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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

721 Catherine Street, Key West - A New Home to Cheer About

Look close at the newly built "Conch House" at 721 Catherine Street in Old Town Key West. You're familiar with the classic lines but this house is decidedly different. The listing Realtor, not me, describes the house this way:
"This newly constructed Conch house is a must see! Located in Old Town, the home features a meticulous eye to detail incorporating clean styling and practical features. The kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, Silestone countertops and stainless steel appliances. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining while preparing meals and lounging by the heated pool with waterfall. There are three bedrooms including a first floor master with bath and two bedrooms with abundant closet space on the second floor. Impact glass windows, gated off-street parking, maintenance free Hardieplank siding and coveted X-zone location combine with fashionable design to make this your perfect Key West address."

The main entry to 721 Catherine Street is located near the rear of the wrap-around covered porch where you walk into the open living area.  You will immediately notice the porcelain tile floors, the open living space, and the sleek kitchen. Everything about this house is so clean and welcoming. Then you'll see the double French doors that open to the outdoors. There is a covered rear deck and an open sun deck with pool and garden. It's all done. You won't need to do anything. Bring your toothbrush, sun tan lotion, and maybe a swimsuit if you're shy.
This home has a first floor master bedroom with en-suite bath. You won't need to sell your Key West getaway when climbing the stairs starts to get more difficult.  And even if age is not a factor for you as a buyer, not having to walk downstairs to get your morning coffee or to take a late night dip in the pool is certainly a reason to consider this home.
Dormers on the second floor add height and dimension to the space, but it is the introduction of what I call Drama Walls that make this place just ooze charm. When you look out the second floor windows you can actually see big sky views in all directions. A lot of houses in Old Town are spaced so close to each other that you can't see much of anything except your neighbor's house or trees. That is not the case here. There is abundant light in this house. It is cheerful. There's more to cheer about as well. The Hardiplank construction means this house will be more economical to maintain. Hardiplank stands up to our weather much better than regular wood siding. The impact resistant windows mean your windstorm insurance will cost less. Since the house is located in the X Zone, flood insurance will not be required if you have a mortgage. Finally, consider all of the designer features incorporated into this property. You  won't need to spend money to fix the house. Instead, you can spend the money you save on maintenance and insurance and buy some great Key West art and fun new home furnishings instead.
721 Catherine Street is located two blocks east of Duval Street. It's a straight walk to LaTeDa and other fun locations on Duval Street. Many of the island's gyms and yoga studios are located within a few minutes walk to the north and east. South Beach and other beaches are a few minutes by bike. This property would make a fantastic vacation rental or a very comfortable second home. You and your guests will always be near something fun to do, but when you're at home, you will be in your own private paradise.

CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and listing photos of 721 Catherine Street that is now offered for sale at the reduced asking price of $1,199,000. After you have looked at the pics, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a private showing. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your place in Paradise.

1 comment:

FloridaAG said...

The builder of my house built this house. The finishes are fantastic, the pool and covered patio are gorgeous.

The only 2 drawbacks are the size and layout of the living space downstairs and the fact that it is across the street from Suburban Propane.


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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.