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With over 13 million dollars in sales, three current listings, and four transactions set to close after the first of the year, 2016 has proven to be a banner year for The Townsend Team. From stately Classical Revival homes, to charming historic cottages, to sunny beach condominiums, we listed and sold many unforgettable Key West dream homes in 2016.

We hope you will enjoy our third annual list of our favorite home sales of the year. Not only did we wish we were buying these wonderful properties for ourselves, family, or friends, we had a great time working with the buyers, sellers, real estate agents, loan officers, closing attorneys, and all the individuals that helped make these transactions happen.

Happy New Year!

Keith & Dean Townsend, The Townsend Team


10. 3632 Sunrise Drive, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $1,345,500. When we first toured this beautiful canal front home, we knew we had to find the buyer. Our clients fell in love with its amazing outdoor living and had to make it their own.

9. 418 Amelia Street, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $545,000. Ideally located just steps from Upper Duval Street, this historic fixer upper was the perfect match for our first-time Key West home buyers. They are off and running, turning it into their dream cottage.

1711-von-phister-street8. 1711 Von Phister Street, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $530,000. We had so much fun working with our buyers, we were thrilled that they found their Key West starter home. They will undoubtedly transform their charming cottage into a showplace.

7. 1405 Olivia Street, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $1,315,000. After helping our sellers purchase a picturesque waterfront home up the Keys, we were delighted to list, market, and sell their historic Classical Revival gem for them.

6. 639 United Street, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $810,000. When one of our favorite local mortgage loan originators asked us to help he and his wife purchase their Key West dream home, we were delighted. Their detailed renovation of the historic home is stunning.

11-whistling-duck5. 11 Whistling Duck Lane, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $375,000. We were thrilled to assist the Executive Director of one of our island’s terrific non-profit community-based organizations in the purchase of his first home. The low-maintenance Key West Golf Club townhouse was the perfect match for his busy lifestyle.

4. 1211 Newton Street, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $1,185,000. It was a kick when our buyers chose to make the gorgeous home of the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, their tropical island escape. We really enjoyed searching with them for just the right property and we are very happy to call them friends and neighbors.

3. 1022 Roberts Lane, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $699,000. Our sellers created a masterpiece when they meticulously renovated this island style Old Town cottage. It was love at first sight for our buyer.

2. 1500 Atlantic Boulevard, Unit 107, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $1,200,000. We wished we were buying this stylishly renovated Key West Beach Club condominium. After being listed unsuccessfully with other agents, we went to work restaging and creatively marketing the property and sold the home for our client.

★1. 824 Thomas Street, Key West, Florida 33040—SOLD $924,500. When ZILLOW.COM selected this extraordinary church-to-home conversion as its Unique House of the Week, our seller was thrilled. The excitement grew when it was featured on TODAY.COM. Going under contract—just one week after we listed it—was the icing on the cake. Selling this 1867, Carpenter Gothic style, former home of the Zion Primitive Baptist Congregation was unquestionably our favorite transaction of the year.

415 Amelia Street, Key West, FL—OFF THE MARKET


The late Lord Harold Samuel, a real estate tycoon in Britain, is widely credited with coining the expression: “There are three things that matter in property: location, location, location.” The charming cottage at 415 Amelia Street—located on a quiet block just off historic Upper Duval Street—is ideally situated: close to celebrated restaurants, galleries, and entertainment. When it comes to a winning location, it is a true blue ribbon property.


Just steps from the action, you will enjoy the best of island living in your own backyard. Catch some rays in your sunny secluded oasis, swim in your sparkling heated pool, dine under your Moroccan-inspired canopy, and relax in your colorfully tiled outdoor shower.



Island style abounds in this beautifully renovated, two bedroom/two bath, 1930’s cottage. Contemporary open plan living greets you as you enter the home. You will love the cozy and colorful living room. A beautifully crafted staircase leads to a spacious loft. The dining room offers plenty of space for holiday gatherings with family and friends. Opening to the pool, the master bedroom is bright and sunny. The updated kitchen leads to the garden; making outdoor entertaining a breeze. Your guests will love the charming guest cottage.


415 Amelia Street offers you an extra-special bonus: off-street parking. With a gated brick driveway and carport that comfortably accommodates two cars, you will not be searching for the illusive Key West parking space.

Don’t miss the chance to own your centrally located, quiet corner of paradise.

—Keith & Dean


405 South Street, Key West, Florida—SOLD $1,720,000.

The historic home was built with large molded concrete Indian block that was designed to be fire and hurricane resistant.

The historic home was built with large molded concrete indian block that was designed to be fire and hurricane resistant.

Just steps from the Southernmost Point sits one of the most elegant homes currently on the market. For anyone desiring a beautifully renovated, move-in-ready, historic Key West home, 405 South Street is not to be missed.

We love the double parlors opening to the wraparound porch.

We love the double parlors opening to the wraparound porch.

Prominent Florida judge J. Vining Harris—builder of Key West’s world famous landmark “Southernmost House”—built the home at 405 South Street in 1910 and gave it to his daughter as a wedding gift in 1913. When Key West mayor Delio Cabo (1957-1961) owned the house, he installed the exquisite stairway railing that had previously adorned the island’s Old City Hall. In 2000, the home was meticulously renovated by architect Guillermo Orozco and was awarded the Star of Excellence from the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.

The master bedroom sports a view of the ocean.

The master bedroom sports a view of the ocean.

The home seamlessly blends historic details and traditional design with the best of contemporary living. The first floor features a wraparound front porch, an impressive entry hall, spacious double parlors, a formal dining room, a den with casual dining, and a gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. We love the Brazilian hardwood floors as well as the original moldings and doors. The second floor offers three bedrooms and an ocean view balcony. The grandkids will be in heaven in the third floor’s grand sleeping loft. With off street parking for multiple cars, a garage with an upstairs apartment, and room for a swimming pool in the garden, this home is a true Key West treasure.

Keith & Dean

Click here to enjoy a virtual tour of this historic Key West home.

327 Virginia Street, Key West, Florida—SOLD $659,500.

A million dollar view of the historic Key West lighthouse.

A million dollar view of the historic Key West lighthouse.

A charming retreat just a block from Duval Street.

A charming retreat just a block from Duval Street.

When most people think of a million dollar view in Key West, they typically think of a sparkling, Caribbean blue, sky and water vista. With a spectacular shot of the historic Key West lighthouse from the upstairs master suite, the delightful cottage at 327 Virginia Street certainly cashes in with its remarkable million dollar view.

It is all about Key West cottage charm!

It is all about Key West cottage charm!

At first glance, we were captivated by this charming property. We love the tropical garden surrounding the gated off-street parking. The Bahamian shutters and sculptural Bougainvillea beautifully enhance the front exterior of the home. A newly updated kitchen and cozy living room opens to the glimmering pool and covered outdoor dining. The sunny upstairs master suite—with its extraordinary view—has French doors opening to a private balcony. Housed in a separate structure, the pool-side guestroom features a vaulted ceiling. A separate office cottage, storage building, outdoor shower, and close proximity to Duval Street add to the desirability of this unique Key West home.

Keith & Dean

We love the bamboo waterfall cascading into the pool!

We love the bamboo waterfall cascading into the pool!

Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS at La Te Da in Key West, Florida

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

We love Christopher Peterson’s amazing one man/many women show EYECONS at the Crystal Room Cabaret at La Te Da.

Christopher's Judy Garland is spectacular!

Christopher’s Judy Garland is spectacular!

The award winning Christopher Peterson is undeniably one of North America’s foremost female impersonators. His spectacular talent is perfectly showcased in his live cabaret show EYECONS. There is no lip-synching involved as Christopher transforms onstage from one showbiz icon to another. With stellar comic timing and stunning singing skill, Christopher brings an ever-changing array of the world’s most famous divas to life. His Bette Midler impersonation is hilarious, he nails his Kennedy era Marilyn Monroe, rocks Tina Turner, channels Bette Davis, and no one captures the voice and essence of Judy Garland as masterfully. With couture quality costumes (designed and constructed by Christopher) and astounding hair, makeup, lighting, and production values, EYECONS is not to be missed.

Divine Bette Davis!

Divine Bette Davis!

Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS is the perfect match for the elegant ambience of the Crystal Room Cabaret. The cabaret has been a Key West landmark for over 30 years. With its retro décor, cabaret table seating, and cocktail service, you will feel like you have been transported to a 1950’s Las Vegas supper club. The Crystal Room Cabaret at La Te Da undoubtedly presents the reigning queens of female impersonation.

Keith & Dean

Click here to enjoy Christopher Peterson’s fabulous website.

Click here to visit La Te Da’s terrific website.