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“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain

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One week has passed since Hurricane Irma began picking a fight with our beloved island. We are glad to report that the bitch did not win. Life in Key West has not been easy for us over the past seven days. Together, we faced many challenges and overcame countless obstacles. We have witnessed the best of our island community: friends, neighbors and strangers looking out for one another.

Our 1890’s cottage on Olivia Street suffered no damage—although waves of our neighbor’s trees are resting on our fence. As we checked on the places of our friends, neighbors and clients, we found intact homes waiting for their families to return. Texting them images of their standing strong houses brought us a joy we will never forget.

CNN may be reporting that 90% of Key West’s structures are damaged or destroyed, but that is not true. Very, very few of the island’s buildings are in bad shape—and most have gone unscathed. Trees are down everywhere, but our endless summer will breathe new life into our once beautiful tropical canopy.

As our hearts ache for those in the Middle Keys that have lost their homes and livelihoods, the residents of Key West will be here to help them rebuild their lives. As evacuees begin their journey back home, we will welcome them with open arms.

Our corner of paradise might be temporarily down, but it is not out. As Mark Twain said, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

—Dean & Keith Townsend, Grateful Key West Citizens

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1800 Venetia Street, Key West, FL 33040—$989,000.

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Invite the whole gang down for a tropical island escape! There will be plenty of room for everyone in this spacious, 2,688 square foot, five bedroom and five and one half bath, Key West family retreat.

The home’s well-designed first floor features a formal living room, spacious bedroom with en suite bath, generous storage, powder room, large open-concept kitchen/dining/family room, and a covered porch overlooking the sparkling pool. Light and bright, the upstairs offers three roomy bedrooms with en suite baths, laundry, storage, and tempting sundeck off the king-sized master suite.

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Living 3

The formal living room welcomes you home.

DS Bedroom

DS Full Bath 1

A must-have, the spacious ground floor bedroom with en suite bath will be appreciated by friends and relatives not up for climbing the stairs.

Kitchen 2

Kitchen

Den 2

Dining

The open plan design of the kitchen, family room, and dining room is perfect for entertaining and creating lasting memories.

Covered Porch

Pool

Overlooking the tropical pool, enjoy delightful conversations with dinner and drinks on the covered porch.

Half Bath

The downstairs powder room is perfect for guests.

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The laundry, storage closet, and attic access is off the upstairs hallway.

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The two upstairs front bedrooms are light-filled and inviting. Each one features a sunny, white, en suite bathroom.

Master 1

Master Bath

Master 2

Set apart from the other bedrooms, the large master suite is decked out with beautiful plantation shutters (like all the rooms) and opens to a wonderful deck for catching some rays and enjoying the island’s renowned sunsets.

Sun Deck

Above Pool

Savor paradise in your own backyard.

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US Blue Bath

Just off the sundeck, the fifth bedroom is filled with light.

Parking

While you are enjoying a short stroll to Smathers Beach, your two cars can take a break in secure covered parking.

Constructed in 2004, on a 4,625 square foot lot, this Midtown family home is priced to sell at $989,000.—a real Key West value at under $370.00 a square foot.

We would love to give you a private tour of this spacious Key West vacation home. It just might be the piece of heaven you have been dreaming of.

—Dean & Keith Townsend, The Townsend Team
305-942-1369, www.DeanTownsend.com

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3314 Northside Drive, #108, Key West, FL 33040—$375,000.—CONTINGENT

For those sun, sea, and sand filled souls beginning the search for their Key West dream home, the reality of purchasing a corner of paradise can serve up a strong shot of sticker shock. After setting out to find a charming Old Town cottage with a sparkling pool, nestled on a hidden lane, just blocks from historic Duval Street, many hopeful buyers find they must adjust their expectations. What you get for $375,000.00 in Schenectady is not what you get here. Living the tropical island dream does no come cheap.

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As Key West REALTORS®, we are always glad to be marketing a home for sale that is priced within the reach of more families. Our new listing at 3314 Northside Drive, #108, offers real bang for the Key West buck. Priced to sell, the three bedroom, two bath, New Town townhome is a great value at $250.00 a square foot. Featuring 1,500 square feet of living space on three levels, covered parking, fenced side yard, and a screened porch overlooking the community’s playground and pool, this end unit Solana Village townhouse is not-to-be-missed.

Kitchen

The main floor’s eat-in kitchen is light and bright.

Living

Porch

The spacious living room flows to a generous screened porch overlooking the grounds.

Pool 1

Keep cool, swim laps, and catch some rays at the grand community pool.

DS Bath

A full bath, with a shower and washer & dryer, can be found on the main floor.

Master

Master Bath

Guest Room

Along with a second bedroom, the master bedroom—with double closets and attached bath—is upstairs.

Hall

Loft

A sturdy ships ladder leads to the townhouse’s top floor, where a light-filled loft serves as a third bedroom, home office, or den.

Yard 2

The fenced side yard offers lots of possibilities.

We would love to give you a private tour of this inviting family home. We bet you see the value as much as we do.

—Dean and Keith Townsend, The Townsend Team

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1127 Packer Street, Key West, FL 33040—$650,000.

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Strolling by the intersection of Old Town’s Packer and Catherine Streets, you will likely pause to capture an image of the picture-perfect cottage shining on the corner. A Key West souvenir to enjoy for a lifetime, this adorable island home is a dream come true.

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Constructed in 1928, the beautifully renovated and maintained historic shotgun cottage features two bedrooms and one bath in 840 square feet of indoor living space.

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Teeming with casually sophisticated coastal style, the home’s inviting sun-dappled interior features gorgeous hardwood floors and high ceilings.

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The tranquil master bedroom offers a welcome respite from days and nights of tropical adventures.

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Perfect for catching ocean breezes, the shotgun cottage’s architectural design allows air to flow freely through the home.

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Guests will feel more than welcome as they settle into their inviting room for a visit.

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Flowing to the garden, the sunny kitchen’s beachy décor captures the joyful essence of the island’s laid-back lifestyle.

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The 1,687 square foot lot has recently been spruced up with mature tropical plantings, brick pavers, and a convenient irrigation system.

Ideally situated six blocks from Upper Duval Street’s celebrated galleries, dining, and entertainment—and six blocks from Higgs Beach’s shimmering Atlantic waters—you will enjoy easy walking and biking access to the very best of Key West. Stay close to home and savor the cuisine at renowned neighbor eateries; The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., El Siboney Restaurant, and Seven Fish.

Whiling away the hours on the picturesque front porch, visiting with friends and neighbors in the island-style living room, or sharing a bottle of wine with loved ones in the garden, you will undoubtedly come to cherish all your moments spent in this charming Key West vacation home.

—Dean & Keith Townsend, The Townsend Team

Click here to enjoy a virtual tour of this captivating island cottage.

Photo taken by the Property Appraiser's office c1965; 1127 Packer St.; built 1928; Tract 13, Sqr 5, Pt Lot 14

Photo taken by the Property Appraiser’s office c1965; 1127 Packer St.; built 1928; Tract 13, Sqr 5, Pt Lot 14

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53 Seaside South Court, Key West, FL 33040—SOLD $842,400.

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Escape to the best of modern island living in this spacious Key West family retreat. Enjoy tranquil sunrises, unforgettable sunsets, and spectacular ocean vistas from four levels of this light-filled home. This move-in-ready, three bedroom/four bath, 2,736 square foot, end unit townhome might be the Key West vacation home you’ve been dreaming of.

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Vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, two balconies, and spectacular sea views make the fourth level living spaces unforgettable.

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The high-end kitchen features granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and custom cabinets.

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The light-filled great room flows to a sunny balcony with an amazing ocean vista.

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Breathtaking 360 degree views of the island and sea make the rooftop deck the place to celebrate the sunset.

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The master suite encompasses the third level with a separate living room, two balconies, and gorgeous ocean views.

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The second level features two en suite bedrooms with beautiful water views, generous closets, and private balconies.

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The ground level offers a private driveway with parking for two cars, two-car garage, entry, personal elevator, stairs, laundry room, storage, covered patio, and fenced backyard.

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Located on the eastern end of the island, 53 Seaside South Court is part of the Key West Seaside Residences: a secure, gated, HOA community offering two beautiful resort-style swimming pools, a clubhouse, and a fitness room.

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The home was constructed in 2005 with superior poured concrete construction, metal and membrane roof, and impact resistant windows and doors.

Smathers Beach

Across scenic A1A from the waterside Key West Promenade, you will enjoy easy walking and biking access to world famous Smathers Beach and beyond.

At the height of the market in 2006, the home was offered for sale at $2,500,000.00. Today, with an asking price of $849,000.00—and a low price per square foot of $310.30—this move-in-ready family home is not-to-be-missed.

—Dean & Keith Townsend, The Townsend Team

Click here to enjoy a virtual tour of this wonderful Key West family retreat.

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