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Saturday, January 1, 2011

631 United Street - Old Town - Key West

Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. (that's where I work) just listed the really sweet house located at 631 United Street. The asking price is just $675,000 or $438 per sq ft for this 1542 sq ft two bedroom home. The listing Realtor describes the property this way:
" Exquisitely renovated Cigar makers cottage in Old Town Key West, close to the beach and some of our best restaurants. As you enter this home you are greeted by soaring ceilings and a beautiful foyer. Off the foyer to the right is a bright large living room with French doors that lead to the side herb garden As you go down the foyer you have a dining area, which is currently being used as a den off the Cooks kitchen. Off the dining/den are french doors which lead to a charming patio, heated pool and the two bedrooms/baths. This is perfect Key West gateaway Off Street parking or one car."
This house is a must see for the buyer that wants a darling place that is not a copy cat but a truly unique Key West property. The white picket fence and simple Conch exterior appearance belies the home hidden on the other side of the front door. Who would expect the view below in such a 'simple' shotgun or 'Cigar Makers Cottage '?

Entry hallway extends to the pool and outdoor entertaining area

Formal living area with entry hall to the right

The Family Room is shown to the rear in yellow

The chef's kitchen is flawless and can be shut-off via pocket doors

Guest room

The Master bedroom is at the rear of the house...

...which has French doors that open onto the pool

CLICK HERE to checkout the Key West mls datasheet on this sweet home. I have more High Resolution photos which you can view HERE.

Atlantic Shores of yore...tis no more!

I remember the south end of Key West pretty much stopping at Truman Avenue when I came to Key West 25 years ago. Oh sure there were places on Duval Street but with the exception of La Te Da and Atlantic Shores Resort (which is sadly, very sadly, gone), the south end of Old Town was dead. Not anymore. Today there are great restaurants, cheap eats and coffee houses, lots art galleries, shops, some bars, an Adult Entertainment Club (wink), an ice cream destination station, and good ole' La Te Da is still ruling the roost. South Beach has always been a place to sunbathe but now its Key West destination itself.

I mention the above because 631 United Street is positioned midway between Truman and South Beach and just a block and one-half east of Duval. Many of the reasons people choose Key West are located within a short walk. And I like to remind people that after a night on Duval Street (like last night-New Year's Eve) sometimes people find it difficult to make their way back home, especially if the trek involves winding down side streets and lanes. 631 United Street is easy to find so you and your guests should always make it back to the right house without any trouble.
Because the location is easy to find, a new owner may choose to rent the home as a monthly vacation rental. I can imagine a lot of seasoned Key West vacationers would love to stay in a place like this.

If you want to see 631 United Street (or any other Key West property) please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or by email at I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West. Start the New Year right, buy a place in Key West while prices and interest rates are still low.


Anonymous said...

You have to love anyone who uses a Craftsman red tool chest in the bedroom! Sweet property - should sell quickly. Great location too.

Anonymous said...

I also admire the concept of "easy to find when you're blasted." This is part of Key West's unique real estate features.


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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.