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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

1111 Packer Street, Key West

 The newly listed home at 1111 Packer Street will appeal to a buyer who is looking for an eventual retirement home in Key West but who wants a place that can be used as a vacation rental to help reduce purchase and maintenance costs. This home has been thoughtfully renovated and has all the attributes that make it very desirable both as a place to live and also a place to spend a vacation. 
I looked around in my old shoebox and found the black and white photo above which shows 1111 Packer Street fifty years ago. If you compare that photo with the color photo at the top you will see that a new addition was built on the left side where the car is parked in the old photo. There's a cottage located at the far side of the lot. That cottage became the third bedroom and a pool was placed in between. You will also see a "bridge" between the addition and the original house. That "bridge" is now the formal entry.
The above photos show the living room with French doors that open out to the covered deck and pool area. The guest cottage is at the rear. The cottage has its own private little covered terrace which overlooks the pool. There is both covered and open deck just to the rear of the kitchen.
The front bedroom is naturally located at the front part of the original house. The original front door is now a door to the private porch area nearly invisible from the street. The original hallway is now a corridor between the two bedrooms and the kitchen at the rear. The main house and cottage offer a total of three bedrooms, three and one-half baths with about 1436 sq ft of quality living space.  The lot is quite large for Old Town - 5239 sq ft. There is off street parking for two cars.
I have shown this property a couple of times since it hit the market. It looks great! Everything is in good condition. The rooms almost look like something you'd see in the furniture department at Macy's of Bloomingdale's.  This is important to a new owner because you won't have to spend money to fix something or to create something. 

1111 Packer Street is offered for sale at $1,175,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and listing photos. Then 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. Don't wait on this. It ought to sell quickly.

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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.