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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

413 Frances Street Key West - Almost Paradise

When you enter the front doorway of 413 Frances Street your eyes are drawn to the rich Dade County Pine walls that expand from the entry foyer to the living room and dining room on the right and to the main hallway and staircase to the left. This house is the embodiment of what would-be home buyers dream of in a Key West house. The almost rustic appearance is intentional. The previous owner did a  meticulous renovation just a couple of years ago. This home has what discerning second home buyers want: lots of charm, off street parking (for two cars), a pool, and nothing that needs fixed. That's almost Paradise in itself.
The listing Realtor, not me, describes 413 Frances Street as:
"Beautifully renovated historic home located on highly desirable Frances Street in the heart of Old Town Key West. Meticulous restoration with high ceilings, Dade County Pine walls and floors. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Three bedrooms including downstairs bedroom/den with view of yard and pool. Pool, outdoor decking, and front porch for enjoyable outdoor living. Two off street parking spaces, great location near the Key West Bight and restaurants. A Key West Tropical Oasis For Island Living."
The main floor has the entry hall with living room and dining room on the right side of the house. A full bath is on this level as is the kitchen with center island. The main floor family room is located just to the rear of the kitchen. It has French doors that open out onto the pool area on one side and out to  a large terrace on the other.
Upstairs there are two very good sized bedrooms and full bathrooms.The main floor family room can do double duty as a third sleeping area with a sofa bed. That space could be easily converted into a full time bedroom should climbing the stairs become a problem for a homeowner. (Remember there is a full bathroom on the main floor.)

413 Frances Street would make a great vacation rental. In fact was used that way for several years. The home is a full time residence now. The Historic Key West Seaport is a couple of blocks to the north. Duval Street is a five to seven minute walk to the west. The Old Town Bakery and Cole's Peace Bakery are one block away in either direction. Blossoms Market is a block away down Elgin Lane to the east.

CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos. This beautiful home is offered at $1,149,000.

Please give me, Gary Thomas, a call at 305-766-2642 if you would like to see this house or any other home in Key West.  I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferreded 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.