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Sunday, November 29, 2015

1209 Margaret Street, Old Town, Key West

Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West, 1209 Margaret Street located in Old Town Key West. The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"This little jewel box of a house has just been completely and beautifully renovated with brand new kitchen and bathrooms. The historic old town cottage is in the x-zone and has three bedrooms and two full baths. It is graced by vaulted ceilings, an extra deep front porch and and a spacious and sunny rear deck. It is a wonderful property at a great price."
I found a photo of 1209 Margaret Street taken fifty years ago. You'll quickly notice the house then does not look anything then like it does today. That's the point of a renovation. The most obvious visible change visible from the street is the large welcoming front porch and the addition of more living space to the left side of the original house. The tree located adjacent to the driveway is also gone. So is the right to use the driveway. That space is now owned by the cottage to the rear which belongs to a different owner.
The front entry leads past two of the three bedrooms in this home to the new great room and kitchen area. What a bright and cheerful this space is. The cabinets and custom counters blend together to create a most welcoming place to live the relaxed Key West life style. Dual sets of French doors open out to the deck that extends the living area to the outdoors.
The master bedroom with en-suite bath is located at the rear adjacent to the great room. Ambient light from the backyard filters into this cozy space.
There are two more bedrooms located on opposite sides of the front entry. Pocket doors on the south room reveal a vaulted ceiling with window that provides additional light into the already semi-sunny space which could easily become a home office, den, or study. The second bedroom is located opposite as is the guest bath. CLICK HERE to view more photos I took of this inviting home.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet on 1209 Margaret Street which is offered for sale as $699,000, Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a private showing of this great little house. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. If you saw this home before it was renovated you will gasp the way I did when I saw the dramatic changes. This won't last long at this price.


FloridaAG said...

Next door to El Siboney. Best if you do not have an aversion to garlic and onions. I walk by this every day with my dogs as I live in the area - the renovation does look excellent and the house was in poor shape pre-reno.

Gary Thomas said...

There are several houses in Old Town located next to or near a restaurant, a church, a school, a cemetery or some other structure that some folks will find bothersome. The "location issue" was taken into consideration in the pricing of this home. Were it located in the 500 block of Grinnell, for example I'm confident the asking price would have been somewhere in the $900,000 range.
Consider how much real house you get at this address for what you could spend to buy a condo at Shipyard or a townhome across the street at President's Walk - wait a minute, you couldn't buy a townhome there because the prices are all much higher.
There are trade-offs in life. This is one of them.


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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.