Write yourself a fantasy in the author’s $3.4 million waterfront abode in Islamorada, FL. Filled with all the trappings of island life, the home is a sweet ode to the Florida Keys penned by the best-selling author Carl Hiaasen.
Carl Hiaasen, a nearly lifelong Florida resident, began his writing career as an investigative reporter before turning to fiction. His novels have been memorialized by Jimmy Buffett (“Tourist Season,” whose main character headlined Buffett’s song “The Ballad of Skip Wiley”) and turned into movies (“Hoot,” starring Logan Lerman and Brie Larson).
Stark white interiors let the sun play a starring role, and a breezy open layout makes the home feel welcoming and bright. Plenty of decks make outdoor space easily accessible, but if you’re worried about mosquitoes, many offer screens for enjoying the view without the bite.
While the 1.85-acre lot is mostly dedicated to sun and fun, there’s plenty of room to make your mark among the landscaped hedges and palm trees.
Property records show he and his wife, Fenia Clizer, bought the Islamorada home in 2012 from George Burl for an undisclosed amount. Before that, the property last sold in 1996 for $785,000. The 1.85-acre property includes the 4,200-square-foot home featuring six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a tiki hut, pool, patio and wood docks, and faces the bay.
Listing details reveal that the main house has a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It also has 3,262 square feet of covered porch which extends the length of the beach. The place also features a gym and a walk-in closet. It was said that the interiors were designed with stark white, and the open layout adds a cool and bright feeling inside the home.
On the outside are a beachfront oversized pool and a separate guest house. The guest house has a total area of 966 square feet, and it is complete with two bedrooms and a bathroom. It also has a private covered porch. The wall and fence provides privacy and security to the estate, and one can relax while enjoying the views.