Thursday, May 15, 2014
2403 Staples Avenue - Key West - An Exceptional Transformation
Just SOLD, but not by me, 2403 Staples Avenue, which is located in the midtown area of Key West, Florida. I seldom write about homes this part of town because the people that read my blog are usually looking to buy a cute little cottage or a big Conch house in Old Town or maybe a Casa Marina area home on a large lot as opposed to a 1950s - 1960s era home where middle class locals live. But I'm making an exception on this house, because everything about this house is exceptional.
I found three photos of 2403 Staples Avenue when it was listed for sale in 2010. Compare the before and after photos that show the facade, the kitchen, and the rear cottage. The transformation is simply amazing.
I am probably as guilty as the next guy in using 'safe' colors in decorating. I don't think I saw a white or beige wall in the house at 2403 Staples. Everywhere I looked the walls were painted vibrant colors. Bold textiles punctuated the living room and master bedroom while softer textiles were used in the two other bedrooms.
This home went under contract ten days after it was listed and on the day after the open house I attended. I remember calling a couple of people and telling them to get over to see this place. I knew this place would not last long. It didn't. I reviewed the Key West mls database to compare that sales price on this home with other homes in the area. 2403 Staples was listed at $659,000 and sold at $655,000 or $436 per sq ft. I did a search of sales in the midtown are for the past two years. The average house had 1555 sq ft and sold at $439,956 or $285 per sq ft. 2403 Staples is anything but typical. When I saw the sales numbers I was elated as I see this as a target price for other home owners in the area to strive to obtain.
CLICK HERE to view all the photos I took. Remember, this house is SOLD.
If you are looking to buy a home in Key West please consider working with me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your place in Paradise.
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Gary Thomas in a Nutshell
- Gary Thomas
- Key West, Florida, United States
- 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.