Monthly Archives: September 2017

“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

Irma Sign

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

Main Shot

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.

Living 2

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.

US Hall

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

US Bedroom L

US Left Bath

US Right Bedroom

US Bed R Bath

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.

US Blue Bedroom

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

Front Venetia