key west: 2122 Staples Avenue, Key West - Bank Owned Mid-Century Modern - 08/11/15 01:16 PM

Just Listed 2122 Staples Avenue, Key West, Florida. This sharp Bank Owned property is offered for sale at $519,900. The listing Realtor describes the home this way:
"Great 4br 2ba Home Offers A Spacious Open Floor Plan. Two Bedrooms Have Glass Doors Leading To The Pool W/ Waterfall. The Kitchen Has Corian Tops, new SS Appliances, And Separate Dining Area. New roof, new A/C and water heater. Corner lot with privacy wall and shed."

This 1396 sq ft home sits on a spacious 5000 sq ft lot beautifully fenced corner lot. There are several large specimen palm trees on the lot as well … (0 comments)

key west: 1708 Catherine Street, Key West, Florida 33040 - Just Listed - 08/10/15 02:56 AM

Just Listed by yours truly, 1708 Catherine Street, Key West. This mid-town area two bedroom home has just been updated. The modern kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, granite counter-top, and breakfast bar. The living room, dining area, and adjacent Florida room provide comfortable living spaces in a relaxed environment. You will also see the clean marble floor carry though-out the house with the exception of the Florida room which has a Cuban tile floor.

A center hall leads to the two bedrooms and bathroom. The bathroom has been stylishly updated as well. Gone is the 1952 coral tile bath and fixtures. … (1 comments)

key west: 918 Southard Street #101, Key West, Florida - 07/29/15 05:37 AM

Just listed but not by me, 918 Southard Street #101, Key West, Florida. This is private and spacious first floor unit tucked away from the other units in popular Southard Square Condominiums located in the very heart of Old Town. The listing Realtor describes this property thus:
"Charming condo located in the highly desirable Southard Square Condominiums, this ground level unit offers privacy and convenience in a tropical paradise. With a recently updated bathroom and flooring, this unit's open floor plan offers a comfortable and spacious area to enjoy family and friends while preparing meals or enjoying the breeze on the patio. … (2 comments)

key west: 916 Von Phister St., Key West - Casa Marina Area Contemporty Residence - 07/22/15 03:00 AM

916 Von Phister Street is located in the tony Casa Marina Area of Key West. This bedroom community is a stone's throw from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The Casa Marina Resort is a short two block walk to the west. Two great ocean front restaurants (Salute on the Beach and Louie's Backyard) are located within a five minute walk.  The madness of Old Town is within easy biking distance for those times you want to break bread with tourists or attend a play at the Waterfront Playhouse or the Red Barn Theater. Otherwise, you'll enjoy the serenity of this little enclave.
The … (2 comments)

key west: 1017 Windsor Lane, Key West - Bank Owned Investment Property - 07/10/15 04:08 AM

Just Listed 1017 Windsor Lane in Key West. This Bank Owned investment property ought to sell quickly. It is located in Old Town and across the street from St. Mary's Basilica. The listing Realtor describes the property as:
"Located in Old Town this 4 unit income producing property is legally permitted. One 2 bedroom/1 bath house, Two-1 bedroom/1 bath Apartments and One 2 bedroom/1 bath Apartment upstairs. Great Investment Opportunity."

This property consists of two separate buildings. The front house was built in 1963 and is a one story ranch style house with a nice open living area and kitchen combination.  There are … (1 comments)

key west: Got Gas? Another Ronny Bailey Tribute to the Way Life Used To Be - 05/25/15 05:34 AM

Local folk artist Ronny Bailey dropped by my office a few days ago to show me his latest piece of art which was located in the back of his pickup truck. How fitting. The piece is his recreation of an ESSO gas station located in Ablemarle, North Caroline. Ronny said this is the first piece he has done for a property not located in Key West. When he put the piece on the tailgate of his truck I was taken back to my childhood in a little suburb just west of Denver. There was a similar gas station a block from … (1 comments)

key west: 1019 Elgin Lane, Key West - Bank Owned Fixer-Upper - 04/08/15 12:32 PM

Just Listed 1019 Elgin Lane Key West. This is a Bank Owned property located in a desirable Old Town location near the Historic Seaport. 
I searched the historic Sanborn Fire Maps and found this house shown on the 1889 map (when it was then designated as 909 1/2). Hidalgo Lane was the name of the two block long "alley" that runs from White Street to Grinnell Street. That name was later changed to Elgin Lane. Today most of the homes on the lane have been updated. This is a property where a renovation of sorts was started but that was abandoned some … (1 comments)

key west: Merry Christmas from Key West 2014 - 12/25/14 04:12 AM


key west: My Brother the Mummy - 10/31/14 06:22 AM

I grew up in the 1950's in a little suburb just west of Denver. I shared my bedroom with my big brother. I was ten and he was twelve years older than me. He was a handsome devil. Really. He had just come back after spending two years in the US Army. The first night he was back we went shopping for a new car. He bought a brand new blue and white 1956 Oldsmobile convertible. He was a snappy dresser who had blue suede shoes, a couple of cool sport coats, a worsted wool overcoat, lots of nice short … (0 comments)

key west: 1616 Atlantic Boulevard #2 - Key West - Casa Caselles Ocean Front Town Home - 05/09/14 10:50 AM


Casa Caselles is a town home community of just twenty ocean front units.  1616 Atlantic Boulevard Unit No. 2 is a three level unit two bedroom two and one half bath unit with two balconies and a private gated rear garden.  The listing Realtor describes this 1940 sq ft property this way::
"This three-story townhome at glamorous Casa Caselles has two balconies with ocean views and two balconies overlooking the lush and green nature preserve. The modern kitchen is light and bright and each spacious bedroom has a walk-in closet and a sleek well-appointed bath. There is … (1 comments)

key west: 923 Eaton Street - Key West - 05/07/14 03:26 AM

New to the market after a recent update is 923 Eaton Street in Key West, Florida. This home and the house next door at 921 Eaton Street are the embodiment quintessential Key West cottage style architecture. In fact, the house at 921 Eaton Street was the the cover photo for Alex Caemmerer's The Houses of Key West. Caemmerer wrote "What particularly impressed me at that time, although many of these houses were small and owned by people of modest means - mostly local workers, they had a simplicity of line and an aura of elegance and dignity which had the … (2 comments)

key west: 112 Hutchinson Lane - Key West - Price Reduction - 04/22/14 10:23 AM

The asking price on 112 Hutchinson Lane in the Bahama Village area of Key West was just reduced to $399,000. If you are a potential buyer looking for a reasonably priced fixer, this historic cottage may be the property you have been hoping to find
I checked the old Sanborn Fire Maps of Key West to see if I could determine the approximate date this house was built.  Frequent readers know that our county property records were destroyed in the great fire many years ago. During the Depression workers from the Works Project Administration reconstructed property records and unfortunately … (0 comments)

key west: 1021 Washington Street, Key West, Florida - The Casa Marina Area - 01/14/14 06:10 AM

When I write about certain properties in Key West I often use the term "one-of-a-kind".  Maybe I use the term too often. Maybe the significance of the truly unique property gets lost in my exuberant description of properties. Today's home at 1021 Washington Street in Key West is truly one-of-a-kind and the term as used is an understatement.

Look at the photo above. Look at it. It just shouts "Old Florida!" - Old Florida before the invasion of the hordes of snowbirds, before the colonization of South Beach, before the gayification of Fort Lauderdale, and before the gentrification … (0 comments)

key west: 48 Coral Way - Key West, Florida - Transient Licensed Condo - 01/08/14 12:44 PM

Just listed, but not by me, 48 Coral Way in Key West, a two bedroom transiently licensed town home with parking, and a pool at an affordable price.  The listing Realtor describes this property as
"TRANSIENT LICENSE!!!! Located in the gated community of Coral Hammock, this lovely 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath is situated by the community pool. Relax in comfort on your balcony and enjoy the sights. The first floor features 9 foot ceilings, a spacious kitchen, living room, dining room and powder room. The second floor with vaulted ceilings offers two master bedrooms each with a private … (1 comments)

key west: 1300 Virginia Street - Key West - Award Winning Restoration - 12/14/13 09:26 AM

Just listed, but not by me, 1300 Virginia Street, Key West. This 1223 sq ft home has just about everything a primary home or second home buyer seeks in a house in Key West - great renovation (it's got an award to prove it), great location (near everything), and an affordable price (who wouldn't love that?).  I dug down into the old shoe box and found a photo taken back in 1965 that shows 1300 Virgina Street and a photo of the two story house next door located at 1308 Virginia.

1300 Virginia Street was built in 1893 … (0 comments)

key west: 1421 Reynolds Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West - 12/06/13 02:28 AM

Buyers who want a million dollar address ought to take a look at 1421 Reynolds Street in Key West.  Locals and frequent visitors to Key will likely recognize the value of owning a home located in the Casa Marina Area of Key West. This Mid Century home is located within a five minute walk to Higg's Beach and the Great Atlantic Ocean.  And it has easy access to the rest of Key West as well. The great thing about this three bedroom, two bath home is that it is move-in ready and it is priced at only $649,000. That beats the … (1 comments)

key west: 415 Bahama Street - Old Town Key West - Tropical Oasis with 4 Transient Licenses - 09/13/13 06:28 AM

Just listed, but not by me, 415 Bahama Street in the Old Town area of Key West. I found what I believe to be 415 Bahama Street on the 1889 Sanborn Fire Map of Key West. The houses were not numbered the same in 1889 as they are today. But the location of the house is in scale with the other properties that are (or were) located on that block.  If you love "old houses", you're gonna really love this one.

 In his book The Streets of Key West J. Willis Burke tells us that in the past Bahama … (0 comments)

key west: 801 Fleming Street - Key West - 08/23/13 12:32 PM

Two historic old houses located at 801 - 807 Fleming Street were recently updated with a contemporary twist. The resultant property boasts five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a stunning pool, and two separate living areas and separate kitchens. They are located on one of the very best blocks of Old Town Key West and are now offered for sale at only $1,695,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to see listing photos.

Preferred Properties Key West is the listing brokerage for this property. That is where I work, but this is not my listing. The … (0 comments)

key west: 501 Duval Street - Key West - News You Can Use - 08/21/13 12:33 PM

I was walking up and down Duval Street this morning taking photos for an upcoming blog when I passed by 501 Duval Street, the PACE Building, or as it has been known prior to 2000 the Banana Republic building.  I was startled to see the windows had been totally covered by brown paper. Then I was alarmed to see the BANANA REPUBLIC signage had been removed. Doom! I thought.
On May 12, 2012 I wrote that Fast Buck Freddies was closing its doors. Fast Buck Freddies did an orderly liquidation over several weeks.  Then it shut its doors forever. … (0 comments)

key west: 1114 Watson Street - Old Town - Key West - Legal Duplex - 08/06/13 06:23 AM

If you are looking for an affordable house in Old Town Key West with income potential, covered off street parking, and roof for a pool, the new listing (not mine) at 1114 Watson Street just may the answer to your dreams. And if you are an investor looking for a legal duplex with upside potential, this new listing may just entice you to take a look. The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"So many sunny living areas in this move in ready duplex! From the enclosed front porch to the open living room, to the kitchen/living room … (0 comments)

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