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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

80 Bay Drive, Summerland Key, Florida

Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West 80 Bay Drive at Bay Point, just a few miles east of Key West. The listing Realtor, not me, describes this 1892 sq ft home this way:
"Romantic Low-Country Architectural Masterpiece! Here's the home you have been dreaming of! Graceful balance of reclaimed Dade County Pine and hand planed Rosewood, custom Dental crown moldings, Coffered ceilings, and only the finest finishes. Custom Kitchen with built in Mahogany Dining Table. Enchanting Master Suite with private balcony. You will fall in love with the light filled rooms and gorgeous open water sunset views. Southern charm is reflected in the wrap around porches; capture delicious ocean breezes while you cherish special moments entertaining family and friends. Lush and vibrant landscape offers the scent of gardenias and jasmine. Currently configured as a 2/1; home can easily be converted to a 3/2 with main floor Master."
80 Bay Drive was built new in 2003 and purchased by the current owner in 2006. The current owner renovated the nearly new house by making substantial upgrades to the 1892 sq ft home which was already a beautiful property. One of the more notable upgrades was the new custom crafted kitchen by a Mennonite cabinet maker. Note also the extensive use of crown and dentil moldings, wainscoting, and milled real wood floors. The intricate coffered ceilings include hidden HVAC. The ceilings are also wood.
The balance of the first floor is divided between a large sitting area, a combination formal dining area with a Murphy Bed tucked away in the corner, plus a large bath. In my opinion this unique floor plan would work well for empty nesters who need extra sleeping accommodations on rare occasions.

The entire second floor is devoted to the master suite which includes the sitting area, luxurious spa-like bath, and romantic bed chamber with ocean views off the balcony. The wainscoting from the first floor continues up the staircase and wraps the bedroom and bath areas. The crown molding continues as well, but here the HVAC is hidden behind Victorian era metal grills.
French doors open from the master suite out onto the second floor deck which provides the perfect perch to watch the earth, the sky, and the water perform a kaleidoscope of images from dawn to dusk. French doors on the main level open out to a covered IPE deck that wraps around the house. Note the crown and dentil molding evident inside the house was brought outside as well. Here the moldings partially cover the hurricane shutters.
The house sits on a 10,900 sq ft lot fronting toward the northwest with an ocean view. The control depth of the water is three feet. The listing agent said deep ocean water is just ten minutes away and deep Gulf water is only fifteen minutes away. Or move a kayak out to the water and just play for a while. The house has a garage which is viewable along with a lot of photos which show many features not enumerated in the blog - CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and all listing photos of 80 Bay Drive that is offered for sale at the asking price of $1,380,000. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a personal viewing of this beautiful home. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.

1 comment:

John Dresser said...

I think the house next door was for sale too. It was featured on one of those house buying shows. I recognize the balcony shot of the walk and kayaks


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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.