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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

1320 Grinnell Street - Casa Marina Beauty

1320 Grinnell Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West



I frequently write about homes in the Casa Marina Area. I know the area well. That is where I live. I am always advocating that potential buyers look in this area because the area has so much to offer. Won't you be my neighbor?

Just listed, but not by me, 1320 Grinnell Street which is offered at $2,850,000 or $1,001 per sq ft. This is how the listing Realtor describes this home:
"Modern tropical designer home with natural stone, bamboo, and hardwoods. Walls of glass doors open for breathtaking views from every angle of the living and dining area. Top-flight kitchen designed for entertaining and a DCS outdoor kitchen just a step away. First floor master suite with den and double bath opens to private deck with hot tub. Upstairs guest bedroom suite with relaxing area overlooking the pool. Outdoor living room under the lanai has a gas fire pit in the waterfall and sweeping views across the pool to the main home. Separate guest home with loft. Two parking areas for multiple vehicles. Day or night, this home is magical in every detail.
The property was totally renovated and expanded in 2006. Today the property has 2848 sq ft of living space that sits on a large 5992 sq ft lot (74' X 80'). I live nearby, and I watched the construction as it went on for months and months. The Casa Marina area is known not only for its dissimilarity to Old Town but also for its proximity to Old Town and other important Key West destinations. Here the lots are large and the houses are separated by large spaces. While there are a few great Conch houses in the area, most of the homes were built or renovated after the 1950s. . There is nothing "cookie cutter" about Casa Marina area architecture or the neighborhood. CLICK HERE to view some fabulous photos of this special property.

This house is located at the corner of Seminary and Grinnell Streets. Most of the streets in the area do not have curbs and gutters so the area has retained it's country feel somewhat. Perhaps as many as 50% of the homes in this area sit behind large six foot privacy fences with tricked-out entry gates and ornamental shrubs that make each property unique. 1320 Grinnell Street is open to the street with only the space between the main house and the guest cottage fenced from view. I guess one could say that it has "No curb appeal" and get away with that being a genuine compliment.

1320 Grinnell Street is a two minute bike ride south to Higgs Beach, the Casa Marina Resort, and Louie's Backyard. The Island Gym is a two minute bike ride to the east where you can get fit and trim. Faustos Grocery is located nearby on White Street as are a bunch of neighborhood coffee shops, restaurants, and the Dairy Queen. I can usually drive to the airport in about seven minutes from my house. Old Town is a quick bike ride and maybe a 10-15 minute walk depending on where you want to go.

If you are looking to purchase a very sophisticated home in Key West and are not stuck on having to own a "conch house", please call me, Gary Thomas, 305.766.2642, to arrange a showing of 1320 Grinnell Street. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc. in Key West, Florida. I live in the Casa Marina area and I love it. Won't you be my neighbor?

1 comment:

2Go Media said...

That is an awesome display of modern housing. I never thought that these housing facilities would be available in the region.

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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.