In some manner the term Conch Cottage refers to homes that have been knocking around since Key west was chartered in 1828 and they are invariably made of wood and are supposed to be small and charming.Coastal Living magazine discussing an extensive renovation of one such home:
The look is supposed to be finished with a picket fence or a cement block wall (Christmas ornaments optional). Rusty enjoys exploring the streets while inspecting the base of the fences.
The God of Prophecy Church on Elizabeth Street is an adaptation of a Conch ("konk") cottage:
Money flows in to Key West and renovation and repair is a big part of owning a run down elderly home which has weathered the ... weather in this salty sunny wet town.
And there can be lots to haul away if the work encompasses major repairs:
The old Seven Fish restaurant was charming because it was in a Conch cottage type space. Now they are in a larger modern building as I wrote elsewhere on this page I'm not sure it will feel the same at all.
Restored, painted and ready for anything:
I always enjoy the written delivery instructions. This by the way is a classic Conch cement block garden wall:
Mysterious lanes and alleys...