Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. (that's where I work) is the listing broker for 1012 Southard Street in Old Town Key West.
We all know the Golden Rule of Real Estate: "Location, Location, Location". The home at 1012 Southard Street has a premier location. This particular block has several architecturally or historically significant homes. The house next door at 1020 Southard CLICK HERE for example was the feature home in an Architectural Digest in 2003. Just about everybody recognizes the Gingerbread Man House CLICK HERE house two doors to the east. The simple yet majestic home across the street CLICK HERE dominates the smaller somewhat smaller houses on the rest of the block. If you haven't been to Key West for a year or so you will see that the Haitian Art Gallery has been replaced by Jan George Interior Design but you will be glad to see that Cafe Sole is still where it belongs. Five Brothers Grocery and Sandwich Shop is a block to the west. And the rest of Key West is at your footsteps.
The listing Broker describes 1012 Southard Street this way:
"Super value in a most sought after location in historic old town! This charming property features a 3/2 home that could be a show place w/some updating/renovation plus a move in ready 1/1 guest cottage. Both houses open to the covered lanai and spacious, sunny decked pool area. The large lot features off-street parking. This is a great opportunity!"
According to the Monroe County Property Appraiser the house at 1012 Southard Street was built circa 1899. The house has been expanded and updated over the years. There is a really cute guest cottage at the rear that adds to the total square footage of the property. The 1932 sq ft home and cottage have a total of four bedrooms and three baths and sit on a large 50' x 100' lot. (That is a really big lot for Old Town!) There is ample off street parking for two cars.
Look at the photo immediately below that appeared in the 2003 Architectural Digest cover story about the house next door. These two adjacent properties share part of the canopies of the great trees that adorn both of the backyards. I think a clever designer could transform 1012 Southard Street into a similarly secluded but inviting retreat. If you look closely at that photo you won't see gobs of cash having been spent. Instead, you will see simple architectural lines and natural materials that create a living space that blend harmoniously with the incredible backyard space. Don't underestimate the power of simplicity. I think the house and grounds at 1012 Southard Street could be tweaked to create a similar ambiance.
1012 Southard Street is now offered at just $849,000 or $439 per sq ft. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos.
If you are looking for a single family house in Old Town with a legal separate cottage, off street parking, and a pool for under a million dollars, you really need to see 1012 Southard Street. Please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a showing. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.