preferred properties: 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)

preferred properties: 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)

preferred properties: 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)

preferred properties: 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)

preferred properties: 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)

preferred properties: 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)

preferred properties: 1123 Petronia Street, Key West - 03/15/14 07:03 AM

The listing Realtor, not me, describes the new listing at 1123 Petronia Street, Key West as a
"Great quite location in Old Town Key West. 2 Bedrooms and 2.5 Bathrooms. Walk and bike to everything.Property was completely renovated in 2007. Move in ready with room for a pool in rear. X Zone so no flooding concerns."

As I prepared to write today's blog (which is my 2001st post) I searched the old shoebox to find an old photo of the property. I looked and looked until I found one that is the house but the number on the back … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 727 Love Lane - Key West - Make this Cottage Your Love Nest - 03/14/14 07:36 AM

727 Love Lane is located near the tippy top of Solares Hill in the Old Town section of Key West.  This introductory sentence tells us a lot about this particular house starting with the address - the house is located on one of the most coveted lanes in town.  There are just seven houses on this little lane that dead-ends at this property.  That means you won't be having cars, scooters, or Conch trains riding past your home disturbing your peace and quiet. The Solares Hill location assures you that flood insurance will never be required at this property. We … (2 comments)

preferred properties: 1023 Johnson Street - Key West - Casa Marina Area - 03/13/14 05:02 AM

Just listed by Preferred Properties Key West, that's where I work but this is not my listing, 1023 Johnson Street in the tony Casa Marina Area of Key West.  The listing Realtor describes 1023 Johnson Street as:
"Circa 1938, this architecturally appealing home is located on a coveted street and rare find in the Casa Marina. The impressive columns of the front porch are accentuated by the green expanse of the front lawn. There is a covered carport, detached garage with storage, and lovely shaded gardens. The downstairs consists of a formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen with adjoining … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 923 Southard Street - Key West Florida - 03/12/14 07:15 AM

The very cute Conch Cottage located at 923 Southard Street was built circa 1889. I found an old photo that shows how the house looked nearly fifty years ago (see the black and white photo below). If you look carefully you can see traditional clapboard siding at the front but board and batten siding (vertical siding) on the side.  You also will see a "sawtooth" addition at the rear. I suspect that was the kitchen at that time. A later owner expanded that space to include a second floor addition.  The house today has 1476 sq ft of living space … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 1327 White Street - Key West - Price Reduction - 03/07/14 10:40 AM

I have written before about this architecturally impressive  four bedroom home with large sunny pool, off street parking, and lots of Key West charm located at 1327 White Street .  The asking price was just reduced to $1,299,000 which makes this home an even better alternative to more highly priced homes of similar age and condition in Old Town.  The listing Realtor describes this 2862 sq ft home this way:
 "Luxury renovation of a historic 1880s three story home. Neighboring the highly coveted Casa Marina District. A perfect combination of every modern luxury a discerning buyer would expect and beautiful … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 614 Elizabeth Street - Key West - Old Town Renovation Project - 03/05/14 10:55 AM

Just listed, but not by me, a genuine Key West Conch House Fixer that is located on one of the better blocks in Old Town.  The photo above shows 614 Elizabeth Street and its 'sister house' next door. The sister house is the same basic Conch House except it has been thoroughly renovated.
The listing Realtor describes the property this way: "Fantastic renovation project atop Solares Hill. Two bedrooms with one bath and large laundry room. Intimate garden space with room for entertaining."  Let me elaborate.  First let's discuss the location.  Solares Hill is the highest point on the … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 1114 Watson Street - Key West - Old Town Legal Duplex - 03/03/14 04:03 AM

If you are looking for an affordable house in Old Town Key West with income potential, covered off street parking, and room for a pool, the new listing (not mine) at 1114 Watson Street just may the answer to your dreams. And if you are an investor looking for a legal duplex with upside potential, this new listing may just entice you to take a look. The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"This place checks all the boxes! Located in an X500 flood zone (no Flood Ins needed), off street, covered parking, room for a pool, updated, freshly … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 1117 Stump Lane - Key West - 02/22/14 01:43 AM

 Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West, that is where I work but this is not my listing, 1117 Stump Lane.  I wrote about this same property in November 2012 when it was offered for sale as a "fixer upper".  The house had been a home to a local family for generations.  It was sold and the new owner began an ambitious renovation of the house.  I toured the finished home last week.  I remembered the house as it was in 2012 (a relic with 1950s furniture and fixtures). Now it has sleek stainless steel appliances, new wood floors … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 207 Julia Street Key West - Is It Art or Is It Awesome? - 02/19/14 07:59 AM

Local artist Ronny Bailey came by our office last week to show me his latest creation - a miniature version of 207 Julia Street located in the Bahama Village area of Key West.  Everybody had to stop work and to take a peek at the cottage that got shrunk to table top size.

I wrote about Ronny before. CLICK HERE. Ronny grew up in Key West where he was a carpenter for 30 years. Recreation of Old Town Key West homes in miniature sizes is now his passion. He beams with pride as he talks about his work. This … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 414 Louisa St. - Key West, Florida - 02/17/14 02:09 AM

414 Louisa Street is a totally renovated home with vaulted ceiling in the living area, two bedrooms, two baths, off street parking, and a pool that is one block off  Duval Street.  This Key West cottage style home could be used as a legal vacation rental. The asking price is just $850,000.  The house has 948 sq ft of living space on one level plus an easily accessible attic where you can stash the kids. This home was just listed by Preferred Properties Key West, that's where I work, but this is not my listing. The listing Realtor describes the … (3 comments)

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preferred properties: 401 South Street Key West, Florida - A Key West Treasure - 02/07/14 08:06 AM

"Through the crystal-clear air Lori could hear the ringing of the agent's bell...that had begun when the package had first been sighted, carefully picking it's way past the outer reefs toward the lighthouse at Whitehead's Point."          - Thelma Strabel, Reap the Wild Wind

Preferred Properties Key West just listed 401 South Street, Key West. This home sits opposite what was once called Whitehead's Point. Tourists from all over the world come here to take photos as a remembrance of the best vacation of their lives. Were you to buy this one-of-a-kind home I would suggest that you must really … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 1218 Margaret Street - Key West - Potential Old Town Renovation Project - 02/04/14 05:42 AM

I recently got to take a peak at 1218 Margaret Street in the Old Town South of Truman area of Key West.  This house has always puzzled me as it is constructed differently than just about any other home in Key West.  I dug into the old shoebox and found the black and white photo taken in 1965 that shows the squared-off concrete with stucco facade.  The previously totally enclosed front porch is now open.

The Monroe County Property Appraiser shows the house was built in 1948 or just after the end of World War II.  It sits … (0 comments)

preferred properties: 1020 Von Phister Street, Key West - Casa Marina Contemporary - 02/02/14 05:18 AM

The listing Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West describes 1020 Von Phister as a
"Custom built home, contemporary designed by an award wining Architect in 2002, in the heart of the Casa Marina. Located 3 blocks from the beach and tennis courts. There are 3 ensuite bedrooms, office and laundry room with marble floors throughout. Kitchen has been renovated with all new appliance and high tech lighting. Sliding glass doors reveal an outstanding tropical landscaping and large pool with a great water feature. In the master suite there are his and her bathrooms with closets. Off the master … (0 comments)

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