gary thomas realtor: 237 Golf Club Drive, Key West - OPEN HOUSE - Super Bowl Sunday - 02/07/16 06:29 AM

 "This town ain't big enough for the two of us." But 237 Golf Club Drive in Key West is!

237 Golf Club Drive, Key West, Florida has 1720 square feet of interior living space plus four covered balconies and a sunlit terrace overlooking the private pool. The lot is 4948 square feet, the largest lot currently offered among the competing other Sanctuary homes. The value is apparent. Follow Woody to the Super Bowl Sunday OPEN HOUSE. Click GOOGLE MAP.
237 Golf Club Drive, Key West
12:00 to 2:00 
Offered at $749,000

gary thomas realtor: 721 Georgia St., Key West - Legal Duplex - 02/06/16 08:57 AM

The legal duplex located at 721 Georgia Street in the Meadows Area of Key West is an unassuming two story abode waiting for a new owner. I dug down into my old shoe box and found a photo of the house taken back in 1965. There was a note on the back which states the house used be known as 1301 Petronia Street rear. I took a picture from a similar location so that readers could see how little this home has changed in fifty years. The fence is taller and more private, the  original Bahama shutters are gone. So too … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 23096 Tarpon Lane, Cudjoe Key, Florida - 02/05/16 12:23 PM

Just Listed, 23096 Tarpon Lane, Cudjoe Key, Florida. CLICK GOOGLE MAP for an aerial perspective of this home and the area.  Use the toggle switch to expand or contract the viewing area. You will see the house is located on open water and has instant access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. And it is only takes about thirty minutes to drive to Key West.
All of the living space in this home is located on the second floor which may be accessed via stairs or the private elevator. The Monroe County Property Appraiser shows this home has 1788 … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 237 Golf Club Drive, Key West, Florida - 02/03/16 04:43 AM

Just Listed by yours truly 237 Golf Club Drive which is located in the The Sanctuary at the Key West Golf Club Community. This 1720 square foot Grand House is located at the end of cul de sac. This home has recently updated throughout including the addition of solid Gunstock Red Oak Stairway and Floors on the upper level. 

 If you have seen other Grand Houses before you need to see this one now because it isn't like the others. The French doors off the dining room open out to the east terrace where the swimming pool is located. Large trees and … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Key West - No Tea, No Sympathy, No Sale - 01/31/16 08:34 AM

A friend and I saw Mothers and Sons at the Waterfront Playhouse on Friday night. If you are in town between now and February 13th I urge you to see it.  Joy Hawkins is remarkable!
After we left the theater and headed up Duval Street. It was 9:30 PM and Duval Street was filled with people. Noise was blaring out from every bar. People carried go-cups on the sidewalks making their way to the next bar. As we approach Sloppy Joe's I told my friend about my walk up Duval Street last year after seeing another play at the Waterfront Playhouse. I … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 906 White Street, Key West - Price Reduction - 01/29/16 08:06 AM

906 White Street in Key West just became even more attractive than it already is because the asking price was just reduced to $1,199,000. The listing Realtor describes this lovely home this way:
"Lovingly restored home on the prettiest block on White Street. Spacious Conch cottage bordering The Meadows with everything you'd love in Old Town Key West: white picket fence, front porch and swing, bricked front yard with TWO gated off street parking spaces, heated pool with pool house/guest quarters, outside shower, entertainment area, outdoor dining, mature vegetation, split floor plan for privacy, each bedroom has en-suite bathroom, spacious interior and … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 16 Golf Club Drive, Key West - 01/27/16 09:11 AM

I found the above old post card online. It depicts players and onlookers at the Key West golf course back during the Depression when the WPA was here capturing bits of everyday life in our little town. The federal government spent a lot of money on make-work projects to keep Key West from going under.  This post card is an example of such work. When I studied the post card I realized how utterly false it was. I mean if you have seen photos of regular Key Westers back in the 1930s they did not look or nor did they dress … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Ronny Bailey - Key West Folk Art - Peter's Fish Market - 01/26/16 07:19 AM

If you are in Key West this coming weekend, you are invited to attend the 31st Annual Key West Craft Show being held January 30 - 31, 2016 between 10 AM - 5 PM on Whitehead Street between Eaton and Caroline Streets. Admission is Free. Among the featured artists is Ronny Bailey, Key West Folk Artist.  I have written about Ronny on several precious occasions. He is a Conch by birth, a contractor by trade, a Christian by choice, and an artist by inspiration. Ronny retired from his trade several years ago and began to tinker with old Dade County Pine … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1022 Flagler Avenue, Key West - Potential Casa Marina Renovation Project - 01/25/16 06:23 AM

1022 Flagler Avenue was just listed by Preferred Properties Key West. This home was originally built in 1958. Today we describe the architectural style as mid-century modern. I dug into my old shoe box and found the photo below which shows the home as it appeared in 1965. Just below the old photo is a new photo that shows how the house and yard look today. The carport has been updated. The yard has more palm trees and tropical foliage and the grass has been replaced with bricks. Not much has changed. The house is super clean and very well cared … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1719 Ashby, Key West - Just Listed - 01/23/16 05:25 AM

Just listed by Preferred Properties Key West, that's where I work but this is not my listing, 1719 Ashby Street which is located near the beaches in Key West, Florida. This ranch style two bedroom (three bath) home has 1332 sq ft of living space, a lush tropical garden, and a pool which is offered at $759,000.
The listing agent describes the property this way:
"Located one block from the Ocean and 5 minutes from downtown Key West. Tropical foliage reveals a true Oasis on one level. Open living/dining opens to a chefs dream kitchen with stainless appliances. Split floor plan with the … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 416 Margaret Street, Key West - Beautifully Renovated Old Town Home - 01/20/16 06:02 AM

The house at 416 Margaret Street is one of the prettiest homes in Old Town. The listing Realtor, not me, describes this Key West home this way:
"Sophistication, Glamour and Style, This Classic Key West Home and Winner of Ceramic Star for it's renovation in 2009 embraces it's Historic Integrity with a Modern Flair. With reclaimed Dade County Pine throughout, impeccable floors, Granite Kitchen, this is an entertainers dream. Being sold TURN KEY with exceptional designer furniture package, the first two Bedrooms and Baths are located on the ground floor while the upstairs has been transformed to a spacious Master Suite, with … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 915 Windsor Lane, Key West - Licensed to Make Money - 01/19/16 07:50 AM

915 Windsor Lane is located in the Old Town historic district. But it is not historic. It is one of six recently built town homes that are virtually identical except for interior decor. I added the phrase "Licensed to Make Money" to today's blog for good reason. This home has a City of Key West Transient Rental License which allows the owner to rent this home 365 days a year just like a hotel room. Owners of most single family homes, condos, and town homes cannot do that. Most can only rent as a monthly vacation rental. So having the edge … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 620 Petronia Street, Key West - Renovation Project on Top of Solares Hill - 01/16/16 10:22 AM

 Just Listed, but not by me, 620 Petronia Street which sits at the tippy-top of Solares Hill in Old Town, Key West, Florida. The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"Conch cottage in the X-zone, 3,500+ sq ft lot, 1 off street parking (easily augmented for 2 cars), and just 2 blocks from Duval Street, situated within walking distance of all Old Town has to offer. HARC approved plans by award-winning residential designer, Guillermo Orozco, will convey. Plans include expansion of living space incorporated into the lovely outdoors with a pool. Create your Old Town oasis! Tented in 2013."
The aerial photo … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1021 Packer Street, Key West - 01/13/16 02:55 AM

ATTENTION INTERNET HOME SEEKERS: if you have been searching for a renovation project to create a three bedroom home with a guest cottage, pool, and off street parking, the project property you have been seeking may now be available. I know you are out there on the internet at all hours of the day and night monitoring the Key West mls using various search engines like Zillow, Trulia, and maybe even the real Key West mls website. The new listing at 1021 Packer Street may be the answer to your internet seach.

The house and cottage at 1021 Packer Street shown … (4 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 13 Kingfisher Lane, Key West Golf Club Community - 01/11/16 08:25 AM

Just listed by Preferred Properties Key West (that's where I work but this is not my listing) 13 Kingfisher Lane at the Key West Golf Club. The listing broker describes the home this way:
"Great find at the Key West Golf Club. This lovely 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is an end unit with broad wrap around porches and views of the golf course and the nature preserve. Located on a quaint, quiet cul de sac, this unit is move in ready. The kitchen features solid wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and opens to the dining and living areas. French … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 816 Terry Lane, Key West - Bank Owned Duplex - 01/10/16 04:46 AM

 Just Listed, but not by me, 816 Terry Lane, Key West. This is a Bank Owned legal duplex located on a lane that runs parallel for two blocks between Whitehead Street on the east and Thomas Street to the west. Frequent travelers to Key West know the area because Blue Heaven Restaurant and Santiago's Bodega are located around the corner on Petronia Street. 
In his book The Streets of Key West: A History Through Street Names, J Willis Burke quoted Thomas Sanchez, Mile Zero where Sanchez describe the area today known as Bahama Village "...a place marked on the early Key West … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1018 Olivia Street - Old Town - Key West - 01/06/16 07:02 AM

The listing Realtor describes 1018 Olivia Street this way:
"Historic Conch House remodeled to create a tropical paradise in the midst of Old Town Key West. The epitome of indoor/outdoor island living. French doors open to the 500 sf lanai, the living and dining areas surrounding the pool and spa. Two master suites with full baths, a large loft, and off street parking make this home a truly private oasis. All furnishings convey."

1018 Olivia Street in Key West first appeared on the 1899 Sanborn Fire Map. The black and white photo above was taken in 1965 and shows the small home long … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 628 Frances Street, Key West - Price Reduction - 01/04/16 11:24 AM

The asking price on 628 Frances Street was originally offered at $899,000. The new asking price is just $769,000. This Old Town home is a really sweet miniature eyebrow cottage complete with a white picket fence and garden. Some of the prettiest, and a couple of the most expensive, homes in town are located on this block which is within easy walking distance to the Historic Key West Seaport, Duval Street, and Sunset Celebration.
Before starting today's blog I checked the Historic Sanborn Fire Maps and learned that this home first appeared on the the 1899 map. (This entire block was omitted … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 2015 That Was the Year that Was in Key West Real Estate - 01/03/16 10:47 AM

My Key West Properties Blog turned ten years old on December 30th.  I have written over 3000 blog posts about Key West real estate during those ten years. My how time flies.  I remember the first person who called me off the blog. He bought a house sight unseen and paid cash for it.  It's a sweet little house with a pool and off street parking located in the Casa Marina Area. It is a doozy of a house. Another fellow called me from London to discuss a house he read about in my blog. We had a couple of lengthy … (12 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1022 Packer Street, Key West - Nothing But the Best! - 01/02/16 08:53 AM

1022 Packer Street - Old Town - Key West
Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West (that's where I work  but his is not my listing) 1022 Packer Street. The listing Realtor describes the property this way:
"This a truly grand property in Old Town and in the x-zone. A rare five bedroom home with five and a half baths, it also has four indoor sitting areas, a spacious covered outdoor living room, plus front and back balconies and a gracious front porch. There is a large splendidly-appointed kitchen and an outdoor cooking area. This house has been recently updated and refreshed with … (2 comments)

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