I dug into my old shoe box and found a photo of this property that was taken in 1965. I enlarged a portion of that photo so that you can see the house in better detail. I remembered I had an aerial photo of the old Army Parade Grounds located across White Street to the east that was taken in the 1920s. I added the notation identifying 1117 Fleming Street. That photo follows.
"When Opportunity Knocks... Triplex in Old Town: One for you and Two for income! Built in 1935, this 6,884 square foot property is adjacent to a large guest house property and runs from Fleming Street through to Stickney Lane. In its day, the front porch was quite an entry point with its arched corner railing and pillars reportedly made of solid Dade County Pine. These fantastic pillars are still in place. The home once sat up near Fleming Street where is was a grand single family home. It was relocated in the 1960s to its current location at the rear of the lot and subsequently converted to a triplex. Off street parking won't be an issue for this home as there's plenty of area off Fleming Street. Wonderful Old Town area with easy walking distance to the Key West harbor, fishing charters, art galleries, fine dining, and all the excitement of Duval Street. This is a great opportunity and project for the right buyer. All you need is your imagination!"
The asking price is $999,000. For that you get the house that looks like this. Remember, this is a project house. It won't look like this when the renovation is completed. Let's look at listing photos which show what it looks like now and imagine what it could become.
|What you see now will disappear and become something quite wonderful|
First, I would ask the Tree Commission for permission to remove the clusters of trees that overtaken the front of the lot. The commission would go through a review of the variety and size of the trees and determine the merit of allowing the trees to be removed. It would make a finding and likely require the replacement of native trees back onto the lot after the renovation is completed.
I would encourage buyers who have been looking for a big house to redo to give 1117 Fleming Street serious consideration. Like the listing agent says "All you need is your imagination." Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing of the Fleming Street properties.