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Friday, October 19, 2012

621 Grinnell Street - Hidden Old Town Bungalow - Key West

I have written many times about some of the hidden houses of Key West, those special places that are rarely seen by most locals and tourists.  Often they are located on one of our slow lanes which are mostly used by people that live there.  Some are little houses tucked behind a larger house.  Others are only accessible by a walking easement. The bungalow at 621 Grinnell Street is hidden, to be sure, but it has off street parking that could accommodate two cars, a yard large enough for a good sized pool, and it is in move-in condition right now. Oh, yeah, it is plenty quite back there as well.

The listing Realtor describes 621 Grinnell Street thus:
"True Key West Classic Conch Home awaits your personal touches. You will find a taste of Old Key West! Lovely wrap around screened porches to relax and share a quiet moment. This home boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, lovely open floor plan that makes it perfect for entertaining. Gracing this home are beautiful Dade County Pine wood floors that bring warmth and character to every room. Covered Lanai, Jacuzzi, possible room for a small pool with a pool house already in place. There are 2 off-street parking spaces. X500 Flood zone."

 The main floor bath is something that you will either love or hate. I love it. It is, to me , what living in Key West is all about. Oh, there is an outdoor shower as well. It has privacy walls, too.

 There are two or three bedrooms upstairs depending on how you use the spaces.

Front bedroom
One of Two rear bedrooms

Guest cottage
 The Monroe County Property Appraiser says the house was built in the 1920s and that it has1562 sq ft of living space under air.  The living space includes the small guest cottage with bath. The irregularly shaped lot is 3293 sq ft which includes the driveway. The house sits on a 50' x 50.25' section and the driveway makes up the balance of the lot. The driveway is not an easement. Building permits show that the house was updated in 1995 and 1996. The interior finishes reflect the styles that were popular at that time. (There isn't any granite nor stainless steel. Everything looks very clean and well maintained.)  CLICK HERE to view a slide show of more photos I took of this great property.

CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet and to view listing photos of this property.If you are looking for a place like this, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 and ask me to set up a showing for you. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.

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1 comment:

FloridaAG said...

Hard to assess this one from the listing and photos. This property seems to really be one that you need to go see to get a proper feel for.


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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.