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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

715 Frances Street - Classic Three Bay Eyebrow House - Old Town - Key West

715 Frances Street - Old Town - Key West

Just listed, but not by me, 715 Frances Street, in Old Town Key West. This classic three bay eyebrow house was built circa 1895. I found an old black & white photo of the house taken in 1965. Compare the old look to the new color photo. Not much difference, and that's why old homes in Key West are truly treasured.
715 Frances Street as it appeared in 1965

715 Frances Street as it looks in 2012

The house at 715 Frances Street sits close to the street which means there is room in the ample backyard to build a new pool and to create a lovely garden. The listing Realtor describes the property this way:
"Adorable historic home on prestigious Frances Street in Old Town Key West. Beautifully restored 2 bedroom Eyebrow house with high ceilings, Dade County Pine walls, wood floors, and nicely preserved original features; leaded glass windows and historic staircase banister. Large bedrooms accommodate a king size bed. Nearly 6000 square foot lot is an open canvas for the next owner. Room for pool or additions. Wonderful outdoor lanai area flows directly to living spaces to create a special indoor/outdoor living experience. Downstairs dining room could easily be converted to third bedroom or downstairs master suite. Off-street parking, great front porch and tropical breezes. A Wonderful Historic Treasure in The Heart of Old Town Key West."
Kitchen sits at the rear and has vaulted ceiling

The ultimate Florida room - you've just gotta love this space

Plenty of room for a pool

The house has 1536 sq ft of living space on two floors. The house sits on a 63' x 93' (5859) sq ft lot. There is plenty of room in the rear to add a pool and garden area. I think there is room to add onto the house to add a third bedroom as well.

The house sits across the street from the Key West cemetery. There is no parking allowed on the opposite side of Frances Street. Most of the neighboring properties are single family homes. The net result is the neighborhood is one of the quietest in town.

715 Frances Street is offered at $849,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and see listing photos of this wonderful eyebrow home. Better yet, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule an appointment to see this property. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.

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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.