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Friday, May 11, 2012

415 Margaret Street - Old Town - Key West - Present Perfect

 415 Margaret Street - Key West - May 2012 - Present Perfect!

415 Margaret Street - Key West - A view from the Past - 1979

Wikipedia defines the grammatical term 'present perfect' as a  combination of the present tense and the perfect aspect used to express a past event with present consequences.  I think the two above photos eloquently demonstrate that term.

Roger Emmons at Truman and Company describes his present perfect listing at 415 Margaret Street:
"This is one of those very special homes where all of the elements come together to create an incredible setting for the perfect Key West lifestyle. The home is a beautiful combination of historic restoration and superior renovation with a wonderful floor plan that includes three ensuite bedrooms including the master suite which is located in a private wing overlooking the landscaped gardens and 40 foot pool. At the rear of the property is a spacious guest cottage complete with living room, kitchen, bedroom and secluded hot tub. Thoughtful details include large shady porches, Chicago brick patios and pathways that meander through the tropically landscaped gardens. Very private with off-street parking."
 Bricked Off Street Parking

 Gracious Front Porch that Wraps Around the House

 25 Foot Entry Hall that leads to the Family Room and Pool Beyond

The Arts and Crafts style home was built in 1929 and thoroughly remodeled and expanded around 2000. A generous addition was built at the rear of the originate house, and an expansive new master suite addition was added. A separate guest cottage with a mini-kitchen, living room with vaulted ceiling, bedroom and bath was built at the far rear of the lot. (Total lot size is quite large for Old Town - 56' frontage by 201' depth or 10,679 sq ft.) The renovation included porches, loggias, two outdoor showers, and other amenities folks in the 1920s and 30s did not even imagine. The result is gracious home with both formal rooms from the past and new spaces from the current which was designed for the easy Key West lifestyle.

 Formal Living Room with French Doors onto Wraparound Porch

Formal Dining Room

Rear Addition includes Family Room and Kitchen

 The stairway shown above leads to two bedrooms with en suite baths.  Both play off the simple original design of the historic house.

 One of the two guest bedrooms with en-suite baths

The new master suite addition, however, is a different matter. The suite is located off a private alcove whereupon you enter into the bedroom chamber with vaulted ceiling and French doors that open out to a private porch overlooking the pool and gardens.  The extra large en-suite bath includes his and hers sinks, shower, bathtub, and an outdoor shower.

 Master Suite with Private Porch overlooking the Pool and Gardens

Entry Alcove

Imagine Waking Up to this View!

 An Outdoor Shower is a Key West Essential! This One is Present Perfection!

The Guest Cottage is shown below

 With a Guest Cottage this sweet, your friends and family may never leave. And when they sit on their front porch in the morning sipping coffee, they get to look onto the pool and the main house and dream what it might be like to live here all the time.

View from Guest Cottage Porch

415 Margaret Street is indeed present perfect. The 3459 sq ft property is offered at $2,995,000. CLICK HERE to view a slide show of photos I took of this property earlier this week. And CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet and wonderful listing photos.

If you would like to see this perfect Key West home please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to arrange a showing.  This is the type of property many dream of owning - someday. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties 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.