If you are looking for a cute and cozy house on a quiet little lane in Old Town Key West that is offered at $449,000, you just might want to seriously consider the newly re-listed two story house at 1025 Thompson Lane. I have written about this place before when it was priced higher. The price is a bit less, but the charm and potential are still the same. The listing Realtor at Preferred Properties describes this home as follows:
"Charming historic home on Old Town lane. This delightful home has 2 bedrooms / 2 baths with outdoor living area. This home is in the heart of Key West and walking distance to restaurants, attractions and historic life that the island has to offer. Perfect second home or year round residence!"
1025 Thompson Lane is a good example of an Old Town home built circa 1891 that has been updated over the years. (There's a plaque on the front porch letting passers-by of that fact.) When you walk inside and you either love it for its charm or you think it is too small. The rooms are colorful, compact, and cozy. I find the place absolutely charming. There is a fake fireplace in the living room that reminds you why you chose to move to Key West: we do not need fireplaces. But it adds charm and that's the point. None of the rooms are really large, but they work. The main bedroom and bath are located just off the living room at the front half of the house. The kitchen and dining area plus the stairway to the second level are at the rear. The upstairs is presently divided into a sitting room, a bedroom, and a bath.
There is presently a small second floor deck or porch that is accessed from the bedroom or via an exterior spiral staircase. Neither the stairway nor the porch are historic to the house. I think both the porch and spiral stairs should be removed. That would allow the homeowner to utilize the ground area better. I think there may be room for a small pool and still comply with the set back requirements. Any serious buyer will need to verify the ability to add a pool and should not rely what I say.
1025 Thompson Lane has 1341 sq ft of living area and sits on a 1600 sq ft lot. The house has two bedrooms, two baths, a lovely living room and an open kitchen. That is twice the size of a two bedroom unit at Shipyard condos for about the same price. It is offered for sale at $425,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet and to view listing photos.
Thompson Lane is a lot like many of the other slow lanes in Key West: quiet. It runs one block long from Frances Street on the east to Grinnell Street on the west. Finnegan's Wake is located on Grinnell Street and just a few feet past the exit from Thompson Lane. The City of Key West's parking structure is located across the street from Finnegan's Wake. The Historic Key West Seaport is a minute walk further to the north. The new Old Town Bakery is up on the corner at Eaton Street. You can get some of the best home made pastries there or you could walk a block further east to Cole'z Peace Artisan Breads and get equally delicious baked goods. What a delicious dilemma that is. The house is located in a very quiet area but it is within easy walking distance to so many vibrant, fun, and sometimes yummy locations.
1025 Thompson Lane is a listing of Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or email me at email@example.com to set up a showing. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. This could be your home by Christmas next year!