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Saturday, November 19, 2016

1708 United Street, Key West Florida

One of the many joys of living in Key West and selling homes here is the discovery of new places that I have never seen before. Two days ago I discovered a house located in the Mid-Town area of Key West which has been pampered like a favorite pup. I want to share that home with you today.  The listing Realtor describes 1708 United Street in Key West this way:
"Perfection. This house has been completely renovated and is move in condition. Three bedrooms/two bath easy to maintain house. Professionally landscaped yard with mature planting provide peace and serenity. Newly renovated Kitchen and bathrooms. Open living concept. Large screened in back porch on two levels provide for an out door dining area and an out door sitting area. This outdoor hard covered area of over 500 sq ft is not included in the house square footage. New heated pool with water fall. Outdoor shower and propane generator make this the perfect turn key home. This house is a must see to be appreciated. Easy to see!!"

This 1420 sq ft three bedroom, two bath home was built in 1976. This is just about the time when Key West was being discovered by a new generation of tourists who would turn this little forgotten island into a world class destination. The house sits elevated on the 52' X 100' (5200 square foot) lot. The lot size is more than twice of size of most lots in Old Town. The home has off street parking, a pool, and a lovely tropical yard. The interiors were revamped including the opening of the kitchen into the living area.
The house itself is a basic late 20th Century CBS house located in a suburban area. The exception to this property is the house is located in Key West Florida and that many of the updates reflect the love these owners have for island life. The others are pretty basic hurricane shutters for all windows. security system, gated off street parking, professionally landscaped yard, and so on.
The screened rear porch is a novelty in Key West. Most outdoor areas are not screened and do not need to be screened. But this owner created their space to their tastes. You will notice the windows have roll down shutters which provide discounts on wind insurance. The whole house has required shutters. The outdoor living area is a couple of steps lower than the dining area. If you look through the screen you will see the outdoor shower. It's a hoot! It is located off to the side as the back yard winds its way to the west. The pool area is on the east side of the yard.
1708 United Street is offered for sale at $989,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet and to view more photos. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private showing of this lovely home. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your home in Paradise.

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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.