This is an update of my September 2016 blog about 703 Eaton Street #2, Key West. I thought this two bedroom two bath BANK OWNED CONDOMINIUM was an excellent buy then and it is an even better buy now. It was under contract from early December until yesterday when it was placed back on the market as active at the REDUCED asking price of $387,900 or $386 per sq ft for this 1003 second floor unit.
after I moved to Key West in December 1993 I got invited to a lot of
parties and get-togethers including a cocktail party at 703 Eaton Street
which was then a single family home owned by a local doctor and author.
I met a lot of very interesting people that night - I mean a lot! That
is something new comers to town can look forward to. Key West is very
welcoming to all who come here. You can be as big a member of the
community as you want or you can be anonymous. There is room for everyone.
When I arrived I immediately noticed this home was not like the other
old houses I had been in because it wasn't old. In fact the original
house pictured above was razed in the 1970s. The current building was
constructed in 1979. The building is quite large and was converted into
condominiums after the good doctor sold the home several years ago. The photos below are of unit #2 located on the second floor.
The owner of this unit enters the grounds via gated entry on Elizabeth Street. The exterior stairway leads to a separate gated entry to the second floor balcony overlooking Eaton Street. You enter
into the living room which has a fireplace on one wall. There is a
large balcony which overlooks the shared pool below. The compact kitchen
is located adjacent to the entry. The master bedroom suite is located
on the west side of the unit and the guest bedroom is located on the
second bedroom is located on the opposite side of the living room. This
spatial separation gives the owner and guests or roommates privacy. If
you have looked at some of the more expensive units in Truman Annex
you'll appreciate what I am saying about privacy. Oh, and this unit has views of the
pool from both the living room and the master bedroom.
The guest bath is located at the end of the hallway and adjacent to the second bedroom. Both bedrooms have ample closet space.
Eaton Street is located two blocks from the Historic Seaport and two
blocks from Duval Street. You and your guests can walk to everyplace you
might need to go in a matter of minutes, well, almost everything. The
new 24 hour gym is located one block away. Starbucks is two blocks.
Fausto's grocery is one block away. I lived a little over a bock away for the
first eighteen months I was in Key West. You can't beat the location for
convenience. The traffic really does slow down to a trickle at night. CLICK HERE to view more photos I took of this unit.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private showing. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
"One-of-a-kind historic property dating back to the late 1800's. Two buildings consisting of three legal units with high ceilings, colossal multi-paned windows, mahogony railings and shutters, cuban tile and wood floors, and large tropical courtyard with ample room for a pool. HRO zoning permits many uses including, but not limited to residential dwellings, professional offices, medical services, and places of worship. Property is configured with a two bedroom and two bathroom main house, a one bed and one bath apartment, and a large studio, perfect for an artist, extended family, or guests. Both structures are connected by over 1500 sq. ft. of decks and porches. There is also a coveted off-street parking space with a unique entry point."I looked inside my old shoebox for some photos of the property as it used to look and also found photos of the area which is pretty special in its own right. You see, the houses sit opposite the Presidential Gates on the opposite side of Whitehead Street. President Harry S. Truman used to pass these gates on an almost daily basis when he vacationed at the Little White House a block or so further west. As I stood on the second floor balcony that wraps three sides of this property, I snapped a photo of the old gates that connect our historic past to the present day.
CLICK HERE to view more photos of this wonderful property.
There are two covered off street parking spaces located between the two old houses. This place is totally civilized. And I think there is room for a pool.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet and to veiw 47 listing photos of this wonderful property. The please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to set up a private showing. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.
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Gary Thomas in a Nutshell
- Gary Thomas
- Key West, Florida, United States
- 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.