Waterfront Wednesday: The Sugar Mill in Key Largo

Photo by: Zillow The Sugar Mill, a bayfront estate in Key Largo, Fla., features spectacular water views from both inside and outside the 4,192-square-foot house. The sunroom offers comfy seating with plenty of room for hosting family and friends, and prime views of the water thanks to large, almost floor-to-ceiling windows.

This week’s installment of Waterfront Wednesday takes us to a magnificent gated bayfront estate in the Florida Keys. Known as “the Sugar Mill,” this home was designed in authentic Dutch Colonial West Indies style by renowned architect David Wearne Johnson.

The spacious main living area offers a Keystone coral gas or wood burning fireplace with a Cuban mahogany mantle, adorned by an antique triton shell for a Florida Keys island feel. The walls of the stairway are double-thick concrete with applied fossil Keystone quarried in Big Pine Key and certified to be 250,000 years old.

The kitchen is a chef’s paradise, with granite and marble surfaces, solid mahogany cabinets, pewter and copper bin pulls, and top-of-the-line appliances — plus a spacious butler’s pantry, huge wine cellar and wet bar. The master suite offers both privacy and luxury. It’s located across the courtyard from the guest wing and features his-and-her walk-in closets, plus a huge bathroom with spa tub and double shower. 

The property is designed to allow full enjoyment of the ultimate Florida Keys lifestyle. For outdoor entertaining, there’s a summer kitchen and covered living area that connects the front property and orchid house to the footpath and waterfront deck. The infinity-edge heated plunge pool offers the perfect vantage point for viewing the spectacular sunsets over the bay. Nearby, you have a 35-foot koi pond, jet dock, special underwater lighting, dock lights and a kayak launch area.

This waterfront escape offers the ultimate in luxury, privacy and tropical living — and it’s only an hour away from the big city attractions of Miami.

About the House

Dock: Sugar Mill Bayfront Florida Estate
  • Location: Key Largo, Fla.
  • Listed By: Leslie Leopold of Ocean Sotheby's International Realty
  • Price: $3,887,000

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