The modified eyebrow house at the corner of Catherine and George Streets was just put back on the market after taking a bit of a rest during the price adjustment in Key West housing. The house was listed on and off for a couple of years and was even featured on one of those "help me swell my house TV shows". The "how to guy" is that overly big muscle guy with the shaved head. He painted some rooms, moved some furniture, and re-located the owners' parrot to the rear deck for the final "reveal". None of his tricks worked.
Today 1115 Georgia Street is priced to sell at $599,000. This is NOT a SHORT SALE.)The 1992 sq ft house sits on a corner lot of 3894 sq ft on the eastern edge of Casa Marina near the southern edge of Old Town. The main part of house has 2 bedrooms and baths plus what the listing Realtor calls a third "satellite bedroom/bath" (I'd call it a guest unit). The house has a real nice pool and covered off street parking. All of this is available for only $599,000 or $301 per sq ft. This is how the listing Realtor describes Georgia Street:
"This historic home sports 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The third bedroom and bath is a satellite bedroom/bath, which is very private and access is up the outdoor spiral stair. Centrally located at the corner of Georgia & Eliza, the entire property is fenced in for your privacy. With a pool, car port and lush landscaping."
Let me tell you why I think this house did not sell before and why it is a good value today. Besides the obvious price difference (previous price was $1,075,000), the biggest detractor may be the neighborhood. There is a church across the street and the White Street shopping area is a block away. So people who go to church are present one day a week or so. Big deal. The church members aren't there partying all hours of the day and night.
Faustos Food Palace(complete with on-site genuine butcher) is a block away as are several coffee shops, a couple of gyms, dog store, tile store, paint store, hand job car wash, a couple of gas stations, and the best chicken in all of Key West at the Quick Mart. Bayview Park CLICK HERE is one block to the north. It has tennis courts, kids playground, an old fashioned bandstand, and lots of grass and trees where you can walk your dog and meet your neighbors. Elementary and middle schools are withing walking distance. Old Town is a quick bike ride and the shopping centers are an easy jaunt. The ocean is a clean shot down White Street about six blocks to the south.
CLICK HERE to see the photos of 1115 Georgia Street provided by the listing Realtor and get some more details on the property. Better yet, please call me, Gary Thomas,305-766-2642 to schedule a showing of this house. It is priced to sell now. Compare it with other houses similarly priced and you will appreciate the value I now see in this house.