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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

811 Carey Lane - Old Town - Key West

JUST LISTED, but not by me, 811 Carey Lane, which is located on one of the best little slow lanes of Key West. This is how the listing Realtor describes this charmer:
"Located in an area of million dollar properties, this charming home has an exceptional location on one of Key West's most desirable lanes. You'll find peaceful tranquility and the Key West ambiance you're looking for in this home. Open living and renovated kitchen, dining room, good storage, outdoor shower, covered porch for lounging and lovely gardens complete with inground hot tub. Excellent condition with 3 ductless air units, and house opens beautifully to the well-kept gardens and outdoor areas. Fall in love with this fun and artistic quintessial Key West cottage."

CLICK HERE o see the mls data sheet and more photos of this cutie pie cottage. The cottage is almost 1100 square feet and has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a new kitchen, and it just oozes charm. The ceiling in the main living area is vaulted and exposed wood. It is very dramatic. There is room for a good sized pool.(The rear of this property abuts Carsten Lane. So all one need do is take down the fence, bring in the backhoe, dig out the dirt and install a new pool.)

Carey Lane is a one block lane that runs perpendicular between Margaret Street and Elizabeth Street and just south of Southard Street. It is within walking distance of everything Old Town has to offer, yet you almost need a map to find it. The five homes on Carsten Lane abut Carey Lane to the rear. Each of the houses on Carey Lane and Carsten Lane run through to the other side. Some front on Carsten Lane and the rest have that super valuable Carey Lane address.

In February 2007 I wrote a blog entry about Life on the Slow Lane. CLICK HERE if you would like to see why owning a home or cottage is so danged wonderful. Here are a couple of other houses on Carey Lane and Carsten Lane CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE.

811 Carey Lane is offered at $699,000 or $651 per sq.ft. for a charming two bedroom two bath home in move-in condition. It has parking and room for a pool.

The real estate market is heating up as the summer heat is starting to subside. I may be wrong, but I think this house is priced right and will sell fairly quickly. If this is the kind of place you have been dreaming of owning, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or e-mail me at I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc. Don't wait. Time is of the essence. Seriously!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is there a way, when searching the MLS, to exclude "contingent" properties from showing up in your search?


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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.