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Friday, December 11, 2009

808 Shavers Lane - Old Town - Key West

808 Shavers Lane is another one of those "just listed" posts I having been writing of late. The potential sellers are getting geared for selling season and that starts in earnest the day after Christmas. This is how the listing Realtor describes this home that was built (not renovated) in 1999:
"Shavers Lane is about as central to the Duval corridor as a property can be. The lane runs one block and separates the Bourbon Street Complexes and Hemingway's Home/Key West Lighthouse. The property is a newer home for Oldtown and features the classic three bay Conch revival look. Originally a three bedroom home, the owner has removed a wall between guest rooms for a second master suite and will replace the wall for a Buyer if necessary. There are two off street parking spaces with a brick drive, an elevated deck and pool are in the back for smooth flow from the home, and the home has covered porches up and down both in the front and the back. The home was upgraded from the sister homes on each side with tall ceilings."

CLICK HERE to read the details on this house. As of writing this there are not any interior photos so I borrowed a couple of older photos that show the house when it was previously listed. Those photos may or may not depict the house as it looks today. PHOTO #1 shows the living room and kitchen and PHOTO #2 shows the pool. 808 Shavers lane is offered at $749,000 or $535 per sq ft for a 1400 sq ft two story home in Old Town with a pool and bricked off-street parking.

Shavers Lane is one of those locations you forget about. Not in a bad way, but in a good way. There is absolutely no reason for any Conch Train to try to go down the lane because it couldn't make the turn and the train is about as long as the lane. Besides nothing of importance ever happened there. Tourists won't be riding down the lane beeping their damned horns because the lane doesn't go anywhere they want to go. Just below is a photo of the house across the street. This lane has got some very attractive houses.

It is an easy one minute walk to Bourbon Street Pub or the 801 Bar. (Have you ever wondered why so many drag queens are seven feet tall?) Blue Heaven is a 60 second walk and Santiago's Bodega is a 90 second walk. South Beach can be reached in about five minutes and Ft Zachary Taylor Beach is a ten minute walk or five minute bike ride. The location is close to a lot of places residents and tourists love about Key West. You will hear some noise from the Bourbon Street Complex on occasion. If you are gay that noise could be viewed as revelry to get on down to the pub. To others, it could be a distraction.

I think this property will appeal to someone who wants to be near the action on Duval Street and who likes the nightlife Old Town has to offer. If you are that buyer, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to arrange a showing. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc. in Key West, Florida.

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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.