‘Tropical and Euphoric’ Estate in the Florida Keys Asks $16M
December 28, 2013
Location: Islamorada, Fla.Price: $16,000,000The Skinny: Located on a prime waterfront lot in Islamorada in the Florida Keys, this luxury tropical estate offers up everything from a private yacht basin to a greenhouse set up for orchid-growing. The estate, which is known as Palm Harbor, consists of an expansive 11,989-square-foot beach house and 6.4 acres of land containing (per the extremely enthusiastic listing) “some of the most lush, tropical and euphoric natural plant life you will see.” The house itself is a nice open-plan, post-and-beam number with an observation tower and rooftop deck reachable by a set of spiral stairs. From there the views include the ocean, the yacht basin, and the four separate chickee huts spread out across the grounds. There’s also a guest house, outdoor barbecue area and, for the avid angler, access to “some of the best back country bone fishing in the world.” Palm Harbor is owned by Miami real estate developer Michael Swerdlow, who’s asking $16M for the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom spread.