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."
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.
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.