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Saturday, March 5, 2011

1311 Newton Street - The Meadows Area - Key West

1311 Newton Street - The Meadows Area - Key West

The absolutely charming two bed and two bath cottage at 1311 Newton Street in the Meadows Area of Key West is something buyers in the $500,000 range ought to consider. And consider it before it is too late. I showed this quaint place a couple of weeks ago and went ga-ga over how sweet it is. The listing Realtor describes this place this way:
"On a quiet one way street in the coveted Meadows neighborhood sits this quintessential Key West cottage featuring two bedrooms and two baths ensuite. Bright, vaulted living room, kitchen and dining are highlighted by carved balustrades and beautiful custom stained glass. An 84 sf loft situated in the eaves is perfect for storage. The living room and updated kitchen opens up through French doors to the deck, heated pool, covered patio and bar offering wonderful indoor/outdoor living. Dade County pine, transom windows and a classic sitting porch are just a few of the special features this cozy cottage offers. Completely fenced with optional space to park your conch cruiser."
The house makes very efficient use of the 784 sq ft of living space. The formal entry is at the rear opposite the pool and covered outside living area.
The living room and kitchen share a vaulted ceiling. French doors with side panels enlarge the view from the living area out to the pool. Overheard windows let more light in and the space comes alive. The kitchen end of the room is topped by a loft area accessed by a ship's ladder in the hallway. The loft is fenced off by a railing of cat cutouts similar to porches on old Key West houses. The cat whimsy is heightened by the levity of a mouse at the far end of the panel.

Little touches of whimsy and big dashes of style make this Key West cottage a property worthy of serious consideration. 1311 Newton Street is offered for sale at $530,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls database and more photos of this charmer.

1311 Newton Street is located two blocks east of White on Newton Street. CLICK MAP to see a Google aerial view of the area. I doubt you will see many Conch Trains or Trolleys on this block. The streets are a bit more narrow than other areas in Old Town. Most of the houses in this area have been renovated, but not all. There are still a couple of fixers on this block but there are many more that have been redone. The Meadows Area is just as lovely as Old Town and probably a bit quieter. Prices are definitely less expensive, but the weather and friendly neighborhoods are the same.

If you would like to see this house or any other property in Key West, please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. 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.