Harbour Place. If you are reading my blog, you are probably a baby boomer. Maybe you weathered the financial storms and are looking for that special place, perhaps a condo like Unit No. 302 at Harbour Place at Truman Annex in Key West.
When you step onto your private balcony and overlook the boardwalk and then view the private yachts and giant ships and Sunset Key and the smaller keys beyond, you will know you came out just fine. Harbour Place is Key West's most prestigious building, the former U.S. Naval Headquarters at Truman Annex. Your friends will be green with envy.
I wrote about Harbour Place Condominium Unit No. 302 when it was listed in February 2011 for $845,000. It didn't sell during season and the price has just been reduced to $679,000. This unit is listed by Preferred Properties (that's where I work, but this is not my listing). The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"Bright desired Harbour Place unit in the Heart of Old Town Key West, with 10ft ceilings, two large bedrooms, two and 1/2 bathrooms and a beautiful open living/dining area. Great private community pool overlooking the Gulf. Deeded Covered Parking. Excellent income unit."You can view radiant sunsets and the famous Key West waterfront from your personal balcony. This beautiful unit has been tastefully furnished so you can move right in and enjoy everything this property has to offer. ( The listing does not include the furnishings but says they are 'negotiable'.)
Harbour Place is a secure building located directly on the Key West waterfront. There is a large pool, beautifully maintained grounds, and designated covered parking and storage. One of the joys of buying the best is that you get things others don't have. The big sunny pool and the covered parking are great amenities. Nice cars last longer when they are protected from our hot sun. Oh, and the building has an elevator so getting up to the top floor is as easy as pushing a button. Living on one level and not having to cope with interior stairs can be a plus for the Boomers and their seniors. One more thing: this unit has a Transient Rental License should you choose to rent the unit. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls listing database on this unit.
A retired Navy officer once told me that the United States Navy always, always takes the very best waterfront property for itself. Recall what I said in the first paragraph that this building was "the former U.S. Naval Headquarters". There are some really nice condos for sale in Key West right now, and a lot of them are priced at incredibly low prices. Unit No. 302 is priced to sell. The Harbour Place views and the location are un-paralleled in Key West. People from all over the world come to Key West and make the pilgrimage to watch sunset at Mallory Square which is a stone's throw to the right of Harbour Place. Most of those pilgrims just fall in love with the sunsets and the easy living in our little town. The new owner of Unit No. 302 will get to see those incredible sunsets every day. Forever.
I recently found the above photo taken in 1930. The boats were "working" boats and were likely shrimpers or Navy vessels. The Key West sunset, however, is eternal.
Don't miss the boat and pass up the opportunity to get this great unit before somebody beats you. To see this unit or any other property in Key West, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.