|1208 Von Phister Street - Key West|
The Casa Marina area was mostly barren land with streets but few houses until after World War II. The aerial photo below shows only a few houses in the area when the photo was taken in the 1920s. And since few houses were being built anywhere in the United States during the Great Depression, I think it's safe to the house as 1208 Von Phister Street was more thank likely built either before the Depression or soon after World War II ended as were many of the other houses in the area.
In June 2011 I wrote about the beautiful home directly across the street at 1205 Von Phister (photo below) that was owned by designer Debra Yates. CLICK HERE to read that blog. The Yates' house looked quite similar to 1208 Von Phister Street before it and the grounds were transformed into a lush tropical paradise. Maybe the next owner of 1208 Von Phister Street will do something creative as well.
|1205 Von Phister Street|
First, you might install a white picket fence across the front of the property. Or you might insulate the house by putting up one of the privacy fences many in the Casa Marina area have done. The lot already has off street parking on the left. You might install an electronic gate as well.
The existing house size and lot size would accommodate a larger house and a pool. Not all buyers want to undertake renovation and expansion. But if you do, the space is available. And the great thing about this property is the large side yard on the east side which ought to make contractor access to the rear much easier (and less costly). CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet and to see listing photos of the interior of 1208 Von Phister Street which is offered at $595,000.
If you would like to see 1208 Von Phister Street in person, please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. I live in this neighborhood. I would