When I first saw the beautiful home at 2309 Flagler Avenue my mind flashed to Phillip Johnson's Glass House that he designed for himself half a century ago. The lines and feel are so similar. The Key West Glass House, however, invites you to look right through the glass walls to enjoy the year around beauty of the side and rear gardens. And we all know that Key West has New Canaan, Connecticut beat when it comes to weather.
The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"You don't want to miss this hidden gem located on an oversized 7500 SF lot within bicycling distance to Old Town. This enchanting two-bedroom, two-bath home features 64 feet of floor-to-ceiling glass sliders and windows opening out from the remarkable living and dining areas to the gorgeous lanai and gardens, with a yard big enough to add a generous pool. Beautiful new Chicago brickwork at the entrance, driveway and circular patio, with multiple mature palms and verdant landscaping make this a very special property. Central air and heat, tiled and carpeted multi-level floors, new accordion shutters, loads of storage and an outdoor bar ready for entertaining. Cared for with love..."2309 Flagler Avenue was built in 1953 but recently had a major addition added to the side and rear. The original house was a ranch, and it is similar to many in the area that were built during the 50s and 60s. But that is where the similarities stop. The addition is a "knockout". The new glass addition was built to surround the original house at the side and rear. While the much of the house opens onto the outside, the neighboring properties have no view of the house.
Most homes have defined spaces the we recognize as front yards, back yards, or side yards. The home at 2309 Flagler Avenue does not have the kind of landscaping you expect in a home priced at just $427,200. This home has multiple outdoor spaces where small gardens and paths take you from place to place. The covered lanai off the living room is like an extension of the house into the outdoors. But that is only one of several outdoor spaces where design and function create wonderful, separate outdoor living areas.
CLICK HERE to checkout the mls listing information and to view more mls photos. If you click my TWITTER you can view more photos I took of the property as well. Better yet, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing of this beautiful home. This is a lot of house and a lot of value for the asking price. Call me to take a look at the Glass House to see for yourself. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.