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Friday, May 16, 2014

616 Petronia Street - Old Town - Key West

Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West, that's where I work but this is not my listing, 616 Petronia Street.  Frequent visitors may recognize the location as being at the top of Solares Hill - the highest point in all of Key West. This home is not only located in the X Zone for flood insurance purposes, it is at the highest point in all of Key West. And it is less than a full two block walk to Duval Street.  Even better, it is offered at $585,000.

The listing Realtor describes this property as:
"At the top of the hill on Petronia between Elizabeth and Simonton, this renovated home has three bedrooms and two baths in an open floor plan. The kitchen opens to a nice deck and the big back yard. The lot is 116 feet deep. There are stylish details throughout including a chef's kitchen with s/s appliances, high end fixtures and more space than you expect. Off street parking, central air and all walking distance to everything!"
I searched the historic Sanborn Fire Maps to determine the approximate date this home was built.  It first appeared in the 1912 edition which means it was likely built between 1899 and 1912.  While searching the maps I learned a new fact about this specific area - it was once called Buzzard's Roost. I assume the name was given because of the high location from whence a nesting buzzard could see just about anywhere.
The house has been recently updated. The house is efficiently laid out with an open living area on one side the the bedrooms and baths on the opposite side. CLICK HERE to view all the photos I took of this 1098 sq ft home.
I was surprised by how large the backyard is. The lot is 2900 sq ft ( 25' X 116'). An existing small cottage is currently being used as a birdhouse for exotic birds. I think there is room for small pool. There is gated and covered off street parking.  That is a rarity in Old Town.  
CLICK HERE  to view the Key West mls database. Then, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing of this Old Town area 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. 


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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.