Key West Classic

Key West, Florida
Architect
  • Haven Burkee, Bender & Associates Architecture
Photographer
  • Tamara Alvarez
Location
  • Key West, Florida
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • A traditional tropical Key West style garden with "an honest pool, within a fantastic grove", that was what the Danish Industrial Designers requested when they hired us to design their home away from home. They wanted to stay in in keeping with Old Key West style and chose to go with brick as it's what you would see in the forts around the island. "An honest material that doesn't try to be showy". The large multi-trunk palms that were already on the property were left as they create drama and act as sculptural features of the garden. The pool coping was raised as the clients wanted their property split between the main house and the guesthouse. Planting was strategically placed to create further privacy between the two properties and a pathway around the pool helps connect the two homes and allow the home owners and the guest to have their own space to relax in the garden or to enjoy together.

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    Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Garden, Shrubs, Back Yard, Grass, Hardscapes, Gardens, Walkways, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, and Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck. An outdoor shower was a requirement of the homeowners. Photo 6 of Key West Classic

    An outdoor shower was a requirement of the homeowners.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Hardscapes, Garden, Trees, Gardens, Walkways, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. The main bedroom opens up to the garden and allows easy access to & from the pool. Photo 7 of Key West Classic

    The main bedroom opens up to the garden and allows easy access to & from the pool.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Shrubs, Back Yard, Trees, Garden, Hardscapes, Gardens, Walkways, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Old Chicago Brick was used throughout the property as the owners wanted the property to have the feel of  'Old Key West' and liked the idea of using a material like brick that had a more classic feel to it. Photo 8 of Key West Classic

    Old Chicago Brick was used throughout the property as the owners wanted the property to have the feel of 'Old Key West' and liked the idea of using a material like brick that had a more classic feel to it.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Shrubs, Garden, Trees, Gardens, Hardscapes, Walkways, Large Pool, Swimming Pool, Plunge Pool, Standard Construction Pool, Lap Pool, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. The coping of the pool was raised, as the owners wanted the property to feel as though it was spilt in half, allowing the guesthouse to feel separate and private from the main house. Photo 9 of Key West Classic

    The coping of the pool was raised, as the owners wanted the property to feel as though it was spilt in half, allowing the guesthouse to feel separate and private from the main house.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Garden, Gardens, Walkways, Hardscapes, Large Pool, Plunge Pool, Lap Pool, Swimming Pool, Standard Construction Pool, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. The coping of the pool was raised, as the owners wanted the property to feel as though it was spilt in half, allowing the guesthouse to feel separate and private from the main house. Tall palms were used for their canopies and plantings were done by groupings of the same varieties to help the garden feel open and spacious. Photo 10 of Key West Classic

    The coping of the pool was raised, as the owners wanted the property to feel as though it was spilt in half, allowing the guesthouse to feel separate and private from the main house. Tall palms were used for their canopies and plantings were done by groupings of the same varieties to help the garden feel open and spacious.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Garden, Trees, Hardscapes, Shrubs, Gardens, Walkways, Large Pool, Lap Pool, Swimming Pool, Plunge Pool, Standard Construction Pool, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. A view from the garden side of the guesthouse shows the main house is visible yet the pool creates a division and strategic planting helps to create privacy between the two spaces. Photo 11 of Key West Classic

    A view from the garden side of the guesthouse shows the main house is visible yet the pool creates a division and strategic planting helps to create privacy between the two spaces.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Garden, Back Yard, Hardscapes, Gardens, Walkways, Trees, Large Pool, Shrubs, Standard Construction Pool, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Swimming Pool, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Separated by a swimming pool allows the clients' guest to feel as though they have their own private tropical lagoon. Photo 12 of Key West Classic

    Separated by a swimming pool allows the clients' guest to feel as though they have their own private tropical lagoon.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Garden, Trees, Shrubs, Gardens, Hardscapes, Walkways, Large Pool, Plunge Pool, Swimming Pool, Lap Pool, Standard Construction Pool, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. The Old Chicago Brick adds to the feel of 'Old Key West' and the raised coping of the pool helps separate the guesthouse from the main house. Photo 14 of Key West Classic

    The Old Chicago Brick adds to the feel of 'Old Key West' and the raised coping of the pool helps separate the guesthouse from the main house.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Garden, Trees, Shrubs, Hardscapes, Gardens, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Walkways. Groupings of plantings help to keep the garden looking open and modern while still having a tropical feel. Photo 15 of Key West Classic

    Groupings of plantings help to keep the garden looking open and modern while still having a tropical feel.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Garden, Shrubs, Trees, Gardens, Back Yard, Walkways, Hardscapes, Standard Construction Pool, Swimming Pool, Lap Pool, Large Pool, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Plunge Pool, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. The canopy of the palms help frame the Master Suite and provide privacy from the neighbors. The different levels of the garden add interest and help define spaces. Photo 16 of Key West Classic

    The canopy of the palms help frame the Master Suite and provide privacy from the neighbors. The different levels of the garden add interest and help define spaces.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Garden, Gardens, Walkways, Hardscapes, Shrubs, Trees, Large Pool, Plunge Pool, Swimming Pool, Standard Construction Pool, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, Lap Pool, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. The canopy of the palms help frame the Master Suite and provide privacy from the neighbors. The different levels of the garden add interest and help define spaces within the property Photo 17 of Key West Classic

    The canopy of the palms help frame the Master Suite and provide privacy from the neighbors. The different levels of the garden add interest and help define spaces within the property

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Shrubs, Trees, Garden, Gardens, Hardscapes, Walkways, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Landscape lighting helps to create drama  Photo 18 of Key West Classic

    Landscape lighting helps to create drama

    Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Garden, Trees, Gardens, Walkways, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Shrubs, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Hardscapes, and Landscape Lighting. Landscape Lighting now only provides safety and security but when done correctly can help add drama to your property. Photo 19 of Key West Classic

    Landscape Lighting now only provides safety and security but when done correctly can help add drama to your property.