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Sunday, September 20, 2009

810 Carey Lane - Old Town - Key West

Just Listed, but not by me, 810 Carey Lane in Old Town Key West, Florida. CLICK HERE to see this precious two bedroom two bath home located on arguably the quietest little slow lane in Key West.
This is how the listing Realtor describes 810 Carey Lane:
"Perfect! Beautifully remodeled cottage on a quiet Old Town Lane with pool and parking. The master bedroom and living room open to a deck, pool and covered dining area. A third bedroom space can be easily created by closing a set of pocket doors in the guest bedroom. The kitchen is a cook's delight with lots of open space, convenient island work space, wolf gas stove, and more. This property has been well cared for and is easy to show."
I have written about Carey Lane before. It is just the dreamiest of the lanes in Old Town. The lane is only one block long and is accessed at Margaret Street across from the north entrance to the Key West Cemetery. The lane is narrow and is enveloped in lush foliage and flowering trees. All of the little houses have white picket fences. There aren't any straggler houses here to bring property values down. Each of the houses is perfect in its own right. The location looks like some Hollywood set designer created it.

The house is a bit deceptive because what looks from the lane to be the "front" door is actually a door off the front bedroom. The front porch as an old fashioned swing hanging from the ceiling where you can sit and watch absolutely nothing go by except maybe the clouds.

The real entry is just off the bricked parking space through the beautiful kitchen located in a sawtooth addition at the back. That gives you a vaulted ceiling and lots of volume and a real spacious feeling. That kitchen is just the bees knees. The front bedroom has an adjacent sitting area. But the neatest feature is the loft above with a ladder hanging from a rope that permits occasional entry. When I first saw that space I immediately thought "FORT". What kid doesn't want a fort.

The rear bedroom has French doors that open onto the secluded pool. The living room shares the rest of the rear side of the house which is a second sawtooth addition to the main house. There is a little outdoor kitchenette or whatever you might call it. The area is very private and the only things you see are the blue skies and neighboring trees. Lots of sunshine in this place.

810 Carey Lane is offered at $1,150,000 or $799 per sq ft. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or e-mail me at to arrange a showing of this special house.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The "bees knees?" Dang, next you'll be telling us it's the "cat's pyjamas!"


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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.