This is another one of those just listed but not by me posts. 1410 Duncan Street is located just across the street form the Tennessee Williams House located at 1431 Duncan Street. Tennessee Williams said this of Key West:
"This is the most fantastic place that I have been yet in America. It is even more colorful than Frisco, New Orleans or Santa Fe. There are comparatively few tourists and the town is the real stuff. It still belongs to the natives who are known as ‘conks.’ Sponge and deep sea fishing are the main occupations and the houses are mostly clapboard shanties which have weathered gray nets drying on the front porches and great flaming bushes of poinsettia in the yards. This is beginning to sound like very bad travel literature—but I do wish you were here. I am occupying the old servant’s quarters in back of this 90-year old house. It has been converted into an attractive living space with a shower. The rent is $7 a week. I shan’t do anything the next few weeks but swim and lie on the beach until I feel human again. Then I shall learn how to fish. A good fisherman can thumb his nose at all commercial enterprise in the world."Can you imagine Key West on $7 per week or relatively few tourists? Egads! Back to the future.
1410 Duncan Street is located three blocks east of White and a couple of blocks to the south of Bay View Park (on Truman Avenue). Duncan Street is a five or six minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean. It's quicker on a bike or scooter, of course. Old Town is a ten minute bike ride, but you can walk to the restaurants and bars on upper Duval in about five to seven minutes. The listing Realtor describes the location as "the highly desirable Arts District of Old Town Key West". I describe the location as quiet. After you have heard enough tourists and locals walking home at 3:00 AM telling each other how much they love each other or despise each other, you appreciate quiet neighborhoods. Believe me.
The house has two bedrooms, two baths, off street parking, a beautiful pool, a white picket fence and lots of charm. The listing Realtor describes this 1492 sq ft house thus:
"Gorgeous Historic Home in the highly desirable Arts District of Old Town Key West. Fully renovated and restored to its original splendor. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, Dade County Pine walls. Wonderful eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and gas cooking. Large and private master bedroom suite with amazing second floor outdoor sky shower overlooking a tree top view of Key West. Inviting pool, lush tropical yard, covered off street parking and a quiet, central location make this home the Quintessential Key West Historic Treasure."The asking price is just $675,000 or $452 per sq ft. CLICK HERE to see more details on this listing and to view some great photos. I showed this house twice the last time it was on the market. It sold immediately then. Houses that are priced right and that have the features like this house seem to go under contract quickly.
If you are looking for a home like 1410 Duncan Street please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc in Key West, Florida.