Search This Blog

Friday, May 8, 2015

1441 Thompson Street, Key West - Bank Owned

Just Listed, by not by me, 1441 Thompson Street in Key West, Florida.  This home was built new in 1985 and reflects the architectural style and building elements that were incorporated to homes at that time. Remember, 1985 was 30 years ago. That is when TV shows like Golden Girls, Growing Pains, MacGuyver were popular.  Lots of TV stars and regular folks sported hairstyles which probably look a bit out of place today. And so it is just a bit with this house. It's not that this house needs a makeover as much as it needs a trip to a stylist. This home is going to make some new owner mighty proud to call this place home.

The 1170 sq ft house sits on a large 51' X 100' sq ft lot at the corner of Flagler Avenue at Thompson Street. You can't see the house from the street as a huge privacy fence hides the house from view. And decades of tree growth have hidden any potential view that might once have been visible.
Once inside the gate you see the late twentieth century design with big sloping roofs and louvered windows. The house sits high off the ground surrounded by a bricked courtyard and lots of trees and overgrown shrubs. A competent arborist could whip this once beautiful yard into shape, of that I am sure.
When you open the front door the design elements of this house shout out for attention from various points. The pool is visible through three sets of French doors to the left. The ceiling soars two stories high. The kitchen is visible on the far side of the open staircase to the second floor bedrooms, and a guest suite is opened adjacent to the front door.
The guest bedroom has a mini-kitchen and an odd lock on the door. Methinks someone probably rented this quite large space instead of using it as a part of what is supposed to be a single family residence.  I think a new owner would replace the louvered windows with impact glass windows, replace what I assume is no longer functioning central air conditioning, and eliminate that funny little mini-kitchen.  This space would make a great ground floor master suite.
One bath services both second floor bedrooms. The bedroom at the far west side has glass paneled doors which allow light to enter this room. The other bedroom has a traditional door.
The pool and deck area look like they were once a source of great pride and joy foe the former owner. It's easy enough to trim the trees and prune away overgrown limbs and make volunteer plants and growth go away. The decks need attention - they may even need replaced. The beauty of this place is everlasting. It just needs some new owner that cares and who is willing to spend the money to make it glorious again. CLICK HERE to view more photos of this property.

Please contact me for more information on this home. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, or by email at

No comments:


The information on this site is for discussion purposes only. Under no circumstances does this information constitute a recommendation to buy or sell securities, assets, real estate, or otherwise. Information has not been verified, is not guaranteed, and is subject to change.


Free Counter

Key West

Key West
You could be here!

Blog Archive

Gary Thomas in a Nutshell

My photo
Key West, Florida, United States
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.