gary thomas realtor: Open House ~ 1025 Von Phister Street - Key West - 04/20/14 03:11 AM

Easter Sunday
1025 Von Phister Street  ~  Casa Marina Area
12:00 to 3:00



gary thomas realtor: 1711 Atlantic Blvd. Key West Florida - 04/17/14 06:55 AM

The Mid Century Modern home at 1711 Atlantic Boulevard in Key West, Florida presents a bit of conundrum to a potential new buyer.  The house was built in 1958.  It is a bit different from most Key West homes of that era in that it is actually built with real bricks whereas most Key West houses were built with concrete blocks (or poured concrete) with stucco finish. Click GOOGLE MAP for a view of this home. The house is within walking distance to the beaches.

The house sits behind an impressive yard marked CBS wall with iron entry … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1621 Rose Street Key West - Price Reduction - Bank Owned - 04/16/14 03:45 AM

If you are looking for a reasonably priced home in great Key West neighborhood, you might want to consider either 1621 Rose Street #1 and #2 Key West, Florida.  These two town homes are Bank Owned by a local Key West bank. The asking price was just reduced from $525,000 to $499,000. The listing Realtor describes the homes this way:
"Spacious 3Br/3Bth en-suite condo w/private heated pool located Very Close to the Casa Marina area. Built in 2008. This condo offers a BR & Bath down and two BR's upstairs w/Jacuzzi tubs. The rear BR has a deck overlooking … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 811 White Street, Key West, Fl - New Listing in Old Town - 04/15/14 01:51 PM

The newly built and newly listed home at 811 White Street in Key West is quite the contrast to the little Cigar Maker Cottages and Grand Conch Houses that populate the streets of Key West. This house will grab your attention if you happen to be driving down the street in a car or riding your bike.  It says "Look at Me!".  It is much larger than the other nearby properties. It dominates the neighbors in size and boldness of design.  It is in stark contrast to the much smaller bungalow that sat on this lot for five decades or … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1305 Petronia Street, Key West, Florida - The Meadows Area - 04/14/14 08:17 AM

The listing Realtor got it right when he said 1305 Petronia Street was "Lovingly restored with every attention to luxurious detail".  When you see a house as pretty as this you may not have an appreciation of all the time, work, and money that went into the creation of a such a beautiful home. I hope today's blog will help you appreciate this wonderful home a bit more.
Like other Realtors I drive up and down the streets of Key West on an almost daily basis showing properties to prospective buyers. Sometimes when I see something out the … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: The Importance of Finding Ernie - 04/13/14 07:37 AM

The Conch Telegraph reported that Bert and Ernie were recently seen on an airplane headed to Key West.  Various tourists captured photos of the famous pair and posted them to Instagram. Gossip travels fast in Key West. And if you are celebrities like Bert and Ernie, it travels even faster. 

Bert was spotted sipping cocktails on the plane ride down to Key West. After the plane landed Bert sped over to the Bourbon Street Pub for happy hour.  He left Ernie at the airport waiting for their bags to arrive on a later flight.  Thank you very … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 832 Johnson Lane - Key West, Florida - A Fixer - 04/12/14 06:50 AM

Looking for a "Fixer" in Old Town?  832 Johnson Lane may be the place you have been waiting to find. 
Just below is a photo of 832 Johnson Lane that was taken in 1965.  I took the photo below it to show the same house nearly 50 years later.  Our Historical Architectural Review Commission (HARC) will need to approve any exterior changes to the building.  The existing house has just one bedroom and one bath.  The Monroe County Property Appraiser says the 527 sq ft house sits on a 2633 sq ft lot or 25' x 116'.  The house … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1025 Von Phister St., Key West, Florida - 04/11/14 02:42 PM


Just Listed by yours truly, 1025 Von Phister Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West.  This dream home is tucked away behind a bamboo fence and professionally landscaped yard lush with tropical foliage, tall palms, and an orchid garden. Then the two story house is revealed. When the front doors are opened your eyes are immediately drawn through the formal entry, past the living area, and out to the covered lanai and pool. The view is unparalleled.  Your guests will be awed.

As I took photos of the house for … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1006 Packer St - Key West, Florida - 04/08/14 12:43 PM

The listing Realtor, not me, describes 1006 Packer Street as
"This handsome freestanding two story home in the Truman Gardens Homeowners' Association has it's own large and sunny swimming pool. The open plan great room opens through two pairs of french doors to the pool deck. The kitchen is bright with plenty of cabinets and both spacious bedrooms have well-appointed en suite bathrooms. The appealing front porch overlooks a tranquil private lane. There is one off-street parking space."

If you have never been to one of these homes before, get ready for a treat.  Once you enter the gate … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 326 William Street - Old Town - Key West - 04/07/14 04:22 PM

326 William Street in Key West, Florida is located within a block of the historitic Key West Seaport. Most of the houses in this immediate area were built because of proximity to the seaport which was the site of most early commerce on our island home. The 300 block of William Street is noted as having some of the oldest homes on the island.

For some odd reason the 300 block of William Street was omitted from the 1889 edition of the Sanborn Fire Map. But it did appear in the 1892 edition. That map shows numerous small … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 713 Galveston Lane - Old Town - Key West - 04/05/14 10:31 AM
Therefore, on Galveston Lane, I made arrangements to purchase a parrot who said Jesus, Mary, Joseph at the trilling of a bell, the sight of a monstrance or a cracker.
                                                                         -- Thomas McGuane, Panama

What was once old is new again.  The little Conch Cottage at 713 Galveston Lane was just listed by Preferred Properties at $389,000.  This adorable 672 sq ft house is a one bedroom/one bath home that sits on a 2220 sq ft (31' X 71.67') lot.  The interiors have all been renovated including new wood floors in living room and bedroom, new windows, drywall, … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 415 Amelia Street, Key West, Florida - 04/02/14 03:00 AM

Just Listed by Preferred Properties, 415 Amelia Street, Key West, Florida. Frequent readers of my blog know I like to dig in the old shoebox to see if I can find any old photos of houses I write about.  In the case of 415 Amelia Street I found a great black and white photo taken nearly fifty years ago (see below). I took a similar shot on April 1, 2014 - no fooling.  If you look closely you will notice many similarities but some marked differences as well.  There are three boys shown in the photo standing in the driveway. … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1410 Duncan St - Key West, Florida - 04/01/14 09:30 AM

Just listed by Preferred Properties, that's where I work but this is not my listing, 1410 Duncan Street in Key West, Florida.  This home looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside.  It is super clean and super cute. You won't be needing to fix anything before you start living your dream come true.  The interiors have been freshly updated interior which includes a new eat-in kitchen that opens out to the pool. The living area has a built-in media wall. The wood floors and crisp white doors, baseboards, and trim shine and make this place … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1301 Newton St. Key West, Florida - 03/28/14 09:35 AM

1301 Newton Street is located at the corner of Newton and Florida Streets in the Meadows Area of Key West or two blocks east of Old Town proper. The Monroe County Property Appraiser identifies this home as having been built in 1943. I know that is not right because we were still involved in World War II at that time and houses in the Old Town environs were not being built then. So I searched the Sanborn Fire Maps for Key West and found what I believe to be 1301 Newton Street on the 1892 Sanborn Fire Map. The city … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1100 Angela Street - Key West, Florida - Bank Owned Legal Duplex - 03/26/14 05:00 PM

Attention bargain hunters! I know you are out there. I get emails and phone calls from people that still want to buy a bank owned property in Key West. It's getting more rare to see a bank owned property in Key West, especially in Old Town.  1100 Angela Street in Key West is a Bank Owned legal duplex described by the listing Realtor as:
"Two units, two stories, and two separate driveways make this Old Town corner property too good to miss! Hardwood floors, French doors, skylights, and patio decks with a Jacuzzi complement the street appeal of the main … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1221 #A Grinnell Street - Key West - Price Reduction - 03/25/14 04:13 AM


The asking prince on 1221 Grinnell Street # A, in the Grinnell Gardens gated community was just reduced to $710,000.

1221 Grinnell Street # A is a 1369 Sq Ft  single family two story revival (Conch house) offered at $720,000 or $522 per sq ft. The home sits on a fee simple lot of 1769 sq ft. The home, built in 1990, is wood frame construction with traditional wood siding and metal roof. Wood storm shutters flank the front, side, and rear of the house. The main floor has a traditional home look with modern combined … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1319 Eliza Street - Key West, Florida - 03/24/14 06:24 AM

If you love old houses but prefer contemporary design , you will love the freshly renovated property at 1319 Eliza Street that is located just one block south of Key West's Bayview Park.  Two historic smaller Key West cottages have been combined into a new single family residence with three bedrooms, two baths, a sleek kitchen and dining area, topped off by a voluminous living room filled with light that overlooks a large new pool with waterfall. The new home is crisp and clean.  It is bathed in the glorious Key West sunshine. Newly planted palms and garden accent the … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 622 Grinnell St - The Flavor of Key West - 03/22/14 05:01 AM

The listing Realtor describes 622 Grinnell Street as "Wonderful, original conch home with three legal units. Great location and superb street presence. Access to the rear cottage is from a lane. Possible conversion back to single family and would be a really spectacular property as such. Opportunity to work with a property that has been maintained while leaving a Key West flavor."
Three words in his description really stand out: wonderful, location, and flavor (of Key West).  I know I sometimes get a little gushy about some houses and let the superlatives fly.  This property does that to me … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 622 Caroline St. Key West, Fl - 03/20/14 11:06 AM

 The newly listed 2358 sq ft home at 622 Caroline Street in Old Town Key West will appeal to the buyer who likes the look of of an old house but prefers the convenience of modern design, materials, and craftsmanship all set in a terrific location.  The listing Realtor, not me,  describes this Caroline Street property as a
"Gorgeous home on large lot in the heart of Old Town.Completely remodeled with new addition in 2011,designed by Key West architect,Tom Pope This home has a spacious,open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and is beautifully appointed with a Keys Eclectic interior design package … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1413 Grinnell St - Casa Marina Area - Key West - 03/19/14 06:53 AM

Just listed by Preferred Properties Key West, that is where I work but this is not my listing, 1413 Grinnell Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West. I live in the Casa Marina Area, in fact I live a little over one block from this property, and I love this part of town.  I vaguely remember the house as it looked in the latter part of the 1990s when the house was thoroughly renovated. I remember going inside the house as the general contractor was doing the renovation. He started with a simple box with a shed roof … (1 comments)

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