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Backyard After

“We immediately loved the potential of the property—from the moment we walked in the door and saw the direct view of the ponds behind the property, we knew we could make everything in the middle exactly what we wanted. The view from the back, framed in palm trees, was a little piece of paradise we wanted to claim as our own.”
—Brandon Jones

The Exterior Pic

In the summer of 2015 we were invited to help Robert Jensen and Brandon Jones discover their Key West dream home. At the end of a productive morning of showings—and with much anticipation—we introduced them to a property a bit outside of their stated parameters. With fingers crossed, we hoped that the unpolished gem that had recently captured our imaginations, would do the same for them. It was love at first sight.

Shortly after closing on the property Brandon and Robert assembled their renovation “A” team and began a two-year recreation of their two bedroom and two bath mid-century home. With stunning results, they have polished their Key West diamond in the rough to perfection.

Front Before

Front After

Brandon and Robert feel very lucky to have collaborated on their project with top notch Key West professionals. Jordan Holtkamp of Holtkamp Construction did outstanding work as their General Contractor and Rob DeLaune, Architect, brought his skill and talent to the remarkable home transformation.

Orange Door 2

Feeling that Key West is the perfect place to experiment with bold color choices, the owners had the front door painted their favorite shade of orange and carried the color theme throughout.

Interior Before

Linda WetBar

By beautifully combining her creative and artistic expressions with her clients’ personalities, Debra Butler, of Debra Butler Design Studio, fashioned a bright and open modern design for the interior.


All the art and accessories were chosen by Robert and Brandon—with each treasure holding a special meaning for them.

Kitchen Before

Linda Kitchen

The outdated and tiny original kitchen was reconceived as a sleek and stylish chef’s delight.

Linda Livingroom

Robert and Brandon love the décor of the Florida room. Its varied hues of blues and blue-greens take them to the alluring waters of Key West.

Linda Living 2

The Luke armchairs in Flagstaff Deep Water, by custom furniture maker American Leather, are special favorites.

Linda Master

Outdoor Shower

The tranquil master suite opens to an unforgettable private oasis. Surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, the serene outdoor shower and intimate seating area provide the perfect setting for surrendering to island life.

Front Garden

A master of his craft, Mark Harris with Diggin Key West, created the home’s spectacular gardens.

Master Bath Before

Linda Master Bath

The things about the home that really make the owners happy are the simple architectural and design aspects—even down to the faucets and fixtures chosen for the new bathrooms.

Linda Guest Bedroom

The resort-worthy guest accommodations are a welcomed retreat after a day of sun, sand, and sea.

Linda Office

With its peaceful water views, the custom-built office almost makes working from home a treat.

Backyard Before

Amazing Pool

The awe-inspiring transformation of the home’s backyard is undoubtedly the renovation’s crown jewel.

Outdoor Kitchen After

Having a top-of-the-line outdoor kitchen makes hosting friends and family a pleasure.

Back Before 2

Outdoor Room

Brandon and Robert’s favorite “room” of the house is the outdoor sitting and dining area beside the pool and ponds. They spend most of their time there, kicking back, watching the water and the visitors it brings.

Backyard Detail

“It’s a great place to entertain, or just soak in paradise without distraction,” Brandon said.

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Key West’s salt ponds are a hidden treasure, largely undiscovered by tourists and locals. Alive with crabs, shrimp, fish, herons and other birds that visit daily, the engaging ponds at the back of the property have not fallen from the top of the list of reasons why Robert and Brandon purchased the home.

Nothing is more gratifying than seeing friends and clients bring their vision for their new home into reality. Simply put, Robert Jensen and Brandon Jones have created a Key West dream home to die for. We could not be more delighted for them both.

Dean & Keith Townsend, REALTORS®
Keller Williams Key West Compass Realty
333 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040
305-942-1369, www.DeanTownsend.com

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17176 Bonita Lane West, Sugarloaf, Florida—SOLD $862,500.

Your corner of paradise on Sugarloaf Key.

Your corner of paradise on Sugarloaf Key.

We have been captivated by the serene tranquility of our new listing at 17176 Bonita Lane West on Sugarloaf Key. Living in Old Town Key West definitely has its perks, but the noise of late-night revelers, descending passenger jets, motorcycling tourists, and neighbors we can reach out and touch, can by a bit trying at times. We often find ourselves longing for a quiet corner of paradise. Nestled on a peaceful Sugarloaf lane—just seventeen miles from Duval Street—the Zen-like atmosphere of this enchanting waterfront home is calling our names.

We love the light-filled open plan living.

We love the light-filled open plan living.

The updated kitchen overlooks the sparkling canal.

The updated kitchen overlooks the sparkling canal.

Indoor/outdoor island living at its best can be found in this spacious, split-level, four bedroom/three bath home. Skylights fill the upstairs open plan living with tropical light. The large updated kitchen opens to our favorite feature of the house: an amazing old Florida style, 10’ x 44’, screened porch overlooking the sparkling canal. Take your pick of two large master suites with porch access. The downstairs—with a generous family room, two bedroom, bath, and laundry—opens to a broad covered patio.

You will love the 10' x 44' screened porch.

You will love the 10′ x 44′ screened porch.

Breakfast by the water?

Breakfast by the water?

The 12,500 square foot waterfront lot is a tropical Eden. Enjoy a meditative stroll through the lush garden. Take a dip in the new 10’ x 20’ pool. Savor a leisurely breakfast on the quaint waterside deck. Fill a basket with fruit from your lemon, banana, tangerine, and key lime trees. Relax with a good book on the palm shaded lanai. Relive your childhood in the magical treehouse; perched in a massive banyan tree.

Tranquil waterfront living at its best.

Tranquil waterfront living at its best.

When it is time to take to the water, you are only a few steps away. Swim in the wide pristine canal. Kayak to beautiful backcountry water. Jump on your boat and spend the day on the water: sailing, fishing, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and diving. With a dock, davits, boat ramp, and plenty of room to store all your toys, you will experience remarkable Florida Keys living at 17176 Bonita Lane West on Sugarloaf Key.

Keith & Dean

Click here to enjoy a virtural tour of this wonderful waterfront home.


Over the course of 2014, so many people asked us how our first year working together as Realtors® was working out. When we began our professional partnership, we accepted that it would either turn out to be a really great experience, or it would prove to be a total disaster.

We are happy to report that working together as the Townsend Team has been terrific. With our first wonderfully successful year under belt, we are looking forward to an even greater 2015!

Thankfully, we sold a lot of homes this year. It is unquestionably easier—and more enjoyable—selling a property when we love it. We got to thinking about the homes we were lucky enough to sell: homes we wished we were buying for ourselves, family, or friends. We came up with a list of our favorite home sales of 2014 that we hope you will enjoy.

Happy New Year!

Keith & Dean


Love the million dollar view!

Love the million dollar view! 327 Virginia Street

5. 327 Virginia Street, Key West, Florida. We love this Bahama Village tropical retreat that we sold for $659,500.00. The master suite’s million dollar view of the historic Key West lighthouse simply can’t be beat.

Love the Old Key West charm!

Love the Old Key West charm! 700 Pearl Street

4. 700 Pearl Street, Key West, Florida. This beautifully renovated home in the Meadows tugged at our heartstrings. Our customer loved the property’s delightful mix of contemporary and Old Key West style. He purchased the home for $614,150.00.

Love the gorgeous water views!

Love the gorgeous water views! 6800 Maloney Avenue, #110

3. 6800 Maloney Avenue, #110, Key West, Florida. We never tired of showing this charming and affordable waterfront home on Stock Island—especially when we spied manatee swimming just off the dock. We listed and sold the property for $250,000.00.

Love this spectacular waterfront home!

Love this spectacular waterfront home! 827 Eisenhower Drive

2. 827 Eisenhower Drive, Key West, Florida. We haven’t stopped imagining ourselves moving into this very special waterfront home on Garrison Bight in the Meadows. Although we were disappointed that we couldn’t purchase it for ourselves, selling it for $1,300,000.00 helped us feel a bit better.

What's not to love about our favorite home sale of the year?!!

What’s not to love about our favorite home sale of the year?!! 1510 Laird Street

★1. 1510 Laird Street, Key West, Florida. Our first listing of 2014 turned out to be our favorite home sale of the year. This magical three bedroom, two bath home features an open floor plan leading to a generous veranda, sparkling 20’ x 20’ pool, lush tropical gardens, and a one-of-a-kind guest cottage. We were delighted to sell the beautiful home for over the asking price at $705,000.00.

3730 Sunrise Lane, Key West, Florida—Temporarily Off the Market

The best of Moorish inspired design.

The best of Moorish inspired design.

When people think about homes in Key West, they most often think about the historic, Victorian gingerbread cottages and mansions that cover Old Town. However, there are examples of various architectural styles dotting the island. The spectacular estate at 3730 Sunrise Lane stands out as an unparalleled and truly one-of-a-kind Key West property.

On a recent trip to Marrakech, the exotic splendor of Morocco captured our hearts. Once we returned to our island home, our appreciation for 3730 Sunrise Lane grew even stronger.

Expansive ornamental grounds afford unparalleled indoor/outdoor living.

Expansive ornamental grounds afford unparalleled indoor/outdoor living.

The private, expansive estate captures the magic of the orient in an incomparable setting. The serene tropical gardens are adorned with stunning fountains and waterfalls. Overlooking a lush and tranquil mangrove canal is a dynamically designed, Moorish inspired pool. The grand 3,804 square foot home features elegant, hand-crafted details. Magnificently appointed, the interior combines the very best of centuries-old Moorish design with state-of-the-art luxury and convenience. There are five exquisite bedrooms, four full and two half baths—all on one desirable level. With an outdoor kitchen for entertaining, and a private beach, it is easy to enjoy the pleasures of Key West’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

The most exotic of Key West estates.

The most exotic of Key West estates.

The unequaled estate at 3730 Sunrise Lane is an inspired, exotic Moroccan fantasy come to life. Paradise.

Keith & Dean

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6800 Maloney Avenue, #110, Key West, Florida—SOLD $250,000.

What a view!

What a view!

We are delighted with our charming new waterfront listing on Stock Island. Located in the quaint Harbor Shores community, 6800 Maloney Avenue, #110, embodies the laid-back spirit of Old Key West.

Gorgeous Key West cottage style.

Gorgeous Key West cottage style.

This pristine, two bedroom/two bath, waterfront mobile home has been beautifully renovated. Key West cottage style and beautiful water views greet you as you step through the front door. An inviting open floor plan carries you from the light-filled dining area, through the updated kitchen (with gorgeous cabinets and granite countertops), to the sunny living room. The king-sized master bedroom features an en suite bath and walk-in closet.

Paradise in your own backyard.

Paradise in your own backyard.

While away the hours, or entertain in style, on the generous covered deck. Sink your toes into the backyard’s green grass and dip them into the clear water off your private dock.

With spectacular open water vistas, world famous sunsets, and kayaking from the backyard, 6800 Maloney Avenue, #110, offers the best in casual island living.

Keith & Dean