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Friday, November 25, 2016

1209 Grinnell Street #G, Key West - Grinnell Gardens

Grinnell Gardens is a compound of three duplexes and three stand alone homes located in southern part of Old Town Key West. The listing Realtor describes 1209 Grinnell Street #G this way:
"Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a well-located town house in a delightful gated compound with shared pool and lovely gardens. Downstairs is a renovated kitchen, half bath and large, open living/dining area with access to a semi-private front porch. Upstairs are the master bedroom suite with loft and access to upstairs porch. Also upstairs is the guest bedroom, second full bath and laundry. Other features include central air, high ceilings, private gated-entrance and your own parking place. The neighborhood is located between Old Town and the Casa Marina. With hurricane-rated shutters and the X-Flood zone, insurance costs are low. Don't let this great deal slip by. Act now."
I have written about Grinnell Gardens before. The homes were built to replicate the historic architecture of Old Town with new construction techniques and building materials. The homes are now 23 years old so maybe the newness has worn off but the modern functionality endures. The main floor open living concept includes a guest bath off the living area. French doors at the rear of the kitchen open out to the rear garden where a gate provides a quick exit to the parking space.
This Grinnell Garden town home has 1360 sq ft of living space divided between two floors. The home sits on a 1210 sq ft lot which is owned in fee simple - just like your home up north in America. The homes were built new in 1993. Each home evokes the style of Conch houses familiar to returning visitors to Key West and each is unique into itself. This home is located just inside the gated entry. There is a gate at the rear so that the owner can bring in groceries (or secret midnight guests). The master bedroom has a private covered front porch that looks out to courtyard and pool. The firewall between this unit and the one next door was super-insulated to provide superior sound insulation between the units.
Two of the free standing homes have private pools, but most like this home share the community pool pictured above. The compound provides lush gardens and off street parking area where each unit has its own dedicated parking spot. I know a lot of potential buyers want a place of their own and have never thought of living in a compound. I "get" the resistance argument. But there is also a separate universe of potential buyers appreciate having full time who will keep on the place when the owners are not in town. I recently sold a neighboring unit. My buyers really like the location and convenience. Association fees are only $200 per month and include pool and grounds maintenance.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet and more listing photos of 1209 Grinnell Street #G which is offered at $798,000 or just $586 per sq ft.  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. This could by your home buy Christmas.

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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.