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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Two-Fers on Peacon Lane - Old Town - Key West

There are two great houses on one of the best little lanes in Old Town Key West, Peacon Lane. Peacon Lane is only one block long and is situated between Elizabeth Street to the west and William to the east. It is a one way lane entered from Eaton Street and exits onto Caroline Street. The exit point delivers you right at the doorstep of the Historic Key West Seaport. Peacon Lane is a mix of a few large houses like the ones mentioned here today and several smaller cottages. Most of the houses have been gentrified but there are a couple of Conch and left-over hippie places as well. CLICK HERE to see one of my favorite Old Town houses that is located next to 315 Peacon Lane. And CLICK HERE to see the cottage on the otherside of 315 Peacon Lane. That's what makes lanes like this one so appealing. Diversity.

315 Peacon Lane is described by the listing Realtor this way:

"This Is A Must See To Believe! Beautifully Renovated Conch Home On Prestigious Peacon Lane. Open Floor Plan With Dade County Pine Walls And Floors Make Entertaining A Breeze. Large Designer Kitchen Featuring Granite Countertops, Stainless Sub-Zero Appliances, Wet Bar And Doors That Open To a Tropically Enclosed Garden Is To Die For! Three Bedrooms And Three Baths Including Master Suite With Large Walk-Out Balcony. Located On A Quiet, Quaint, One-Way Lane Yet Steps Away For The Waterfront, Shops, Restaurants, Duval Street. This is a potential short sale situation."
CLICK HERE to see some great photos of the house and more detailed information. This property is offered at the current asking price of $2,150,000 or $792 per sq ft. This property has been on the market for 579 days (366 plus 213).

Right across the street you will find 316 Peacon Lane that was listed just last week. It is offered at $1,600,000 or $789 per sq ft. The listing Realtor describes 316 Peacone Lane thus:
"Beautiful historic 2 story home completely renovated including a new 2 story addition. Detailed craftsmanship is evident throughout this home with hand sanded Dade Co. pine walls, pine floors, crown molding and intricate tile work. The entrance foyer leads to a showplace kitchen and great room with two sets of French doors to the backyard with pool. Also on the first floor is a large guest bedroom with ensuite bath and a powder room. The second floor has a generous sized guest bedroom with ensuite bath and a large master suite with beamed cathedral ceiling, French doors to a small balcony, and master bath with double sinks, tub and separate shower. Best location - walk to the historic seaport, Duval St, restaurants and shops."
CLICK HERE for more detailed information and photos of this great property. 316 Peacon Lane is not a short sale!

One of the things I really like about Old Town lanes is that most require that a person actually intends to go there. If you are zipping down Eaton Street in your car or scooter you will surely miss the only entrance unless you are looking for it. It comes and goes that quickly. The entrance is opposite the former Calvin Klein House on Eaton Street. Most people are so busy looking at that place that they miss Peacon Lane. I found THIS PHOTO of a friend, David Kaufelt, leading an expedition participants during the Key West Literary Seminar to explore Key West landmarks like the Calvin Klein House.

If you are looking for a large home in the Old Town area with character and location, please call me, Gary Thomas, at 305-766-2642 or e-mail me at to schedule a showing.


Anonymous said...

It's about time you updated, Gary. My week hasn't been complete without a little Key West real estate in there.

Gary Thomas said...

Thanks for noticing my absence. I have been so busy writing and nursing offers this week (seiously!) that I have not had time to write.

Also, the existing inventory of houses to sell is shrinking. All of a sudden, the hold-out buyers are trying to buy.

More on that in a couple of days when I do the monthly roundup.



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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.