"Perched near the crest of Solaris Hill, this 1,541 sq' legal duplex on a 3,192 sq' lot features a 3 bedroom 2 bath down & 2/1 up (approx 560 sq'). It is located 2 blocks from Duval St, Zone X which does not require flood insurance. Separately metered (electric/water/sewer). Could be converted into single family. Possible room for off street parking & dip pool. When renovated this rough cut diamond could be a crown jewel!"
CLICK HERE to view photos I took of the house, yard, and crawl space under the house. The piers appear to have been updated, new joists installed, and other structural elements attended to over the years. A qualified home inspector would need to inspect any property a new owner desires to purchase.
The houses as it exists is dysfunctional as to the way modern Americans use their homes - especially in Key West. I suggest a new owner would hire a designer or architect to reconfigure the spaces entirely.I envision taking down all existing interior walls and the existing outside stairway. I would try to get permission to add on to the house where the stairs currently exist. This would provide new space to create an interior staircase to make the two units into one. I would create two first floor guest beds and baths and make the rear a great room with living/dining/kitchen. I would make the second floor the master suite with en-suite bath. I would add a pool at the rear and try to convert the existing shed into a small cabana bar. Keep the bar simple and not confuse city officials who might think it would become a sleeping area. As it currently exists the space is too small anyway.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet on 810 Elizabeth Street which is offered for sale at $695,000. Better yet, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a private showing. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your place in Paradise.