Preferred Properties (that's where I work but this is not my listing) just listed 621 Caroline Street in the Old Town area of Key West. The listing Realtor describes the property thus:
"This Elegant 5-bay Center Hall Classic Revival Mansion Has Been Lovingly Restored And Remodeled.Located In The Heart Of Old Town Key West, The Former Home Of Pulitzer Prize Winner Philip Caputo Encloses Over 4000 Square feet of living on three floors. Five large bedrooms and five bathroom with off street parking and pool. Nice outside space. Transient license."
The home is mentioned in Kevin N. McCarthy's book "A Book Lover's Guide to Florida" where Phil Caputo's ownership and writing acclaim are discussed. McCarthy writes that Caputo and his family lived in the house in the late 1970's. Later he rented a cottage off the nearby Lopez Lane where he wrote. The house as 621 Caroline Street has 4000 sq ft of living space, but maybe not enough space to write proper prose.
The house at 601 Caroline Street was built in 1889. The Grand Conch house sits on a large lot 46'x93' (4507 sq ft). It is located two blocks from Duval Street and about one-half block west of the Historic Key West Seaport. McCarthy wrote that Caputo was an avid fisherman. What a great location for a fisherman to live - half a block from the seaport.
This home has a spacious dining area and comfortable living room with views to the private pool and large outside deck area with tropical landscaping. There is a breakfast nook in the kitchen which also has French doors that open to the deck and pool area. There are a total of five bedrooms and baths. This home has a valuable Transient Rental License which means there are no rental restrictions as to the number of days or number of stays permitted. This large estate type home which is perfect for a quiet retreat or large families traveling together.
621 Caroline Street is offered at $2,195,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet on this unique Old Town property. Better yet, please all me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing for this property. Showings are only available on turnaround days when guests checkout. Advance notice is necessary. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.