This is a home with great presence on a lovely street. Its sweeping, high roof lines, gables, and welcoming front porch mix the classic elements of a contemporary Key West house. This style evolved over several hundred years of functional use on a small island nearby and the updated edition incorporates many items that islanders could only dream about: back-up power, expansive spaces, air conditioning, and worry free storm preparation thanks to windows and doors that exceed the rigid building codes without adding shutters. It is considered by many architects as the perfect style for enjoying indoor and outdoor life to the fullest in the American tropics.
Once inside the entry porch, your guests are treated to a foyer which hosts a sweeping colonial staircase and a space which opens both up and out to a beautiful living room looking onto the trees beyond the lagoon pool and spa. This living room is topped with a ceiling which anchors the rest of house with an amazing circular wood beamed element. The room itself is full of light and reflects along two axis which bring the room outside to the entertainment terraces and inside to the adjoining dining room and its huge undercover winter kitchen adjoining the pool. Adjoining these rooms is a very grand family room with vaulted ceilings and playful fans spanning a breakfast nook just next to luxurious kitchen. Nearby a butlers’ pantry serves this kitchen, as well as a fully sized laundry, maid’s quarters, and garage suitable for four cars inside its doors. On the other side of this floor is a very large master suite with soaring ceilings and expansive views of the pool and landscaping. This master suite is grand by any comparison, with its own den, outdoor porch, enormous twin closets and dressing areas and absolutely amazing marble bathrooms.
Upstairs the landing arrives to a space bridging the living room from a VIP suite on one side to the beginning of four other bedrooms on the other with grand outdoor decks, game loft, and a full theater! The obligatory elevator and thoughtfully located second laundry finish the second floor.
The backyard entertainment space is designed to be a grand extension of the living room terraces of the main house with extensive landscaping and a oblong swimming pool. At the edges of this pool are the elements of a rocky, free flowing waterfall on one side and a casual, beach style entry on the other. A favorite with small kids, this entry allows a walk in approach to the lagoon pool. Under the vines beyond is the hydro massage pool. An extensive use of tumbled marble unifies the entertainment areas, pools, spaces under the trellis, and backyard walkway.
Offered @ $5,650,000