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Those who know Key West want to be located in the elegant artistic area of ‘Upper Duval’ and this is exactly where you’ll find “Amazing Grace,” a sensual tropical paradise in the most desirable location in Key West. The classic gingerbread villa surrounded by a white picket fence and whispering palms is just half a block from ‘Upper Duval’ in Old Town with the best wine bars, famous homemade tropical ice creamery, coffee houses, shopping, numerous galleries and world class restaurants just steps away. Not only are you in “Upper Duval” but also the location is close to South Beach or rides your bike to Fort Zachary beaches, known as the most romantic place to watch the sunset in the pine trees by the turquoise sea.
The house and guesthouse are tied together by a spacious wood deck and the exotic pool and protected by dancing palms allowing a highly livable indoor-outdoor living that bespeaks Key West life. Ideally set up for four to six people with the adorable guest cottage offering potential for further privacy on site.
The 1.5 story main house has been completely remodeled to modern luxury standards. As you enter through the white picket gate the terracotta tiled path takes classic two-column porch, where you can sit on the comfortable cushioned bent chair and watch the tranquil street life while being screened from view by rare species of native palm trees the scent of “Lady of the Night’ jasmine perfuming the air. The exterior has classic Bahaman shutters, and is adorned with unique gingerbread trim, which stretches over the carport, which offers the rare Key West luxury of two off-the-street parking places.
As you enter the beautiful the home through the inviting brightly painted royal blue door you are immediately struck by the spacious tranquility of the house indicating the presence of your host Tibetan Buddhist teacher and best-selling author. Walls are enhanced by your host’s collection of Tibetan scroll paintings colorful brocade framed ‘tangkhas’ on crisp white walls. The light oak floors and soaring open beamed ceiling cover the open plan first floor recently renovated to feel modern, fresh and comfortable. Immediately to the right you are drawn to the comfortable den complete with a plush sleeper sofa and new HD flat screen a cozy semi-private sitting space.
Straight ahead is the handcrafted wooden staircase leading to the loft with its bleached white oak floors. The loft, which is actually quite spacious, has two twin beds that can be arranged as a king bed as well and a wide berth cushioned window seat that spans the entire outside wall with a bank of windows that look out on the trees courtyard and pool.
To the left of the entrance is the great room set with tropical design furniture with all white duck upholstery, bent bamboo and mahogany furniture with two French doors that open onto the side porch that surrounds the entire side of the house. Two brilliant hand woven one of a kind Gabe carpets soften the floor. The kitchen dining area is at the far end of the great room, boosts custom crafted cabinets, up to date appliances and a generous refrigerator. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and entertain. A door opens to the pool, patio, outdoor dining and garden.
The peaceful master suite is found to the right off the great room furnished with an elegant bent-iron king sized bed, with plush white bedding. A Japanese tansu cupboard, a marble topped dresser and spacious closet with large cubbyholes offer storage. A large sliding glass door opens onto the pool, which is so private you can roll out of bed, and swim “au naturel” surrounded by the inviting palm trees. A bathroom with tub adjoins the bedroom.
The expansive rear patio deck has entrances from the kitchen and has door coming from the carport allowing you to go straight from the beach to the enclosed outdoor shower next to the pool. The free form heated swimming pool with tile trim, which boosts natural shell water. The deck has numerous seating options and a large round glass table with wrought iron chairs like another room in the house where you can enjoy your meals, entertain your guests, or lounge soaking in the tropical sun. A state of the art gas Weber grill invites barbecues and gatherings on the deck.
The bonus of this property is across the deck from the main house. It is a private, guesthouse complete with a queen-size bed, plush white bedding, and kitchenette, with adjoining half bath. The cottage is perfect for visiting friends or relatives who may be as self-sufficient as they wish. Keeping with the décor of the house the guesthouse walls and ceiling are crisp white and the open beamed ceiling gives a spacious feeling to this sweet addition to the main house. It has a state of the art flat screen TV. Just out the door is the cabana style outdoor shower.
The home has central air conditioning and features Wi-Fi. Your host is a world traveler, well-known Buddhist teacher and best-selling author has imbued her historic updated gingerbread cottage with the exotic and fascinating art and flavors of the Far East.
. Great location
. 2 Private Off Street Parking Spots
. Private Saline Purified Heated Pool with Clamshell Water Feature
. Spacious Private Sun Deck
. Central Air Conditioning
. Guest House
. Gourmet Equipped Kitchen
. Free Wi-Fi
. Housekeeping Provided Upon Request (Fee)
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