key west house: 1428 Whalton Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West - 04/05/13 01:12 AM

Just listed, but not by me, 1428 Whalton Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West. This really cute three bedroom two bath Conch home won't last long at the asking price of just $949,000. You'll see why when you read the listing Realtor's description below:
"Wonderful property in the Casa Marina area on the corner on Von Phister and Whalton Street. Handsomely renovated with hardwood floors and tongue and groove wood cathedral ceilings, this light filled home is truly a delight. Three bedrooms, two baths plus a large loft bedroom space or home office give plenty of room … (2 comments)

key west house: 307 Elizabeth Street - Old Town - Key West - 09/18/12 04:11 AM

  Just listed, but not by me, 307 Elizabeth Street which was built circa 1885 according to a property appraiser record I found. The mls shows the property as having been built in 1928, however.  If I am correct, and I am pretty sure that it the case, 307 Elizabeth Street would be one of the older houses of Key West. It is located in the Historic Key West Seaport area on a street with other substantial homes that survived the great fire many years ago. The house has been made into three legal apartments plus appendages.  I think a … (2 comments)

key west house: 1026 Howe Street - Key West - 01/26/12 01:22 AM
1026 Howe Street - Key West The listing agent at Preferred Properties describes 1026 Howe Street this way:
"Beautiful 2/2 home in a quiet area. Recent renovations and upgrades. Back yard would allow for a dip pool. Large kitchen working area, plenty of cabinets. Off street parking. Convenient to all downtown restaurants, galleries and shopping. No comparison in the Old Town area under $600,000. Owners are very motivated and will seriously consider all reasonable offers." Stairway leads to second floor bedroom and bath The property is currently rented on a long term basis (with a quick kick-out for potential buyers). … (3 comments)

key west house: 1203-1205 Von Phister - Casa Marina - Key West - 06/02/11 08:38 AM
Simple words can't do justice to the absolutely charming home at 1203-1205 Von Phister Street in the Casa Marina area of Key West. The listing Realtor describes the property this way:
"This wonderful 1940s house is owned by well known artist Debra Yates, who has transformed it into an irresistible and artful 3BR/2.5BA residence plus an 880 SF guest house. The main house has an open living room (with fireplace), dining and kitchen area and multiple sliding glass doors that bring the extraordinary gardens in. On an oversized double lot in the Casa Marina area, the gardens are designed with rare … (0 comments)

key west house: 1125 Von Phister Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West - 07/29/10 04:04 AM
Do you know the difference between Boca Raton and Key West? Key West is not Boca. Thank God! We have better weather year round. We don't have freeways and interchanges. True we have a traffic jam of tourists on Duval Street, but that helps the rest of us live here. We have real people that live in real houses in real neighborhoods. Key West has a rich history and people who are born here or who move here on purpose love just living their lives each day. The way I look at life, you get one shot at it and you … (0 comments)

key west house: 1014 Elgin Lane - Key West Old Town Charmer ! - 05/22/10 02:11 AM

Great Room at the rear with double French Doors leading to pool  
The second floor bedroom at 1014 Elgin Lane Just listed, but not by me, is the really charming two bedroom cottage at 1014 Elgin Lane MAP in the Old Town section of Key West. Elgin Lane is a one-way lane that runs westerly from White Street and ends at Grinnell Street.The listing Realtor describes this beauty this way:
"Darling 1 & 1/2 story Key West cottage with small dip pool on quiet Old Town lane near Key West Historic Seaport area. Nicely maintained with charming details including … (0 comments)

key west house: 715 and 719 Whitmarsh Lane - Old Town - Key West - 03/18/10 05:53 AM

The Phillip Burton House is two doors to the right on Angela Street The two units at 715 Whitmarsh Lane are pictured above  
The Seashell Cottage at 719 Whitmarsh Lane is pictured above and below There are two separate properties for sale that are located next door to each other on one of the quietest and most difficult lanes to find in Old Town Key West. They are located at 715 Whitmarsh Lane and 719 Whitmarsh Lane. Whitmarsh Lane is mentioned in "The Streets of Key West" thus:
"Whitmarsh Lane, a couple of blocks over and next to the … (0 comments)

key west house: 730 Southard Street - Old Town Landmark - Key West - 11/13/09 01:55 AM
I have written about the landmark home at 730 Southard Street on several occasions and I have actually received both phone calls and emails from potential buyers that were genuinely interested in the property. But none of the contacts has yet resulted into a written offer from my buyers. It is time for someone that has "that vision thing" (a catch phrase used by President George H.W. Bush when he responded to suggestions he refocus objectives away from short term campaign objectives to look to the longer term). My suggestions: bring vision and lots of money. 730 Southard Street is one … (0 comments)

key west house: Single Family Home in Truman Annex under $949,000 - Key West - 11/09/09 12:42 AM
So I spent Sunday afternoon on my computer looking for some potential deals among all of the short sales and very highly priced single family homes in Key West. I found 214 Fleming Street. The current mls listing does not have any description of the property or photos. So I had to do a little digging. And I think I may have found that deal I was looking for. Now if you are working with another Realtor, stay with him or her for everything else. But since I am telling you about this property, it is only fair that you call … (0 comments)

key west house: Disparate* House Buys - Key West - 11/04/09 03:01 AM
*Disparate Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English desparat, from Latin disparatus, past participle of disparare to separate, from dis- + parare to prepare — more at pare Date: 15th century 1 : containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements 2 : markedly distinct in quality or character synonyms see different" from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary. I thought it would be interesting to compare similarly priced properties that are located in good locations in the Old Town, Casa Marina and Meadows areas of Key West. The point of the comparison is to show the disparity of similarly priced … (0 comments)

key west house: 1019 Flagler Avenue - Casa Marina Area - Key West - 10/30/09 03:30 AM
1019 Flagler Avenue is now offered for sale at $650,000 or $130 per sq ft. You cannot build a house in Key West that cheap. I'll grant you that it is not the prettiest of houses but that is why God created gay designers and architects. They can turn ugly into sassy with the snap of their fingers. This is how the listing Realtor describes 1019 Flagler: "This large 3bd/3ba house is situated on 2 lots totaling 9100 sq. ft. The home has multiple entrances which allows this property a wide variety of uses. Corporate retreat, large family home or a … (1 comments)

key west house: 511 Frances Street - Old Town - Key West - 10/28/09 02:41 AM
Just listed by Preferred Properties (but not by yours truly), 511 Frances Street in Old Town Key West. The front porch is open and inviting. There is a chair on one side and a big swing on the opposite side. The porch provides a great view of the front yard with the white picket fence and the pretty houses that have been updated over the years. CLICK HERE for an aerial view of 511 Frances Street. You will note it is located on the eastern edge of Old Town Key West. The 500 and 600 blocks of Frances have some of … (0 comments)

key west house: 907 Elizabeth Street - Old Town - Key West - 10/27/09 05:11 AM
Just Listed (but not by me) 907 Elizabeth Street in Old Town Key West. You know the neighborhood. Seven Fish Restaurant is on the corner at Olivia Street (CLICK HERE). It's an easy to walk to St. Mary's Sar of the Sea Catholic Church CLICK HERE up on the opposite corner on Truman Avenue. Duval Street is two blocks west. The new Old Town Gym is a three block walk east of Elizabeth. The Coffee Mill is a couple of blocks beyond that. The point is the location is really convenient for the second home owner who wants proximity to everything. … (2 comments)

key west house: 615 Grinnell Street - Old Town - Key West - 10/26/09 10:26 AM
The very charming house tucked off the beaten path at 615 Grinnell Street (Rear) just got a lot more attractive. I have shown this property several times and I think it is poised for a quick sale. The reduced asking price is now $685,000 or $538 per sq ft. This is how the listing Realtor describes this home: "Tucked away down a quiet Old Town lane is this lovely, renovated historic home. Three bedrooms plus a loft/office, high ceilings, quality finishes with an open floor plan for comfortable island living. Lush tropical lot, inviting pool and porches make this a Hidden … (1 comments)

key west house: 839 United Street - Key West Charmer ! - 10/24/09 03:05 AM
I showed 839 United Street last week. I had not been inside for a few years. The last time it was offered for sale it got purchased right away. I sort of remembered how cute it was -- how it meets the needs of a buyer that wants to buy that "Quintessential Key West Cottage" (the personification of idyllic living space in our little town). Well, I just fell all over myself again. This house just about everything a buyer could want - except the location. I'll discuss the property first and then the location. 839 United Street is a 1350 … (0 comments)

key west house: 1102 Washington Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West - 10/21/09 02:22 AM
Pool entrance from gated driveway and covered off street parking. Front gated entrance to 1102 Washington Street in the Casa Marina area. The White Street Pier on the Atlantic Ocean - four blocks away but so near! Won't you be my neighbor? "Pretty as a Postcard", that is how you can describe the new listing at 1102 Washington Street in the Casa Marina area of Key West. I ought to know, I live next door. CLICK HERE for an aerial perspective. This property has been just about totally redone in the past two years. Contractors started extensive remodeling in May 2007. … (0 comments)

key west house: Opportunity Knocks - 1317 Reynolds Street - Key West - Casa Marina Area - 10/16/09 01:26 AM
The 1203 sq ft ranch located at 1317 Reynolds Street is priced right and it is a good candidate for an extreme home makeover. I showed this house two weeks ago and at first was put off a bit by the knotty pine walls and the dark atmosphere of the place. But as I explored the house more I got it. The "it" is the location and the building. Not the structure as it exists today but rather what it could become after a renovation. A lot of the charming Key West cottages were probably not quite as charming before they … (0 comments)

key west house: Casa Louisa - 622 Louisa Street - Key West Charmer - 10/13/09 01:49 AM
I tell buyers all the time you can never tell what is behind the facade of some of the houses in Key West. Preferred Properties just listed Casa Louisa at 622 Louisa Street, and boy did my remarks ever hold true. Gee Whiz! 622 Louisa Street is located at the upper end of the Duval corridor about 1 1/2 blocks east of Duval and 3 blocks from the Atlantic. So it is close to where vacationers want to be without being right in the mix. And that is the point. The place is quiet and serene and just so relaxing. When … (0 comments)

key west house: 906 Johnson Street - Casa Marina Estate - Short Sale - 10/11/09 10:23 PM
One of my very favorite homes in Key West just became a short sale. Some buyer is going to own one of the very best houses in all of Key West for a fraction of what it is worth. They don't make houses like this anymore. And you could not duplicate this house if you were to try to build a new one. The cost would be prohibitive. 906 Johnson Street is a 3720 sq ft estate type property situated on a 10,750 sq ft lot located one block from the Atlantic Ocean. You can see the Atlantic Ocean from the … (2 comments)

key west house: Keep It Simple, Cuz! - 10/10/09 01:53 AM
A few years back Key West had an Assistant City Manager that was full of pomp and circumstance. He blustered about making Key West a leader in technology by getting the entire city wired for the future. I like it when government gets simple jobs done correctly and efficiently. I don't care if Key West is a leader, but I do care if things work correctly, efficiently, and as inexpensively as possible. This blog address but one issue: getting new utility services started. I have a gripe about how difficult some departments or utilities have made the establishment of new service. … (1 comments)

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