"Wonderfully maintained property in a great location. Remodeled in 2007 including footings and both electrical and plumbing on the first floor. Large master bedroom with two walk-in closets and outside balcony overlooking the pool. Newer kitchen with granite counters, gas range and duel fuel range. Nice large pantry. Second bath is on the first floor with a Jacuzzi tub. X flood zone."
I checked the historic Sanborn Fire Maps and learned that 39 Frances Street existed as of the 1899 map. 39 Frances became 1216 Varela Street on the 1899 map. (Varela Street ends at United Street and becomes Whalton Street at Seminary Street. The Conchs love to make cab drivers crazy.) The above black and white photo was taken in 1965 and shows how 1216 Varela Street looked over fifty years ago. It looks like 1216 Varela a small addition was added to the front along with a substantial two story addition at the rear. Interestingly, the houses on either side were also enlarged over the years. 1218 Varela Street sold in July 2013 for $1,600,000 cash. 1214 Varela Street (located next door to the right) sold or $2,555,000 in April 2016. Both homes are much larger in size and sit on much larger lots. But they share the same basic location which bodes well for the new owner of the 1216 Varela Street.
This 1,409 sq ft house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and sits on a slightly irregular rectangle lot measuring 21.2' X 90.56' slightly irregular rectangle lot. The front of the house sits close to the sidewalk and has a small bricked entry way in front plus a small side yard with shrubs on the south. The doorway shown in the top two photos leads to the separately owned cottage at the far rear of 1216 Varela Street which is not owned by this seller nor offered for sale.
The next to the last photo above shows a rear stairway which provides midnight access from the second floor master bedroom to the pool for a quick dip before bed.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet and listing photos for 1216 Varela Street. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private showing. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. This is one of just a few Old Town homes with a private pool priced under one million dollars. Don't miss the chance to see this storybook cottage.