By Chandler Stroman

Sweater weather has swept in and made itself at home, which means we're dreaming of leaving home to head south for the winter. Where to? This bright white little cottage tucked away off the quiet, colorful street in Key West, Florida.

And surprise! The property actually hosts two renovated units--"Petunia" and "Poppy"-- both just as lively as the flowers they're named after. Included in a tiny 1,243 square feet are three bedrooms, two baths, kitchens, living areas, and a darling coffee bar.

With double hung windows and wooden floors and ceilings, this low-key living room radiates a warmth we can embrace just by peering inside.

Isn't that cobalt-blue, retro Smeg fridge absolutely adorable? Paired with open shelving (which creates the illusion of a larger space), it makes the kitchen fully functional and cottage-cozy.

Pictured in the background is a welcoming entry with bench seat and collectibles. In the foreground: a lime green armchair beckons you in from the beach. Did we mention all furnishings are included with the purchase?

Step outside to discover a private covered deck, must-have outdoor shower, and perfect dosage of Vitamin D. This is where you would find us, lounging beneath the foliage with a classic Key West cocktail.

And at the end of the day, kick back and people watch from the front porch, hidden by a beachy white picket fence. This could be your daily palm-filled view of the quaint Old Town neighborhood.

Location: 1105 Petronia Street, Key West, Florida; Price: $1,100,000 (includes both units); For more information click here.

All photos courtesy of Barry Fitzgerald and Michael FreasSold turnkey, with all furnishings and seasonal vacation rental reservations in place for upcoming season, starting January 2016

 

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