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Thursday, December 23, 2010

625 Eaton Street - Old Town - Key West

625 Eaton Street - Key West - as it appeared in 1965

625 Eaton Street as it appears in 2010

I watched the renovation that took place last year place at 625 Eaton Street for several months. The old Grand Dame just kept getting prettier and prettier every day. The property was listed for sale in January 2010 for $929,000. The asking price has been reduced to $697,500.

The listing agent on this lovely piece of Key West history describes the home like this:
"Historic Beauty in the heart of Old Town Key West. This 1889 home was once owned and lived in by the famous artist Stephen Avila and just recently was renovated by the new owners that purchased this property from the Avila family. The Historic preservation award has been given to this Key West charmer. Huge porches and Dade county pine accent this 3 bedroom 3 bath gem. Footsteps to Duval and all of it's wonderful restaurants and galleries."
I have not been inside since the work has been done. But I showed the house several times when it was listed for sale two years ago. I wrote this about the house then "I was captivated by this property the very first time I stepped inside. The rooms just take you back to another time. The rooms are gracious in their simplicity."

The newly restored front porch (lower level)

625 Eaton Street is a 1734 sq ft gem with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and all new interiors finishes and mechanical systems. But the facade of the house is the pretty much the same today as it was when it was built in 1889 except the porch has been restored, the shutters replaced, and the exterior freshly painted. And a cocktail pool has been added as well. This home ought to appeal to the purists who want a true Key West classic house on the outside but who also want the niceties of modern living and a great Old Town location. CLICK HERE to review the mls datasheet and to view listing photos.

If you are looking for a single family home in Old Town with three bedrooms and three bathrooms that is priced under $700,000 you really ought to take a look at this house. Please consider calling me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or contact me at I am a Buyer's Agent and 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.