|730 Southard Street - Key West - January 13, 2013|
Key West got an early Christmas present in 2012: the beautifully restored Albury House located at 730 Southard Street. I can't say enough nice things about this home other than it is simply stunning. It is more beautiful than I imagined it would be. If you follow my blog you will note that I wrote about this house several times when it was listed for sale. Many potential buyers looked at the place. A few even made offers to purchase it. One lucky couple ended up buying the home and then started the process to find an architect and builder. I took progress photos over the months of construction, a few of which are shown below.
The second floor porch proved to be more of an expensive "fix" than I would have assumed. The original porch worked well for decades but proved to be a real problem during construction. Even though plans were approved in advance, itsy-bitsy items kept dogging the construction to make sure everything was done perfectly.
The new owners moved into the home Christmas week. I snapped a couple of photos on Christmas morning and on an evening a couple of days after Christmas. The place is just beautiful. The lines of the architecture are so plain which is maybe why the place is so perfect.
To the owners: Thank You for your gift to Key West.