|1208 Von Phister Street - Key West|
"Great 2/1 Conch cottage in a desired neighborhood. Lush tropical landscaping surrounds this spacious lot with more than enough room in the backyard for a large pool. There's also a large covered front porch to enjoy the island breezes. The property has off street parking that can more than accommodate two vehicles. Lots of outdoor living space! Close to beaches, restaurants, and shopping! Must see!"
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 adding a privacy fence like many homeowners 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.
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 just had a price reduction to $499,000.
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 love to help you find your new home in Paradise.