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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Won't You Be My Neighbor ? 1424 Whalton Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West

Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. just listed 1424 Whalton Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West. I know this area quite well, as I have lived here for 15 years. This is one of the quietest and most beautiful areas in all of Key West. Won't you be my neighbor?

The listing agent describes this wonderful home this way:
"Located in the Casa Marina framed by bamboo rolling gates sits a beautiful hidden entrance revealing a traditional Key West large home on one level with three bedrooms, three bathrooms in the main home and a separate guest cottage. As you enter you are greeted by an unusually large open living/dining area with wood flooring and French doors leading to the massive backyard, covered lanai and free form pool. To the right is the cottage which is complete with a custom kitchen, vaulted ceilings, terra cotta tile floor. Off Street parking for at least 3 cars. Close to the beach and downtown Key West."
1424 Whalton Street has the features second home buyers look for in a larger Key West home: size, convenient location, comfort & charm, room for guests, and ready to move into with no work needed. While much of Old Town has big tall two story houses or small cigar makers cottages on small lots, the Casa Marina Area is noted for its Mid Century Modern architecture with a predominance of modified homes on larger lots protected by privacy fences. In this area you will find fewer tourists, fewer houses on larger lots, more full time homeowners, and mostly broad streets without a lot of traffic. You won't see Conch Trains or Trolleys going up and down the streets. But you will see people walking their dogs with plastic bags and gloves on hand. You can ride your bike down streets lined with giant palms and trees with flowers that fall to the ground like snow. The Casa Marina Area is a genuine Key West neighborhood.

The house at 1424 Whalton Street was built in 1953 and has been updated several times. It is currently configured with three bedrooms and two baths in the main house which has a large great area and kitchen plus a self-contained guest cottage with so much cuteness that your guests will never go back home. The lanai offers protection from the Key West sun but the pool has plenty of sun. CLICK HERE to checkout the Key West mls database and to view listing photos of this great property. And CLICK HERE to view more photos I took of the property.

Kitchen in the main house

Guest Cottage

Lanai "peeking" into the main house

Another kewl pool

This property is an easy five minute walk to the beach and a two or three minute bike ride to the Island Gym or any one of several yoga places on White Street. Fausto's Food Palace and the best fried chicken in Key West (at the Citgo Gas Station no less) are three minutes by bike or car. Duval Street is a 5 to 10 minute bike ride. Louie's Backyard is an easy walk for drinks and dinner - at that killer evening water view. When you move here you will find few reasons to go to Duval other than meet friends for dinner or go to the theatre. (Your friends will be so jealous!)

Higg's Beach is an easy walk and easier bike ride

Mid Century Moderns and ranches are the norm in Casa Marina Area

Recent addition to the Casa Marina Area

If you want to schedule an appointment to see 1424 Whalton Street, or any other home in Key West, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. Won't you be my neighbor?



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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.