"Nationally renowned Architect/Owner created a magical, private hideaway in Old Town Key West. The home perfectly suits the Key West indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The 2013 living room addition at the front of the house is steel beam construction with floor-to-ceiling impact-resistant glass which opens completely to the lush outdoors. The stylish kitchen boasts stainless steel counter & refrigerator and a glass breakfast nook. The large outdoor area at the rear of the house contains a tea house for lounging, a dining area, outdoor kitchen, and bar all surrounding a visually amazing water feature with the sounds of a flowing stream. Ensuite master bedroom and guest room have a clever folding wall, so that they can be transformed into one space. On-street parking is a breeze in this residential area."
When I first stepped into this home I thought I must be walking into an Architectural Digest home because the entire place blended together so perfectly. Then the listing Realtor explained the owner is an architect and designed many of the pieces including artwork, light fixtures, and some furniture. Then it all made sense.
The living room pictured above was added to this home in 2013. At first the space seems like a glass house but then becomes quite private as I look through the glass walls to see that inquiring eyes from without cannot see inside. The north glass wall uses design elements to provide the privacy whereas tropical foliage and a fence provide privacy on the right side. The sun filters through to illuminate the space during the daytime to create a dramatic living space.
As I scanned the room I saw how the the sharp lines were counter-balanced by the curved lines in various pieces of furnished and artwork. Now I realize every home has straight pieces and curved and rounded pieces, but they don't work together like this place. This place did not just happen. It was created. Take a look at the glass breakfast bar which separates the kitchen from the dining area. Notice the two petite curved gray steel chairs. The curves follow through with the plate on the breakfast bar itself and reappear in the dining room chairs and the oval table and wood light fixture above. I stated the obvious: the house is perfect. Then I asked the agent if the house could be purchased as is. It is not offered furnished. But you never know how deals end up getting done.
More clever design is revealed just after you enter the hallway. There is a newly added guest bath which has a tiny illuminated opaque glass sink. I have never seen anything like it.
The guest bedroom is shown in the first picture above. The middle photo shows the master bedroom. The picture immediately above shows what is used as a sitting room off the bedroom. The wall between the master bedroom and sitting room can open to create a more open and fluid space. There is a little office tucked into the recess of the sitting area.
An alcove off the master bedroom leads to the rear sanctuary where the owner created a tea house elevated above the spa. There is an outdoor kitchen and bar area plus a little dining area as well. This is truly one of the most amazing use of outdoor space I have seen in Key West. The space is covered so you can even use in on those few occasions it is raining. And like the living room, while the space is quite open to the external world, it is private. None of the neighboring homes have view into this sanctuary.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet and listing photos for 1114 Margaret Street which is offered at $895,000. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private showing of this stunning Old Town home. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. The only gingerbread in this home will be the gingerbread man at Christmas.