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Friday, February 17, 2017

1019 Elgin Lane, Key West - A Reinterpreted Old House

1019 Elgin Lane  Key West  2017
I wrote about 1019 Elgin Lane in April 2015 when I described is as a bank property "located in a desirable Old Town location near the Historic Seaport." I was shocked and delighted in the transformation from what was a mess into a stunning contemporary renovation. In my 2015 blog I showed the original building s it appeared in a 1965 photo and a photo I took at that time.
1019 Elgin Lane Key West  1965
1019 Elgin Lane Key West   2015
The listing Realtor describes the freshly renovated property as a
"Stunning contemporary Renovation of Elevated Historic home located on Picturesque Elgin Lane just steps from the Historic Seaport. With 3BD/3BA. the beautiful interior finishes create a luxurious beach ambiance. Soaring Ceilings combined with a Wall of Impact Doors marries the Sun Filled Patio and private Dipping Pool to living and Kitchen. Gorgeous Master on Second floor with ensuite Bath and an enviable large Walk in closet. Third bedroom is located on third floor, with beautiful views of the Key West Rooftops. With One Off Street Parking Spot, this brand Newly restored home qualifies as the Quintessential Key West Retreat."  

During the renovation process the building was elevated to comply with FEMA and building code requirements. Electric, pluming, and HVAC were replaced as were all interior wood walls, flooring, and bathrooms. A pool with waterfall plus surrounding fencing and decking were added. These features mean your insurance policies will be more affordable and your maintenance costs will be less expensive. Insulation and construction features mean your costs of electricity will also be less.

Main floor bath
The main floor bedroom is located adjacent to the staircase. The main floor bath is located off the kitchen and next to the main entry. 
Master bath
Second guest bath

The master suite is located on the second floor and it is anything but petite.  The en-suite bath has floating cabinetry and double sinks plus an extra large shower.  There is also a large walk-in closet.
The third floor bedroom runs the length of the house from south to north. This a lot of space no matter how it may appear in the photo.  I saw the house on a cloudy day (the first in a long time). But I took a couple of photos looking toward the Historic Seaport to the north and down onto Elgin Lane to the south.
Looking north to the historic seaport
Looking down onto Elgin Lane
This owner did everything right. This place is move-in ready and should sell quickly. The place has all new everything - mechanical, interiors, roof, pool, and so forth. The spaces and uses are well thought out and attractively done. The materials are contemporary in style and functionality. Most of the home on this block have been renovated in the past decade and would be considered as up graded when compared to many homes in the Old Town area. This house would make a good monthly vacation rental because of the three bedrooms, three baths, pool, and parking plus the terrific location near the seaport. 

CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet and more listing photos of 1019 Elgin Lane Key West. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to set up a private showing.  I think you will love this house and its great Old Town location. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.

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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.