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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

17029 Bonefish Lane West - Sugarloaf Key - Florida

WOW!  The views from 17029 Bonefish Lane West on Sugarloaf Key are just spectacular. The large lot has an incredible 180 degree open water view that runs the 150 foot frontage of the lot.  Click GOOGLE MAP for an aerial perspective of the property which sits at the end of the lane and which has the very best views.

The listing Realtor at Preferred Properties (that's where I work, but this is not my listing) describes the new listing like this:
"Outstanding waterfront home on the end of the cul-de-sac with 180 degree views of the open water. This custom modern home was built to withstand 160 mph winds. Immediately you are awed by the unique design where every room is open yet defined by its features luring you to the view. In the main area, there is a library, dining, living room and a fantastic cook's kitchen with all the state of the art appliances and a 30inch soapstone island. Down the hall is a 1/2 bath laundry room and oversized master suite. Detached from the main living area are two private guests' suites with a unique blue glass tiled bathroom. On the ground level there is great storage and an abundance of covered space for entertaining,surrounded by tropical landscaping."

I cannot overstate how awesome the views from this home are.  The owner bought the lot and then engaged an architect who he brought to the Keys to design this home to take advantage of the expansive lot  (15,000 sq ft ).  The architect designed a unique structure with a total of 2018 sq ft of living space divided between the main house and a separate guest wing.

The main house has a formal entry, extra large living room and adjoining library, a spacious dining room with built-in niches and storage, a large kitchen with custom cabinetry, and the extra large master bedroom with an extra spacious bath, and laundry.The dining room and living room ceilings play with the geometry of the house and create visually exciting spaces. The milled woodwork and rich floors create a continuity throughout the home.

 The guest house is located in a separate building. Each bedroom has water views and use of the private deck area just off each bedroom. You can't help but be mesmerized by the views. During the time I was at the house taking photos the sky changed from gray to cloudy to sunny.  The water color changed as the clouds and sky turned from gray to blue. And I then got it why so many people prefer a location and view like this one. So no matter which room you are located in, you can peek out to the sea and get swept away by nature doing its thing.

 I sell houses in Key West and I am used to the cute cigar maker cottages and grand conch houses. I am equally familiar with the CBS (concrete block structures) that populate much of the mid town and new town areas. I know that most of the homes built in the Florida Keys since Hurricane Andrew are built on stilts. They have to be because of possible flooding.  I will come off as a snob when I write this. Please don't judge me too harshly.  Most of the stilt built homes I have been built it are pedestrian. Many are copies of each other.  Some of the newer homes are Florida Keys reinterpretation of McMansions.  You know what I mean: soaring ceilings, huge rooms with no purpose and no character. Please CLICK HERE to view a slideshow of photos I took of this property.

The owner has obtained county approval for the addition of a pool and pavilion. I took the photo just below which shows what the approved pool and pavilion would like like if the new owner decides to build it.

I gotta tell you that I fell in love with this place the day I was there. A guy motored past me as I was taking photos. I thought to myself "This is the life!"

CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet and to view listing photos. If you would like to see this wonderful home with me, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or send me an email at I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.  Let me help you find your home in Paradise.

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I first read about Key West in a magazine called "After Dark" sometime in the mid 1970's. But it wasn't until March 1984 that I made my first visit to the island that would become my home. I had two weeks for a vacation and reserved a room at Colours Guesthouse (now Marrero's Guest House) for one week. I thought that if I didn't like Key West, I could always go back to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale for the rest of my trip. But after a couple of days in Key West, that was no longer a consideration. But when I wanted to extend my stay for the extra week I found there was no room at the inn. The guesthouse owner did find me a room at LaTeDa, the infamous guesthouse/restaurant. That's a story I'll write another day. But those two weeks in Key West gave me the realization that I had found Paradise. Key West has been my home since 1993 and my only regret is that it took me so long to get here. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties CRI. Let me help you find your new home or business in Paradise. Living in Paradise is not a slogan, it's a way of life.