gary thomas realtor: 1075 Duval Street No. R18, Key West - Duval Square - 01/17/17 07:55 AM

The listing Realtor describes 1075 Duval Street R18 this way:
"The newly refurbished Duval Square Condominium is located in the heart of Key West. This is one of the 4 Free Standing units with multiple windows that offer cross ventilation, sunlight, tropical Breezes and 2 private decks. This 2/2.5 bedroom unit has been totally updated with beautiful cabinetry and granite counter tops. Located close to Simonton Street. Secured covered parking. Community Pool."
The pool overlooks the little people walking on Duval Street. Those are the dreamers - the people who dream about someday buying a place in Key West. Today could be that … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 415 Amelia Street, Key West - Newly Listed - a Must See! - 01/16/17 09:39 AM

The really sweet cottage home located at 415 Amelia Street (just one-half block west of Duval Street) in historic Key West was just listed at $1,050,000. What a perfect time to list and an even better time to buy a house with so much to offer. Key West is full of returning visitors many of whom hope fulfill their dream of buying a home in Old Town.
 The listing Realtor, not me, describes the house this way:
"This is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful & historic Conch home featuring 3 bedrooms & 1.5 baths plus a large salt-water pool. One of … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1500 Albury Street, Key West - OPEN HOUSE - 01/14/17 03:43 AM

 
1500 Albury Street, Key West
 
 
 
Open House 
Saturday and Sunday, January 14th and 15th  12:00 to 2:00 PM
 
This stunning new home evokes the grandeur of our older Conch homes but has all the bells and whistles of superior modern-day construction including pressure treated lumber framing,  Hardy Plank siding, impact windows and doors, AZEC decking, Thermodore stainless steel kitchen, Kohler fixtures, two zone a/c, swimming pool with waterfall and LED light features, and an outdoor shower. The four bedroom home, three bath home has the added bonus of having a first floor bedroom with separate entrance off the front porch. This room might … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1911 Fogarty Avenue, Key West - Bank Owned - 01/12/17 11:03 AM

Just Listed - 1911 Fogarty Avenue, Key West. This is a Bank Owned property in a good Key West location. According to the Monroe County Property Appraiser this home was built in 1953 on a 5,000 sq ft lot (50' X 100'). The bungalow style house has 1195 sq ft of living space under air conditioning plus a large east poured concrete patio.

The two bedroom house was updated about ten years ago. The ceilings were vaulted, a new kitchen was added, and the house was given a new look in general. It shows nicely. It has sat vacant for a while … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 816 Ashe Street, Key West - Just Listed - 01/10/17 10:11 AM

Just Listed:  816 Ashe Street, Key West, Florida.  Frequent visitors and even many locals may not know about this three block long street which runs paralegal between White Street to the east and Frances Street on the west between Southard Street to the north and Olivia Street to the south.

As I prepared to write today's blog I looked around in the old shoebox and found photos of 816 Ashe Street and its former neighbor to the north at 814 Ashe Street. I remember showing 814 Ashe Street more than a decade ago. I remember thinking it was way over-priced for the … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Old Town Busniess Opportunity - Key West - 01/09/17 08:23 AM

 
Except for the unfortunate few who run afoul of the law while spending a few days in our little island paradise, I'll bet most visitors wonder what life would or could be like if they quit their jobs and moved to Key West.
 
I fell in love with Key West the very first time I came here. That was along time ago before all the gentrification happened.  Most of the houses in Old Town looked like they were ready to fall down. Conch cruisers (rusted old cars) looked to me to be the primary means of transportation. Key West seemed like a … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 726 Windsor Lane, Key West - Just Listed - 01/06/17 09:12 AM

Just Listed, but not by me, 726 Windsor Lane in the Historic District of Key West. The small cigar maker cottage that once stood on this lot was destroyed by fire several decades ago.  I found a photo of the original house which is shown and captioned below. A new concrete block structure was built in 1975. I found a photo of the house before the stucco siding was applied.  According to the Monroe County Property Appraiser the current house is 1840 sq ft and sits on a 33' X 65' (2145 sq ft) lot. The Key West Cemetery is located … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1026 Von Phister St, Key West - Sophisticated Casa Marina Area Residence - 01/03/17 08:21 AM

Just Listed and located in the Casa Marina Area of Key West is 1026 Von Phister Street which the listing Realtor describes as:
"This one-of-a-kind Casa Marina property, combines simplicity and elegance in a fine home with tasteful architectural and furnishing flourishes in every room. A 3/3 house, on a large corner lot, this au currant residence offers marble-finish porcelain tile and brushed oak flooring, high hat LED lighting, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a stone counter top. Custom built-in cabinets, smoked glass and chrome barn doors, and a luxurious full bath and den highlight the master suite; all … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 2016 That Was the Year That Was in Key West Real Estate - 12/31/16 11:09 AM

Each year I like to look back to see what was sold and select what I think were the outstanding sales for our little island paradise. Most of my customers are buyers.  Most of my buyers are folks from up north in America who are seeking either a getaway place or a potential retirement home. As a result I have been inside a lot of the houses that were sold in the past year and have a pretty good sense of what constitutes a good price, a good location, or just a really good all around value.
I wrote about 1435 Flagler … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Merry Christmas from Key West - 2016 - 12/25/16 04:28 AM

 
As we drove over to have Christmas Eve dinner at the Banana Cafe last night, I saw the finally completed H20 Hotel on upper Simonton Street in Key West. While I think it is totally out of place in Old Town, it caught my eye and ear. Water trickles down the two-and-one-half story star lighted fountain and adds a sense of calm to the ever increasing calamity that continues to invade this once quiet part of the our island home.
 
Merry Christmas to my loyal readers and those of you who have contacted me to help you find your place in Paradise. … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1021 Packer Street, Key West - Renovation Project with Potential - 12/22/16 08:24 AM

Key West has changed a lot in the past half century. The town was re-discovered in the 1970s by hippies, gays, and the literary. During the 1980s and 1990s word of this magical laid back town located out in the ocean spread by word of mouth. Soon thereafter the Monroe County Tourist Development Council was formed to promote tourism. Depending on who you talk to the TDC has been a wondrous success or a Frankenstinian ogre that is destroying the very Paradise it was designed to promote.
The above black and white photo was taken in 1965 and shows 1021 Packer Street … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1400 White Street, Key West - Open House - Home Buy Christmas - 12/18/16 05:21 AM

There are only seven more shopping days to purchase your Key West Home Buy Christmas this year. I am hosting an Open House at 1400 White Street between 12:00 to 2:00 PM today for late shoppers. I am pretty confident a cash buyer could actually close on this recently renovated 1353 square foot Key West property before Christmas Day. Then you could spend the day at the beach instead of shoveling snow.







Be the First to Live in this Freshly Renovated Two Story Casa Marina Area Condo. This large impeccably renovated three bedroom / two bath unit is move-in ready. Spotless Brazilian … (4 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1216 Varela Street, Key West - Story Book Cottage Just Listed! - 12/15/16 07:08 AM

Just Listed: 1216 Varela Street, Key West a story book cottage complete with a pool Offered at $798,000. The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"Wonderfully maintained property in a great location. Remodeled in 2007 including footings and both electrical and plumbing on the first floor. Large master bedroom with two walk-in closets and outside balcony overlooking the pool. Newer kitchen with granite counters, gas range and duel fuel range. Nice large pantry. Second bath is on the first floor with a Jacuzzi tub. X flood zone."
 
I checked the historic Sanborn Fire Maps and learned that 39 Frances Street existed … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1025 Eaton Street, Key West - Just Listed! - 12/14/16 03:27 AM

Just Listed
1025 Eaton Street
Key West, Florida

This beautiful home has all the features most Key West second home buyers are seeking including three bedrooms, a pool, and off street parking. This place is in tip-top condition and has been carefully maintained. It can be purchased with the furnishings as shown. The home has been rented on a few occasions as a monthly vacation rental and is compliant with city code for that purpose.


When you first enter the house you will notice the historic Dade County Pine walls which are punctuated by the gleaming white crown molding and painted trim work. Just to … (7 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Key West Horror Story No. 6 - 12/13/16 03:33 AM

In the year 2010 I set up a showing of an older Key West home which the listing agent described as "Old Town Gem, over 100 years old, the property is certainly worthy of a total restoration. Perhaps with removal of non-historic additions, one can have a nice patio/garden with pool. Off-street parking also possible. Excellent location." The mls primary photo is above and two other photos appear immediately below. You can tell from the outset that the place needed work. Of that, my buyer was fully aware.

My buyer wanted to see this place because it met his requirements as to … (4 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1221 Johnson Street, Key West Florida - 11/30/16 11:33 AM

Located just east of the Casa Marina and perfectly situated near the White Street pier and the beaches you will find the recently listed home located at 1221 Johnson Street in Key West, Florida.

The listing Realtor describes this home thus:
"In one of the most desirable areas of Key West, this spectacular mid-century modern gem was recently renovated by local architect, Guillermo A. Orozco. Interiors are bathed in natural soft light throughout the day creating a zen-like, serene environment. At night, the lushly lit tropical landscaping brings the outdoors in through the large windows and glass doors creating a magical aura. The … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 807 Washington Street #101, Key West Florida - 11/29/16 07:26 AM

Just Listed: 807 Washington Street #101, Key West Florida. I have sold four units in this nine unit town home development located in the tony Casa Marina Area of Key West. I live in the area and love it. We are close to just about everything but far enough removed not to be in all the hullabaloo associated with this destination island.
The listing Realtor describes this 2240 sq ft end unit that was built for the developer this way:
"A rare corner unit with many windows. Kitchen consists of custom granite counter tops and Viking appliances. French doors lead to a private, … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 817 Eaton Street #5, Key West - Life on the Slow Lane - 11/28/16 10:07 AM

If you are seeking a small Key West hideaway located on one of the slow lanes of Key West that so many wannabes find irrepressibly enchanting, you may want to take a look at 817 Eaton Street #5. It is a stand alone two story cottage that is part of a five unit condominium located where Eaton Street and Gecko Lane meet. The cottage is located about seventy-five feet north of Eaton Street on a dead end gravel lane with only a couple of other cottages.   The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"Located in the Historic Seaport area. Own your … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Key West Open House Event - Sunday November 27th - 11/26/16 05:33 AM

Preferred Properties Key West 
 Open House Event
Sunday, November 27th
1:00 to 3:00 PM
 
 1708 United Street - $989,000
Hosted by Dan Skahen
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 1400 White Street - $649,000
Hosted by Gary Thomas
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 1223 Margaret Street - $1,395,000
Hosted by Cory Held /Jeffrey Groskey

CLICK HERE to view MLS 
 
618 Whitehead Street - $2,200,000
Hosted by Mabry Binnicker
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gary thomas realtor: 1209 Grinnell Street #G, Key West - Grinnell Gardens - 11/25/16 04:45 AM

Grinnell Gardens is a compound of three duplexes and three stand alone homes located in southern part of Old Town Key West. The listing Realtor describes 1209 Grinnell Street #G this way:
"Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a well-located town house in a delightful gated compound with shared pool and lovely gardens. Downstairs is a renovated kitchen, half bath and large, open living/dining area with access to a semi-private front porch. Upstairs are the master bedroom suite with loft and access to upstairs porch. Also upstairs is the guest bedroom, second full bath and laundry. Other features include central … (2 comments)

 
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