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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

830 Simonton Street - Old Town - Key West - Arts & Crafts Classic

830 Simonton Street - Key West

The Perfect Perch for People Watching

I have written three previous blogs about the architectural gem at 830 Simonton Street. The first time was when the bank had a "for sale by owner sign" on it (I submitted a great offer to the the local bank which countered back at full price); the second time was when the house was listed with a local real estate agent; and the third time when after sold (at a price less than what my client had offered).

830 Simonton Street was built in 1943 and photographed in 1965

830 Simonton Street as it appeared in September 2010

830 Simonton Street post-renovation 2011

The new owners have totally renovated the house at 830 Simonton Street, and it is now listed for sale at $749,000. The rejuvenated house has just about everything a second home owner in Key West could ask for: classic architectural design and exquisite updating; location near the top of Solares Hill: a new pool; off street parking; and an attractive asking price. The listing broker describes the property this way:
"Handsome first class renovation just completed! Meticulously detailed throughout, this 3BD/2.5BA Conch house has it all. Classic Dade County pine walls & floors, new kitchen with granite counters, fresh stainless steel appliances, new sparkling bathrooms, and even a new cocktail pool. Bricked & remote controlled gated off street parking, wonderful relaxing front porch & outdoor shower. It is absolutely perfect!"
Comfortable great room expands the living area through the kitchen

Dining area and kitchen blend harmoniously

Ina Garten would love this kitchen and so will you!

Third bedroom becomes a home gym

Relocated laundry room is now a tiny bath off the home gym

Retractable awning shades the kewl pool

Gated and bricked off street parking for two small cars

The new owners modified the existing floor plan by moving a couple of walls and making the rooms more functional. They jazzed the place up with subtle features like the bright white trimmed bay windows in the dining room which show off the Dade County Pine walls. They included modern additions like the kitchen cabinets that blend the old with the new. Instead of three individual rooms with individual purposes, the new great room is a tasteful re-purposing of space which enhance the original architectural simplicity. There are two spacious bedrooms with en-suite baths plus a half-bath off the third bedroom which is used by this owner as a home gym. There is even 24 hour a day video surveillance so you can see your house from anywhere in the world. I was taken by the addition of the cocktail pool and the creation of an off street parking space. A white picket fence and lush landscaping complete this property. CLICK HERE to view a progressive photo history of 830 Simonton Street.

CLICK HERE to checkout the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos of this great property. This place would be perfect for a couple that want a Key West getaway place. There is room for family or friends. It is within easy walking distance to all of Old Town. This property would make a great vacation rental.

If you would like to see this great property, 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.

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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.