Key West has a booming real estate market, and we all enjoy the eye candy of multi-million dollar properties — whether or not they will ever become our reality. More common, in the nooks and crannies of our island, are charming small spaces. Many of us are challenged to think creatively about how to make the most out of the least square footage. These four island homes do a wonderful job of making “small” seem spacious.
The smallest of our small spaces. In only 280 (!) square feet, great light and maximum use of space make this lofted apartment appear breezy and open.
A Little Drama off Duval
This space is down an alleyway entrance from Duval Street, but its owners have created a haven away from the noise. With touches of whimsy and pops of color, this 350-square-foot charmer sparkles.
The Rustic, Refined
These owners discovered a small barn on their newly purchased Casa Marina property and decided to transform it into a petite paradise. It was such a success, they live in the bungalow and rent the main house. Rustic charm remains — exposed beams and an outdoor shower — while touches of luxury, like stained glass and a lovely pool, punctuate.
Color and Clean Lines
A recent renovation, this 640-square-foot charmer on the south end of the island stays streamlined and clutter-free through smart use of color and storage. Hardwood floors and masculine furniture are set off by pretty white shutters and an aquamarine color scheme.