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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

1025 Eaton Street, Key West - Just Listed!


Just Listed
1025 Eaton Street
Key West, Florida
This beautiful home has all the features most Key West second home buyers are seeking including three bedrooms, a pool, and off street parking. This place is in tip-top condition and has been carefully maintained. It can be purchased with the furnishings as shown. The home has been rented on a few occasions as a monthly vacation rental and is compliant with city code for that purpose.
When you first enter the house you will notice the historic Dade County Pine walls which are punctuated by the gleaming white crown molding and painted trim work. Just to the right of the entry door is the third bedroom which the current owner uses as a den. Double entry doors give this space utility for either use. A door from that room opens into the first floor bath which also serves as a guest bath with an additional entry off the kitchen.  The sink is located opposite the bathroom area.
I found a photo taken of 1025 Eaton Street back in 1965. This photo is helpful to understand the present house which was thoroughly renovated in 2003. The historic scuttles on the roof were removed as were the old metal louver shutters which were replaced with new windows. The windows on the front porch have pediments which really make the entrance look smart. If you look carefully at the black and white photo you will see a saw tooth addition located at the rear of the main house. The ceiling in that saw tooth addition was vaulted during the renovation. A second entry to the house was added at the rear. While your guests may enter from the front, you will probably enter from the rear where the is covered off street parking plus a bricked guest pad. There is also a pool and large bricked terrace.
The renovation included a new stairway to the new second floor where there are two bedrooms which share a very nice bath. A window seat was added at the landing as were cubby-hole storage doors on either side. That little space is so cute, but it is just a small feature in this very nicely appointed home.
I searched the Historic Sanborn Fire Maps to see if I could determine the approximate age of this house. This entire section of Old Town was omitted from the earlier maps and nothing appeared until 1912. I know some houses existed in the area prior then but cannot confirm with certainty that this house was built before then. But the scuttles make me think the house is older. The 1912 map did show a cistern located at the rear of the original house. I did not see any evidence of it at the current time. What is now Thompson Lane at the rear was identified as Upton CT on the 1912 map. Thompson Lane exits onto Grinnell Street and also onto Frances Street. The good thing is this house covered off street parking. And it is as cute as can be"
This 1340 sq ft home sits on a 3669 sq ft lot ( 33' X 107'). It has three bedrooms, two baths, an comfortable layout for full time living or use as a getaway home. Unloading groceries from the car will never be an issue here. Storing bikes and water sports equipment won't be an issue either. This home is truly user friendly. Before naysayers think the Eaton Street location means it is noisy, it isn't - at least not inside the house nor at the rear. Take a look and listen for yourself. And the Old Town Bakery is located down on the corner!!! You will be pleasantly surprised. This home is offered for sale by Preferred Properties Key West at $1,150,000CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS listing datasheet. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to show this house. It is vacant and super easy to show. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties.


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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.