|1617 White Street - Key West, Florida|
The listing Realtor at Preferred Properties describes this property thus:
"This splendid tropical estate rests on 25013 square feet of land and extends from White Street right through to Sirugo Avenue. The completely renovated elevated residence has ocean views from the cupola and rooftop deck and a dramatic vista across the pool and lawn to the spectacular waterfall. In addition to the luxurious poolside master suite and two guest bedrooms with en suite baths, there is a charming study in the tower and a very efficient office overlooking the pool. This home was featured in the Oct. '01 issue of Architectural Digest. There is a whole-house generator and a hurricane protection system. For additional money, an adjoining property of two units having a total of 3 bedrooms,3 baths and a pool may also be purchased."
The entry and staircase with original fretwork balustrade.
The present owner purchased the main house in 1997 and engaged local architect Tom Pope and interior designer Thomas Achilles (who had designed other projects for the owner). The trio collaborated to transform the original house into something truly unique. The most prominent feature visible from the street is the widow's walk. Historically, widow's walks were places where sailors' wives would climb to look out to the sea to search for the returning ships. Wireless radio made those roof top perches needless. Since the original house was only built in 1983, the widows' walk was more a folly than a necessity when built. The owner and his design team expanded the widows' walk to include a rooftop sundeck. What a perfect place to this must be to view the glorious Key West sunrises and sunsets.
The home has 3259 sq ft of living space under air that includes formal entry, elegant living area with views to the front and rear, three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and the roof top widows' walk with its 360 degree views of the Island of Key West. The interiors are rich in design and color. The designer used used a color pallet of tans, caramels, creams, and magenta that were set off by crisp white trim. The entire property is fenced and lighted. There is bricked off street parking for several vehicles.
Although the main entry is Key West casual, you know upon entry this is not s typical Key West property. The front door opens into the entry which then expands to the right where the living room is located. That space is quite large and has multiple sitting areas. The fireplace, one of three in this home, is the focal point of this area.
|Bay window off the dining alcove|
|View from office|
|View from the master bedroom|
|Ten foot tall waterfall at the rear of the palm grove|
1617 White Street is a listing of Preferred Properties Key West, but not my listing. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet on this property which is offered at $3,750,000. The adjacent guest cottage may be purchased separately. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a private showing. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.