On an island full of magnificent Victorian architecture, the trend toward modernistic design has made its mark. This 4BR 3BA Modernistic Key West Luxury Home is a brilliant example of this. Offering ultimate resort style living, this private retreat is an ingenious pairing of a custom-built 2-story Key West avant-garde home with an elegant free-standing cottage. The two buildings are seamlessly connected by a spacious tropical pool garden providing enhanced privacy with tall fencing and mature landscaping. Here you enjoy multi-level wooden decks and a brick courtyard set for alfresco cooking and dining, and look-down views of the pool-garden from the 2nd floor deck adjoining the master suite. When you want to see more, climb the outdoor spiral staircase to the roof-top deck for stargazing and a panoramic view of the Key West neighborhood.
Before we begin a tour of the property, take notice of the intriguing contemporary curb appeal. Multi-level / multi style roof lines - from gable, to flat, to rounded; a geometric arrangement of modern paned windows of various shapes and sizes, vertical ship-lap siding, and minimalist fencing of white aluminum horizontal slats. Tall tropical hardwood trees softly frame the distinctive outline of this Key West, Florida home.
Enter the property through a locking gate into a front courtyard hardscaped with aged brick and contemporary lava rock. Six stairs lead to a covered front porch, then a custom hardwood front door opens to the spacious entrance hallway.
Interior Layout and Design: Throughout the main home, the designer used natural materials of salvaged cypress, cherrywood, earth tone tumble-marbled tiles, black granite, and stainless steel. Calming colors of whites, beiges and grays, unadorned windows and minimalist furniture create a casual contemporary style throughout.
1st Floor Bedrooms and Bathroom: The front entrance hallway leads to the two downstairs bedrooms and one full bathroom. To the right of the front door, is bedroom one. Furnished with a white wicker trundle bed, cotton duck easy chair, white bureau, and artistic arch top cabinet, this room can nicely serve as an extra bedroom or as an office space. This room is filled with natural light through long sash windows intersecting at the corner plus single pane windows mounted high on the walls.
Returning to the hallway, past the front door on the left, is a full bathroom. Fitted with a two-person frameless glass shower, this bathroom is decorated with floor-to-ceiling tumbled marble tile. A custom wooden vanity is topped with a clear glass vessel sink. Wide windows are installed to the right of the sink for natural light. This bathroom also connects with bedroom two, to create a bedroom with en-suite bath.
The entrance for bedroom two is from the hallway. This minimalistic bedroom is nicely furnished with 2 twin beds that can be joined to make a king size bed. Two sets of louvered closets along one wall provide plenty of room for clothes. Two oversized windows offer a beautiful view of the front courtyard. The open-beamed ceiling meets the steeple shaped roofline, creating an uplifting and spacious feel to the room.
Great-Room: Returning to the hallway, we are led into the open-concept great-room. Monochrome colors and organic forms and textures make the spacious L-shape room elegant yet down-to-earth. The kitchen strikes a perfect balance between modern and timeless designs with cherrywood cabinets set in contrast with tumble brown marble tile and black granite countertops. Avant-garde barstools and a 150-bottle wine cooler, offer fun amenities for the foodie and wine aficionado. In fact, this home features many extras that will meet the needs of any serious chef, including commercial quality Viking brand stainless steel appliances, sub-zero refrigeration, gas stove top, double ovens, large microwave, and walk-in pantry.
The kitchen / dining area is ideal for entertaining. When it’s time to eat, choose between the double level kitchen island or the wooden dining table that integrates the kitchen with the living room. A wall of natural light streams in from the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors leading to the pool garden. The transition between the kitchen / dining area to the living room is marked with a gorgeous coffered ceiling with wrapped white ceiling beams.
The living room area is furnished for relaxation and entertainment. The off-white natural fiber sofa with wide chaise is the perfect place to flop down to read or watch movies. Open wood shelves across one wall of the living room and Cypress tongue and groove ceiling continue the clean minimalist lines. An antique stained-glass window on a closet door makes an enriching contrast. Oversized windows on the outside walls and recessed ceiling lighting assure plenty of uplifting light day or night.
2nd Floor – Master Bedroom Suite: Moving back past the kitchen to the left, we find the modern industrial design switch-back stairway constructed of black iron posts, steel cable railing, and wooden railing. The stairway creates the perfect entrance for an urban New York-style loft bedroom and insanely cool spa bathroom. The U shape switch-back stairway creates plenty of privacy between the 1st and 2nd floor.
Walls throughout the master bedroom and spa bath are painted white and trimmed with the same wood used throughout the house. Floors throughout the entire master suite are tiled in stone with multi-size patterns. One wall is set with three clothes closets. A framed full-length mirror stands across from it for dressing.
The master bedroom is minimally furnished with a king size bed, end tables and a large wooden desk. From here you have direct access to the 2nd floor porch through double French doors. If you plan on working remotely during your stay, no doubt you will spend some productive time up here. A laundry closet with a washer / dryer is conveniently located between the master bedroom and spa bathroom.
Spa Bath: The custom-built spa provides everything you would expect to feel nurtured in a 5-star hotel resort spa - including a trickling waterfall! Take a therapeutic soak in the free-standing whirlpool tub with pulsing jets. Rejuvenate in the open shower room, complete with multiple body jet sprays, hand sprayer shower system, tiled bench, and grooming mirror.
When it’s time to primp, enjoy the wall-to-wall open-shelf wooden vanity - custom designed with two stylized pedestal black granite sinks and vanity mirrors. Plenty of natural light streams in from windows strategically installed throughout. If you want to shower outside, open the French doors in the shower that connect with the 2nd floor deck. The designer thought of everything, including a shower head mounted outside and privacy walls.
2nd Floor Back Porch and Roof-Top Deck: Sapphire blue tile and white metal railing appoint the 2nd floor porch spanning the width of the house. From here you have a command view of the pool, back decks, and courtyard below. Walls on either side of the porch and tall palm trees assure privacy. When you want to expand your view, take the spiral staircase to the roof top deck.
Private Pool-Garden and Bricked Courtyard: Back downstairs, French doors open from the great-room to the back yard. Made private with fencing and mature landscaping, a focal point of this luxury Key West resort-style home is the swimming pool with waterfall. Raised wooden decks overlook the pool. Step down to the brick courtyard to the outdoor kitchen / dining area complete with authentic brick BBQ grill, sink and large natural wood table. Designed as an outdoor space to live and play, tall tropical and flowering trees add a dreamy ambiance of being somewhere in a countryside. Now, stepping back up on to the deck from courtyard, we tour the studio cottage.
LUXURY STUDIO COTTAGE
The elegant studio cottage stands on the opposite side of the swimming pool from the main house, nestled in the back of the property. The gable tin roof and size of this cottage are reminiscent of a tiny historic Key West cottage. But two sets of sing-pane French doors with transom windows, plus double hung windows make a contemporary statement.
Step inside the cottage and see how it repeats the same minimalist design as the main house. Earth-tone tiles and custom cherrywood cabinetry set next to white painted walls. Open-beam cedar wood ceilings give an added feeling of spaciousness. A custom built cherrywood kitchenette provides a microwave and small fridge, and ample countertop and cupboard space.
A queen size bed is placed near the center of the main room. Two wood bedside tables matching the cabinetry integrate the room décor. Built-in shelves provide ample storage room for clothes and other necessities.
The cottage bathroom has a full-size tumble marble tile shower with rain shower head and wand. A wooden vanity with shelves, single sink, and mirror are set across from the shower. Recessed ceiling lighting and windows assure plenty of light, day or night.
The design and location of the luxury studio cottage makes it versatile. It provides the fourth bedroom for the entire property and is ideal for a couple or single person who want more privacy from the main house. Just imagine rising from a wonderful night sleep or afternoon nap and plunging into the pool for a skinny dip. The tropical lifestyle doesn’t get much better than this.
The layout of this resort style home makes it comfortable for a small family of 3 or 4, or three couples. Bedroom one, in the front of the main house, can also be used as an ideal office for working remotely. Designed and furnished for guests with discerning tastes, this home is ideal for renters who want to live in Key West for a month or more. The property will not tolerate smoking inside. Only well-behaved children are welcome. This property is not "child-proof". We do not accept guests under 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.
Amenities: Up-scale modern home. Fully equipped kitchen with Viking appliances and subzero refrigeration, a 150-bottle wine cooler, private heated swimming pool with waterfall, 2nd floor porch, roof top deck with panoramic views. Ductless split / system a/c with reverse heat pump units in each room for custom climate control. Hi speed internet, TV’s in living room, master bedroom, bedroom two and private studio cottage. Linens and towels provided. The laundry closet is in a hallway on the 2nd floor between the master bedroom and the spa bathroom.
Activities: Not only does this home provide a private resort setting, here, you’ll be living in a neighborhood preferred by many locals. No far from the beach, you’ll feel the light ocean breezes, and just a few blocks away you can walk or bike to Smather’s and Higg’s Beach. You’re also close to beachside landmarks including the stunning Pre-Civil War Fort West Martello Towers (home of the tranquil Key West Garden Club), the never crowded White Street Pier where you can stroll several hundred yards out over the Atlantic Ocean, Salute Restaurant, Rest Beach, Bocce Ball Courts, outdoor circuit training path, Tennis Courts, secure and enclosed small children’s park with cabana tables, Key West Wildlife Preserve.
Area: Mid-town neighborhood with beautiful curb appeal. Easy access to the beach on the south shore of the island. Easy bike ride to Duval St., about a 25-minute walk to Old Town. Very convenient location with easy access to supermarket and pharmacy shopping. Close to the White Street Gallery neighborhood where you find local boutique store and shops like Faustos’s Fine Food Palace, Blown Away Hair Salon, Key West Chiropractic, art galleries, and restaurants. All Old Town Key West features including, museums, sailing, boating, snorkeling, diving, theatre, night life, family activities an easy bike ride away.
Parking: Off-street parking is easy in front of the house. Room for full size car.
Restrictions: Smoking Outside Only. No pets. We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.
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