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Friday, September 2, 2011

1006 Southard Street - Big Price Reduction - Old Town - Key West

1006 Southard Street - Old Town - Key West
I have written about this charming house that is located on one of the very best streets in Old Town Key West for several years-yes, years. It has been listed on and off since 2007 when it was offered at $909,000. The asking price decreased a bit as listing agents changed. It wasn't the agent that prevented the house from selling. It wasn't the house that stopped it from selling. It was the price. The asking price is now $499,000. I expect it will sell within a matter of a few of days.

1006 Southard Street is a charming renovated cottage in the historic district. The cottage is secluded at the rear of a shady bricked walkway. There is a bedroom and bath downstairs and the master bedroom with en-suite bath is upstairs. French doors open from the bedroom, living room, and spacious vaulted kitchen to a decked swimming pool. This cottage home has lots of Dade County Pine and historic details, yet it has been modernized with a new roof, well-appointed kitchen and pretty baths.

(Photos from previous listing)

The house is 1188 sq ft and sits on a 2833 sq ft lot. The house sits to the rear, not the front, of Southard Street. So you cannot see the house from the street. That adds additional privacy for the homeowner. You are a five minute walk to Duval Street or the Historic Key West Seaport. And you are a two minute walk to Five Brothers Grocery and Sandwich Shop where you can get your morning con leche or a great Cuban mix, Michael's Restaurant where you can get your steak fix fixed, or Mangia-Mangia Restaurant to get your pasta fazooled. I'm a big fan of Five Brothers inexpensive fare, Michael's very expensive steaks, but I'll pass on Mangia Mangia. But that's me. Lots and lots of people like Mangia Mangia.

5 Brothers is half a block away and worth a daily visit!

Get your pasta fazooled at Mangia Mangia one block to the west

Get your steak craving fixed at Michael's also a block away

CLICK HERE for details on this little charmer and more photos as well. Note the Dade County interiors, the open and eclectic feel that this house exudes, and the utter charm of the pool and garden. You won't be spending all of your vacation time tending to fixing things and working on the yard. There is something to be said and cherished about minimalism.

Season is just around the corner. If you are looking to buy a place in Key West where you can nurse your suntan in the winter, this cool Key West cottage may be just what you are looking for. If you want to see it, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. It's not my listing, but I'll be glad to show you this place and others in the Old Town area so that you can see for yourself why I think this place will sell quickly at the new, lower asking price. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida.


Anonymous said...

Sweet property and I agree Gary - just a matter of days. Prime location and nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Great overall location BUT its very close to the house in front of it, could that be the reason it has not sold yet, aside from the original high asking price? Seems like you would be in a fishbowl with homes very close in every directon.

Gary Thomas said...

House is totally secluded. Nobody can see in. I do think the trees around the pool should be cut back a bit to make the pool area less shaded, however.
Many houses in Old Town are much closer (front to rear or rear to rear or side by side) than this house is to any of its neighbors.
But I understand the perception of being close.


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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.