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Friday, November 2, 2012

906 Georgia Street - The Meadows Area - Key West

Just listed, but not by me, 906 Georgia Street located in the Meadows Area of Key West.  The listing broker describes this lovely home this way:
"The Gardenia House, built in 1936, is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath historic home located in the Meadows neighborhood of Old Town. A classic home filled with Dade Co. Pine and loads of light streaming in through many windows to the large open living and dining area with professional kitchen. Sold furnished; there are 2 bedrooms with baths ensuite adjacent to the living area. The newest addition contains the third bedroom and bath with a separate entrance. The private backyard has a deck with heated plunge pool complete with bench seating, spa jets and a water feature. The front porch is perfect to watch the world go by. The home is set back from the street on a large corner lot surrounded by tropical gardens with fruit and flowering trees and shrubs."

CLICK HERE for a Google Map aerial view of the location. Use the Google toggle switch to zoom in and out and also see a street view of the area. Georgia Street at this location is extra wide for some reason. Olivia Street to the north is a one way street as are all of the east or west streets in this area of town. The house is located a block north of Bayview Park so you can go walk the dog, play tennis, read a book, or participate in some community activity on a daily or on an as required basis. There are several gyms, Cuban sandwich shops, art galleries, and assorted shops located nearby.

The moment after you pass through the front gate that you may pause to smell the fragrant gardenia that welcomes you home. This home is a joy to show for many reasons including the beautiful garden entrance, the restful front porch, the one level living that's suited for all ages, the nicely sized bedrooms and bathrooms, and the gracious open living area. The garden is filled with different varieties of tropical foliage. Unlike a lot of homes in Key West that get overwhelmed by the plants and trees, the landscaping here has been kept in scale with the home. The front porch provides a wonderful perch from which you can watch the world go by.

The white picket fence and artfully decorated yard set off the simple architecture of the arts and crafts style bungalow. That architecture is typical of a good portion of The Meadows area which does have other more traditional Conch style houses as well. While many potential buyers love the the architecture of two story Conch houses, the reality of growing older and having to climb staircases all day long wears thin. All of this 1746 sq ft house is located on one level. No stairs.

When you pass through the front door you enter the large and very inviting great room that spans the living and dining areas into the chef's kitchen. The rooms have lots of windows so the interior has many views of the beautiful grounds on the outside. This place has so much cheer and beauty it is hard to imagine not liking it.

Three bedrooms and three very atypical bathrooms are located on the south side of the house. One bedroom at the front could alternatively be used as an office or study. The master bedroom with en-suite bath is adjacent to the living area while the third bedroom is located in the recent addition to the south. (It has it's own private entrance which allows guests to come and go at will.) The pool area is at the rear where the skies are large and create a wonderful background to contemplate life. CLICK HERE to view a slideshow of photos I took of this lovely home.

 The front bedroom (or den or study) has an ensuite bath
Master bedroom has an en-suite bath

The guest cottage bed and bath are pure genius

CLICK HERE to checkout the Key West Association of Realtors mls database on this property and to view more listing photos. This property is offered for sale at $1,150,000. I really think this house will appeal to buyers in my generation that want peace and quiet and lots of really nice living space on one level. There is room for the kids and grand kids and space for the dogs to lounge in Paradise. If you would like to see this property with me, Gary Thomas, please contact me at 305-766-2642. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your place in Paradise.

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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.