James Hilton created the mystical place called "Shangri-La" in his novel Lost Horizon. That term has become synonymous with paradise; a totally remote utopia isolated form the rest of the world.
Yesterday, Laurie McChesney of Preferred Properties sold Shangri La in the Florida Keys for $3,250,000. CLICK HERE to see the property Laurie described this way:
"Shangri La in the Florida Keys! This secluded Sugarloaf Beach estate sits on five lush acres & offers a private, stunningly beautiful white sand beach. (460' of ocean/beach frontage)The main house combines island style and interior comforts with the natural beauty of the outdoors. The master bedroom & one guest room open to wrap around decks and offer panoramic vistas of the ocean, palm trees and the beach. Soaring ceilings with a dramatic artistic sculpture anchors the living area. This estate offers a relaxing yet elegant island lifestyle. Ancillary buildings include the guest room/office, a double garage and an equipment pavilion all connected by wooden covered walkways. One of a kind!"
If you are hoping to buy your place in Paradise CLICK HERE to search the Key West Association of Realtors MLS database. There are still some nice homes left for sale but not as many as there used to be. Time waits for nobody, not even in Paradise. If you see a property that you like, please consider working with me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc. Preferred Properties is an affiliate of Christie's Great Estates.