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Monday, September 5, 2016

3 Aronovitz Lane, Key West - Price Reduced

On my third trip to Key West in 1986 I spent much of the time looking for a place to buy. When my trip was over my Realtor picked me up at my guesthouse and took me to the airport to return to Colorado. As we drove east on Fleming Street she had to stop her car for a dog to wake up. You see he was taking a nap and refused to get up and move. Serious!  Today there's too much traffic for any dog to even lay down in a street let alone take a nap - except, maybe, on a slow lane. 
Longtime readers of my little blog know my fondness of the slow lanes in Key West. A "slow lane" is not a phrase: it is a lifestyle. Some people love to sit on their porch and watch tourists and locals go past their homes. It's almost like a sport. Others prefer not to see or be bothered by anybody. Since so much of Old Town is so tightly packed most of the streets here are by definition well traveled.  I will bet that if you buy 3 Aronovitz Lane that your dog can lay in the little lane and will not get bothered by tourists or locals passing by. Most locals and few tourists have never heard of this lane nor do they know where it is.
I looked in my old shoe box and found a photo taken more than fifty years ago that shows the house as it then existed. I looked through my Historic Sanborn Fire Maps to see if I could determine when it was built. I searched each map starting with 1889 through 1912 but the entire lane was omitted from each map yet the surrounding buildings and houses on Duval, Southard, Angela, and Whitehead Streets were shown. My suspicion is that this large area may have been stables. Even today there is an expansive paved parking area located on the backside of today's featured home.
The listing Realtor describes 3 Aronovitz Lane in Key West this way:
"Stunning Renovation of this classic Historic Cottage located just steps from Duval on a quiet one way street. Beautifully Reclaimed Dade County Pine coupled with gorgeous pine floors, coffered ceilings and elegant finishes throughout. Open Kitchen and Living room appointed with Custom Cabinetry and granite countertops. Living space opens via French doors to private pool and sunny filled patio. Property is being offered turnkey with stylish furniture package. Located in x-zone."

 If you have looked at some of the recently renovated cigar maker cottage homes, you'll appreciate the simplicity in design and excellence in execution as to how this one was done. The two bedrooms are located at the front part of the home. The entry hall is on the left and leads to the open concept living area at the rear.
The Dade County Pine walls and ceiling were left exposed to provide a clean slate for the owner to embellish with art or left natural to appreciate the wonders of nature. Fresh crown molding white trim were added to accentuate the spaces. The front bedroom has an en-suite bath shown above.
The guest bedroom and bath follow. The open living area then emerges.
The new pool is in the rear. On street parking is in front of this house. This is a tight one-way street entered off of Whitehead and then veers right to turn south and exit on Angela Street. While there is a lot of commercial on Duval, there is no competition for parking.  A couple of the permanent residents are long time Conchs. Some recent homeowners rent their properties as monthly vacation rentals. Vacationers will like this relatively quiet location for its nearness to everything including Zach Taylor beach, the Key West Lighthouse, and the Hemingway House. The Green Parrot is a three minute walk.

CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and the listing photos. The house is offered with the stylish furniture package shown at the offer price of $849,000. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private showing of this really cute renovation located just one-half block from Duval Street. This house would make an excellent vacation rental. It is near everything. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.


Anonymous said...

Is there a link to this new mls?

Gary Thomas said...

Yes there is. It says CLICK HERE and it appears at the bottom of the page above my logo.

Anonymous said...

Seems that link only bring up this lis ting. Am I doing something wrong? What about the link at the top of your blog that says key west mls? That one used to work but now it's not updated with new listings.

Gary Thomas said...

I am trying to find a new simple link to our new mls provider. The link they have goes to the entire United States and requires viewer to set up an account or opt-out and then click a lot of buttons to find our mls.

There was a small cadre of realtors that worked overtime to push this down our throats.

I will get it done. Give me time.


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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.