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Saturday, June 4, 2011

1433 Reynolds Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West

1433 Reynolds Street - Casa Marina area - Key West

Just when I think I have seen every house in Key West that is worth seeing, I find out that I am completely wrong. Thursday was Realtor caravan where local agents show their new listings to other agents to entice them to bring their buyers to see that particular new listing.

The listing broker describes 1433 Reynolds Street in Casa Marina area of Key West thus:
"This warm and inviting four bedroom and four and one half bath home has been lovingly renovated with the utmost attention to detail including a gated entry, grand staircase, custom paint finishes, hardwood floors, and wood beamed ceiling. The first floor living areas open through walls of glass doors to the outdoor porches, pool with waterfall, lush gardens and artist studio. The two-story master suite contains a loft office with private outdoor porch and full baths upstairs and down. The guest rooms each exude a unique Key West character. Located just steps from the Casa Marina Resort and Higgs Beach."
This home has a lot of street appeal. The yard is protected by a white picket fence and lots of trees and foliage soften the entrance. When you enter the home you are greeted a a friendly staircase to the left and open living areas to the right. Your eyes may peer down the entry hall and get a glimpse of the dining area to the rear. Each of the rooms evoke a sense of flair but also great informality. The extensive paint treatments are evident in every room. This is a place that needs no "fixing" because it ain't broken. Every room is done to perfection.

Formal entry with view of dining area at rear
Three above photos show the living area

Master bedroom suite as viewed from stairway to third floor office loft or "FORT"

1433 Reynolds Street is offered at $1,495,000 or $598 per sq ft for this 2500 sq ft (3 level) home. The lot is 4785 sq ft (about 97.5' x 448.75'). The Monroe County Property Appraiser says the house was built in 1928. It is located two blocks from Higg's Beach on the Atlantic Ocean. The famous Reynolds House is located next door to the south. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and more listing photos of this property.

Above aerial photo taken in 1970

I toured this house this past Thursday during Realtor caravan. I was seriously impressed. This is a place for comfortable living. Bedrooms area nicely separated and each bedroom is totally unique as are each of the baths. The master suite is on the second floor and it has an interior staircase to the third level office (which also has a bath). I remember telling another agent "FORT" as I descended the stairs. Kids or grand kids would love to spend time up there when it is not being used for more somber undertakings.

Real living goes on in the kitchen and dining areas in most homes. That is where the meals and made and families interact. Those rooms here are filled with whimsy and charm and pizazz (not pizza).

New but old fashioned kitchen just looks like home ought to look
Dining area with trompe l'oeil painted ceiling that resembles woodwork that needs painted - it doesn't.

Deck & Pool off to the right

The pool area is another marvel. You must cross a series of concrete piers that seem to float on water to get to the poolside cabana. There are ground level, second floor, and third floor decks that look down to the pool.

Poolside cabana on left

I took more photos which you can see if you CLICK HERE. Better than that, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a viewing of this incredible property. Don't wait. This property has everything a sophisticated buyer wants. The listing broker told me the seller would consider selling the property fully furnished (minus some art work and personal items), but it is not offered furnished at the asking price. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.


Anonymous said...

Have these sellers done a recent renovation or something?

They're now asking $100,000 more than when they first listed.

Is the market THAT hot right now?

Gary Thomas said...

Expect many new more expensive listings in the next couple of months. Non situation stressed sellers normally put listings on the market in the fall-some just before Fantasy Fest others soon after. They are looking for serious buyers who come Key West to buy houses after the weather up north starts getting cold.

This seller just got ahead of the rest of the sellers.

By the way, this place is gorgeous.



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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.