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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just Listed - 816 South Street #404 - Key West

816 South Street - Key West

Just listed, but not by me, 816 South Street Unit #404 in Key West. This unit is one of sixteen condos located in the South Park Condominiums. There are four units in each of the four buildings that were built in 1958. See the vintage photo below that shows how the buildings looked in 1965. Today all four buildings are basically the same on the outside, the grounds (front and back are matured) and each of the sixteen condos are entirely different on the inside. The listing Realtor describes this unit thus:
"Rare second floor unit at lovely South park condominiums. Original oak floors, one bedroom with a 12' x 12' deck and retractable awning. The kitchen has corian countertops and a walk in pantry. There's even a small room used for over flow guests that has a washer and dryer. Swimming pool, storage and parking."

South Street buildings as they appeared in 1965

Front porch at 816 South Street

Private rear second floor deck at 816 South Street overlooks pool below

I have previously written about other Southpark Condos. They have a great location at the edge of the Casa Marina area and are also very near Old Town. Potential second home owners will appreciate the convenient location because you can still walk to Duval Street (three blocks west) or to the Atlantic Ocean (five minutes or so to the south). What you see from the street view is perfectly acceptable. What you cannot see from the street are the extraordinary gardens at the sides and rear. But it is the azur pool at the rear that makes this condo development something very special.

Absolutely one of the nicest pools in Key West

Each building is configured with two units down and two units up. Doors on the front permit owners to sit either on the main floor porch or second floor front balcony to watch the daily people parade on South Street. But it is the large downstairs main level decks and equally spacious second level rear decks that permit the owners very private outdoor spaces. You would be surprised at the privacy in such a close environment. (Compare that to units in larger complexes where your neighbors get to watch your every movement.) Unit #404 has a 12'x12' retractable awning where you can get that enviable Key West tan or shade yourself from our magnificent sun. 816 South Street is the easternmost building at Southpark Condos and Unit #404 is located at the very end. It gets good morning sunshine. Rear stairs take you right down to the pool. A cute cottage is located at the rear of the pool. It houses storage units for of the 12 condos plus laundry facilities. (Unit #404 has its own washer and dryer inside the unit.) Each unit also has a dedicated off street parking spot.

Cottage at the pool's rear provides extra storage for each unit

Unit #404 is 640 sq ft of living space located on the second floor. The unit has one 'official' bedroom plus space that is used as a second bedroom for guests. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view more listing photos of this property.

I sold a similar unit at Southpark Condos last year. My buyers love the place, their fellow homeowners, and the proximity it provides for everything they want to do. The grounds and pool area are always maintained so the owners feel proud of where they live and feel secure when they are at their other home up north.

Extensive gardens on the sides of each building and the rear

An easy walk to the pool from each building

If you are in the market for an affordable Key West condo that has all of the amenities you want at a price you can afford, please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to arrange a showing of this property. 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.