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Monday, June 10, 2013

8 Nassau Lane - Old Town - Key West, Florida

A few years ago I had floor duty when some walk-in customers came in and wanted to look at small homes in Old Town. I showed them several houses on the computer and said there was a new listing on Nassau Lane. I called the listing agent and we drove over to see it. Nassau Lane is located just off Fleming Street between Grinnell and and Frances Streets. The lane is about one block long lane that dead ends perhaps 150 feet from Fleming. I parked on Fleming and we walked down the lane. As we approached the house the lady said "Gary, I love it. I want to buy it!" I said you haven't even seen the inside. She re-iterated she wanted to buy it. We had a signed contract (both sides) in about two hours time. We became friends and see each other occasionally for dinner. A couple of years ago  I was walking another couple down that same lane when the couple that bought the small house came outside. The owner came up to me and hugged me. She told my buyers that they love their house and Nassau Lane. I made a remark about only looking at one house and she said the house and the lane are what she had dreamed of. She said there was no reason to look further.
I wish all sales were that easy. They are not. I have written about the lure of houses and cottages located on the slow lanes of Key West. Nassau Lane is one of those slow lanes. The large home at  8 Nassau Lane which is located near the end of the lane was recently listed.  The listing Realtor describes the property this way:
 "Elegance and serenity await you in this beautiful home located at the end of a quiet lane in Old Town Key West. New construction built in 2006, this home combines the look of a classic Key West house on the outside with contemporary lines on the inside. Luxuriate in the large open great room with soaring cathedral ceilings that provide brightness and light. Gorgeous maple wood floors, impact rated windows and doors and downstairs master bedroom suite. Two large guest bedrooms on the second floor. Built by Bird Construction, Key West's luxury builder. Built-in cabinetry, custom millwork and staircase, quality finishes throughout. Lush tropical yard with pool and off-street parking. A Hidden Lane Treasure for the Discerning Buyer."

 The great room is located at the rear of the home where the ceiling soars to 22 feet. The maple floors, custom cabinetry in the kitchen and the cabinets in the dining room provide unique architectural elements to the simple and clean design. This great room opens to the landscaped yard with pool and spa. 
 The master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the main floor. Two guest bedrooms are located on the second floor which is accessed by a really interesting stairway designed by the owner.
 I know that this contemporary home is probably not the type of property most home hunters in Key West are looking for. But if you are looking for a home that works and provides good sized rooms, private baths, a beautiful pool and spa, off street parking, and totally sophisticated living, you really ought to take a look at 8 Nassau Lane. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised.  This home is offered at $1,895,000CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet. If you have a couple of minutes, view the YouTube video below.

If you are looking for a large home on a quiet little lane in Old Town Key West, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing of this lovely home. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.

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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.