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Friday, March 11, 2016

1309 Grinnell St - Freshly Renovated Casa Marina Area Home - Key West

Nine months ago I first wrote about 1309 Grinnell Street which is located in the tony Casa Marina Area of Key West when it was being offered as a fixer-upper. It went under contract the first week it was listed. The new owner is a local contractor that totally renovated this home which is now offered for sale at $1,599,000.  The listing Realtor describes the property as being a...
"Complete renovation in the Casa Marina! X zone.Beautiful large front covered porch poolside, with new pavers for zero maintenance. Decking off the kitchen to enjoy your meals cooked with new Kenmore Pro Series appliances.Downstairs Master bedroom and bath has new imported designer tile and vanity. Upstairs is a 2nd Master bedroom and bath,large walk in closet, and vaulted ceilings.New Oak flooring,drywall, and paint throughout. Custom built interior doors and wood work. Upstairs guest bedroom connects to a third bathroom, with a marble designer floor, new plumbing, fixtures,and a cast iron tub. High efficiency a/c, upstairs and down.There is a new metal roof, Miami Dade impact resistant doors and windows, electric service, wiring and lighting. House has new Hardi Backer siding, fascia, decking,fencing, and more. Off street parking too!"

When I passed through the entry gate I was immediately taken by the lagoon style pool and newly landscaped yard that gave the house a presence it previously did not have. The stage was set for something quite different than existed before. New slider doors open out to from the living area to the cool pool. Since most Key West houses are reversed with public rooms in the rear to provide pool views, it's appropriate that this home has its living area up front to look out at the pool located in the front yard.
This new house is anything but formal. The combined living, dining, and kitchen areas are designed and outfitted for Keys casual living. The living area has just a bit of separation from the dining and kitchen area. An extra wide opening from the kitchen allows the chef to be a part of whatever is going on inside this area as well as to provide a view out to the pool. The laundry area is located just off the kitchen. The guest bath is tucked away off to the side. Several rooms in the house have the sliding wood doors made especially for this home.
The master bedroom and en-suite bath are located at the rear of this home. Impact glass doors open out from each of these rooms to the south side deck that runs the length of this home. Similar doors open out from the dining area. The shower in the master bedroom provides a means of quick escape to get an all over Key West tan to the private outdoor area. I know a lot of my older customers favor first floor master bedrooms. This obviates the need to sell and buy a new place when climbing stairs becomes a chore. And when you're young, you can step out and take a skinny dip just before you hit the hay.
There are two bedrooms and two baths on the second floor plus an extra large second floor sitting area. I am sure you have noticed the new wood floors and sharp baseboards and trim evident throughout the house.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view more listing photos. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a private showing of this lovely newly renovated Casa Marina Area home that is offered at $1,599,000 and partially furnished (as shown).  I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.

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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.