It has been said that it is the surviving collection of simple, though decorative, well-proportioned houses of great dignity that is impressive and appealing about Key West architecture.
The great majority of the homes in Key West’s historic district are classified as examples of either Classical Revival architecture or Key West vernacular architecture. One uniquely Key West modification to the Classical Revival style is the eyebrow house. The eyebrow house was based on the New England saltbox house in that the front wall is commonly a two-story plane and the rear wall a one-story plane. The front roof rests on the front porch pillars, partially obscuring the windows of the upstairs rooms, making the eyebrow effect. This awning like feature keeps out direct sunlight and offers a desirable cooling effect.
715 Frances Street is one of the best examples of the 30 vernacular eyebrow houses on the island. The beautifully light-filled home has been lovingly renovated to preserve the unique character of the home—while offering all the conveniences of contemporary living. We love that the home features two spacious living areas and three bedrooms with en suite baths. The high-end kitchen, with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, opens to the sunny family room. The 6,000 square-foot lot showcases a sparkling heated pool, hot tub with waterfall, outdoor shower, lush tropical landscaping, and highly coveted off-street parking. We could move into this stunning home today—we just love it!
Keith & Dean
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