Peacock + Lewis Architects and Interior Designers recently completed a 12,000-square-foot renovation and addition to the historic Key Largo FL.
A Nod to Historic Surroundings
Established in the 1920s as a Florida Keys Fishing Camp, the club’s rich and unique history is still evident today as you walk through the club where past presidents and their families spent their leisure time. Some of the unique features that were painstakingly preserved include the original cypress log walls in the main living room, coral stone walls, and heart pine flooring. The historic piano bar in the heart of the club was meticulously restored to its original beauty and charm.
The existing casual grille facing the pool area was enlarged to feature an open concept display kitchen and a 24-seat back-to-back bar with folding doors in the center to create an indoor/outdoor experience. The existing adjacent terrace facing the marina and daily sunsets was given permanent cover to enjoy dining and entertainment in any weather condition.
To further enhance the club’s own history, native Florida heart pine was reclaimed from the now demolished 400,000 square foot grand historic Belleview-Biltmore Hotel, which was situated along the eastern shores of Old Clearwater Bay and reclaimed to clad the walls and ceiling of the members’ lounge and library.
The Anglers Club renovation represents an authentic marriage of historic surroundings while bringing club operations and member experience into the future.