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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1006 Packer Street, Key West, Florida - New Listing

The listing Realtor, not me, describes 1006 Packer Street as
"This handsome freestanding two story home in the Truman Gardens Homeowners' Association has it's own large and sunny swimming pool. The open plan great room opens through two pairs of french doors to the pool deck. The kitchen is bright with plenty of cabinets and both spacious bedrooms have well-appointed en suite bathrooms. The appealing front porch overlooks a tranquil private lane. There is one off-street parking space."
If you have never been to one of these homes before, get ready for a treat.  Once you enter the gate you head down a bricked path to the home. Three homes use this gated pathway to their respective homes. The yards are lush with tropical plants. The palm trees have matured since the last time I walked down the path. This place is so damned wonderful.  Each house is different - no cookie cutter houses here. 
1006 Packer Street sits at the end of the pathway. The house appears quite large and almost imposing from the pathway. The front porch offers a place for quiet contemplation on the joys of owning a home in Key West.

The exterior is Hardiboard siding. This is a man-made material that resembles wood siding, but is much easier and less costly to maintain. The house has a metal roof and crisp shutters to project the look of an old Key West house without all the work and maintenance costs of one.
While the house has the look of an older home, it is anything but.  The formality of the beautiful entryway dissolve when you see the two sets of French doors that open out to the private pool. That's a real "Gotcha!".  The living room is quite spacious as it merges into the dining and kitchen areas. 
There are two good sized bedrooms each with en suite baths on the second floor.  Too many Key West houses have pretend bedrooms. These are real.  This is a home - not a hotel room.
The reason most people want a place in Key West is to enjoy our wonderful weather - especially in the winter when everybody up north are freezing to death.  In Key West the French doors are opened out to the pool where the inside and the outside become one large living space.  The pool at this home is beautiful.
 This 1296 sq ft two story home was built new in 2001. The house and the 2354 sq ft lot on which it sits are owned in fee simple - just like your home up north in America. There is a shared common area that includes shared walkways with other homes and parking. Each owner has a deeded parking place. The annual fee for the association is $255.91. Each owner is responsible the maintenance, repairs, and insurance on his or her respective home. CLICK HERE to view more photos I took of this lovely home.
1006 Packer Street has a successful history as a vacation rental. The home is located four blocks from Duval Street and an equal distance to most of the gyms and yoga studios in the White Street area.  The beaches are an easy bike ride.  But the peace and serenity are right here.

CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet on 1006 Packer Street #8. This property is offered at $869,000.  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.

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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.