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Friday, April 29, 2016

1518 Rose Street, Key West

Just Listed by Preferred Properties - 1518 Rose Street which is located in the Mid Town area of Key West. This 1562 sq ft home was originally built in 1958 and was updated with a Florida room several years ago. The house sits on a 5547 sq ft fenced lot which includes gated off street parking and what once was a nicely landscaped yard with pool and rear patio.
The listing Realtor describes this home this way:
"Located near the beaches, this home has three bedrooms and two full baths including a master en suite. A spacious bright Florida room opens to the back yard and covered porch. The large kidney shaped pool gets lots of sun. This home needs some work but it already has a newer roof, impact windows on three sides, terrazzo and tile floors and a good floor plan."
This house is laid out just like so many other houses of this era. I believe the original home was a two bedroom one bath with dining area and kitchen located at the rear.  The photos show the kitchen probably has not been updated other than new floor tile, appliances, and lighting.
The master bedroom and bath are located on the right side of the living area. The bedroom space currently accommodates a king size bed with room to spare. The en-suite bath is quite large.
Two additional bedrooms plus shared bath are located on the east side of this home. The front and side windows were replaced with wind impact resistant windows in 2014.
The Florida room plus laundry and utility room are located at the rear. Notice the original Cuban tile floor and the original jalousie windows which provide abundant light to this large space.  The Florida room opens out to the patio and kidney shaped pool. There are large side yards on both sides of the house.
CLICK HERE to view more photos I took of the house and yard. This pool and yard have not been maintained as well as could have been. The pool needs resurfaced. The gardens will respond quickly to TLC, fertilizer, and a good trimming. You will be amazed  how quickly the  plants and trees respond to proper care and  water. A new owner may want to update the kitchen and one or both bathrooms. The Florida room offers so many additional possibilities for a new buyer looking for a project now or a few years down the line.
1518 Rose Street is offered for sale at $499,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and to view listing photos. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to see this new listing. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. If you are familiar with the Key West market there are very few homes listed at or below the asking price of this home.  This place will go fast. Higg's Beach is located just a couple of blocks to the south. Once the new owner has the house back in tip-top condition, he or she can be basking in the Key West sun or lounging pool side.


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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.