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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

916 Washington Street, Key West - Casa Marina Area

When I entered the grand foyer of 916 Washington Street I immediately thought of this as Key West's Trianon for it truly is a petite palace.  Cory Held at Preferred Properties Key West recently listed this 3764 sq ft home that sits on a 7484 sq ft lot in the heart of the Casa Marina area which is offered at $3,300,000.  She describes the property this way:
"Located in the Casa Marina on a corner lot sits this elegant home built in 2007 with 5.5 bathrooms. A bright living/dining and a majestic bar with its own refrigerator, ice maker, bar sink, Chefs dream kitchen with top of the line appliances including a pot filler over the large Wolf range. French doors reveal lush tropical landscaping, covered lanai, pool, full bath and outdoor kitchen. A gracious foyer leads you to the en suite guest quarters on the main floor. A custom laid staircase to the second floor guides you to the open media room and yet another wet bar and laundry area. Two guests en suite bedrooms and over sized master surrounded by Epay Decking. Impact windows and doors, generator and 2 Door garage."
The above photos show the grand entrance, the welcoming bar and chef's kitchen with access to the butler's pantry and first floor laundry (there's one on the second floor as well),  plus access to the two car garage.  A beautiful first floor power room is located off the entry.
The first floor guest suite is a large enough to become the master suite should using the stairs ever become an issue.  The spaces are gracious and accommodating. Note the remark on the middle photo. All of the walls and ceilings were hand painted by a local artist who spend months creating this unique environment.  The paint technique is known as Venetian plastering. It is an interior finish used mostly on walls and ceilings first made popular in the 1550's in Venice, Italy.  CLICK HERE to view a slide show of photos I took of the residence.  Pay close attention to the detailed photos which show a variety of paint treatments used throughout this home.
The master suite is palatial by Key West standards - correction, by any standard. What a wonderful place to catch some Zzz's, take a shower, or soak in luxury.  Additional features include the master closet and dressing room. French doors open out to the second floor covered porch that overlooks the pool below.  Just off the master suite is the second floor living room or media room with an adjacent coffee bar.
Two more extra large bedrooms with en-suite baths complete the second floor.  The front bedroom has access to the second floor front porch for private outdoor contemplation.  The rear bedroom has access to the second floor rear porch which has access to the rooftop sundeck.  If you prefer to have an all over Key West tan, the rooftop sundeck ought to work just fine. The deck has 360 degree views of the Casa Marina Area.
The pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and deck provide luxurious spaces for entertaining family and friends.
The Atlantic Ocean and Higg's Beach are located about four blocks away.  It's an easy walk to Salute on the Beach for an inexpensive beachfront lunch or dinner. Louies' Backyard is even closer, except the meals are much more expensive but equally casual.  I live in the Casa Marina area and love it. I can be at either restaurant within minutes.  Old Town is a bit longer walk. I drive there these days.  Nothing in Key West is too far away - this is an island.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and listing photos of this petite Trianon.  If you would like to view this home or any other property in Key West, please contact 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 Key West.  Let me help you find your place 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.