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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Domestic Tranquility in Key West

I wrote about the new listing at 3632 Sunrise Drive in Key West last year when it was then offered for sale at the asking price of $1,395,000. It did not sell and now the property is Bank Owned.

First let me tell you that this house has been maintained and has not sat uncared for. The inside is nice and clean. The gardens are verdant. And the pool invites you to drop trousers and dive in. The guy at the bank did go and removed the smoke detector batteries, however. You can't have a bank owned property without hearing the incessant chirp of unappreciated smoke detectors.

3632 Sunrise Drive sits at the eastern edge of Key West. MAP (The map incorrectly identifies Sunrise Dive as Riviera and it places this house in the wrong location. But trust me. Google is wrong and Gary [on this point] is correct but the general location is accurate otherwise.

The canal provides boating access to the Atlantic Ocean right from your backyard. And the backyard here is just beautiful. The 30' x 15' pool is the focal point. A lovey pool house with wet bar (and shower behind) sits to the west of the pool. Tastefully landscaped gardens are located to the east (irrigated and lighted). Some large palms flank either side of the pool. And lush mangroves sit on the opposite side of the canal. The setting is just like out of a David Hockney painting except his ain't L.A. Thank God!

The listing Realtor describes the house this way:
"Very Private And Secluded Waterfront Home With Approx. 98 Ft Of Dockage, Pool And Landscaped Grounds. Screen Porch Off Great Room. Tile And Wood Floors. Kitchen With Pantry. Composite Decking Around Pool, Concrete Dock. Poolside Cabana With Water, Electric, Wetbar And Outdoor Shower With Hot And Cold Water. Sprinkler System, Outdoor Auto Mosquito Misting System. Fully Fenced And Electronic Gates."
The living and dining areas have great views of the pool, the canal and the mangroves beyond. The kitchen has those same inviting views. I don't know how the cook could manage to stay inside and work when the outside is so inviting. There is lots of room for a grill just in case the outside proves too tempting.

This house has a very nice master suite on the second floor and at least three additional bedrooms on the main level. An additional bedroom and separate bath are located near the kitchen. This are might work well for a live-in.

3632 Sunrise Drive is a 2448 sq ft ranch with 4 beds and 3 baths situated on a 9794 sq ft lot (97.5'[canal frontage] x 100.48'). I think this is one incredible home and it is priced to sell quickly at $749,000 or $306 per sq ft. CLICK HERE to compare this property to similarly priced homes in Key West.

CLICK HERE to checkout the mls listing information and to view photos. I created my own set of photos which you can see if you CLICK HERE. Better yet, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing of this property. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. Promote your own domestic tranquility and move into this great Key West property.


Anonymous said...

GMan- What up with the auto mosquito mister? Is that due to the mangroves across the canal? Do many of the homes have them in that area and do they work?

Great street, I think.


Gary Thomas said...

I have no idea about why the "mister" is there or if it works.
I have been there twice and fell in love with the place. No bugs of any sort went after me. The pool is beyond wonderful. The mangroves are just beautiful.

Jimmy Buffet's old house is two doors to the west.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a great house at a great price.

Anonymous said...

Remember this ain't deep water dockage - alright for your canoe but not your boat. Go up the keys for that.

Anonymous said...

I heard this place is nice but that it needs a lot of work. And I think the canal can handle more than just a canoe.


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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.