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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1221 Grinnell Street Unit #A Key West - Just Listed


Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West, that is where I work but this is not my listing, 1221 Grinnell Street Unit A. The listing Realtor describes this home thus:
"Bright spacious and clean! This rare three-bedroom, two and a half bath townhome in Grinnell Gardens has long windows on three walls for lots of sunlight. Both the front porch and second floor balcony overlook the shared swimming pool. French doors open from the dining room to the sunny private enclosed rear deck. The assigned parking space is right next to the rear deck gate which allows for private entry to the home. This well-maintained residence has just been freshened with new paint and new flooring upstairs."
The Grinnell Gardens compound was built new in 1990. The architectural style of the town homes is reminiscent of the grand conch houses in Old Town except they were built new and have many conveniences built in as opposed to cobbled together - you know what I mean, conveniences like real closets, bathrooms, spacious kitchens, air conditioning that is "out of sight" and not hanging on a wall. The town homes share a community pool and gardens. I know a lot of potential buyers want a place of their own and have never thought of living in a compound. I "get" the resistance argument. But there is also a group of potential buyers that do not mind having nearby neighbors that live in close proximity who will keep an eye on the place when the owners are not in residence. Compound living may not be for everyone, but it is easy peasy with others. 

This home is located at the southwest corner of the compound. The porch provides a cool resting space just off the living room. When you enter the home you'll see a built-in bookcase. The downstairs guest bath is tucked away nearby.
Like many other homes in Old Town, doors to this home open out to the front porch and rear deck which expands the living area immensely. You'll find doors open in January to bright sunny skies while your friends and relatives up north in America are often driving through slushy snow or on streets with black ice. Here, you can sit on the rear deck and drink your morning coffee in your skivvies and have a cocktail on the front porch at sunset with your sweetie.
There are three bedrooms located on the second floor. The master suite is at the front of the home. It has French doors that open out to the front porch that has semi-secluded views of the pool (you can see out but because of the height of the house and the palm trees, people at the pool can't see you).  The porch runs the length of the home and provides plenty of space to really enjoy the deck area. The bedroom is extra large as well.
Bedrooms numbers two and three are located at the backside of the house. A prior owner divided the space into two separate rooms. One is larger than the other. The larger room has a queen bed and chest. Windows on two sides give this room a cheery feel. The bit smaller room has been outfitted with bunk beds that work just fine for visiting grand kids or nieces and nephews or brothers-in-law that you want to enjoy your home no longer than three days.
The community pool is bright and sunny most of the day. A couple of other units have private pools. In all the years I have shown these homes I can only recall a couple of times actually seeing anybody laying by the pool. But it sure is a nice amenity to have. CLICK HERE to view more PHOTOS I took.
CLICK MAP to see 1221 Grinnell Street. This property is located just a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and only five blocks to upper Duval Street. The shops, gyms, yoga studios, and the World Famous Faustos Grocery are located a couple of blocks east on White Street.

CLICK HERE to see the mls listing info and view more photos. 1221 Grinnell Street which is offered at $795,000 or $586 per sq ft for this 1360 sq ft home. The home sits on a fee simple lot of 1769 sq ft. The lot includes a spacious and sunny rear deck with gate that opens out to the parking space for this unit. Pets are permitted.

If you would like to schedule a visit to see this terrific home, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida.

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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.