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Saturday, September 10, 2016

817 Eaton Street, Key West Florida - Just Listed!

Just Listed!, but not by me, 817 Eaton Street Unit 1, Key West, Florida. This once grand single family home was converted into a five unit condominium in 2003. This unit is located on the first floor and has a wonderful view of the front garden.
 This property is located in the heart of Old Town. Most of the homes on Eaton Street were grand houses - most, but not all. The houses are amongst the finest examples of architectural styles that make our island home so rich and inviting. You'll love living in such a refined living space. This ground floor unit means you won't have to climb a lot of stairs. That will prove invaluable as you begin to age. But until then, it means you can run out of the house and be on your way to start a new day in Paradise.
When you enter this home you are awed by the ceiling height. This must have been quite a house back in the day. What was the original entrance hall is now the kitchen. If you think that means the kitchen is dinky, think again. Remember I said this house was grand. What may have been the parlor in the late 1800s  is now the living room and what may have been the dining room is the bedroom in this one bedroom condominium with 805 sq ft of living space.
The current owner added a breakfast bar perfect for two. What might you do to make this kitchen space your kitchen eatery?

The bedroom is located behind glass doors to provide privacy when required. Notice the height above the doors. You may not think the height is that big of a deal. Well, I think it is and I suggest any serious buyer compare the use of space and height in this unit to something of more recent construction a few blocks to the west in Truman Annex where you will get something smaller in size and less grand in construction for a bit higher price. Size matters.
The bedroom opens directly into the bathroom which has a separate entrance for use by guests. There are guest houses located a block away for those occasions you have guests. Surely they will come. But you don't need to wine and dine and provide them a bed. They can figure out this little island for themselves and share coffee or cocktails with you.

 The original house at 817 Eaton Street was built in 1892. The condominium developer added on to to the building when it was converted into condominiums in 2003. Four of the units are located in the Eaton Street building and the fifth unit is the detached "carriage house" located on Gecko Lane. Gecko Lane is the small lane just to the right of the telephone pole in the photo. There are three incredible homes on this inconspicuous lane.

I have shown each of the units over the years since 2003. I believe the condo conversion was thoughtful. Each of the units has a good layout with comfortable living spaces. This particular unit has the sole use of the front porch. There is no pool nor other common outside area. I took more PHOTOS which you can see if you CLICK HERE.
If you are looking for a large condominium in Old Town within walking distance to everything Old Town has to offer, this may be the property you have been waiting for. I know a lot of people say they must have a pool. Finding a nice unit like this with as much quality living space at this price with a pool is problematic. I have a very viable and very affordable alternative. Buy this place and walk two blocks to Dante's.  Dante's is located at the historic seaport. For the price of a couple of drinks, you can lay by the pool all day long. A lot of locals do it. We have a lot of really cool and interesting people who live here. You might even meet somebody to brighten your life there.
 I went over to the unit earlier this morning to take some photos of the nearby marina. It's just a block away. Imagine walking the dog and stopping by your favorite coffee spot to watch the waterfront come alive. One of my favorites for breakfast or lunch is Harpoon Harry's. It's located around the block at the corner of Margaret at Caroline Streets. The waterfront is magical before all the tourists and boat day-trippers start to arrive. The new 24 Hour Gym is located a block away as well. Duval Street is three blocks to the west. People save all year to come here for a week or two. You could live here all year and live your life the way you dream of.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS database on 817 Eaton Street #1 which is offered at $529,000. Then please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to set up a private showing. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida.


Anonymous said...

The link shows this listing as cancelled.

Gary Thomas said...

Thank you! I fixed the link.


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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.