The story began with a sign. The other weekend, I was down in Islamorada, one of my favorite places in South Florida. I wanted to feel the warm tropical cross breezes of the Atlantic and Gulf. I also wanted to see the aquatic canvas of various blues. I just wanted a quick get away from the hustle and bustle of Miami to relax, read and ride my bike.
As I explored Islamorada on the bike, I came across a sign. It literally stopped me in my tracks: ISLAND FOR SALE
A closer look revealed the price tag: $17,000,000. Whaaaat?
this fun story for my paper the South Florida Sun Sentinel about the island and its storied past.
The island began as a farming community in the early 1800s. It's named Terra's Key after the current owner James Terra who bought it in 1991 for $3.1 million.
(I shot the above photos with my iPhone. The photo below of the island was courtesy of Patti Stanley, the broker associate who represents the owner.)