"Located on one of the most sought after streets in Key West, this Classic Revival Home has endless possibilities. The home boasts 3336 sq. feet of living space with wonderful porches both upstairs and down, this three-unit property could quickly return to its grand dame single family home roots. Or you could maintain it as it is. Move in today, live in one of the units and continue renting the other two. The property, with Dade County pine throughout, includes three units: a two-bedroom, two-bath owners' home on the ground floor, opening onto the magnificent outdoor dining and entertaining areas; a two bedroom, two-bath home on the second & third floors that overlooks peaceful William Street from a large and welcoming balcony and boasts a magnificent roof deck with 360 degree views of Old town. In addition, a perfectly sweet, one-bedroom, one bath cottage-style unit that's just meant for cozy, comfortable living. The property has been beautifully updated and maintained. It's move-in ready, of course, but the discerning buyer will see the potential for re-thinking whether a single-family home might not be just perfect. And, there's the possibility a new owner might want to consider keeping the upstairs unit and incorporating the one-bedroom space elsewhere. See what we mean about possibilities? X500 Flood Zone and off street parking make this a perfect Key West address!"
CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet and listing photos of 611 William Street which is offered at $1,595,000. This property is perfectly livable as is. It appears to have been property maintained for years. I do think a new owner might seriously consider taking this property back to single family residence. It would be simple to convert the multi-family living spaces into a large single family home. I think the side yard may have enough space to build a small pool, especially if the existing rear covered area were opened to eliminate the hard surface areas. In this instance, less really would lead to more. Pleas call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a personal visit to view this home, not as a stranger but as a potential owner.
I dug into my old shoe box and found a photo of 611 William Street taken in 1965 with the notation that the house was built circa 1889. I sold the house next door to the south (613 William Street) a few years ago. That delightful place is referred to as The Pink House.The styles are totally opposite: 611 William is big and somewhat imposing while 613 William, a restored cigar maker cottage, is smaller in size and more demur all together. This block has a variety of homes including a classic eyebrow, a couple of what we call "great houses", and several smaller cottage style homes like 608 William Street pictured below. Some homes have postage stamp lots while others have huge rear yards accompanied by pools, guest cottages, and the like.