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Monday, January 3, 2011

1217 Grinnell Street - Old Town - Key West

It's time to take a second look at 1217 Grinnell Street in the Grinnell Gardens Compound which is a listed by Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.

This is how the listing Realtor describes this home:
"This fee-simple unattached townhome in the Grinnell Gardens Compound has it's own private, heated swimming pool and spa. In addition it has access to another heated compound pool shared with the six other homes, so you can follow the sun around. The home has a surprisingly large rear garden and an assigned parking space. The spacious, sunny house has large open rooms with many windows and French doors and four covered porches -two up and two down. The new designer kitchen was recently featured in the newspaper."
A picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words. Here are some pictures I took of this ready-to-move-into home. I had been here before many years ago when a friend lived there. I remembered the place being really neat back then. But, baby, look at it how.

The main entry to 1217 Grinnell Street

The private pool and spa are located just off the livingroom at 1217 Grinnel Street

The spa

The new kitchen is incredible

A room with a View!

French doors open out to the private pool at the rear of 1217 Grinnell Street

French doors in living room also open onto front porch on main level

Master bedroom on west side has French doors and private balcony off sitting area

A separate master bedroom has a sitting room with French doors opening to private balcony

Shared pool with privacy entrance on the left

Shared pool and common entry to the Grinnel Gardens Compound

CLICK HERE to see the mls listing info and view more photos. 1217 Grinnell Street is offered at $695,000 or $446 per sq ft for this 1560 sq ft home. The home sits on a fee simple lot of 3945 sq ft. The lot includes a separate cottage the houses the laundry; the private pool and spa are located at the rear ; a lush side yard to the east offers a private sanctuary for the contemplative types; and the deck just off the kitchen provides a nice place for al fresco dining.

1217 Grinnell Street was built new in 1990 as were the other homes in this compound. Some of the other homes also have private pools but others do not. Beside the shared community pool, the compound provides lush gardens and a share off street parking area. Each unit has its own dedicated parking spot. I know a lot of potential buyers want a place of their own and have never thought of living in a compound. I "get" the resistance argument. But there is also a group of potential buyers that do not mind having nearby neighbors that live in close proximity to keep an eye on the place when the owner is not in residence. The people who live in compounds pretty much love it. Compound living may not be for everyone, but it is easy peasy with others.

This home is located at the southeast corner of the compound. There are French doors located off of each room downstairs and on the second floor. So each room has beautiful views from every room, and every room has immediate access to the beautiful outdoor spaces. The two master suites on the second floor have adjacent sitting areas and en-suite baths. Both bedrooms have separate balconies that overlook the gardens below.

Click MAP to see where 1217 Grinnell Street is located if you are unfamiliar with the area. This property is located in the area knows as South of Truman-Old Town by Key West Realtors. It is a stones throw to the Casa Marina area. The beaches are about six blocks to the south. Upper Duval Street is a five minute walk to the west. The shops and restaurants in the arts district are a five minute walk to the east.

If you would like to schedule a visit to see this terrific home, please call 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.