The holidays are right around the corner and everyone is gearing up for the celebrations of the season. Key West is no exception, everyone knows that no holiday celebration is complete without a gingerbread house so today’s Feature Listing Friday is all about the quintessential Key West gingerbread home: 1020 Southard Street, Key West Florida.
The home is not listed by myself but with my brokerage company Preferred Properties, when I saw it was coming on the market I just had to take a peak! I first took notice of this home when I first moved back to The Keys and into a little studio apartment on Frances Street because it was on my dog-walking route. Nestled in the heart of Old Town Key West on Southard Street between Frances and Grinnell is where you will find 1020 Southard Street.
The outside of the home features a unique gingerbread design, which became popular in Key West after the fire of 1886. After the fire Key West was in a bit of disarray so people got together and decided to redesign the city as it was rebuilt. Each building owner chose a unique, elaborate, and intricate woodwork design to the front of his or her homes. No two are alike making this the only home in Key West to actually feature the gingerbread man figure.
Surrounded by a white picket fence it also has a wide, wrap around front porch and off street parking with a rolling gate.
One of the first things I noticed about the house when I went inside was that it was so much bigger than I had originally thought it was! Just shy of 2750 square feet the main house has 3 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. Three master suites? Check!
On the first floor of the main house is where you will find 2 of the three bedrooms as well as a wonderful chef’s kitchen and open living area that extend to the porch and pool area. The entire second floor is an office/ sitting area that leads into a grand master suite with a wet bar, upstairs laundry, ensuite bathroom, private balcony and plenty of natural light to boot. There is also plenty of storage, a rarity in Key West. Did I mention that this home also has Dade County Pine throughout?
The property sits on a 5,000sf lot and has a beautifully landscaped backyard. There is a separate pool cottage with a bathroom and outdoor shower. Hello fourth bedroom! The pool is an actual pool, not a dipping or cocktail pool, and runs the length of the backyard.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday than in your own Key West Gingerbread House! 1020 Southard Street is being offered for $2,495,000, click HERE to view the full MLS datasheet and the listing photos. Then please call, text, or email me, Krystal Thomas (305.394.4073 / firstname.lastname@example.org), to schedule a showing. I am a full time realtor and happy to help you in your home buying journey.