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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

903 Grinnell Street Key West - Old Town

The asking price on 903 Grinnell Street was recently reduced to $749,900 which makes it a very attractive buyer looking for a move-in-ready home in Old Town Key West.  I had not shown the property prior to the price reduction. I was genuinely surprised to see how large the house is and how nicely it has been updated.

I looked in the old Sanborn Fire Maps and learned that 703 Grinnell St appeared in the 1892 fire map. Seven years later the house was renumbered to 903 Grinnell Street.  The earlier 1892 edition did not mention any houses in the entire section to the west.  I also dug down in the old shoe box and found the black and white photo below which shows the house as it appeared in 1965.  That seems so long ago, but it's not - really.  The Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show the year before.  Ringo and Paul are still alive and kicking. They look great. And the house at 903 Grinnell Street looks great too.  In fact it looks better today than it did forty nine years ago.
The listing Realtor, not me, describes 903 Grinnell Street this way:
"A beautiful Old Town Conch home conveniently located near the White Street corridor and a quick stroll to Duval Street. The 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has an open floor plan on the main level with a spacious living/dining, kitchen/den, half bath and third bedroom or office. Upstairs has a split floor plan for privacy with a good sized guest bedroom with ensuite bath and a master bedroom suite with French doors to a private balcony. The home has been totally renovated with hardwood floors throughout, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and multiple sets of French doors opening onto the rear deck which is large enough to accommodate a pool. In addition there is a rocking chair front porch and outdoor shower."
French doors at the rear open out to the large deck area. The listing Realtor says there is room for a pool.  The master bedroom is located on the second floor rear. French doors open out to a private deck that would have a view of the pool if one were built.
This house is surprisingly large - 1500 sq. ft. three bedroom house that sits on a 29' X 58' (1704 sq ft) lot.  The house has Dade County Pine walls but just about everything else in this old house has been replaced or updated. 

If you are looking for a move in ready home in Old Town, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or send me an email at, to arrange a showing of this very attractive home. I  am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.  

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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.