A newly listed oceanfront estate on the market for $29.75 million has just nabbed the distinction of being the most expensive property on the market in the Florida Keys.
The tropical and tranquil property, in Islamorada, is loaded with charms, but perhaps none are more impressive than the private stretch of white sandy beach it sits on, according to Sarah Ewald of Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty, who listed the home last week with colleague Sabrina Wampler.
“The beach is massive,” Ms. Ewald said. “A quarter mile of private residential beach in the Florida Keys is unheard of as our islands are very small.”
The private 8.5-acre property, known as Kids Cay, comprises a light-filled four-bedroom main home, a four-bedroom guest house and a two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage.
“The homes themselves are simple and lend themselves to those who love spending time outdoors,” Ms. Ewald said, noting the wide porches and bedrooms that open up onto the beach.
“When you live in the Florida Keys, you are here for the island charm and outdoor fun, not to be holed up inside for an extended period of time,” she added. “This home brings the outside in and makes you feel like you are on vacation at every moment. Timeless elegance would best define it.”
Outside, the palm tree-dotted beach is joined by an oceanfront observation pier, a pool, gardens and greenhouses.
“Just driving into Kids Cay takes your breath away,” Ms. Ewald said. “It feels like a home, a place where you want to kick your shoes off and never leave.”
The estate is being sold by a trust tied to Canada’s prominent Eaton family, who founded the now defunct Eaton’s department store, according to records with PropertyShark.
It’s not clear when the trust acquired the property.