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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bank Owned - 2104 Patterson Avenue - Key West

 Just listed, but not by me, 2104 Patterson Avenue in Key West,  a Bank Owned family size home with over 1904 sq ft of living space, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a large pool and lots of space for a large family. The lot itself is 5,000 (50' x 100'.)

The listing Realtor describes this large property this way:
"This home is located in the center of town and has a spacious floor plan. The rear of this home is completely fenced with a large deck that over looks a concrete swimming pool. Home is missing all appliances."
I think the house is actually larger than the mls listing indicates. I did not measure the space, but I am pretty sure I am correct about this. If I am correct, the asking price of just $286,000 really makes this home a bargain. I took a lot of photos of the property which you can see if you CLICK HERE.  Look below to view a sample of photos. 
Living room
Bedroom one
Bedroom two
Master bedroom
Pool view from Master bedroom
 2104 Patterson is located in the midtown area of Key West. The new middle school and high school are each located within walking distance of the property. Old Town is an easy jaunt as are the three large shopping centers.

This house offers a lot of living area for the price. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet. Please give me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, a call to schedule a showing. I am a Buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Price Reduction - Key West Beach Club Unit #413

The lure of the sea, that is what it is. It is the ever changing views of sky and water; the birds and boats and man that make the reflections seen in the mirror at the new Preferred Properties listing at Key West Beach Club Condominiums so captivating.  No matter which unit I have gone to at the Beach Club, my eyes are always immediately drawn through the unit and out to the direct water view. You see, only at Key West Beach Club does each unit come with a direct water view.

The listing Realtor describes Unit No. 413 this way:
" Located on the Ocean, in one of Key Wests most outstanding gated communities, is this recently renovated two story penthouse with 3 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms, marble and wood floors with soaring ceilings and breathtaking water views. As you enter the long foyer, to the left are French doors leading to the breakfast/office area and kitchen. To the right is a wonderful guest room with floor to ceiling built-ins for storage. The Living/dining area are accented by a Cherry Wood built-in floor to ceiling entertainment center. On the top level is a bright and cheerful bedroom/bath/living area. One of the most outstanding features of this unit is the massive balcony for outdoor living. 2 heated community pools, tennis court and covered parking."

Guest Bedroom
Master Suite
If you venture up the spiral staircase you might just fall in love with this place. I'd definitely make this my master suite. I'm not fond of spiral stairs, but I'd make an extra special exception in this case. The space is just wonderful.

Penthouse Loft

I think I must have been a seaman in a former life. But I get seasick, so I probably wasn't.  Still, I love to just stare at the horizon and watch the sky and ocean change colors. When storms head our way the sky turns gray and ominous.  The wind blows and the palm trees sway.  The ocean churns and spits up seaweed. The afternoon I took these photos a bunch of turtle sponges had washed ashore (see the second photo from the top). At night you may see the tiny lights on boats out in deeper water. Whatever time of day you look out at the water, the view will always be a bit different. CLICK HERE to view a slideshow of photos I took of this waterfront property.

Key West Beach Club Condominiums have two swimming pools, a tennis court, a small gym, covered parking plus storage, beautifully landscaped private gardens, and 24 hour security. The monthly condo association fees are $1033 per month.  to CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and some great listing photos.

Unit No. 413 at 1500 Atlantic Boulevard in the Beach Club Condominium has 2156 sq ft of living space on two floors. This special Key West property is now offered at $1,649,000.  If you would like to see this unit, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

701 Washington Street - The Casa Marina Area - Key West

The asking price on 701 Washington Street in the premier Casa Marina Area was just reduced to $1,980,000. The listing Realtor describes this new buying opportunity thus:
"Motivated Seller just reduced the price of this sprawling Mission-style home, located in the desirable Casa Marina Area, near Louie's Back Yard and Dog Beach. Each bedroom suite has uniquely-styled bathrooms. The master suite has an adjoining sitting room and small office. The state-of-the-arts kitchen connects seamlessly with a butler's pantry and laundry room. In addition to a spacious living room and dining area, there is a magnificent wing, slated for billiards and entertainment, that overlooks the expansive salt-water pool that is heated and cooled. The grounds of the property feature specimen tropicals and Key West natives. A spiral staircase leads to a roof top deck for sunning and observation. Possible seller financing."
Buyers looking for a big house at a great price in a wonderful location should read on. The original home was built in 1959. The home was totally renovated over a two year period and was completed in 2009.

The renovation included all new natural stone and hardwood floors (except where original Cuban Tile was retained). Each of the four en-suite baths plus guest bath feature marble, granite, or onyx and designer bath fixtures. Suntubes were introduced to provide natural lighting into many areas of the home. Custom made eight foot mahogany bi-fold doors were added to the new game room which opens out to the pool area. Mahogany doors and windows, iron gates, and custom lighting were added throughout the house. The result is a gracious Spanish style home with with 3488 sq feet of indoor living space that sits on a 10,600 square foot lot just one block from the Atlantic Ocean.

There are several living areas including a formal living room, game room with vaulted ceiling, and a family room that is adjacent to the kitchen. The mahogany windows and doors in the living areas were custom made in Honduras and offer windstorm protection to to 155 mph. This will result in a huge discount for windstorm insurance.

Custom made mahogany windows and doors

The master bedroom suite is at the rear and includes a separate sitting room, office, bedroom and en-suite bath with sunken tub, shower, a regular closet and a cedar lined closet, and the necessities. The master suite is larger and much more plus than many condos near Old Town. A door opens from the master suite to a spa located just outside the door-the perfect spot for late night relaxation.

 Master Suite with sitting room

 One of the three guest bedrooms with en-suite bath

The house has a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Each bedroom is large and unique in design. The bathrooms feature a variety of high bath fixtures, tiles, marble and other hard surface materials, and dramatic light fixtures.

The extra large and very sunny pool runs north and south and can be entered from the game room to the east, the family room to the west, or the master suite to the north. A spiral staircase provides access to the rooftop sundeck.

CLICK HERE to view a slideshow of photos of this wonderful Casa Marina home.

 Spa located off master suite
View from sundeck
 Vintage photo of Casa Marina Hotel

While they still may not putt on the grounds at the Casa Marina, the hotel is still an integral part of life in Key West. You can purchase a membership to the Casa Marina beach club and use the gym, spa, and beach as often as you want. I recently sold a home in the area to a doctor and his family who joined the club. They are delighted with the decision because it enhances the easy living lifestyle in the Casa Marina area.

If belonging to a club isn't your thing, nearby Higg's Beach is free. Doggie Beach and Louie's Backyard and the After Deck Bar one block away from 701 Washington Street. Salute` on the Beach is a much cheaper place to eat, and the views are always interesting. You can even walk over to Duval Street, it's just a couple of blocks to the west. Being able to go wherever you want whenever you want is priceless.

 Louie's Backyard and Doggie Beach

Higg's Beach

 Salute` on the Beach

CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and view listing photographs. If you would like to see this property please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or send me an email at I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Reality, Inc. I live in the Casa Marina area and know how easy living can be there. Take the time to find out for yourself.


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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.