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Friday, May 6, 2011

Secret Hideout Found in Key West!

U.S. Navy blimp at Trumbo Point - only blocks away from Elizabeth Street

There's been a lot of interest this past week on the discovery of you know who's hideout in Pakistan. Hiding in plain sight is apparently a good way to avoid being seen or bothered. It took me some detective work to find the location of 310 Elizabeth Street in Old Town Key West. My investigation included calling out the Navy Blimp, an aerial photographer, and looking at the Monroe County Property Appraiser's website where I got to see how hidden the property is. See below.

The listing Realtor describes 310 Elizabeth Street like this:
"Grand historic home with transient license in historic seaport area. Tucked behind a canopy of palms & fencing this home has a unique sense of privacy situated at the very back of irregular shaped 6800 sqft lot . More recently known as the Hogs Breath House, this home was originally built in the Bahamas & brought to Key West boasting Dade County Pine throughout, classic architecture & solid bones. Large family room & formal dining welcomes you to this classic beauty opening onto porch & pool area. The 1st floor also includes kitchen & 2 bedrooms each w/ full bath. The 2nd floor is dedicated to the spacious Master bedroom & bath. 3rd floor is split into two areas suitable for bedrooms, office space or storage."
Not visible from the street - pool is to the right of the house

Watching nothing happen was never so wonderful

Kewl pool and grounds for getting that all-over tan

Relax in the family room

Cook in comfort

Dine in style

Sleep in peace

310 Elizabeth Street is a big house -2575 sq ft of living space on three floors. It sits on a very large odd-shaped lot (6804 sq ft) at the very rear of the lot. The off street parking space is the only give-away that there is a house hidden from view beyond the trees. The property to the rear is the U.S. office building which includes the United States District Court. No rock and roll properties there at night or weekends. The property is just a couple of minutes walk to the seaport or Duval Street.

310 Elizabeth Street is offered for sale at $1,699,000. CLICK HERE to review the Key West mls database on this very large property that includes a valuable City of Key West Transient License.

If you like the idea of being close to everything but far from prying eyes the house at 310 Elizabeth Street might just be what you have been looking for. Please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to arrange a private showing of this hidden treasure. I am a buyer's agent and full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. If you buy, I promise not to divulge a thing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely home on a nice street with transient license too? Wow - this will not last.

Thanks for sharing this Gary - it's a gem.


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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.