Just Listed, but not by me, 715 Chapman Lane, Key West. Buyers looking for the charm of an old home and the convenience of contemporary stile need to see this place. But before we go inside, let's look back at the no so distant past.
I found this photo of 715 Chapman Lane in my old shoebox. I have a bunch of similar photos showing laundry hung from the front porch of houses all over Old Town. Times have changed. Most people have washers and dryers and air conditioning now. That was not always the case.
The above photo was taken in August 2019 while the renovation was being done. The photo below was taken in December 2020 before all the renovations were completed. Most of the homes on Chapman Lane have undergone the same renovation to varying degrees. This new home fits perfectly into this historic old neighborhood.
Let's start from the front door. Notice the detail from street inward. The front porch sets the tone for the rest of the house. All windows and doors are impact resistant. The shutters are there for style and nothing else/ Look up and notice the down-lights. Look down and see the TREX decking.
The master bed and bath are located just off the front door which was moved to the left side of the home. The hallway leads to the living area at the rear. This little change made the space usage so much better. Moreover, take a look at the style the owners brought to the new space. There is a tub and shower in this extraordinary bath. I remember the old place. It wasn't anything like this.
The original has was added onto several years ago. The addition included a spiral staircase that lead to the second floor. But that addition did not look anything like how the house appears now. What an incredible difference. New wood seamlessly transition out to the TREX deck and pool. The original kitchen had a wood door in the center that opened to back yard. Today doors disappear into the wall. I would love to see the reaction of the former owners if they could travel forward in time to see their home. The original home functioned for them and in their day. This home will meet the needs of a modern buyer - probably a person looking for a second home.
The loft bedroom runs the length of the original house. Opaque glass is provides privacy when viewed from below. The laundry room is hidden behind similar opaque door on the first floor. Lots of consistent details everywhere.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet and many photos of 715 Chapman Lake Key West offered for sale at $1,799,000. Then please text me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private showing of this home. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.