This 1938 Key West Conch Cottage has been through more hurricanes than you, or anyone else in your family for that matter, and still manages to be a showstopper. Priced at $450,000, the cottage expertly exhibits many of the best characteristics of a Conch style house, which is not some realtor-invented brokerbabble as non-Floridians might assume, but a fully developed form of building construction. The house has lots of verandah space to catch the sea breezes, high open ceilings to let hot air rise and encourage circulation, overhanging eaves to keep out subtropical rain showers, and shutters to protect the windows when those showers turn into storms. And it's completely made out of wood.
· Listen For The Ocean In A Precious $450,000 'Conch Cottage' [Curbed National]
· 1020 Grinnell Street, Key West [Zillow]