611 Simonton Street in Old Town. You may recognize this great old house as it is located adjacent to the Conch Republic Embassy on Embassy Row in Key West. Priced at $699,000.
"This is a wonderful spacious home which has a great covered outdoor entertainment area with a Fire-place. The Master-bedroom with balcony and master-bath is located upstairs. Downstairs is featuring a large open Living-area, two Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, separate Dining-room and Utility-room."
The original house was built in 1953 and was enlarged sometime later both downstairs and by adding the second prominent second story. The house now measures 2080 sq ft. The lot is an oddly shaped 3908 sq ft that wraps around the rear of the adjacent commercial two story building next door. This property is zoned HNC-1 which is short for Historic Neighborhood Commercial-1. Uses for this zoning include include residential (including single family, duplex, and multi-family) and limited commercial including professional offices, banking and financial services, personal service shops, specialty shops, limited retail, transient accommodations and guest cottages. Rather than rely on what I write, do your own investigation to determine suitability for the use you intend. CLICK HERE to read the City of Key West zoning ordinances and consult with your own attorney. Just because some use may be permissible does not mean you will necessarily be able to do what you want.
I have not been inside this property. I could not locate any recent listing for this property either. The Google aerial photo CLICK HERE suggests there may be room for a pool in the rear if the pool would not interfere with the root system of the neighboring trees. You never what to expect in a place like this. There is always something to learn and often something to capitalize upon.
CLICK HERE to review the Key West mls listing data sheet and to view interior photos for this property. If you would like to see this property, please consider working with me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida. Our office is the Exclusive Lower Florida Keys affiliate of Christie's Great Estates.