A whimsical oceanfront compound with its own distinctive lighthouse is on the market in Key Largo, FL. Known as the Key Largo Lighthouse, the 1.65 acre-property on Oleander Circle can sleep about 20 people and entertain many more.
It’s listed for $7.9 million, and what you see is exactly what you’ll get.
“It’s sold the way you see it in the pictures,” says the listing agent, Pierre-Marc Bellion, noting that the sellers are leaving everything, including the two boats at the dock.
“It’s obviously not for every taste or for every buyer, but it’s very well done. It comes with all the décor, all the features, all the furniture, all the toys, everything.”
The current owners purchased the property in 2014 and extensively remodeled and added to it.
“They went a little overboard on everything,” says Bellion.
As one prime example, the outdoor pool is an over-the-top ode to splashy fun.
The owner wanted a pool, says the listing agent. “He wanted the pool to be spectacular, so he brought in a company from Las Vegas and spent something like $1.2 million.”
The luxe aquatic area now features a hanging bridge leading to a slide, multiple waterfalls, and a zero entry into the water that looks like a beach.
Multiple tiki huts sit close to the pool and the ocean, and they’re all wired for sound. Each hut also has a grill or outdoor kitchen nearby.
One of those outdoor kitchens boasts a pizza oven imported from Italy. Near the ocean, there’s a paved area with another outdoor kitchen that can be completely closed in with canvas.
If swimming doesn’t sound appealing to you, check out the areas for volleyball and shuffleboard. Meanwhile, the designer of the professional tennis court also drew up courts for Venus and Serena Williams.
In addition to places to play, there are plenty of places to sleep and lounge around. The main house on the property has just a single bedroom, but it’s a roomy place to rest your head.
The master bathroom has an indoor/outdoor shower, plenty of living space, and a huge kitchen with a massive island and an equally massive sink.
A special metal and concrete structure had to be built to hold the sink, Bellion says, because it weighs in the range of 2,000 pounds.
There’s a completely separate second home under the same roof, with two bedrooms, bathrooms, living space, and a kitchen.
For your guest, four more bedrooms can be found in the property’s lighthouse.
“In the lighthouse, you can go up and up and up,” the agent says. “The higher levels have little futons, and kids can sleep in bunk beds.”
Overall, the property has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, perfect for an extended family with their children and grandchildren.
At one time, a company held weddings on the property, but the current owner used the area as a private residence. Boaters will appreciate its more than 700 feet of water frontage, with multiple boat slips and lifts.
Because of the compound’s unique appearance, the dock attracts a fair share of gawkers.
“Every now and then, they have people coming to the dock and stepping on the property and asking when they open for lunch,” the agent says. “It happens pretty often.”
The owners recently purchased a ranch in Wyoming and plan to raise grass-fed beef cattle there. With the Great Plains calling, they are apparently ready to part with this playful retreat.
All the homes surrounding this standout in the city’s Port Largo neighborhood are on lots of a normal size, Bellion explains. The compound is located at the end of the community, up against the Atlantic Ocean.
He says this property would be a perfect retreat for a large family or for a corporation.
“It’s a resort—it’s really like a private resort, where everything is done commercial-grade. It’s really made for entertaining.”
Simply look for the lighthouse, and sail on in.