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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Isn't It Romantic? 1717 South Street, Key West

Look at the pics to the right. The pics are of a house at 1717 South Street in Key West. Isn't it romantic?

The house is located in mid town. I don't write about that area much because it isn't where second home buyers typically want to buy. But when you can buy 1900 sq ft house with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths on a huge double lot (8531 sq ft) for the asking price of $1,100,000 (just reduced from $1,179,000) the house seems like attractive buy at $579 per sq ft.

Here is how the listing Realtor describes this property: "A beautiful lush tropically landscaped oasis lies behind the gate of this walled private retreat. Follow the steps from the entry around to the front of the house where you are greeted with a striking koi pond with water feature. This warm and inviting home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living, dining and family rooms and a separate guest cottage. French doors from almost every room brings the outdoors in and makes this home perfect for entertaining. The gardens are spectacular with saltillo tiled patios, covered outdoor dining area, beautiful 15'x 22' heated pool with waterfall and a 15 person hot tub. Additional features are electric remote entrance gate, carport, off street parking for multiple vehicles & organic mist spray system." CLICK HERE for more detailed information on all of the fine features of this home and more photos.

When you live in Key West you spend so much of your time at home in the outdoors. Doesn't it make sense to have an outdoor area that is functional, inviting, and romantic? Old Town provides proximity to Duval Street, the theaters, restaurants, you name it. You can walk to everything. But to get this much outdoor area so nicely done, you would have to pay over $3 million. There just isn't anything like this at this price range in Old Town. Never will be either.

CLICK HERE to checkout similarly priced homes in the midtown area. I have written about a couple of them earlier. Click the photos and compare the size of the home, the lot, and the "feeling" you get about the properties.

So if you are looking for a home suitable for living and entertaining in style and don't mind not being in Old Town, call me. Let's go look at this spacious home on an even more spacious lot. Think of it as getting a $3 million home at 66% off. Call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or e-mail me at

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I first read about Key West in a magazine called "After Dark" sometime in the mid 1970's. But it wasn't until March 1984 that I made my first visit to the island that would become my home. I had two weeks for a vacation and reserved a room at Colours Guesthouse (now Marrero's Guest House) for one week. I thought that if I didn't like Key West, I could always go back to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale for the rest of my trip. But after a couple of days in Key West, that was no longer a consideration. But when I wanted to extend my stay for the extra week I found there was no room at the inn. The guesthouse owner did find me a room at LaTeDa, the infamous guesthouse/restaurant. That's a story I'll write another day. But those two weeks in Key West gave me the realization that I had found Paradise. Key West has been my home since 1993 and my only regret is that it took me so long to get here. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties CRI. Let me help you find your new home or business in Paradise. Living in Paradise is not a slogan, it's a way of life.