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Friday, November 15, 2013

1723 Bahama Drive - Key West - a Wise Investment

Just listed by Preferred Properties Key West, that's where I work but this is not my listing, 1723 Bahama Drive which is located at the easternmost edge of our little island. This three bedroom, two bath home is as clean as a whistle and ready for a new owner to move into.  The listing Realtor describes the home as...
"Immaculate, bright and airy family 3/2 one level home on a very large lot with a great back yard. When the current owner purchased this home, they redid the landscaping and added many new features including an additional bathroom. Open living/dining area leading to the covered Lanai, pool, outdoor kitchen and cabana with a shower off the pool."

This home has a mellow, easy flow from room to room and from inside to the outside.  The island laid back lifestyle is evident everywhere from the large open living areas to the colorful bedrooms.
The front yard and rear garden were designed by landscape guru Pat Tierney.  Instead of a big privacy fence, 1723 Bahama Drive has a densely planted front yard with low maintenance native plants that save water.  The owners have created their version of tropical paradise that includes a very large (and sunny!) pool, palm trees and tropical foliage, a covered lanai, an outdoor kitchen, and lots of room to grad an all over tan. Oh, yes, there is a colorful outdoor shower as well!
CLICK HERE to view more photos of this really charming Key West home that is ready for you to move into and start living the Life of Riley you have dreamed about for so long.

1723 Bahama Drive was built in 1963 of CBS (concrete block construction with stucco over). The house has 1473 sq ft of living space that sits on a 56' X 100' lot. The lot backs onto mangroves so you will lots of privacy when you use the outdoor shower.  The house itself is tastefully designed. The rooms ought to  accommodate most styles of furniture with ease. There are new tile floors, new A/C,and new wind impact windows and doors throughout the house. I did not notice any deferred maintenance anywhere.  All of the outdoor spaces are tastefully designed and outfitted with quality materials.  CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos.

Buyers who want a second home in Key West often overlook properties like this because they are not located a couple of blocks from Duval Street. Well, 98% of the houses in Key West are not located there either. This owner has a street legal "golf cart" type vehicle that zips down to Old Town  or anywhere else when the mood strikes.  The owner has a bigger home than most of the properties in Old Town and a beautiful sunny pool with lots of room for family and friends. As prices continue to rise in Old Town, smart buyers will look again at homes like these as wise investments.

1723 Bahama Drive is offered for sale at $695,000. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to set up a private showing.  I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your home 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.