Front of 1415 Olivia Street is hidden behind a bunch of plams and a screened porch
If you Google the term getaway you will find numerous images of Steve McQueen and
Ali McGraw movie posters as well as photos of idealized escape destinations across the globe. The tiny house that was just listed, but not by me, appeared in the mls yesterday I thought it odd. But the price is right, just $265,000, so I decided I must see the little cottage at 1415 Olivia Street in the Meadows Area of Old Town Key West. I went by early this morning and snapped these pics to share with you. The place is so small and so closed off that I immediately thought of it as "The Getaway".
The listing agent describes 1415 Olivia Street like this:
"Quintessential Key West bungalow and the least expensive property for sale in the Meadows. This studio style home has large screened in porches on the front and back and sits on a deep lot. Lots of Dade county pine, vaulted ceiling, and room for a pool."
CLICK HERE to see the mls listing data and listing photos. This place is so small that you might miss it if you sneezed whilst walking from the from the front yard to the back yard. See photo immediately below. What I did notice, however, is that although the place is overgrown today, it has been well maintained. It has new gutters and the siding all looks in great condition. Not what you would expect to see when the yard has not been maintained. This is not a bank owned property.
While the cottage is small, just 247 sq ft under roof (not including the enclosed front or rear porches, however). The yard is big: 30' x 74' or 2200 sq ft. There is certainly room for a pool or to add onto the existing structure. Maybe a bit of both. The front yard is obscured by ugly trees that do provide privacy but charm of this small home. The 1400 block of Olivia Street has a nice mix of cigar maker cottages to large Conch homes such as the one directly across the street from 1415 Olivia Street- see photo immediately below. Many of the houses on this block have white picket fences and that ever present Key Westy feel with lush greenery everywhere.
1415 Olivia Street is just one block north of Bayview Park where you can walk your dog or play tennis or Frisbee or read (or even write) the great American novel. Shopping, small neighborhood eateries, gyms, yoga studios, and art galleries are all within a couple of minutes walk. You can bike over to the Atlantic Ocean and spend the afternoon at the beach. At night you can stroll over to Duval and cab it back home in the wee hours of the morning.
I may be wrong on this property, but I think it will sell quickly. Again this is not bank owned and it is not a short sale. It is a single family house that is offered at $265,000. If you are looking for an inexpensive Key West Getaway, this may be what you have been looking for. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305.766.2642. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida.