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."
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.