Hundredth Post Humor and Dreamy Key West Homes


The Bone Fish Restaurant  in Dockyard, Bermuda

The Bone Fish Restaurant in Dockyard, Bermuda

Cheers! Today we toast the 100th post at Margarita Moments. Took a while to get here–hope it was worth the wait.

First, here’s an advertisement we came across in our wanderings last summer in beautiful Bermuda. Hey, who wouldn’t want to check that place out? Looks like more than mojitos are available.

If that kind of humor is up your alley, you may enjoy this one, too:

Courtesy of leightmoore WANA Commons

Okay, enough of the silly stuff. Onto today’s escape.

You had a glimpse at Old Town architecture in Key West Stylin’  a while back, but today we peek inside a smattering of beautiful Key West properties–courtesy one of my favorite real estate blogs by Gary Thomas. I’m not a realtor, nor am I in the market for a new home, but it’s fun to browse properties and dream…especially when it’s snowing in my backyard on the second day of Spring.

The first property was built in the 1800’s, a Bahamian-style home. This is the kind of house one sees all through Old Town, with its white picket fence, clapboard siding, large hurricane shutters and wrap-around balconies. My favorite part of this home is its outdoor living space. Gotta love the lap pool and guest cottage.

Not your style? Don’t worry, I’ve chosen four more for your viewing pleasure.

This next property is modern as the last was old, a penthouse condo in a gated community outside Old Town. The living and dining rooms may be a bit formal for some, but if you scroll down further you’ll find the most incredible loft area and balcony overlooking the sparkling waters. Don’t you agree?

Onto the top three:

If you like the outdoors to meet the in, and charm is your middle name, this Solares Hill Cottage is worth a peek. It’s cozy and filled with all the little Conch details. The only change I’d make would be to move the desk downstairs. This writer enjoys being surrounded by action while at the laptop. What’s your opinion?

Two is yet another style:

What could be better than a home in the Key West Writer’s Compound? Quiet, yet close to Historic Seaport and world-famous Duval, where creative types can gather for brainstorming, support each other through the manuscript rejections, and celebrate success with a margarita by the pool. Readers would love this place, too. Think of the all quiet, cozy places to read to your heart’s content and the opportunity for impromptu book talks.

A Primo KW Property:

If you prefer simplicity, your chi may be drawn to this mission-style home located in the Casa Marina section of Old Town. What wonderful curb appeal, high ceilings, and space for all your island guests. The pool and greenery are sheer perfection. Love, love, love this one!

Funny signs? What’s your dreamy Key West style? 

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maggie Van Well
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 01:30:32

    Just like watching an episode of House Hunters! I like the last one…the primo property, of course. Although the 1800 Bohemian-Style is a close second

    • Jolyse Barnett
      Mar 22, 2013 @ 17:23:41

      Great choices, Maggie. I was surprised that I was most drawn to the smaller cottage with all the details until I looked around my home and realized the similar bright colors and cozy touches. LOL

  2. Jill Weatherholt
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 12:38:17

    Love, 809 Eaton Street! Congratulations on your 100th post. I missed you!

    • Jolyse Barnett
      Mar 22, 2013 @ 17:26:52

      There are so many homes like 809 Eaton in Old Town, and each one is more breathtaking than the last. I’ve thought about what it would be like to renovate one of those old houses, and wondered if my husband and I would ever do that. Probably not. We will likely rent a place for three-five months of the year and keep our house here on Long Island. Doesn’t hurt to dream though…

  3. Donna Coe-Velleman
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 23:34:19

    I like 809 Eaton the best but I’d like more property around me. The cottage is really cute. Thanks for taking us house hunting.

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