As soon as I saw the new listing at 1207 Georgia Street in the Key West Arts District hit the Key West mls I knew I had to write about it. Long time Readers may remember when I wrote about it before - in May 2009. It wasn't listed with a Realtor. Instead, there were two signs that beckoned would be buyers to the bargain. See below.
CLICK HERE to read what I wrote then. I actually did get a buyer for the John Hersey house mentioned in that blog.
But the potential seller at 1207 Georgia Street did have a point about the attraction of that property. The lot is an almost perfect square of 87' x 90' (7830 sq ft) situated at the corners of Catherine Street and Georgia Street. Click GOOGLE MAP for a great aerial perspective of the area. Use the toggle switch to move closer to the lot and to get a street view of the area.
The lot is the blank canvas on which a new owner can construct a great living space. The existing house is 1254 sq ft and sits on the south side of the lot towards the front. There is a shed at the rear and that space might be convertible to some upgraded use in a potential renovation. The magnificence of the lot are the two giant mahogany trees plus an equally large mahogany across the street. They frame this lot so gracefully.
I found two photos that show the same house in prior years. The photo below was taken in 1965.
Oh, I found the pic below from the 1980s as well. Not everything done then survived gracefully.
The listing Realtor describes 1207 Georgia Street which is now offered at 82% off the original $1.5 million price at just $275,000 like this:
"Unbelievable opportunity.Conch family decides it is time to sell. Almost 8,000 SF double lot shaded by beautiful canopy of mahogany trees. Dated wood frame house with good bones. Priced right."Forget what the house looks like now and let your mind imagine what you could do with the property. This is a place that will sell very quickly at the asking price because it will be an easy redo from many perspectives. If you are looking for a fixer, do not over-think this buying opportunity. CLICK HERE for more photos I took early this morning.
If you want to see this house or any other property in Key West, please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or send me an email at email@example.com. I am buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.