As featured in the March 2009 issue of Architectural Digest, the well-traveled owners of this property requested a Moroccan style home that would harmonize with its sub-tropical location in the New Town area of Key West. The Moorish inspired design features authentic hand-crafted woodwork, tile plaster and carved stone from Morocco. A team of Moroccan craftsmen and apprentices were imported and spent a year in the Key West compound installing the intricately designed finishes.
The abundance of light and shade, pattern, texture and color all contribute to delight the senses. Plentiful cast bronze impact resistant doors and windows set into solid 12" thick concrete walls provide fortress-like protection from the elements, while creating a strong indoor-outdoor relationship. A large covered porch features hand carved stone capitals with decorative tiled columns that immerse into the L-shaped infinity edge pool. An outdoor kitchen and bath are crowned with a lushly planted green roof, while other site features include a 50,000 gallon fish pond, rock terraces and waterfalls, tropical gardens, courtyards and a private sand beach.