The listing Realtor describes this home thus:
" Elegant and beautiful historic home featured in several designer magazines is located on one of the most desirable streets in Old Town Key West. Bright and airy rooms with open floor plan from kitchen to spacious family room overlooking tropical yard and pool. Home to a champion Lignum Vitae tree and other tropical flora, the yard is private and lush and boasts a cozy outdoor covered lanai. Hardwood floors, downstairs master bedroom, chef's kitchen including gas cooktop and stainless steel appliances. Off-street parking and wonderful front porch add to this Key West Historic Gem in the Heart of Old Town Key West. Short sale subject to lender approval."
This property is located directly across the street from the Key West cemetery. So there will be some fraidy cats who will not even consider this charming house. What a pity! Aside from the fact that the "neighbors" are exceedingly quiet, there is no parking on the opposite side of the street. The City of Key West erected new six foot wrought iron fences around the cemetery just a few years ago. So all that is inside is visible from the outside. Yes, you will have killer views of the graves and tombs. But you also see the green grass, trees, and walkways. You get to see the vast Key West sky and watch it as it changes. Trust me on this. There are no vampires and or ghouls that will creep into your house. You can sit on your front porch like others have done for decades and quietly watch the world walk by.
The house is a five or six minute walk to Duval Street and perhaps four minutes to the Historic Seaport. The Coffee Mill is a block away (as are several other yoga studios), Old Town gym is one block directly south, and the Citgo gas station at the Corner of Truman and White where you can buy the best fried chicken in town at Dion's Quick Mart.Sandy's Cafe is two blocks away and Fausto's Food Palace is across the street.
This cottage has appeared in several books on Key West architecture and houses. It has the "look" on the outside and the cozy feeling on the inside that make people want to own a place in Key West. The pool, the parking, the extra space for the occasional guest make this cottage home a Key West property worthy of very careful consideration.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view many listing photos. Then call me, Gary Thomas, 305.766.2642 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a showing. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.