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Sunday, November 14, 2010

1327 White Street - Key West - Bank Owned Grand Conch House

1327 White Street - Key West - Bank Owned - Grand Conch House

Just listed by Preferred Properties (that's where I work), 1327 White Street in the Casa Marina area of Key West, Florida. This Grand Conch House is Bank Owned.

This is how the listing broker describes 1327White Street:
"This beautiful conch style home offers wonderful architectural features such as gracious front porch, gorgeous hardwood floors, exposed wood walls and ceilings, multiple sets of tall windows, crown moldings and four bedrooms including a third story bedroom with it's own 350 sq. ft. terrace offering treetop views of the island. There is also a den and four and a half baths all with beautiful stone and tile floors. The kitchen has a wood lined pantry and there is a separate laundry room. The grounds feature one off-street parking space plus a pool and spa. This home offers a lot of character and sq. footage."

Not a North American Salt Box by any means!

This house was made for someone that wants a big house with lots of interesting rooms and spaces. This house is the anti-salt box because the geometry of the place is so varied. Look at the photo just above. That proves my point for sure. Lots of angles and numerous building materials have blended historic sensibility and current trends together to create a really unique living space. This property has 2414 sq ft of living space. The third floor can be either used as a fifth bedroom or game room. That room provides access to the private roof top deck with commanding tree-top views of the island and the large kidney shaped pool and separate spa below. There are very few homes in Key West that have this kind of view!

The house sits on a large 4678 sq ft (46.75' x 100.08') located five blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. A white picket fence spans the front of the property. A large gate on the right provides access to the large off street parking space. Notice the wooden trellis to the right in the photo below. The house faces west onto White Street. The southern side yard is quite large. The parking space is located there (as noted above). Multiple sets of French doors open to the rear side yard and back deck and pool area. The pool area is surrounded on three sides by mature specimen palm trees. The pool and spa are quite large, but there is plenty of room left over for outdoor living. There is an existing shed with water that a new owner might want to expand and turn into an outdoor kitchen. That's the trend for high end homes.

A gracious front porch welcomes guests and provides ample space to sit and watch the world go by. Higg's Beach and Rest Beach are just four blocks to the south. The shops and restaurants of the Key West arts district are three blocks to the north and Duval Street is five minutes by bike to the west.

Guests enter into a large semi-formal entry way with a grand staircase to the second floor to the left and a large living room to the right. This home is filled with Dade County Pine which is accented by bright white crown molding, columns, and trim. The southwest corner of the room has a bay window that creates an interesting design element for this room (and which is repeated in the sitting room portion of the master suite on the second floor). The rear third of the of the main floor space houses the kitchen and dining areas. Three sets of French doors open onto the pool and garden area from this location.

The massive staircase brings guests to the second floor landing where the extra master suite with sitting area, bedroom, and en-suite bath are located. Two other bedrooms and baths share this floor. The third floor has an extra large bedroom or game room plus bath. This floor also provides access to a huge rooftop deck with "forever" views of the island.

The pool area is behind the house but gardens are located on all four sides of the property. A small building at the right rear is just aching to be converted into an outdoor kitchen.

1327 White Street is Bank Owned. It is offered for sale at $1,500,000 or $621 per sq ft. CLICK HERE to checkout the mls datasheet and to view photos of the this property.

If you would like to see 1327 White Street (or any other house in Key West), please call 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.

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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.