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Saturday, June 4, 2016

418 Amelia Street, Key West - Gonna Sell Really Fast!

Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West, 418 Amelia Street. This cute little two bedroom home is located steps from the world famous Duval Street, has a private pool, and is priced at just $598,000. I think this place will sell really fast. Read on and you may agree.
I got into my old shoebox and found the above photo of 418 Amelia Street which was taken a little over fifty years ago. That was before Key West was discovered.  This photo shows you the historic construction of this house with a sawtooth addition that connects to the front part of the house. The decorative concrete block front porch was an addition of the 1960s. It's gone now but the columns remain. Note the side yards on either side. They remain. The side yard on the left provides access to the rear where the private pool is located. I will discuss the right side yard below. 
When you cross the threshold and enter the house you are taken to a former time and a different place than you might expect. So many of the houses in Key West these days seem too "current" of too chic. This place is just cozy and comfortable, like a favorite t-shirt or comfy shoes. The two bedrooms are located in tandem just off the front door.
Note the curio shelf just above and then see the adjacent door. The listing agent suggested to me that a new owner might tweak the interior layout just a bit to create a larger master bedroom by relocating the entry to the above door which is located midway down the right side of the house. This would then permit the front door to become an entry of an enlarged master suite up front.
The kitchen and bath are located in the sawtooth addition to the main house. Note the peaked ceiling with skylights which give the kitchen dimension and add to a spatial feel to what otherwise might seem like a tiny home. It does not feel that way when you are here in real life. Yes, it's cozy, much it is not cramped.
The listing Realtor describes this home thus:
"Delightful two bedroom one bath Conch House in a great neighborhood, just steps off Duval Street and to the Southernmost Point. House is one of two stand alone condos with dormant association. Sit on your wide, shady front porch and watch the world go by, or rest quietly on your private back deck overlooking the fenced-in tropical garden. There is also a converted cistern that makes a fine little dipping pool to cool off after a fun-filled day in Paradise"
The backyard space is unexpectedly large and has so much untapped potential. It's already cute but it could become so much more. The right side yard could become the main entrance to the home just at the point where the green awning on the left is located. The front porch would then become the private domain of the master suite in front. None of these changes is require - they are just a few things a new owner could do to make things work a little differently.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls data sheet and listing photos. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private showing. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. There are few places priced this low with as much potential as this house. Don't wait!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

over or under 4 days until it's under contract

what say you Gary?

Anonymous said...

gotta be under 4 days

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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.