1501 White Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West

Real Estate Agent with Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.

Just listed by Preferred Properties (that's where I work but this is not my listing), 1501 White Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West. 1501 White Street is located two blocks north of Higg's Beach and the great Atlantic Ocean.

The listing broker describes this property like this:

"This charming 2/2 home is completely walled and gated for privacy. Features include a formal living room w/vaulted ceiling, new kitchen w/granite countertops & new appliances, dining room w/French doors to the beautiful private pool and patio. Off street parking also."

The house is located at the corner of White Street and Flagler Avenue. This location will turn off some potential buyers just because of the location. So be it. There are two houses located at the same corner that recently sold over $2,000,000 each. Don't let the location dissuade you from looking. You might just fall in love with this private abode that is hidden behind the privacy wall and towering palms. Click GOOGLE MAP for an aerial view of the property and then use the toggle switch for a street view.

The updated main house with its lush garden and sunny pool sit behind a tall privacy wall surrounded by large palms and specimen trees. An electric gate opens to covered off street parking. A caretaker's cottage sits at the back of the property. The lot is quite large (60' x 120' or 7,369 sq ft).

The main house was built in 1958 and was updated around 1995 with additional improvements after that. The house has 1380 sq ft of living space consisting of the living room, kitchen, master bedroom and bath plus a second bedroom and bath. The living room is extra large in size and volume. The north wall has built-in cabinetry. Cuban tiles give this space (and the bedroom areas) a rich and sophisticated feel. (The caretaker's cottage is a separate building with 283 sq ft of living space. This space could make a great guest suite.)

Covered off street parking to left and caretaker's cottage at the rear

The master bedroom and bath are configured for adult living. The bedroom has French doors that open out to the large private garden terrace that includes an outdoor shower for two. Another door leads from the bedroom out to the canvas covered outdoor bathroom with a spa bathtub. The space is first class in all respects. The asking price is just $789,000.

Doors lead to the covered outdoor bath and spa


Two person outdoor shower with the outdoor bath and spa to the right

The kitchen has a bank of French doors that open out to the pool on one side and an adjacent wall of windows that allow filtered sun light in from the south. The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, appliances, and light fixtures. When I looked at the space I thought to myself this home is really cool. What a great place for a party. The living room kitchen and dining area are large spaces with subtle architectural embellishments. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable.CLICK HERE to view a slide show of photos of this property.

Parking and the caretaker's cottage are located beyond the fence to right

The pool area gets sunshine most of the day so you and your guests won't have to go to the beach for a tan. But the beach is only a short two block walk in case you feel the need to get sand in your toes. Locals meet up there every morning while walking their dogs.

White Street Pier is just two blocks south


So is the beach!

CLICK HERE to checkout the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos of 1501 White Street. If you would like to see this unique Key West property, please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.


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Faith LaRosse
Springer Realty Group - Wyomissing, PA

Gary, you just made my day!  This is my dream come true -  Love the pictures.  After the snowy weekend we just had here in PA  I only wish even more that my retirement date was alittle closer.  While visiting Key West about two months ago we were speaking with a local and she said that the homes are really priced well right now- accordingly with the economy, but the homeowners insurance will kill you.  I know that opinions are quite subjective, so I don't know what her opinion of "kill you"  means!   I would think that insurance would quite naturally be alittle high with hurricanes etc. 

Nov 02, 2011 02:49 AM #1
Gary Thomas
Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. - Key West, FL

Faith, Come back and buy while prices are still affordable!


Propery owneres and new home purchasers get windstorm mitigation 'credits' by complying with Florida's strict building codes and having new(er) compliant roof systems and shutters. The more credits one has, the lower the rates. 


Nov 02, 2011 03:14 AM #2
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

I just may have to retire back to my hometown Key West. Love the windows across the backside and the kitchen. This is a lovely home.

Nov 02, 2011 08:59 AM #3
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