|1006 Fleming Street as it appeared in 1965|
|1008 Fleming St as it looked in 1965|
I remember showing both houses in 2001 when they were offered as an assemblage for the asking price of $899,000. The houses had been updated with an unimaginative design. The cabinets and appliances were run of the mill. The bath was ceramic tile. A pool was added but it award amid of "garden" of scraggly plants. Nothing joined the two properties into a cohesive whole. That changed after a new owner undertook a huge renovation that corrected the shortcomings of the prior effort. The renovation was remarkable and later appeared in Metropolitan Home Magazine. End of story, or so I thought.
"Exquisitely restored & renovated, this captivating Old Town home on a rare large lot is truly perfect & in mint condition. Enjoy a fabulous great room w/soaring ceilings & a new Heart of Pine wall that completely opens up to pool & lush private gardens. Totaling 4 bdrms/4.5 baths including 2 guest houses. Since these owners purchased this compound they have done nothing but refine every detail of this fabulous property. Upgrades include a generator, privacy wall & gate, sprinkler system, pool retiled & refinished, day kitchen in pool house, & off st pkg for 2, hurricane shutters, security, sound & camera system throughout, new doors, landscaping, window treatments & much more!"
|Rear outdoor lounge behind 1006 Fleming St|
The original house at 421 1/2 Fleming St is now a guest bedroom in the significantly expanded main house. The main house stretches from the east to west lot line boundaries. The listing Realtor detailed all the updates the current owner added.
|Bedroom is now used as a home gym. The kitchen is visible as well.|
|Master bedroom is located in new addition behind 1006 Fleming Street|
|1008 Fleming St is now a guest bedroom|
If you saw this house before, you must see it again. The foot print is the same but the details are remarkably different. That does not diminish the prior home. Today's view is more like a time date stamp on a passport. CLICK HERE to view all the photos I took of this remarkable property.
CLICK HERE to view the mls datasheet on 1006-1008 Fleming Street and then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Who would think two old houses built before 1889 could look as perfect as these. They are past made perfect!