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Thursday, January 29, 2015

2601 South Roosevelt Blvd #609 A, Key West - Key West By the Sea


 I found an artist's conception of Key West by the Sea and knew it had to be the lead photo for today's blog about 2601 South Roosevelt Unit #609A. The front two buildings marked "A" and "B" were built in 1964. The "C" building was built in 1967.  Like any project built around fifty years ago, Key West By the Sea has changed a bit. The buildings are the same on the outside. There is a second pool in the courtyard behind the "A" building. The landscaping has matured, but it has not overgrown. The interior courtyard still has a big green lawn. There's an orchid garden and a tennis court as well. The difference with the property is how individual condo owners have changed their own units or how some units remain pretty much unchanged.The aerial photo above shows Key West By the Sea. The arrow points out the "A" building. The body of water behind the complex is the Key West Salt Ponds.
The listing Realtor describes this listing as an:
"Unique opportunity to own a stunning renovated Penthouse with incredible views of the Atlantic's tropical blue waters. Located only steps from the Beach; grab your towel, hat and sunscreen for a fun-filled day. Sip your morning coffee on the lanai while enjoying sunshine and fresh ocean breezes. The kitchen is a Gourmet's Delight and a Chef's practical workplace, complemented by a large granite bar and matching granite floors. The spacious open floor plan allows you to enjoy conversing with family and guests while putting the final touches on a meal, perfect for entertaining. Situated on 8+ acres, this Private and Gated Community has Two Pools, Two Tennis Courts, Lush Landscape and Community Rec Room. Exceptional furnishings are negotiable."
I showed Unit #609A last week. It is located on the top floor of the "A" building which is located opposite Smathers Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. My buyers were impressed by the recently updated interiors but fell in love with the place when they stepped out to the balcony and saw the pools below and the Atlantic Ocean across South Roosevelt Boulevard. The sun was bright and the temperature was balmy on that January day. This is kind of weather and maybe the view many would-be buyers dream of when they think about moving to Key West.
Unit 609 A has been updated throughout. There is new flooring, a new kitchen, new appliances, and flooring. New whisper quiet mini-split A/Cs were added as well in the living room and both bedrooms. This unit is in move-in condition. Since the seller is willing to part with the furnishings, all a new owner might need to bring would be a toothbrush and tanning lotion. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos. I did not take any pics myself.
The Key West By the Sea Condominiums is a professionally managed association. Monthly condo fees for this unit are $588.81 and include cable tv, exterminating, building maintenance, building insurances, common area and pool maintenance, security, and management. Pets are permitted. Rentals are not permitted until a new unit owner has owned the unit for one year. There is on site laundry as not all units have a washer and dryer in the unit. 609A does have a washer and dryer.
I went over to Smathers Beach early this morning to take a couple of pics of the complex and the beach. It was another beautiful day in Key West. Locals and tourists were at the beach walking, running, tending to their dogs. One guy was sitting on the beach watching the waves. The beach groomsman was raking the beach for today's beach-goers. 

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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.