Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Historic Florida Home Sells for $3 Million


After almost exactly one year on the market, a more than century-old home owned and renovated by professional racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has sold for $3 million. The house, located in Key West and built in 1863, first hit the market last February with an asking price of $3.7 million.

The property underwent significant renovations under the guidance of Earnhardt and his wife Amy, an interior designer. The pair have made a joint hobby of flipping houses, with their DIY efforts on another historic Key West property located next door to this one even becoming the subject of a four-part TV series called Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy in 2018.

Despite the Earnhardts’ extensive updates, the newly sold property still retains much of its original mid-19th-century architecture, including a secret hatch door in the parlor. The 3,300-square-foot home holds five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, including a main suite equipped with an adjoining sitting room. The kitchen is decorated in a pirate ship motif in a nod to Key West’s nautical history, and the rest of the home is similarly inspired, outfitted in whitewashed walls and dark hardwood floors and ceilings, plus plenty of playful seaside decor and turquoise accents.

Nautical nods can be found throughout the home.

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Outside, a covered wraparound porch is equipped with wicker furniture and a porch swing, and the backyard boasts one of the deepest and largest pools in Key West, with a depth of about 14 feet. There’s also a detached guest house that the Earnhardts planned to convert from one large bedroom into a two-bed, one-bath space, though it’s unclear whether those plans ever came to fruition.

While the Earnhardts have racked up quite a bit of experience in the Florida real estate market, their primary residence is a few states away, in Mooresville, North Carolina. That estate spans nearly 12,000 square feet and sits on more than 200 acres of land—plenty of room for more pirate-themed decor.

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