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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
30 nights minimum
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Classic romantic 1800’s Key West architecture has inspired a superbly executed renovation of this extraordinary historic Victorian estate. Displaying a perfected cosmopolitan flair, the owner / designer has artfully intertwined a look-back into architectural history with a sophisticated contemporary Caribbean charm. The curb-side presence of this graceful home is made alluring by a stand of tall slender palm trees. The deep front sitting porches, outline the entire width of the house and wrap around the 1st and 2nd floors offering a private viewing point of the neighborhood. Classical gingerbread railings, an abundance of louvered sash windows, and the essential white picket fence reflect the historic authenticity of the house. A Colorful Key West History: Situated on renowned Elizabeth St...Classic romantic 1800’s Key West architecture has inspired a superbly executed renovation of this extraordinary historic Victorian estate. Displaying a perfected cosmopolitan flair, the owner / designer has artfully intertwined a look-back into architectural history with a sophisticated contemporary Caribbean charm. The curb-side presence of this graceful home is made alluring by a stand of tall slender palm trees. The deep front sitting porches, outline the entire width of the house and wrap around the 1st and 2nd floors offering a private viewing point of the neighborhood. Classical gingerbread railings, an abundance of louvered sash windows, and the essential white picket fence reflect the historic authenticity of the house. A Colorful Key West History: Situated on renowned Elizabeth Street, in the historic seaport neighborhood of Old Town, this home is steeped in a colorful lore and seafaring history – so much so, it is sometimes referred to as “the pirate house.” Originally built by the French Count/Doctor Odette Philippe, when the island was swarming with merchants and nefarious characters alike, the home became a legacy that managed to remain in the family for over 100 years. Lore has it that Philippe landed in S. Florida when he was captured by the British Navy at the Battle of Trafalgar and released on American soil, with the condition he would never return to French service. Some say he worked as Napoleon’s surgeon and later named his sailing vessel, Ney, after a ship in Napoleon’s fleet. Legend goes on to report him sailing around the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, hobnobbing with famous Portuguese Pirate Gomez, offering medical assistance to gain access in various privileged ports of call. The Citrus Hall of Fame casts him in a more conservative light, mostly crediting him for being the first settler to introduce the grapefruit to Florida. But facts remain that his descendants have been traced to Key West, making room to ponder the lore. After all, Key West has long been a deep water port of call with a fascinating history of wreckers and pirates. Philippe was here in those times, and left this very house to prove it. Fast-forward to present day, and we begin our house tour with the downstairs interior, then moving to the ground floor decks and gardens. Finally, we’ll move upstairs and take a peek at the 2nd floor. INTERIOR LAYOUT - DOWNSTAIRS: An entrance hall with polished hard wood floors makes an impressive statement when you first enter the front door of the home. The first architectural feature you notice is the bright white banister staircase neatly topped with a grass mat and bamboo runner. The center entrance hall leads to the living room and kitchen where a blending of old and new sets the tone for an understated-elegant Caribbean décor which is carried throughout every room. Downstairs back and left side (as you face the house): To the left of the staircase, the hall leads directly to the kitchen, living room and dining area which naturally flow from one space to another. The unification of the interior with the garden is made with multiple sets of original French doors that frame the pool-garden scene. A vaulted ceiling in the outdoor dining pavilion and 12 foot ceilings inside the house accentuate the spaciousness of the property. A combination bathroom / laundry room with a sink, shower, commode, and washer / dryer is conveniently situated off the outdoor dining room. The modern minimalist Scandinavian-style kitchen is redesigned in light pickled wood with artisan precision, and offers all the upscale attributes you would expect, including top-of-the-line stainless appliances. Open shelving keeps pretty white dishes at easy reach. A 2-tiered all-wood breakfast bar, plus traditional round dining table and wood antique china hutch, make the kitchen complete. Stepping into the living room feels like an island estate somewhere in the Abaco Bahamas or West Indies. Blue and white woven upholstered furniture is perfectly paired with vintage tropical bentwood and bamboo, and blended with impeccable family antiques. Set as a family room, complete with large screen TV, this is the place to kick back and relax. Downstairs front and right side (as you face the house): Two bedrooms and two bathrooms are located on the 1st floor, situated along the right side of the house. Bedroom 1, located toward the front of the house, is a luxurious 1st floor master bedroom. Enchanting heirloom wood and bamboo furnishings, that Tommy Bahama strives to recreate, are set against original heart pine walls. Balanced with a cushy king – size bed, it all adds up to dream-worthy sleeping quarters. The en-suite bathroom with in-tub shower, carries the same vintage charm with an antique wood and marble vanity, white wicker chest, and pedestal sink. Doors off the center hall connect to both the bedroom and bathroom. Bedroom 2 with private en-suite bath is cleverly hidden, tucked away at the back of the house. It’s connMore
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Smoking Allowed: No
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DVD Player
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Shared Yard
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Dryer
Dishwasher
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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