Sunday, July 21, 2024

Island Market

Florida: Mr. Key West Puts Private Island Up For Sale

Florida’s famous investor, David Wolkowsky, has placed the utopian Ballast Key on the market, much to the excitement of the private island community.

Ballast Key Courtesy of

Ballast Key Courtesy of

Famed for his reputation as one of Florida’s most visionary property investors and his efforts to preserve the character of his home-town, the Florida Keys, American

investor, David Wolkowsky has placed his private island Ballast Key on the market for the princely sum of USD 15,800,000. A stunning jewel of an island in a first-class location, speculation is already gathering as to who will snap up this unique proposition.

Located approximately 15 kilometers from the coast of Key West, Ballast Key is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of Florida’s crowded private island market. As the only occupied island of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge, the island offers unparalleled peace and tranquility as well spectacular views of the Keys.

Comprising of 110,000 m² of powder white beaches, lush greenery and crystalline water, the island has seen its fair share of celebrity guests over the years, including a veritable who’s who of the American cultural and literary scene, including Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and a whole host of others. Film fanatics may also recognize the island as the exotic backdrop of James Bond’s 1989 venture, License to Kill.

The island consists of a grand main home and guest house designed in an authentic Floridian “Conch Style” as well as a series of picturesque pavilions which allow perfect views of both the sunrise and the sunset. The main home is stretches across three stories, with four en-suite bedrooms and an impressive master suite all offering breath-taking views of the ocean beyond. Beyond the house, an incredible pier can be found, stretching out lazily into the Gulf of Mexico.

Offered online Vladi Private Islands, interested parties can find out more about Ballast Key here.

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