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Thursday, September 30, 2010

817 Eaton Street - Old Town - Key West

817 Eaton Street - Old Town - Key West

Just Listed, but not by me, 817 Eaton Street Unit 1, Key West, Florida. This unit is one of five total units in this 2003 renovated condo project right in the heart of Old Town. This is a ground floor unit so you will not have lots of stairs to climb. The listing agent describes this property this way:
"Beatiful, well maintained one bedroom condominium in the Heart of Old Town. Walking disctance to all that Old Town Key West has to offer."

817 Eaton Street as it appeared in 1965

The original house at 817 Eaton Street (shown above) was built in 1892. It was altered a bit over the years and converted into condominiums in 2003. Four of the units are located in the Eaton Street building and the fifth unit is in a two story stand alone carriage house located on Gecko Lane. Gecko Lane is the small lane just to the left of the telephone pole in the photo. You would be surprised at the beautiful homes at the end of this inconspicuous lane . There is off street parking for four cars CLICK HERE. (The mls listing data sheet states that parking is not included with this unit. I would point out that other units I have shown have also declined to state that parking "is included" in the other units. The condo conversion was thoughtful. Each of the units has a good layout with comfortable living spaces. This unit has a front porch for outside living space. There is no pool or other common outside area.

Unit 1 has a first floor front porch view

CLICK HERE to review the mls data sheet and to view the mls listing photos. This 805 sq ft unit has a large space that occupies most of the first floor of this property. The unit has one bedroom and one bath. The rooms are good sized. The walls are Dade County Pine and the floors are genuine oak--not the new fangled engineered kind, either. The asking price on this BANK OWNED Condominium is $242,900.

Readers, this is another property priced to sell quickly. If you snooze on this one, you will lose. If you are looking for a good sized condo in Old Town within walking distance to everything Old Town has to offer, this may be the property you have been waiting for. I know a lot of people say they must have a pool. I get it. Finding a nice unit this large at this price with a pool is problematic. I have a very viable and very affordable alternative. Buy this place and walk two blocks to Dante's. For the price of a couple of drinks, you can lay by the pool CLICK HERE all day long at the Conch Harbor Marina. A lot of locals do it. You might even meet somebody to brighten your life there. Your condo assocation fees won't be as high but your bar bill may be higher-lol.

CLICK HERE to do your own price and feature comparison shopping for units in all of Key West priced under $245,000. Note some of the units are short sales so there is no guarantee those units can be purchased for the price offered. If you would like to see 817 Eaton Street, please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. 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.