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Thursday, July 18, 2013

906 Florida Street - The Meadows Area - Key West

Just listed, but not by me, 906 Florida Street in Key West. I would describe this 1061 sq ft home as an Arts and Crafts style bungalow.  Although the Monroe County Property Appraiser shows the construction date as 1938 (which was in the midst of the Great Depression) I think the more logical date would have been the 1920s. The house is located at the corner of Florida and Albury Streets.  The house sits behind a tall fence which provides privacy from passing dogs, bicyclists, joggers, walkers, and other area residents and tourists who happen to stumble upon this little block located one block north of Bayview Park.
I dug into the old shoe box and found two photos of 906 Florida Street and learned that there used to be a second cottage on the lot.  On the day I arrived to take photos of this property I parked my car on Albury Street which runs parallel to Truman Avenue.  I remarked to myself as I excited the car how long the lot was and how densely populated it was with tropical foliage. (The lot is 90' long and 40' wide or 3630 sq ft.) When I found the second photo I understood why the lot was so large - there used to be a second cottage on the lot.  The second cottage was razed and the old cement block fence has been replaced with a tall wood privacy fence.

The listing Realtor, Mitzi Krabil, describes the property this way:
"This charming remodeled 2 bedroom 2 bath home is located on a private fenced corner lot in the popular Meadows neighborhood. The living room with vaulted ceiling opens through several sets of French doors to the pool, garden and hot tub. Additional features include a new kitchen and electrical service, off street parking, and hurricane rated shutters. Well maintained and easy to show."
Glass windows now enclose the previously screened front porch. The current owners use this space as an artist studio. Imagine how you might use this well lighted space.  When you enter the front door you step into an area the owners use as an office but the space could have many alternative uses. The recently updated kitchen follows.  Note the window view your mate will have as he or she does the dishes.
The living room or great room is located at the rear of the house. The vaulted ceiling really makes this space seem very large. French doors open out to the pool and hot tube (protected by its own little canopy).  The garden is lush with tropical foliage.  As soon as I saw this space I thought about buyers who want a place that could be rented as a vacation rental and said to myself this would make a great vacation rental property.  The outdoor space is just amazing.
The home has two bedrooms and two bath which you can view together with more photos of the house and yard if you CLICK HERE.

906 Florida Street is offered at $699,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet which contain detailed info on this home and more photos as well. But better than looking a photos and details, why don't you call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a private showing of this lovey Meadows Area home.  It is really sweet and it is in move-in condition.  I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida.  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.