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Saturday, July 11, 2015

1414 Angela Street, Key West - Meadows Area Hidden Charmer

I have often written about the charm of living on one of the slow lanes in Key West where there is little to if any traffic, cute cottage homes, and peaceful surroundings as contrasted to the hullabaloo associated with Duval Street.  There are a few streets which provide the same type of serene environment. The New Listing at 1414 Angela Street, located in the Meadows Area of Key West, is one of them.
The house is tucked behind a thicket of lush tropical foliage and six foot white picket fence. A trestle with two large gates open onto the bricked pathway which leads to the covered front entry. The entry is unexpectedly refined and decidedly sophisticated. Note the IPE deck wood planks set juxtaposed to the bright white columns and gabled roof. The covered porch also serves as an outdoor sitting area off the first floor master suite which has two sets of French doors. A single door opens into the great room.
There is a little nook-like passageway just off the great room which leads to the first floor master suite. The current owner has a piano in the area so it's not exactly a tiny space. It does provide a comfortable transition to the other areas of the house which include the first floor powder room and  stairway to the second floor bedrooms,
The master suite has it all: a large bedroom area with sitting area, built-in shelving, recessed lighting, crown molding, TV recessed into the wall, a private office, large bath with a shower large enough for two to tango, and a huge walk-in closet with lots of built in cabinetry. A new owner won't have to donate years of clothes to charity if you move into this abode.
There are two good sized guest bedrooms on the second floor. The rooms exude a softness with the cream colored walls, crisp white trim, and pine floors. The chocolate colored doors and trim add a dash of pizazz.  CLICK HERE to view more photos I took of this home.
It's summer now, and people reading today's blog are probably experiencing nice weather in most parts of the country. We get to experience nice weather almost every day of the year in Key West. In the wintertime the French doors at this home would likely be opened throughout much of the day. There would be a gentle flow between the great room to the great outdoors - a seamless transition from sophisticated interiors to the paradisaical outdoors.

Readers of my blog tell me they like to see old photos I find in my shoebox. You're in luck here because I found a photo of the house that was taken in 1965 before any renovations were ever contemplated and also an aerial photo that was taken of the area back in the 1920s - about 90 some years ago.  I added an arrow to the aerial photo which shows where the house is located. Back then the large area above was the Army parade grounds. The old barracks can be seen a the top of the field. If you look at the bottom of the aerial photo you'll see North Beach which has some small boats at water's edge. Sadly, that beach got "developed": it was filled in and condominiums built there. Most of the houses in the area remain, however. And many of the houses have restored. 1414 Angela Street is one of them. They did a pretty damned good job on this one!
1414 Angela Street is offered for sale at $1,529,000. It is a 1531 sq ft three bedroom, two and one-half bath home situated on a lush 4951 sq ft lot. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and the professionally shot listing photos - they are terrific. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a visit to this home. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your place in Paradise. This just might be that place!

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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.