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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

917 Southard Street - Old Town - Key West

Potential home buyers in Key West fantasize about what their lives in Key West will be like once they move here. Some buyers have big dreams of owning a grand old home in Old Town. Others are satisfied with owning a cute little Conch Cottage on a quiet little lane. Some buyers may dream about the ocean for fishing, diving, swimming, or tanning on the beach. Some buyers may relish in the thought of no more sidewalks to shovel,icestorms to cope with, or horrendous heating bills. Others look forward to being able to live outdoors just about every day of the year. Some buyers even dream of avoiding confiscatory state income taxes. (We don't have them either.)

The listing Realtor describes 917 Southard Street this way:
"Old Town living at its best! This is a charming 3/3 that has been recently updated and renovated with new kitchen with granite and stainless GE appliances, Dade County pine and heart pine flooring, tankless hot water and much more. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor with living room and a wonderful kitchen set off from the pool area. Upstairs there is a third bathroom and a large great room that's built for entertaining as well as two lofts that serve as bedroom/study. The great room leads to a large private rooftop garden overlooking the pool and a delightful porch overlooking the street. Great location just a few blocks from downtown."

CLICK HERE to get more detailed info on the house and to view ten photos of the inside and outside of this property.

917 Southard Street has 2339 sq ft of living space on two levels. It sits on a 2340 sq ft lot. So many of the nice Old Town houses have only two bedrooms but charm to spare. This house has three bedrooms, three baths, a beautiful pool, great roof top rear deck and that essential Key West front porch.The house does not have off street parking. This house was priced at $1,675,000 when it was first listed for sale in December 2005. The market overall has changed a lot since that time. The property is now offered at $1,050,000 or $406 per sq ft.

Mangia Mangia Restaurant is on the corner to the west. Michael's Steak House is around the corner. Five Brothers Sandwich Shop is a half block to the east at Grinnell Street. The Historic Key West Seaport is a five minute walk to the north and Duval Street is a five minute walk. The big old eyebrow house located at 906 Southard Street CLICK HERE(a larger house - 2224 sq ft - on a much larger lot and with higher end finishes) sold last week for $1,420,000 or $638 per sq ft.

Stop dreaming. Start doing. Somebody is going to buy this house. It could be you. You could be spending next winter with your feet on the second floor front porch and watching the tourists ride past your new home. You can listen to them say something like "I want to own a place like that someday." Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or contact me by e-mail 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.