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Our Top 10 Favorite Features of 711 South Street, Key West, FL—SOLD $3,650,000.

On a recent, warm and sunny, Sunday afternoon, we enjoyed hosting an open house at the exquisite tropical estate at 711 South Street in Key West’s beautiful Casa Marina neighborhood. Undoubtedly, many of the dozens of people in attendance turned out to see what you get for 4.8 million dollars (Now Reduced to $3,950,000.!). Amid glowing descriptions of “Totally amazing!”, “Four Seasons like!”, and “The most beautiful home I’ve ever seen!” we not surprisingly heard from many individuals that the property was worth every penny. We could not agree more. 711 South Street is simply our favorite home being offered for sale on the island.

Enjoy this list of our top ten favorite features of this four bedroom/six bath estate and you will see why this magnificent, one-of-a-kind, corner of paradise is not to be missed. Call us today to schedule your private tour.

—Keith & Dean

Our Top 10 Favorite Features of 711 South Street, Key West, FL

10. The Spectacular Resort Style Living
Reflective of the world’s best luxury island resorts, no detail has been overlooked in creating an environment of casual elegance and tranquility for this spacious estate. With 3,274 square feet of air conditioned space and a 15,252 square foot double lot, there is plenty of room for you and your guests to gather together, or to escape to a private corner of paradise.

119. The Beautiful Guest Suites
We love the two beautifully decorated guest bedrooms (each with an elegant en suite bath) that open to a large and inviting covered porch overlooking a secluded tropical garden.

8. The Lush Tropical Gardens
Meticulously cared for, the verdant gardens create an unforgettable tropical oasis.

7. The Gorgeous Master Suite
Opening to the grand veranda overlooking the pool, the gorgeous master suite is simply a masterpiece. Multiple closets, built-in dressers, owner’s laundry, travertine tiles, and easy access to the outdoor shower add to its appeal.

56. The Custom Tiger Maple Kitchen Cabinets
From the top of the line appliances to the glorious granite countertops, the open-plan chef’s kitchen offers so much to adore. The custom tiger maple cabinets are a thing to behold—beautiful.

175. The Impressive Front Porch
With abundant room for outdoor dining, relaxing, and entering, the impressive front porch sets a welcoming tone that rings throughout the home.

4. The Inviting Guest Quarters
Tucked away above the estate’s detached two car garage, guests will never want to leave their splendid, private haven.

103. The Gallery-like Entry Hall
An art collector’s dream, the gracious entry hall not only serves as a welcoming gallery space, it frames a spectacular vista of the living room, veranda, pool and gardens beyond.

2. The Dramatic Resort Style Pool
With its graceful, sweeping gesture, the estate’s resort style pool has captured our hearts. It will almost certainly capture yours.

★1. The Exquisite Alexander Baer Interiors
Acclaimed interior designer Alexander Baer worked with the owners of 711 South Street to create the home’s exquisite interiors. A welcoming air of easy island elegance is found in every room. You can kick off your flip-flops and put your feet up on the coffee table. With the extraordinary estate being sold turnkey with all of the impeccable designer furnishings (artwork, sculptures, and personal items excluded; with a list of exclusions to be provided by the seller), settling into 711 South Street will be a breeze.

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1315 Eliza Street, Key West, Florida—SOLD $1,070,000.

We love the home's contemporary open plan living.

We love the home’s contemporary open plan living.

An art collector's dream.

An art collector’s dream.

Key West’s historic homes were built to stay as cool as possible during our long tropical summers. Designed with lots of windows to capture cooling ocean breezes, the island’s homes are typically short on wall space—presenting a real challenge for art collectors like us. The spacious 2,560 square foot home, at 1315 Eliza Street in Old Town, is an art lover’s dream. Bathed in natural light while featuring plentiful wall space for displaying art, the home breaks the typical Key West mold. We would go crazy—and most likely broke—filling the inviting walls with one-of-a-kind treasures.

The light-filled chef's kitchen looks out to the pool and garden.

The light-filled chef’s kitchen looks out to the pool and garden.

We love the contemporary feel of this beautifully renovated home. Two traditional Key West shotgun houses were joined together by a generous light-filled addition that embraces modern open plan living. The living room features a dramatic wall of glass doors opening to the sparkling pool nestled in the tropical backyard. The large updated kitchen—sporting stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and views of the garden—is a chef’s dream.

The pool and water feature are divine.

The pool and water feature are divine.

Half of the desirable split floorplan features a ground floor master suite, outdoor shower, gallery, sitting room, and an upstairs guestroom and office. Along with separately accessed guest quarters/artist’s studio, a sunny guestroom and bath balance the other side of the well-designed home.

Featured in Leslie Linsley’s gorgeous coffee table book, Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle (Our go-to gift for clients!) 1315 Eliza Street has a long history as an art-filled corner of paradise. We love this extraordinary home.

Keith & Dean

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Jayme Barr-Nobles’ Exhibition at Lucky Street Gallery in Key West, Florida

Baglioni e Palace, Jayme Barr-Nobles, Collage on Canvas, 12" x 9"

Baglioni e Palace, Jayme Barr-Nobles, Collage on Canvas, 12″ x 9″

For years, we have been collecting the exquisite collages of acclaimed American artist Jayme Barr-Nobles. We simply can’t get enough of her art. Lucky for us, Jayme will have her newest collages on exhibition at Key West’s Lucky Street Gallery from March 27 to April 5, 2014. Constructed Realities will feature the work of three of the gallery’s accomplished artists: Susan Bailey, Lynn Bentley-Kemp and Jayme Barr-Nobles.

Swan Dive, Jayme Barr-Nobles, Collage on Canvas, 20" x 10"

Swan Dive, Jayme Barr-Nobles, Collage on Canvas, 20″ x 10″

As an artist, Jayme has it all. Not only is she insanely talented, she is a master of her technique, she possesses an artistic voice that is uniquely her own, and she does the work—not just talks about it. Jayme’s art has been shown in galleries from California to New Hampshire, has graced the pages of Art News , and has been exhibited at Art Miami.

So, Jayme Barr-Nobles, Collage on Canvas, 24" x 24"

So, Jayme Barr-Nobles, Collage on Canvas, 24″ x 24″

Being fortunate enough to see images of many of the collages she has created for her Lucky Street show, we can’t wait to see what we will add to our collection. Having lived with Jayme’s art over time, we can truthfully say that her work stands the test of time.

Electra & Iphigenia, Jayme Barr-Nobles, Collage on Canvas, 12" x 9"

Electra & Iphigenia, Jayme Barr-Nobles, Collage on Canvas, 12″ x 9″

Join us for the opening night reception for Constructed Realities at Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene Street, on Friday evening, March 28, from 6:30 to 8:30. We bet you will love Jayme Barr-Nobles’ amazing new collages and that you will simply adore the delightful Jayme.

Keith & Dean

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