Small and cute are often quaint. Quaint usually costs a lot of money. Quaint in a good location, with a pool, off street parking normally cost a whole lot of money in Key West. Even in today's tough market.
I've seen a lot of big houses and most are never equated with quaint. But that doesn't mean they don't matter, because we all know that Size Matters.
The two really big houses at 727 and 731 Waddell Avenue in the Casa Marina Area of Key West are now listed as short sales at a very affordable price of $1,299,000 and $1,199,000 respectively. I have written about both houses several times. Both houses are essentially the same. 731 Waddell Avenue is located on a corner lot. 727 Waddell is located next door to the west. In my opinion 727 Waddell is the superior property because the kitchen, floors, and some interior finishes show a bit better. I think the pool and rear grounds of 727 Waddell are also superior to 731 Waddell. But a corner location has a great appeal to many buyers.
This is how the listing Realtor describes 727 Waddell Avenue (pretty much ditto for 731):
"Custom built Casa Marina home newly constructed in 2008. Barely ever lived in with a spacious 4 or 5 bedrooms each featuring ensuite bath, great storage & large covered porches off 3 of the bedrooms on 2nd floor. Through the front door you will be graciously welcomed to a great room & light filled kitchen all overlooking spacious yard, custom pool/Jacuzzi w/ water feature & stone patio. Enjoy 11ft ceilings, granite countertops, stainless appliances, built in bar, custom marble & tile baths, hardie plank siding, impact windows & doors, fully fenced, irrigation & more. A comfortable & spacious home centrally located to beach, tennis, dining & famous Duval Street. This is a potential short sale transaction subject to lender approval."Each of the five bedrooms has its own bath. All bedrooms except the third floor bedroom have balconies. The bedrooms actually were built to be bedrooms and have lots of good usable space. They have closets as well. I created a list of comparably priced homes in Key West that have at least three bedrooms. CLICK HERE to checkout the competition as far as size, location, and amenities. Not everything good comes in small packages.
If you are looking for a "big" house and a good value, either of the two houses at 727 or 731 Waddell Avenue deserve a look. CLICK HERE for more detailed info and mls photos ON 731 wADDELL. I have more photos that I can send to sincerely interested buyers. The Casa Marina Area is close to the beaches and within walking distance to upper Duval Street.
Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305.766.2642 or contact me by email at email@example.com. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida. Our office is the exclusive Lower Florida Keys affiliate of Christie's Great Estates.