DRAGONFLY - A CASA MARINA CLASSIC Key West may be a small island, but it’s all about location. The owners at Dragonfly spent six months searching for the perfect Key West home, renovated but not soulless, open and tropical but close to the action, on a quiet, sunlit street just three blocks from the beach.
Your hosts, a TV writer-producer and a psychologist, have created the perfect spot for their new lives, with outdoor living and dining areas that flow into a breezy home of high ceilings and plenty of space, equally suitable for an intimate dinner or for one of those legendary Key West parties.
Dragonfly dates from the boom times after the Spanish American war and is elegantly renovated, with hardwood floors, cherry cabinets and granite countertops.
The first floor is dedicated to public space, but with enough nooks to let you get away and curl up with a book. It includes a separate TV room/den, full bath, laundry room, gourmet kitchen and a huge dining room/great room combination, complete with bar and wine cooler. More than one Broadway composer has tickled the ivories of the Kawai grand piano.
Three sets of French doors open onto another covered living area and a nearby dining deck with a barbecue grill and gas side burners. Other outdoor amenities include a tropical garden, dramatic lighting, heated pool with water features, bath house, outdoor shower, sound system and a hammock nestled under the 40-foot palms, a great place to enjoy an iced tea with mint from the herb garden.
Upstairs is a master suite with a king bed and his-and-her closets. Also two guest rooms, one with a queen bed, the other with a full-size sofabed. The guest rooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath.
A wide wraparound porch is accessible from the hall and from one of the bedrooms. It features a seating area and great views over the tin roofs of the Casa Marina district.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, on request.
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