THIS STUNNING ISLAMORADA OCEANFRONT ESTATE IS THE ULTIMATE ISLAND PARADISE
Bunny Key is located directly on the ocean in Islamorada, Florida Keys, considered the sport fishing capital of the world.
“As you enter the gates at Bunny Key you are immediately aware of the rich Florida Keys History this property has to offer,” say Joy Martin, of American Caribbean Real Estate, the Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in the Florida Keys, representing the sale of this estate.
Known previously as the LaBranche Fishing Camp, Bunny Key is an example of the early 20th century development by wealthy Americans of seasonal residences on the islands in the Florida Keys.
Michel Lucien LaBranche, and early member of the New York Stock Exchange and a world-renowned authority on fly fishing, owned the fishing camp from 1929 until 1955, where it is said the owner and author penned many a fishing tale with the ocean as his muse and passion for fly fishing as his motivation. In 1937, the LaBranches commissioned architect E. Dean Parmalee to design the current fishing camp complex. Parmalee was noted for his designs of churches and banks and for his remarkable use of indigenous materials.
Once you enter the gate you will be entranced by the prettiest beach on the island of Islamorada with an estimated 240 feet lining the Atlantic ocean. The main home and guest wing of 3 bedrooms radiate character at every corner, reminiscent of a time gone by with the inviting Old Florida porch stepping out on to the beach. The Kitchen is lined in custom Pecky Cypress cabinets and stone counters which blends beautifully with the Dade County pine flooring throughout. There is a historic 3 bedroom guest home and a 2 bedroom caretakers cottage on the sprawling grounds each with beautiful verandas featuring ocean vistas. Detached garage and outdoor kitchen area can also be found.
This site of almost 2 prime acres is extraordinary and irreplaceable. Truly meant to be cherished for the next generation of owners.