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Thursday, June 23, 2016

734 Amelia Street, Key West - Price Reduction!

The new lower price on 734 Amelia Street really is something to shout about, because it makes the newly constructed home an even better value.  Few vacation visitors and locals probably don't recognize this location. This stretch of Amelia Street runs east from Simonton St to Windsor Lane. It was omitted in the Historic Historic Sanborn Fire Maps from 1889 through 1912. St. Mary's convent school yard was and still is located across the street where a tall stone wall insulates the school yard from public view. The convent burned years ago and much of the yard remains open today.  One of the maps referred to the entire area as "tropical gardens". I found the black and white aerial photo below taken in 1960. I added a notation to show the location of the home that was located at 734 Amelia at that time. I also found a photo of the former house that was razed. The lot sat vacant for as many years as I can recall. The vacant lot explains how the current owner obtained permission to build a new house in a town where old homes are treasured.
The original house was razed many years ago.
The listing Realtor describes 734 Amelia Street this way:
Historic design w/modern, new construction amenities. 2,100sqft home & 3,939sqft property features 3 large, en-suite bedrooms, including 2 masters, one on the 1st floor. Rooms designed for maximum privacy & high-end living. 2nd floor master boasts double closets & private balcony. The 2nd bedroom also has a balcony. The 3.5 bathrooms are equipped w/shower wands & Bluetooth audio. Main floor designed for perfect indoor-outdoor living & entertaining. Open floor plan flows onto the Trex composite deck w/ its wrap-around, covered entertainment area near the spa that tumbles into the pool. Hand-scraped, engineered oak flooring leads into chef's kitchen featuring quartz counter tops, an induction cook top, built-in microwave drawer, a high-power, ultra-quiet dishwasher & extra-large 34-cubic foot refrigerator. Entertainment center & outdoor kitchen w/ a commercial-grade ice maker. X Flood Zone & w/ no-maintenance Hardie siding, built to withstand 180 mph winds. Gated, off-street parking.
The first things I noticed were the handsome wood floors and the stylish  staircase that leads to the second floor. My eyes were then drawn to the rear of the home where the great room is located. This  area is bright and welcoming. Two sets of impact glass doors open out to the partially covered rear deck. Another door opens to the east side deck. Windows on either side provide garden views. The entire living area is bright and cheerful. I had to touch the quartz counter-tops which are impregnated with just a touch of color. What I thought was a simple French door refrigerator is actually a large refrigerator with normal cold food storage on top and frozen fools on the bottom. The built-in breakfast bar will keep the chef a part of whatever is going on inside this area. The guest powder room is located off the kitchen. Note the crown molding, extra large baseboards, handsome real wood doors.

Interior furnishings provided by Ben Teague Design, Key West. Ben is a talented young designer with a great sense of style. And he has a real gift for selecting the right colors and fabrics to change ordinary into extraordinary. 
The covered deck, pool, and garden area will probably be an integral part of the living which occurs in this home. The covered deck wraps around the rear of the house. The mini-bar is on the east side. It has a built in refrigerator, ice machine, storage, and bar sink. Of course there's a grill as well. The pool side deck.  There is a built-in automatically elevated television system where the TV will rise out above the cut stone base. Recessed lights and classy Trex deck systems add to the ambiance of this outdoor living area. Note also the old school design of the new fangeled impact windows and doors. These doors and windows not only sound proof the house, but also greatly reduce the wind insurance premium year after year after year. Remember also this home is located in the X zone for flood insurance purposes. That means a lender will not require flood insurance here. 
There is a built-in automatically elevated television system where the TV will rise out above the cut stone base. Imagine sitting on the deck at night watching TV and taking a quick dip in the pool or sitting in the spa..
There is a first floor bedroom which is large enough to serve as a master bedroom in later years when climbing the stairs may become a challenge. Windows on two walls allow generous light to enter this space. The en-suite bath is large and comfortable. Each bathroom is unique as to vanities, shower enclosures, and tiles. All have select porcelain floors.There are two very large guest bedrooms with ensuite baths on the second floor. The master bedroom has a deck which over looks the pool below. The front guest bedroom has a covered front porch with views of St. Mary's Basilica through the church grounds.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and more listing photos of 734 Amelia Street that is now offered at $1,595,000.  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.


FloridaAG said...

It is a beautiful house built by one of the best (if not the best) contractors in town. Looks great now that they furnished it as well. In my neighborhood which is convenient to all. Thanks for writing about it.

FloridaAG said...

I should also mention, I thought I saw you pull up to the Open House over the weekend. I was standing outside with my dogs while the people I was with were looking at the house

Anonymous said...

Who built it?

Gary Thomas said...

FlAG. Did not know that was you.
I do not know the builder.

FloridaAG said...

Finer Lines - Steve Krieger is the builder


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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.