Mansions, Estates, Compounds, Key West has them all. Big shots invest big money in big homes here; many times these are not personal residences but investments and can be rented by the day, week or (usually) by the month. Architecture runs the gamut from Victorian to Art Deco to Middle East Arabian… I kid you not!
I know of a famous model, married an even more famous billionaire, who commissioned a canal front home that would be prized by a Saudi prince. The intricate Islamic architecture & workmanship was magnificent and costly. The home was featured in several magazine articles but the “Key West” relationship was always missing from the articles due to safety concerns for the children. After several years I heard they sold the property so I’m doing my best to discover its status and get it listed.