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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

3814 Flager Avenue - Riviera Canal - Bank Owned - Key West

3814 Flagler Avenue on the Riviera Canal - Bank Owned - Key West

Very Brady Family Room with Fireplace Opens onto Kitchen with Pool Beyond

The Informal Dining Area is on the Near Side and Family Room on Far Side

The Pool is accessed from Family Room, Master Bedroom and Alice's Room

I have shown 3814 Flagler Avenue several times. Each time somebody says something like "This reminds me of the Brady Bunch house". You can look at that as a good thing or a bad thing. But there is a reason the Brady Bunch is ingrained into our minds. No matter how icky-wholesome the Bunch was, we all watched them. Part the aura of the Brady Bunch show was that damned house. It was a character as well. The exterior facade was seen in every episode. The house was a late 1960's split level that in real life was quite small, but in TV life it had large open rooms with vaulted ceilings and brightly colored walls. There was an openness to the house and the characters who lived inside. The interiors and colors, just like the haircuts and clothes the characters wore, are that of another era. So when today somebody says a house looks like the Brady Bunch house, we all get it-exactly.

3814 Flagler Avenue is Bank Owned. And the bank (credit union to be precise) that owns this house is actually in Conservatorship itself. So there is a real reason this bank owned house needs to be sold. Soon! The listing Realtor describes this house this way:
"Bank owned property. What a steal! Bring all offers! Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a Waterfront 5BR, 3BA home in Key West. Tremendous potential with 3,109 sq ft of living space, a 14,175 sq ft (1 and 1/2 lots) piece of property with huge pool and lots of extras. These amenities include a large two car garage with workshop area, eat-in kitchen, great room with fireplace, formal dining room, spacious living room, laundry room, walk in pantry, cedar lined closets, 2 zone air conditioning, tile floors, new metal roof, and gated second driveway for additional off-street parking. All on a wide protected canal with 105 ft of step down sea wall and easy access to open water. This special home can be your piece of paradise!"
Did you get that: five bedrooms. And they are not dinky. The master bedroom is very large and has an en-suite bath plus two large walk-in cedar lined closets. The master bedroom is at the east rear of the house. It has a nice view of the pool and the Riviera Canal beyond. There are three more large bedrooms on this side of the house. There is one bathroom for these three bedrooms. On the west wing of the house (the other side) you will find bedroom number five which has a separate bathroom and a rear door that opens out to the pool deck.

The formal entry leads into the living room and the very large family room with fireplace beyond. The family room opens out to the pool. The kitchen opens onto the family room on one side and to the informal kitchen dining area on the other. Of course, there is a separate formal dining room as well. There is large laundry room and an incredible walk-though pantry with lots of places to put things.

There is a double garage on the west side of the property and a separate driveway on the east side. The middle ground is nicely landscaped. The lot is huge: 14,175 sq ft or (105' front X 135' deep).

3814 Flagler Avenue is located on the Riviera Canal. All of the frontage is just the same at the rear so this house has 105 feet of sea wall. (Control Depth is 3 feet.) The Riviera Canal has immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean so you can do your own booze cruise nightly.

This house is clean. The air conditioner and lights work. It doesn't have the smell so many bank owned houses in Key West have. (The listing Realtor and bank owner have taken care of this asset. Thank you for setting an example.)

The best feature of this really big house is the really low price: $699,000 or $225 per sq ft. CLICK HERE to look at the mls data sheet and to view more photos (taken when recently occupied by house sitters. They are gone now and it is easy to show this home).Some of the paint colors are a bit bright, but for a few hundred dollars in paint a new owner could create a brand new look. The appliances are dated, but they work. The whole house works. The fifth bedroom on the opposite side of the house would be the perfect place for your own Alice.

If you would like to see 3814 Flagler Avenue please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or contact me by email at I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida.


Anonymous said...

Did it flood in Wilma

Gary Thomas said...

List agent is not sure, but probably did flood; Bank was not in posession then.

Word Up: there are several offers at bank right how. If you want this, better act quickly because it will likely be gone by next week.


Gary Thomas said...

This house went under contract at 2:12 today, 8 days after price reduction to current price. I was told there were 4 competing offers.



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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.