On an island full of resplendent Victorian architecture, the trend toward minimalist design has made its mark.
|Bedrooms:||2 Bedrooms • Sleeps 4|
|Bed Arrangements:||1 King Bed, 2 Twin Beds|
|Bathrooms:||2 Full, 1 Half Bathrooms|
|Location Setting:||Near the Ocean|
This 2-story tropical luxury home is a ubiquitous example of this, an ingenious melding of classic Old Town Key West architecture with contemporary pared-down design. Created by connecting twin side-by-side traditional wooden houses with a spacious entrance hall, the result is a striking 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home. While the outside is Key West traditional, the interior is renovated with calming straightforward minimalism.
Throughout the Avant-Garde Key West Luxury Home vacation rental, design elements that mesh modern interior with traditional Key West architecture flow together to create elegant and comfortable living spaces in each room. Vaulted and open beam ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek built-in cabinetry, ambient and accent lighting, and the swimming pool and deck in the back - signature to contemporary Key West luxury living. Sleek modern furnishings, toned-down colors, and light wood flooring throughout enhance the clean design.
Before we begin our tour, take note of the stylized traditional front of this home, with all the endearing features of Key West vernacular architecture - yet not ornate or too gingerbready. Covered sitting porches on the 1st and 2nd floors, clapboard siding, peak vented roof, and white picket fencing, all displaying clean straight lines. Palm trees and exotic landscaping softly frame the front. To enter the home, we pass through a gate on left front of the house, and find the way to the spacious entry hall -the center of the house.
The entrance hall is the architectural hub of the home, with linear rooms off both sides creating an open gallery effect. A room in-and-of-itself, the spacious entrance is open from floor-to-roofline, with a grooved natural wood ceiling. In the middle, the hall features a contemporary black metal and wood spiral staircase that leads to the 2nd floor via an atrium breezeway. The atrium serves as the 2nd floor hallway linking the bedrooms, and also creates a unique viewing point to the main entrance door below.
When the downstairs doors are all open, the gallery effect gives a sweeping visual flow through the house - from the front living room, straight back to the kitchen, and continuing outside to the swimming pool and deck. The living room area sets a contemporary beach tone, with monotone color scheme of sand and white accented with Caribbean blue. An elegant comfortable sofa and chair grouping, entertainment center with a 55” smart TV, is an invitation for relaxing inside.
If you prefer to take in the fresh air, French doors open to the covered front porch, front yard, and garden at the front of the house. Back inside, just beyond the entertainment area, on both sides of the room, are built-in bookshelves with a door leading to a ½ bath (sink and commode) on one side, and a closet on the other.
Kitchen: Moving toward the back of the house, through the entrance hall, is the deluxe kitchen. Shining with sleek white counter tops, glass tiles at the backsplash, top-of-the-line stainless appliances, and elegant task lighting, the kitchen is picture perfect, styled to inspire anyone who likes to cook. The stove top is set in the spacious center eating island, making it natural for meal preparation to be a social affair.
Portico and Pool Garden: If you prefer dining al fresco, you’ll want to pass through the French doors and set the outdoor table in the portico, overlooking the symmetrical pool garden. Designed as a peaceful outdoor recreation room, here you are in the focal point of a luxury tropical home. The chic ambience of this outdoor space is simultaneously calming and stimulating, an ideal place to enjoy a meal, do yoga, and relax in the pool. The lush tropical garden incorporates a wide variety of exotic trees and plants, plus an expected feature in any up-scale Key West home, an outdoor shower
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