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Friday, June 17, 2016

908 18th Terrace, Key West - High End Renovation

908 18th Terrace in Key West is describe by the listing agent as:
"Exceptional high-end renovation with contemporary charm and family-friendly design. Open 1405-sq ft floor plan includes living and dining areas and chef's kitchen flanked by impressive king master with walkout to private patio, massive en-suite, walk-in closet. Two bedrooms and second full bathroom on opposite side. Full laundry utility room with walkout. Floors are low-maintenance ceramic throughout. Beautifully landscaped 6069-sq ft property includes three entertaining areas. Access from kitchen to large, custom canvas awning-covered patio. Bonus utility building perfect for future pool or spa off master wing. New Kitchen Aid appliances, roof, electric, under-ground wiring, plumbing, impact windows and doors, fencing. Covered off-street parking. Desirable utility easement with side yard access. Corner lot landscaped, fenced for privacy. Welcoming family home with space inside and out or use both bedrooms for quiet home office, personal fitness center or craft room." 
I was thoroughly impressed by this 21st Century renovation to a mid-century modern home originally built in 1963. The updated house looks nothing like the original house. The old chain link fence is gone. Today the 60' X 102' lot is framed by low lying The original windows and doors were replaced by new impact glass which will significantly reduced wind storm insurance costs. The old chain link fence and pea-rock landscaping were replaced with low lying hedges and a minimalist privacy fence.  There is a new metal roof atop the freshly painted white exterior. The total effect is sophisticated  elegance. The interiors are painted white throughout the house which is divided into four living spaces. The frosted glass main entry door opens into the open living living area. The kitchen features quartz counter tops plus an island for dining. A new window was added to provide a view of the outside just above the kitchen sink. The former kitchen was painted red and even though the old cabinets were white, that kitchen came off as oppressively dark. The new space is vibrant by contrast.
The master bedroom with huge en-suite bath and walk-in closet are located to the right side of the living area. This space is so much more than it was before. It is really bright and cheery. The bedroom area has a vaulted ceiling. New windows were added just below the ceiling to add light to the space but provide privacy at the same time. Remember the old ceramic tiles used in mid-century homes? They have been replaced by subtle porcelain tiles. A sleek new window was added to the extra large shower pictured immediately above. The light is reflect in the mirrors opposite above the dual sinks. 
There are two more bedrooms with this house plus the stand alone cottage at the rear which has also been updated. The cottage would be the perfect spot for the brother-in-law who comes to stay for a week but ends up staying for months. He can enter off the front and walk to the side and never have to enter the house. There is room for a pool as well.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and more photos of this really clean and attractive home that is offered for sale at $749,000 which is the just appraised value. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to set up a private showing.I am a buyers agent a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. If you are a local buyer, you already know this is a great family neighborhood with locals who have lived in this area for generations. The home is located near Key West shopping centers and schools.

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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.