A Key West classic with a pedigree


 

 

This is a one-of-a-kind house, currently owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The property is in the heart of Old Town and is steeped in a rich and mysterious history, complete with a secret hidden hatch door to observe people in the parlor. The five-bedroom, 3.5-bath home was built in 1863 during the Civil War, and it retains most of its original architecture.

It has one of the deepest and largest pools in Key West, reportedly being about 13 to 14 feet deep. A gate from the second-floor porch opens allowing daring (or crazy) individuals to jump off the second floor into the pool.

The kitchen was designed by Earnhardt to resemble the inside of a pirate ship including a large ship’s wheel at the end of the bar, bringing a taste of another era of Key West history.

A legal guest house at the other side of the huge lot is currently one huge bedroom; however, the owner had planned to turn it into two bedrooms and one bath. His local contractor has the plans and estimated costs ready for construction. This house must be seen to be appreciated. This is your chance to buy a bit of Key West history, along with a unique house with serious celebrity status.

 

 

It’s offered at $3.4 million by Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty.

Listing agents: Bob Cardenas, 305-304-8292; and Debbie Cardenas, 305-304-9434. ¦

 

 

 

 

 

 

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