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Thursday, March 4, 2010

810 Carey Lane - Old Town - Key West

I have written about Carey Lane before. It is just the dreamiest of the lanes in Old Town. The lane is only one block long and is accessed at Margaret Street across from the north entrance to the Key West Cemetery. The lane is narrow and is enveloped in lush foliage and flowering trees. All of the little houses have white picket fences. There aren't any straggler houses here to bring property values down. Each of the houses is perfect in its own right. The location looks like a Hollywood set designer created it.

Carey Lane - The Dreamiest of the Old Town Lanes

810 Carey Lane

The asking price on 810 Carey Lane just got reduced to $895,000 which means this cutie just became a lot more affordable to a wide universe of potential buyers.

This is how the listing Realtor describes 810 Carey Lane:

Perfect! Beautifully remodeled cottage on a quiet Old Town Lane with pool and parking. The master bedroom and living room open to a deck, pool and covered dining area. A third bedroom space can be easily created by closing a set of pocket doors in the guest bedroom. The kitchen is a cook's delight with lots of open space, convenient island work space, wolf gas stove, and more. This property has been well cared for and is easy to show.”
The house at 810 Carey Lane is a bit deceptive because what looks like the front entrance is actually a sitting porch located off of the front bedroom. The front porch as an old fashioned swing hanging from the ceiling where you can sit and watch absolutely nothing go by except maybe the clouds. The real entry is located at the rear end of the bricked parking space. That doorway leads you inside and into the beautiful kitchen located in a sawtooth addition. It has a vaulted ceiling which adds lots of volume to the room and makes the room seem so very spacious. That kitchen is so sweet you won’t need sugar to make cookies.

The original front porch is now a sitting porch off the master bedroom. The master bedroom has an adjacent sitting area on the east front of the house. The neatest feature in the master bedroom is the loft above the which has a ladder that hangs from a rope that permits occasional entry for good little boys and girls. When I first saw that space I immediately thought "FORT". What kid doesn't want a FORT? If you have grand kids, this is the place they will always remember. Forever!

The rear bedroom has French doors that open onto the secluded pool. The living room shares the rest of the rear side of the house which is a second sawtooth addition to the main house. The pool and outdoor kitchen are located at the very rear of the property. The area is very private and the only things you see are the blue skies and neighboring trees. Lots of sunshine in this place. CLICK HERE to see the mls listing info page and to view more photos.

If you have ever dreamed of owning what some Realtors call the quintessential Key West Cottage, you owe it to yourself (and your grand kids) to look at 810 Carey Lane. This is the kind of place that could stay in your family for generations. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to see this really special home. 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.