Listing ID: 574599
Key West icon in heart of The Meadows. Historic 4,400 sq-ft family estate meant for sophisticated entertaining and intimate, comfortable living. Meticulous renovation created masterpiece that includes 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, while preserving original windows, doors and Dade County pine walls. Chef's kitchen with high-end appliances and hand-crafted cabinetry. Second-floor master retreat and private deck overlooking the pool and spa includes walk-in closet with personal vanity, morning kitchen, spacious bath with claw-foot slipper tub, dressing area. The third floor private office/bedroom has spectacular views. Attention to detail and historic preservation are this home's hallmarks, including a 1,000-bottle, climate controlled wine cellar created from the original cistern. Heart-of-pine, 12-inch plank flooring from Canada and stained walnut runs throughout the home and a hand-crafted tin ceiling soars over the kitchen with its slate floor. A large media room is off the open, main living area and a Czech crystal chandelier original to the home hangs over the expansive, light-filled dining room with its built-in cabinetry and shelves. Egg-and-dart crown molding complements the French Colonial style throughout the home. Professional landscaping surrounds the 11,209 square-foot property and weaves together the outdoor garden spaces for peaceful solitude and exuberant playtime around the free-form pool and spa. The full-kitchen gazebo, a covered lanai that opens into the main house for intimate gatherings and the one-bedroom cottage with its own bath, living area and kitchenette create an entertainment powerhouse. The home's stately, wrap-around porches and grand entrance are graced on either side by magnificent royal palms. Bricked, off-street parking behind the rolling gate accommodates multiple vehicles. An X-flood zone location in Key West's Meadows neighborhood and exceptional structural improvements done as part of the renovation ensure this home is as strong and secure as it is beautiful.