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The Sanctuary at the Key West Golf Course I played golf once - with my dad and a few of the men he worked with. I was twelve or thirteen and felt totally inept and never tried it again. But that never stopped me from loving the beauty of the green links, the blue skies, and wonderful weather I associate with the game. Today I am writing about two nearly identical homes in The Sanctuary at the Key West Golf Course (square feet, bedrooms and baths) that are located just a few houses apart but that have differing views, lot (0 comments)
1518 United Street - Key West - Short Sale - 01/30/11 09:32 AM
We are getting to the bare bones of houses for sale at reasonable prices in Key West. I did a quick search of properties priced on a 'per square foot' asking price in the Old Town and near Old Town areas. I only found 14 priced below that of 1518 United Street. I have written about 5 of those properties before. They are all challenged a bit by location or condition or both. That's why they are priced so cheaply. Tennessee Williams House on Duncan Street That's why I decided to discuss the United Street property. The asking price is just (1 comments)
4 Pinder Lane built in 1859 This Key West property is a singular sensation because of its unique history, architecture, location, and usage. The original part of the home was built in 1859 . It was updated and expanded with contemporary additions in the 1970s. Sophisticated and understated contemporary addition to 4 Pinder Lane I first saw this property about three years ago when it was listed (with an adjacent cottage that has since been sold) at the then asking price of $4.5 million. My buyers were so taken by this property that we required a second visit that night (3 comments)
The Northwest Passage Lighthouse aka Hemingway House on Stilts How would you like to buy a cigar maker's cottage made of real Dade County Pine for $2000 or less? Well, you can. Sort of. Ronny Bailey is a fourth generation conch that spent 30 years of his life restoring many of the old houses in Key West. A few years ago he started fooling around with some salvaged Dade County Pine and created his first new old house replica. His wife came home and exclaimed "I didn't know you could do that!" Ronny replied "Neither did I." And so began (0 comments)
1104 Angela Street - Old Town - Key West - Pretty in Pink One of the great things about living in a small historic town like Key West is the knowledge that more things change in life, the more the houses tend to stay the same in Key West.The Old Town area of Key West has been designated as a national historic district and houses in the district are supposed to be protected from changes that would significantly alter their street appearance. Now not everything stays perfectly the same. In recent years requests for change need to be approved by (1 comments)
Maine January 2011 South Beach - Key West - January 2011 I have two active buyers I am working with right now that live in Maine. One is buried under 20 inches of snow in Maine, and the other is spending the winter in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Both dream of buying a place in Key West. They are like many other buyers in New Jersey and the northeast and others in the midwest that want to buy their dream home in Key West. A buyer in New Jersey told me last week he is waiting until his daughters (0 comments)
1222-1224 Johnson Street - Key West Want to have your cupcake and eat it too? The cute legal duplex located at 1222-1224 Johnson Street in the east area of Casa Marina may be the answer to your dream of having a place in Key West that you can use for yourself and also legally rent to pay part of your mortgage costs. The property is priced to sell at $429,000. The listing Realtor says this about the duplex: "Legal duplex with a spacious 2/1.5 and a studio. Good condition with some nice upgrades in the large unit. Each side has (0 comments)
Petite Maison Jaune - Little Yellow House - 01/22/11 01:48 PM
I found the pic above and decided it tells a simple story about Key West, the place I decided to call home. I was not born here. I was born in Denver and stayed there until I got so damned tired of shoveling snow and driving on roads that moved too fast and living with too many strangers.I fell in love with Key West the very first time I came here. A lot of people do the same. Some other first time visitors hate this place and can't wait to get away. Good for them. Haters aren't welcome here. But the (0 comments)
Slim Pickings in Key West - 01/21/11 09:59 AM
Dictionary.com defines the phrase slim pickings as A small amount left after others have taken a share. For example, After each of the children took what they wanted of Mother's things, it was slim pickings for the rest of the family. This expression alludes to animals devouring a carcass. A couple of short years ago the moaners and groaners were belly aching over the 'glut' of houses for sale in Key West. Much of the glut has been sold, but some of the houses that were for sale then are still for sale today. Of that group many were priced way (1 comments)
Free School Lane during Fantasy Fest 605 Free School Lane is located at the end of the quiet little the lane The listing Realtor describes 605 Free School Lane in Old Town Key West this way: "Absolutely beautiful renovation from top to bottom: This transient licensed home situated at the end of a quiet dead end lane in the heart of the historic district is currently being used as a vacation rental. The spacious floor plan includes a main level bedroom and bath, large galley style kitchen and great room with French doors that open to a large covered (0 comments)
Southernmost Point Guest House Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. (that's where I work, but this is not my listing) just listed the Southernmost Point Guest House.The listing Realtor describes this property this way: "The Southernmost Point Guest House is a one of a kind property! The same family has been welcoming guests to this Victorian era mansion for over 20 years! Located on an enormous corner lot,the seven units are individual apartment units, not just rooms. Wide wrap around verandas offer views of the ocean, the pool and the tropical gardens. The grounds are large enough to accommodate parties on (0 comments)
507 Frances Street is located on one of the best blocks in Old Town Dismissed. That's what buyers have done to this interesting property at 507 Frances Street in Old Town Key West: they have dismissed it. They have ignored it. They can't figure out what it is or why it should interest them as a possible home in Key West. I'm here to shed some light on this property and perhaps create a little interest in it. 507 Frances Street (above) in 1965 with suggested changes by me 507 Frances Street intersects with Curry Lane - January 2011 (1 comments)
1012 James Street - Old Town - Key West - 01/16/11 10:35 AM
If you are looking for a cute Key West cottage with a pool and off street parking priced under $550,000, I may have the answer to your search. The very lovely home at 1012 James Street just had a price reduction to $535,000. The listing Realtor describes the home this way: "This is a magical cottage with an open floor plan, saltillo tile floors, wonderful screened porch overlooking the 10 X 20 foot pool (7 feet deep with swim jets) and gardens. In addition, two sets of French doors from the living area open to a beautifully designed side porch which (1 comments)
Southard Street in Truman Annex View from second floor balcony overlooking pool The list Realtor minces no words in the description of this sharp Porter Court townhome: "Perfect end unit in exclusive Porter Court - a gated community of only 19 within Truman Annex in Old Town Key West. This beautifully decorated turnkey property can be rented transiently and has the best rental income in the complex. 2 bedrooms, 2 and one half baths with Plantation Shutters throughout and is ideally located with a private entrance off of Fleming Street. Large side and front decked yards and a second (2 comments)
Key West Waterfront Condo - Bank Owned! - 01/14/11 09:54 AM
People are always looking for bargains. I remember many days several years ago when I had 'floor duty' at another real estate office on Duval Street. Several times potentially interested buyers would come inside and ask me about 'bargains' and include the word "foreclosure" as if the two were synoninous. They aren't and there were none. When properties were selling at incredily high prices, it was easy to sell even crap because people wanted anything they could buy. They figured they would buy it, fix it, and use it or perhaps 'flip' it. Since everything sold so easily in a rising (2 comments)
610 Olivia Street - Old Town - Key West - 01/13/11 01:48 PM
Just re-listed, but not by me, 610 Olivia Street in Old Town Key West. This property has been on the market on and off for a couple of years and it was recently offered at a higher asking price. The property was re-listed today at $475,000 or $380 per sq ft. The listing agent describes the property this way: "Charming single family home located just one block from Historic Old Town Key West. Wander to museums, shopping, restaurants, clubs and, of course, to the Atlantic ocean. Amenities include off street parking a large yard, central AC throughout and a spacious one (0 comments)
Key West Beach Club Condominiums For the uninitiated the Key West Beach Club Condominiums are unlike any other condo development in Key West. Every single unit is located right at the beach front. No more special views for just the very rich. If you had legs long enough, you could dangle them over the edge of the balcony and wiggle your toes in the sand. The coral reefs protect the Florida Keys from roaring waves. So instead of hearing ocean waves crash ashore, you will hear the gentle lapping of the tides. Wouldn't that be a nice sound to put (0 comments)
405 Olivia Street - Bank Owned - West - 01/07/11 11:49 AM
Just listed (but not by me) a very interesting Bank Owned house located directly across the street from the Ernest Hemingway Home in Old Town Key West. One of the great marvels of the internet is Google Maps. CLICK HERE to view 405 Olivia Street. Use the toggle switch to get a different aerial perspective or click 'street view' to see the area.The two story bank owned house was built around 1890. The county records show the house has 1380 sq ft of living space. I have not been inside so what I write is just speculation. This place looks like (1 comments)
526 William Street - Old Town - Key West - 01/06/11 01:50 PM
Just listed by Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc., (that's where I work) 526 William Street Unit No. 5, a second floor condominium in the beautifully restored and centrally located Delancey Hall building in Old Town Key West. Each unit in this five unit building is unique. Unit No.5 is special. The front door opens into a formal foyer with views of the living room and old fashioned porch beyond. Just to the right is the beautiful master bedroom with its extra large en-suite bath. (See photos below.) A second full bath is located at the far end of the foyer, and (0 comments)
Home, James - 01/05/11 03:48 PM
What do you think of when you hear the phrase "Home, James"? My mind conjured up a vision of a chauffeur driving someone very rich to some fancy house. I Googled that phrase and up popped a pic of King George V (see above) with a beggar chasing his carriage. And that is the roundabout explanation of today's blog except the home I offer for your consideration isn't fancy, but it is located on James Street.Today's blog is about the hodge podge house located at 1018 James Street in Old Town Key West. The Monroe County Property Appraiser photograph below says (0 comments)
1217 Grinnell Street - Old Town - Key West - 01/03/11 09:32 AM
It's time to take a second look at 1217 Grinnell Street in the Grinnell Gardens Compound which is a listed by Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.This is how the listing Realtor describes this home: "This fee-simple unattached townhome in the Grinnell Gardens Compound has it's own private, heated swimming pool and spa. In addition it has access to another heated compound pool shared with the six other homes, so you can follow the sun around. The home has a surprisingly large rear garden and an assigned parking space. The spacious, sunny house has large open rooms with many windows and French (0 comments)
631 United Street - Old Town - Key West - 01/01/11 09:43 AM
Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. (that's where I work) just listed the really sweet house located at 631 United Street. The asking price is just $675,000 or $438 per sq ft for this 1542 sq ft two bedroom home. The listing Realtor describes the property this way: " Exquisitely renovated Cigar makers cottage in Old Town Key West, close to the beach and some of our best restaurants. As you enter this home you are greeted by soaring ceilings and a beautiful foyer. Off the foyer to the right is a bright large living room with French doors that lead to (0 comments)
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