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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1109 Windsor Lane - Key West - Short Sale

The listing Realtor describes 1109 Windsor Lane this way:
"Exquisite 5BD/6BA home in Old Town built in 2005. With 3489sf, it is uniquely suited as a large family home or as a corporate retreat. Old World Chefs Kitchen with Custom Cabinetry, Large Open Living Room with Custom French Doors and tons of light. Stone Floors on the first floor with a Brazilian Cherry Custom Staircase leading to the second and third floors. Three ensuite bedrooms on the the second floor with Custom Cabinetry, Travertine, Bisazza Tile and Calacatta Gold Marble. Luxury, Style,and Comfort. Classic Key West Architecture, Large Stone Pool with Glass Tile and Fountain, Stone Spa and Mature Tropical Landscaping and Gardens."
Let me expound further. This home has got to be one of the very best bargains in Key West at this time. The home was destined by local architect Tom Pope who created a new home that is reminiscent of the best features found in many grand old Key West homes. The house was built by one of the top Key West home builders. The very finest of materials and workmanship were incorporated into the property. You could not build this house today for less than the asking price.

I have been inside many newer homes that try to replicate the style of older Key West homes. I have shown several of the more recently built new houses that were built to look like our older homes. When I have shown most of these homes, buyers say the insides are typical of what they can buy up north where they belong. Buyers typically want the character and charm of our old houses and almost feel cheated if they don't get the old bones. Nobody will feel cheated with this home.

I used to own one of the finest old homes in Key West which belonged to Dr. Warren many years ago. The house had graceful first and second floor front porches with sets of delicate French doors that opened onto the porches. My first house had one of the most delicate staircases I have seen in Key West. To some people I suppose it is just a handrail. To me, it was a work of art. So delicate and yet so utilitarian in function. The first time I went inside 1109 Windsor Lane my mind immediately darted back to the Warren home. The staircase at 1109 Windsor Lane is as graceful as the originals in many of the finer old homes of Key West. Little elements like that don't just happen. They are planned and executed. And that is why the house at 1109 Windsor Lane is such an incredible bargain: it has the details of the fine old homes of Key West; it uses both period correct and modern building materials available today; and it is offered at an incredible value at $1,650,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet and to view listing photos of this property.

French doors on first and second floors open to wrap around decks

Delicate staircase employs the finest craftsmanship in Key West homes

Just below you can view some photos I took of this home last week. The house is a family home. A guest room is located up front on the main floor. The main living area is at the rear and includes a large kitchen that opens out to the combined living and dining areas. French doors lead out to the decks on two sides. The pool and garden are just beyond.

Open living area located at the rear of the home

This home was designed for large informal but gracious living

Covered outdoor dining and living area overlook the pool beyond

The master suite is located at the second floor rear. Sets of French doors open out to the wrap around second floor covered balcony from each bedroom on this floor (a third and fourth bedroom are located on this floor). A fifth bedroom and extra large bath with an old fashioned tub is located in the garret (or attic). The space is just wonderful and has views over-treetop views in three directions. I call the space a garret because it could equally be an artist studio-the light up there is just incredible.

Master suite is extra spacious and located at the rear of the home

The garret and bath

This home was built new in 2005 and was originally offered for sale at $2,649,000. Today it is a short sale and offered at just $1,650,000.
CLICK HERE to view a slide show of additional photos of this truly beautiful Key West home.

If you would like to see 1109 Windsor Lane before someone else snaps it up, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.


FloridaAG said...

I have never been inside but I have often admired this house from the outside as I live around the corner. I think I actually can see into the pool area from my guest bedroom and often here kids playing at the pool when I am on my deck. Thanks for the pictures. Great location although the corner of Amelia, Royal and Windsor where this is can get a little busy. While I knew it was a big house by KW standards, I did not realize quite how big.

Anonymous said...

The Captain says:

I, too, like this house and consider it well priced. I like the location as well except that the church nearby causes alot of traffic and congestion on Sundays and other religious holidays (although I don't think the churchgoers park in front of this house as they do with other nearby residences.) That really is the only downside to an otherwise beautiful home.

Captain out....................


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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.