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Saturday, July 13, 2013

1428 Whalton Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West Florida

The really cute three bedroom/two bath Conch house located at 1428 Whalton Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West is offered at just $949,000. I happen to live across the street (but sadly it is not my listing). Nevertheless, if you are looking for a great house that is move-in ready in a fantastic neighborhood, you ought to take a look. The listing Realtor describes the property this way:
"Wonderful property in the Casa Marina area on the corner on Von Phister and Whalton Street. Handsomely renovated with hardwood floors and tongue and groove wood cathedral ceilings, this light filled home is truly a delight. Three bedrooms, two baths plus a large loft bedroom space or home office give plenty of room for family and friends. Enjoy a desirable great room with high ceilings and French doors that open the room completely up to the heated pool, spa and decks. Charming kitchen centrally located with stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom has built in custom cabinets throughout. There is a great feel to this tropical paradise!"
 The house has built in 1949 and was updated in 2000 when the current master bedroom and bath were added along with the pool. As is the case in most remodels, just about everything in the old house has been replaced except the front facade which is still evident today.
The house now has 1386 sq ft of living space and sits on a good sized lot (47' x 91' or 4265 sq ft)  at the corner of Whalton and Von Phister Streets - one of the prettiest blocks in the Casa Marina Area. I ought to know, I live across.  Most of the neighboring homes are located on large lots which are distinguished by ancient mahogany trees, giant palms, and privacy fences. While the facade of 1428 Whalton Street is visible from the street, the Von Phister side is entirely private. There you will find the main entrance to this home along with the landscaped side yard, deck area, and the inviting pool and spa.
The living area features a tall vaulted ceiling. French doors open out to the pool area. The kitchen is filled with light. It is located just off the great room. The master bedroom has French doors that also open out to the pool. Unlike a lot of the charming little cottages in Old Town, this charming cottage home has a large pool that has sunshine and some shade depending on the time of day.
There are two additional bedrooms one of which is now used as a playroom. It is cute beyond words. The other bedroom is fairly good sized: the proof is that it presently hosts three single beds. The former front porch is located adjacent to this bedroom. It currently is used as storage space. That space might be renovated into additional living space or combined with the current bedroom by a new owner. There is a second floor loft which can provide additional sleeping space or that could be used for a playroom or gentleman's retreat.

1428 Whalton Street is a great house in a really great location. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos. I took some additional photos which you can see if you CLICK HERE.

If you would like to see this house with someone who really knows the area, please contact me, Gary Thomas, 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.