This sprawling Ocean Reef home epitomizes southern hospitality and gracious tropical Florida living at its finest. The extra large living room, dining room, and family room all flow one into the other in the true spirit of life in the Florida Keys. Yet these rooms exhibit their own classic individuality through the subtle use of architectural details such as unique ceilings, coral rock columns, and antique millwork. The typical goal of most homes in Florida is to combine the interior with the exterior and that has never been accomplished quite as successfully as in this home where the intricate custom "Chateau" pattern stone floors sweep completely through the house without the interruption of steps or planters or even doors...the indoor and the outdoor are united seamlessly and effortlessly! This is truly a spectacular waterfront home offering over 7,800 sq. ft. of living area, six bedrooms, and eight and one-half baths - all situated on a 48,400 sq. ft. lot. The separate guest house features a full kitchen and living area with fireplace allowing for full guest privacy or perfect caretaker quarters. This beautifully landscaped home is complete with over 300 ft. of water frontage with a new seawall, two-car and two-cart garage, and an abundance of storage space. Nestled in 2,500 secluded, tropical acres on the northernmost tip of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, Ocean Reef is considered one of the country's most comprehensive communities. Offering 1,700 waterfront estates, private homes, condominiums and boat slips, Ocean Reef also features an oceanfront Inn, full-service spa and salon, and an array of dining and shopping options. Leisure amenities include a world class 175-slip marina for boating, fishing and diving; championship golf courses; world-class tennis and lawn sports; art league; cultural center; and more. The Club is also equipped with a fully staffed Medical Center, gourmet grocery store, veterinary care and The Academy, an independent K-8th grade "school within a school". Located within an hour from Miami International Airport and 1.5 hours from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Ocean Reef is also serviced by its own private 4,456-foot lighted runway.
The Florida Keys have no analogue in the continental U.S. Geographically they are utterly unique—a chain of small, semi-tropical islands arching 100 miles from Miami to Key West connected by a series of bridges along US 1. For avid fishers and divers, there may be no place like it anywhere. Read more about luxury homes in Florida Keys