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Friday, May 27, 2011

620 Frances Street - Old Town - Key West

620 Frances Street - Old Town - Key West - Built circa 1889

If you have been looking for that "special" house - the one that will cause your friends to raise their eyebrows with envy when you announce you bought a house in Key West - then look no further. The classic eyebrow house at 620 Frances Street is offered at $1,587,500. The listing Realtor describes this beauty thus:
"This beautiful eyebrow house was built over 100 years ago but has been restored and renovated and with all modern conveniences. A wonderful floor plan with a gourmet kitchen, dining room with French doors to the side yard, a living room with two sets of French doors, a 15 X 17 foot covered porch and heated pool and sun deck beyond. 4 BR and 3 1/2 BA includes a master bedroom ensuite with handsome coffered ceiling on the first floor, another bedroom en suite on the first floor and two bedrooms and full bath on the second floor with access to a large open deck with private treetop views. Brazilian cherry flooring,architecturally beautiful, this is a must see."
Bricked Off Street Parking

I have previously written about mistakes I made in Key West real estate. Not buying this house when it was for sale in 1995 was one of them. I loved it then, and I love it now. The agent I was working with at that time convinced me I also had to buy the house behind it on Catholic Lane to use as a guest house for my friends. The added cost stopped me from buying the Frances Street house. Over the years I have watched this house and mused about what might have happened had I bought this place.

620 Frances Street is located on one of the best streets in Old Town. It is within walking distance to Duval Street and the Historic Key West Seaport, but it is not near either so there is less noise and commotion. Five Brothers is located one long block away. Cafe Sole is down on the corner at Southard Street. The old Key West Armory (now THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST ) is a block to the east on Whitehead Street. That place has become a great gathering spot for locals. There are several nearby yoga places, two gyms, and art galleries plus some economical neighborhood dining places on White Street. The location makes walking to nearby local hangouts and Duval hot spots easy. You can get where you want within a matter of minutes. You don't need to drive your car. You can leave it in the bricked driveway instead.

The Studios of Key West is a little over one block away

CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet on this wonderful Key West property. If you would like to see this house that I regret not buying many years ago, please call 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. Don't make the same mistake I made and live to regret not having bought the perfect house in a great Old Town location.


Anonymous said...

The Captain says:

I think you meant to say that the "economical neighborhood dining places" are on White Street, not Whitehead Street.

Captain out......................

Gary Thomas said...

Thanks. I fixed it.


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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.