SubdivisionOld Town - Unrecord (1.0)
Property Sub TypeResidential - Single Family
336 Duval Street
Office Phone: 305-304-1116
There's only one position at the top, and this place has secured it. This property offers a singular opportunity for buyers seeking the very best, price notwithstanding. Defying its location in Old Town Key West, where space and possibility are usually limited, it reaches back an entire city block. A full renovation of a historic original combined with a brand-new construction in the rear, it offers a seamless and comprehensive compound of varying indoor and outdoor spaces. It is a palace tucked inside a village. Exemplifying the unique, Key West architecture style called ''eyebrow,'' the exterior is elegant and impressive, yet understated. Like the adjacent, two-car driveway, it serves the utmost in discretion and privacy at street level. Nothing suggests what lies beyond the front door: a sweep of continuous space that unfurls from comfortable living room, to dining area seating up to fourteen, to sleek kitchen defined by marble countertops, custom cabinetry, and premier Sub-Zero appliances, Miele coffee system to a deluxe, inviting wraparound porch a few steps from the magnificent, sculptural pool. Beyond stands a second home that would be called a cottage if it weren't an elegant, polished miniature of the main house: a complete, new construction with two bedrooms and en suite bathrooms; a loft, and a complete kitchen that tastefully conceals upscale brand appliances with custom cabinets and whimsical decor.
Outfitting historic homes can be like dressing someone who only wears non-standard sizes. A result of nearly three years labor, every fixture, every piece of furniture, and every element of the décor here is custom-tailored and fits to perfection. The color scheme recalls a beach at dusk: sand, driftwood, shell, coral, seagrass, and tranquil blues offset with metal, stone, and jet. The textures of gorgeous tilework, the finest upholsteries, and glossy new paint accessorize the understated glamor of the overall impression. This home is priced at the top for all the right reasons, including what is visible and what is not (such as tankless water heaters, and impact doors and windows). There's even a play area for fur-babies in the back. Key West is chock full of jewels, but this one's the diamond.