711 Southard Street, Key West - Just Listed - Oh Thank Heaven!

Real Estate Agent with Preferred Properties Key West


Just Listed 711 Southard Street, Key West. This house has become an iconic vision of the perfect Key West cottage as many locals and visiting guests pass it each year and eye the Charlie Brown gang hanging around the front porch. Yeah! It's that house. What a presence it has atop Solaris Hill just two blocks from Duval Street and within walking distance to all that Key West has to offer. Let's consider just a bit of its history.

 The Monroe County Property records show this house as having been built in 1934. I know that is incorrect as the whole United States was involved in the Great Depression then. The WPA did several projects in Key West including the recreation of property records. If the correct date of construction was unknown, the WPA used the project date as the construction date. I searched the Sanborn Fire Maps starting witht the 1889 edition which showed this house then identified as 403 Southard. The 1892 map changed the house number to 611 Southard. That was changed to 711 Southard on the 1899 map. 

I remember showing this house a day or two after it was listed in 2001. As I recall it had just been totally renovated by one of Key West's best contractors (Jeff Erickson). The house looked perfect. It had a gated off street parking with carport - a rarity in Old Town. It was listed at $495,000 and sold at $500,000 or $5,000 over asking. That new buyer did a new renovation. He and his partner renovated some Key West's finest homes including the Gingerbreadman House at 1020 Southard Street. The photos below show the most recent renovations by the current owner of 711 Southard Street.




The 1,514 square foot house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and oozes charm. The 4,410 square foot lot is fairly large given the Old Town location. By the way, this home is located in the coveted X Flood Zone location.


CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet and view listing photos of 711 Southard Street, Key West offered at $2,100,000. Then be sure to call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private showing. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. If you buy this home now, it will be your home next Christmas. Maybe we can get the Seller to convey Charlie Brown and the gang with the property.





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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gary- I could live there!!!! sigh   What a cute home and no one does it better than you in providing the history of the area as well as the home. 

Feb 15, 2020 05:37 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Feb 15, 2020 07:03 PM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Gary Thomas - I should tell my sister about this house.  She loves Key West.

Feb 16, 2020 04:20 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Gary - "Picture Perfect" comes to mind while reading this post which is once again filled with such great Key West history, wonderful photos and more than a bit of whimsy.  Good luck finding the right buyers for 711 Southard Street.  

Feb 16, 2020 04:43 AM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Gary, 

Love your listing presentation of this beautiful Key West home. 

Feb 16, 2020 09:56 AM #5
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a wonderful property, Gary. Love the photos. The owner did an amazing job on the renovation, and it looks far larger than 1514 SF.

Best wishes for a quick contract for your client!


Feb 16, 2020 12:41 PM #6
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

What a great house - and you clearly know the area inside-out!

Feb 16, 2020 02:20 PM #7
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What an amazing home. I'm sure this will be under contract very soon!

Feb 17, 2020 05:59 AM #8
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Congrats on the new listing! Good luck finding a buyer soon.

Feb 17, 2020 06:06 AM #9
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Ah, absolutely awesome property and even though the pictures are gorgeous, it doesn't give it enough credit. I don't think you will have a problem finding a buyer for this one!

Feb 17, 2020 06:36 PM #10
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

This house oozes charm and uniqueness. Love the way you have showcased this beauty along with the whimsy and lovely decor of the owners. Hoping you find that lucky buyer real soon. Great presentation!

Feb 18, 2020 05:50 PM #11
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

What I want to know is, have Key West home values increased enough that a house that sold for $500k in 2001 is now worth over $2M? That's amazing to me. 

Feb 19, 2020 04:52 PM #12
Gary Thomas
Preferred Properties Key West - Key West, FL

Hi Mimi, Location, location, location plus it has the street appeal on the outside. It was foremost the renovation of the owners I mentioned who did the significant renoation. They did quality in each hoouse they touched. They were inovation and not copycats. I sold their very last house on Love Lane. Joe told me it was the culmination of everything they had learned about renovation.

While they were not "builders" (caprenters), they brought a design aesthetic into their houses that others simply don't have or care to spend the money to achieve. Quality lasts longer and looks better and it makes the houses worth more!

Feb 20, 2020 12:37 AM #13
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