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Thursday, August 8, 2013

611 Margaret Street - Old Town - Key West

If you are looking for Old Town charm, location, and a small guest cottage, you ought to consider  611 Margaret Street recently listed by Preferred Properties Key West (that's where I work but this is not my listing).  This old Conch house first appeared in the Sanborn Fire Map of 1912. That would indicate 611 Margaret St which was built sometime  between the 1898 and 1912 editions of the Sanborn Map.  (The large building adjacent to 611 Margaret Street also appears in the Sanborn Map and was identified as Cigar Factory No. 353.  Today the former cigar factory is a residence.)
611 Margaret Street in 1965
611 Margaret Street in 2013
611 Margaret Street was updated several years ago with a kitchen and bath room renovations, the addition of central air, IPE decking, and a small pool (about 11' x 8'). The cottage in the rear was updated around the same time. 
The front porch provides a nice perch for people watching.  Inside, a hallway leads from front to rear where the great room is located. The guest bedroom is located on the first floor front. A guest bath is off the bedroom. It has a second entrance off the main hall just off the entrance to the great room.
The master bedroom is located on the second floor. It runs the length of the house and has a contemporary feel.  A rear Juliet balcony was added.  It offers a view of the rear deck, pool, and guest cottage at the rear. I was taken by the treetop views of the surrounding homes in this neighborhood.
The rear cottage  has a small bath and a loft. The cottage would make a great artist's studio or can be used as a guest bedroom. It has a small bath.  There is also an outdoor shower.
611 Margret Street is offered at $749,000CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your place in Paradise. Fulfill your dream of owning a home in Key West.


Anonymous said...

spam comments like this (Casey Sullivan) hurt your wonderful blog, Gary

Gary Thomas said...

Thank You! I sent him to the trash bin!



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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.