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.