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Friday, August 30, 2013

1220 Von Phister Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West

Preferred Properties Key West just listed 1220 Von Phister Street, that's where I work but this is not my listing.  This 2064 sq ft home is a bit of an anomaly for Key West in that it is an historic home located in what is mostly post mid-century and later neighborhood. This home is one of the few such homes that were built around the turn of the last century. And it is this 'old school' construction that may just appeal to buyers who dream of owning an historic Key West home that is located within walking distance to the beaches.  Click GOOGLE MAP to view the location and use the toggle switch for a street view. 

The listing Realtor describes 1220 Von Phister Street this way:

"Well maintained two story home with exposed Dade County Pine walls located in excellent neighborhood.This is the perfect place to get away from it all. Superior master suite with private balcony, large bedrooms and spacious living area. Large hot tub and storage shed in back yard. Upgraded Kitchen with stainless appliances. Two zone A/C and generator. This is not a drive by."

The Dade County Pine walls in the family room and living room were pickled and give these living spaces a clean and relaxed feeling. The walls in adjacent formal dining room were painted a muted yellow that harmoniously blends with the living spaces. Just to shake things up, the Dade County Pine walls and ceiling in kitchen were given a the familiar clear coat.  Crisp crown moldings and baseboards trim out these rooms. 

A guest bedroom and bath complete the first floor.  An extra large guest bedroom is located at the front of the house on the second floor. This room is large enough to serve as a second master bedroom for couples that require separate bedrooms.

The master bedroom with en-suite bath and rear covered balcony occupy the balance of the second floor. The bedroom is distinguished by coffered ceiling, and  French doors open out to the porch area that overlooks the spa below.
One of the biggest problems potential buyers see in many Old Town homes is the meager size of bedrooms, bathrooms, closet space, etc. Too many Old Town homes seem cramped especially compared to the living spaces many buyers are accustomed to up north in America.  If the above photos don't convince you that 1220 Von Phister Street has abundant space, CLICK HERE to view more photos.
1220 Von Phister Street is located four blocks from Higg's Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.  It's an easy five minute walk which, if you have a dog, you will likely take at least twice a day.  There you will find the White Street Pier, a dog park, the beaches, the West Martello Garden (which is home to the Key West Garden Club), Salute on the Beach, and public tennis courts and two children's playgrounds.  There is always something going on at the beach, even if it just getting a tan or posing for photos in the new object I have dubbed "the thing" that looks like it descended from space.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet on 1220 Von Phister Street and then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or send me an email at to schedule an appointment to see this new listing. 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.