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Monday, December 12, 2011

Home Buy Christmas #4 - 626 Grinnell Street - Key West


626 Grinnell Street - old Town - Key West

Are you making a list and check it twice, trying to find a place that's comfy and nice? If so, consider 626 Grinnell Street which the the listing Realtor at Preferred Properties describes this way:
"Gracious home with large, comfortable living areas hidden behind the facade of a Conch cottage. Currently configured as a two bedroom/three full bath home, this property has the potential and square footage for reconfiguration to a three bedroom home. It is a superb renovation with plenty of spaces to live in and enjoy, located in a great area. Formal living and dining rooms, a master bedroom with private deck and a heated pool and spa in a secluded setting make this a property that should be seen by anyone interested in the Old Town area. No shortage of closets or storage areas which is unusual. Hurricane shutters all around, solar assisted hot water and four zone A/C are among the many convenience and green living features."

I dug deep into the old shoe box and found a photo of 626 Grinnell Street as it appeared in 1965. Compare the historic black and white photo with the current color pic and you will see that not much has changed. The house has newer windows and doors, shutters, and a white picket fence has also been added. But the house, otherwise, looks pretty much the same.

626 Grinnell Street - built circa 1906

626 Grinnel Street - December 2011

The house from the street appears deceptively small. It is not. This house as 2928 sq ft of living space divided between first and second floor. Inside, the house has been updated and expanded with renovations to the kitchen and bathrooms. There is a a pool in the rear and a second floor sundeck was added off the master bedroom suite. The house has a genuine old house feel and I mean that in the nicest of terms. This property is offered at $1,248,000, or just $426 per sq ft. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos.

Rear second floor deck off the master bedroom suite

626 Grinnell Street is located near the south end of Grinnell Street where dead ends into the Key West cemetery on Angela Street. Angela Street at that location is a one way street heading west to Margaret Street. The location is quiet not only because proximity to the cemetery but also because Conch Trains and trolleys don't traverse this street.

One of the darling Key West pocket parks is located across the street. The park is a nice respit for thinking or walking the doggies.


If you would like to see 626 Grinnell Street or any other house in Key West, please consider contacting me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seriously, where do you get our shoebox pictures?! You always provide a great slice of what-was in your posts!!

Gary Thomas said...

The Monroe County Library posts old photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/keyslibraries/with/3820532721/
I clean them up a bit.

Gary

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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.