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Saturday, September 26, 2009

1104 South Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West

Ernest Hemingway rented the house at 1100 South Street in 1928-1929. He completed his novel 'A Farewell to Arms' in that house. That location is just magical as you will note from the gigantic tree at the corner CLICK HERE. The new listing next door at 1104 South Street was built about 70 years after Hemingway left the neighborhood. But the enchantment of that location remains steadfast.

1104 South Street was just listed by Preferred Properties. The listing Realtor describes the one of a kind property this way:
"This dramatic & stylish home in the Casa Marina neighborhood was designed and built by a noted architect in 1999. A series of open-air, vaulted pavilions surround the very private and tropical swimming pool. Thoughtfully separated from the main house is a second floor guest suite with balcony. Over the garage, there is a licensed one bedroom apartment with two balconies overlooking the street."
The County Appraiser shows this house as having 1977 sq ft of living space that sits on a 44' x 112' lot. CLICK HERE for an aerial view. There are three bedrooms and three and one-half baths. The extraordinary master suite overlooks the gardens and pool. There is a second bedroom en suite located at the far backside of the property. The apartment or guest suite located above the garages is located at the front end of the property. The separation between the three bedrooms provides total privacy for everyone. And each living space is really, really special. This house is not for the buyer who likes cookie cutter living or who wants the Old Town quintessential cottage look. The look here to dramatic and sophisticated. The asking price is $1,875,000 or $810 per sq ft (based on the listing Realtor's statement of sq ft). CLICK HERE to read more detailed info on the house and to view the photos of this intriguing property.

I live two blocks to the south and I love this area. It is an easy walk or bike ride to the beaches or one of several gyms, Faustos Grocery on White, the Dairy Queen on United, or any number of little shops and restaurants in the Casa Marina area. Old Town is about a five minute bike ride. The airport is five to seven minutes away depending on traffic. The location is close to just about everything that is important without living right in the middle of all the commotion near Duval Street.

To see other houses in the immediate area CLICK HERE, CLICK HERE, CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE (this house is going to be in an upcoming issue of Architectural Digest).

Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing of 1104 South Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West, Florida. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc. Our office is an affiliate of Christie's Great Estates.

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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.