Like other Realtors I drive up and down the streets of Key West on an almost daily basis showing properties to prospective buyers. Sometimes when I see something out the ordinary, I'll stop my car to take a photo so that I can go back later to compare what was to what became. I took such a photo around 2010 after work had commenced on this Petronia Street home. I could see that the original cottage was being substantially enlarged by a one and one-half story addition at the rear. I dug into the old shoebox and found some photos to show the progression on this property.
|1305 Petronia St - 1965|
"Architectural Meadows masterpiece. Impeccably renovated 3 bedroom home in the highly sought-after Meadows neighborhood. Lovingly restored with every attention to luxurious detail: vaulted ceilings, Brazilian hardwood floors, large living room and spacious downstairs master suite. Modern kitchen with granite countertops and high-end stainless steel appliances, including a built in espresso maker and wine bar. Two guest bedrooms, full bathroom, and home-office space upstairs. Fully-fenced backyard with beautiful hardwood deck,lush tropical landscaping and off-street parking. An idyllic Meadows treasure with beautiful natural light throughout the home."
I searched the Historic Sanborn Fire Maps and found 1305 Petronia Street first appearing in the 1912 addition. That tells us the house existed as of that date, but it does not mean the house was not built earlier. Earlier additions of the Sanborn maps totally omitted this area altogether. I found the 1920 aerial photo below to which I added street names that show White Street, Eaton Street, Palm Avenue, and Eisenhower Driver [which was then called North Beach Blvd.]. I identified 1305 Petronia Street by address and an downward arrow. The large triangle shaped area is the old Army base and parade ground.
CLICK HERE to view all photos that I took of this house.
1305 Petronia Street is offered for sale at $1,200,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls data sheet. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing of this really pretty home. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your place in Paradise.