding 

BUILT: 1968

SIZE: 5878 SF


PHOTO CREDITS: Realtor.com


A Frank LLoyd Wright inspired design, this contemporary home was built in 1968 by master architect and former mayor of St. Petersburg, Randolph “Randy” Wedding. In 2006, with the help of architect Jovica Millic, the interior was renovated into the masterpiece it is today in Snell Isle Estates, on 1/2 acre with lush landscape that offers complete privacy. This stunning 5878 sq ft. home offers 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bath with floor to ceiling windows that brings in plenty of natural light.

Enter through the etched copper double doors into the 1st level that features a guest suite & entertainment room with a massive fireplace. A distinguished staircase leads to a dining room with floor to ceiling glass panels with views of the garden & golf course. A separate living room with wide picture windows invites the beauty of the outdoor space. The master suite encompasses the entire 3rd level complete with custom designed details. A seawall wraps the back of the property with a canal running along the mangroves for kayaking activities. (source)


Randolph Wedding served as mayor of St. Petersburg from 1973-1975, and is credited with helping persuade the state of Florida to build the Interstate 375 and 175 arteries into downtown. With a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Florida, he served an apprenticeship with the St. Petersburg firm of Harvard and Jolly and in 1960, Wedding started his own firm.

Wedding designed the original Busch Gardens, a project for which his father, Charles Wedding, was the landscape architect, and designed many landmark buildings in St. Petersburg. His legacy includes the Plaza office complex, the Florida Federal Tower, the downtown building of the Tampa Bay Times and a part of All Children’s Hospital. In 2000 — as downtown St. Pete struggled — he built the Cloisters, a downtown luxury high-rise on Beach Drive. The Florencia high-rise condominium followed, as did other developments that made downtown a thriving place to live, work, shop and play. (source)


Tampa Bay Times, 1965