Key West Style Homes : A Photo Essay

Why are we so charmed by these island homes?

All throughout Key West, you’ll find crisp, clean homes that feel like a page ripped straight out of a 1940s “Island Vogue” magazine.  Set amid lush tropical gardens, most of these original coastal cottages reside on small lots and tend to have some characteristics in common, namely:

  • Bright white or off-white trim accents
  • All variations of teal, turquoise to mirror the Caribbean sea
  • Soft, fresh pastels are also popular house colors
  • Intriguing lattice and arbor details
  • White picket fences
  • Horizontal wood siding planks are very common (usually 4-6″)
  • Lush gardens and seating for outdoor living

Below are some of the homes that caught our eye…we hope you enjoy the virtual tour!

Outdoor seating, with pillows to protect from any palm tree deficiencies. 😉
Key West Style Homes Outdoor Living Room

A contemporary home maximizing the small-ish original lot:
Key West Style Homes Turquoise Home

Peach home protected by foo dog statues:
Key West Style Homes Foo Dogs

The name of the game is Bright + White.
Key West Style Homes Bright Home

Balconies are a great way to take in breezy days.
Key West Style Home Green Large Home

Even on a small lot, people will resort to micro-gardens:
Key West Style Homes Mini Garden

Classic Key West
Key West Style Homes Palms

Even apartment living is tropical and cozy.
Key West Style Homes Apartments

Could these pastel bungalows be any cuter?
Key West Style Homes Pastel Bungalows

Key West Style Homes Pink House

Even ranch-style homes are bright and crisp.
Key West Style Homes Ranch

Color…it’s what makes these coastal homes so distinctive.
KW Style Homes01

What do you think? Are you ready to call a real estate agent?

We hope these photos of Key West style homes were fun to look at, and maybe even inspired you with some ideas if you are making updates to your coastal home.

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