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Saturday, June 3, 2017

1404 South Street, Key West

I am a buyers agent in Key West. You may have heard of Key West - it's a small island city located at the end of America.  It often takes a couple of plane rides, a very long car ride, or a boat ride to get here from "there".  I often meet my buyers for the first time when I pick them up at their hotel as we begin our tour of homes.
It sometime happens that the buyer had too many cocktails the previous night - really. So today's blog is a cautionary warning to potential buyers who may want to look at 1404 South Street, in Key West.  Don't drink the night before because you may think your in Bali or some Polynesian location. I am not being flip. I can just imagine someone becoming disoriented when seeing this place.I was awed as soon as I passed through the gated entry and viewed the tropical gardens and pool.
If you are a longtime Reader of my blog you know that I often remark about opening the front door of house and looking through the house to see the pool and gardens to the rear. That is how most homes are laid out. Not this place. Here the pool, veranda, and principal garden are located at the front of the house. The garden continues on either side and wraps around to the rear. Garden views appear from every window.
The great room has two large glass panel doors which retract and merge the covered outdoor living space with the interior. Your eyes may be drawn to the hand painted mural which wraps around the side wall to the central hallway. You will also notice the pass through from the kitchen into the dining area which opens the entire space to comfortable living environment. As walked through the kitchen I had to stop and look into the living area. I had to admire the view out to the pool - it's just reverse of what I normally experience, but the view itself is just captivating. Then I turned to the left and found a huge butler's pantry with more window and a glass panel door opening out to the west side yard with more lush garden area.
This 1861 sq ft home has three bedrooms and two and one-half baths. One of the guest bedrooms located on the first floor is being used by the current owner as an office. The master suite shown above. Very large room with expansive doors that open out to covered rear deck. Lexan panels keep the occasional rain off but always allow the sun to brighten this area. The rear gardens include sprinkler system and lighting.

The second floor bedroom is almost like a tree top doll house. It is so romantic. The stripped walls may look like wallpaper, but they are hand painted.  Windows on either end of this room not only brighten the space but tie in with the vaulted ceiling to give the room a sense of spaciousness but still keeping the room human-sized.

I showed this new listing last week and sat down by the pool as my buyers walked around the house. I was captivated by the pool area.  Some homes have tiny cocktail pools, some have big sunny pools, others are tucked into a corner wherever space could be found to place a pool. Here the pool is the center of attention. There is both covered and open sitting spaces plus a beautiful outdoor dining area. New Trex decking was added and the gardens were also recently refreshed. This place looks so nice.

CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet on 1404 South Street, Key West offered at $1,329,000. Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private showing of this tropical dream house. 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.