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Monday, October 26, 2015

1611 Seminary Street, Key West

The newly listed home at 1611 Seminary Street in Key West seems to hover a few inches above the lush green lawn dotted with stepping stones that lead to the front entry. The stark white white house stands in contrast to the neighboring Mid-Century homes in this midtown neighborhood. This place may share the same origin, but it's like the wild child who ran away from home, did something remarkable, and returned home to show off how successful it became. I found a former mls photo (below) that shows this same house before the 'wild child' got reinvented. It is the same view but at looking straight on. A tall white fence is located on the far side of the foliage.
The stone pathway leads to a covered walkway on the side of the home. The door opens into the great room. Competing floor to ceiling sliding doors open onto the front lawn and rear pool and garden. Your eyes are pulled in multiple directions as are your emotions. You immediately sense "I have not seen anything like this before." Which way do I go first? 
The rear doors open from the kitchen are out to the covered lanai and outdoor dining area. The transition from elegant indoor space to the equally elegant outdoor living areas is seamless. This is how we live in Key West or at least how we wish we lived. I took the photos of this home in the late afternoon.  The yard would have much more sun earlier in the day and even more sun during the late spring and summer. CLICK HERE to see more photos of the inside and the outside of this great property. 
 Sliding floor to ceiling doors retract and open from the master bedroom out to the covered front porch and walled garden. The house is surrounded by a white concrete fortress-like fence that is punctuated by tropical green foliage and palm trees. The predominant interior color is white accented by black or gray. 
 The master bedroom is at the front of the house. The guest bedroom is located midway off the long narrow hall. The bath is at the far north end of the house. The black sliding door next to the bath opens toward the outdoor dining area and pool beyond. But before you walk into the dining area, there is a lovely outdoor shower. Notice the round window that provides light into the hallway and which adds a bit of excitement for guests and bathers as to who may be watching whom.
After I left this house and headed back to my home to download the photos I knew I found a place that is totally different from any other house I have seen in Key West. You can't go to Home Depot and buy the design elements that are incorporated into this place. So much of what I see on a typical day is derivative of what I saw weeks or months or years earlier. This is genuine one-of-a-kind. 1116 Seminary Street is offered for sale at $875,000.  Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a private showing of this wonderful home. It's incredible!

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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.