It's a given that most people who think of buying a place in Key West first think of purchasing a home in the Old Town area. That's probably because the Old Town area is the part of town where they have spent the most time and where they fell in love with our fair city. I ought to know, it happened to me. The very first week I was in Key West I would go for my morning walks. I would traipse up and down the tree lined streets admiring the ever so cute old houses with white picket fences, palm trees, flowering trees, and those ancient mahoganies. I snapped pictures of the houses, the storefronts on Duval, the seaport (it did not look then what it looks like now), the restaurants that served amazing food, and bars that were too much fun. I imagined what it would be like to live in such a glorious place. Even then I understood there was something a bit "different" about the locals as compared with where I came from. Everybody was welcome here. I liked what I saw. I was hooked. I knew I would buy a place here someday.
I often write about the other neighborhoods of Key West. Today's blog is about a really lovely home located at 810 Georgia Street in the Meadows Area of Key West. Georgia Street runs parallel to White Street which is just one block west. Click GOOGLE MAP to see an aerial perspective of the area and then use the toggle switch for a street view. Do a GOOGLE walk around the neighborhood because the "street view" actually shows the wrong address. You will see lots of house that appear similar to the houses in Old Town which is just one block away. If you take the time to do the walk you will see how really lovely this entire area is.
The listing Realtor describes the home this way:
"Tucked away behind lush tropical landscaping is this lovely four bedroom home located in the highly desirable Meadows of Old Town. Enter through a private walkway to this hidden slice of paradise. Open floor plan with glass doors leading to an amazing pool. High ceilings, central air conditioning, split bedroom floor plan with 2 bedrooms on first floor. Very large master suite upstairs with walk-in closet, room for king-size bed, desk, chairs and sitting area. Coveted 1/1 guest cottage and off-street parking round out the Trifecta of Key West Real Estate- pool, parking, and location. A Hidden Tropical Retreat for Tranquil Key West Living."
The house and guest cottage have a total of 2286 sq ft of living space under air. (That's about twice as large as many of the cigar maker cottages that we all adore.) The 4087 sq ft lot is wide and deep. The house was built new in 1988 and embodies many of the features that were current at that time yet still has a old house look from the street. When you enter the house your eyes are immediately drawn past the wall of glass to the pool and the cottage beyond. Then your eyes dart back inside the living room which is quite a large space with vaulted ceiling. The kitchen is a step up from the living room elevation. There you have a better view of guests in the living area and the beautiful lagoon pool and cottage beyond.
There are two bedrooms located on this level. Both bedrooms are quite large. When you think about it, it only makes sense that something recently built would have good sized bedrooms rooms and baths unless it was a place built by a mass developer looking to squeeze every last inch out of an itty-bitty box. The house at 810 Georgia Street was custom built, so no need to worry about itty-bitty or mundane.
The master suite is located on the second floor. The space is enormous, especially when you compare it to so many older Key West houses that did not even have closets.
I saved the best pictures for last. The pool and garden cottage add so much to the property. The pool is just beautiful. We measured it: it's nearly 6.5 feet deep at the far end.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet and to view the listing photos. 810 Georgia Street is offered at $925,000. If you would like to see this home or any other property in Key West, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.