Dale Earnhardt Jr's house in Key West has just sold for $3 million – less than the original asking price of $3.7 million.
The professional stock car racing driver, author, and NASCAR analyst, Dale Earnhardt Jr is admired for his successful racing career which began at the turn of the millennium. He is also recognized as the son of the late Dale Earnhardt, who was equally victorious in the NASCAR world until he was tragically killed while racing in 2001.
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In recent years, the esteemed racing driver and his wife, interior designer Amy, renovated this nineteenth-century home. Together, the couple exposed the property's charismatic architectural features, including a secret hatch door in the parlor.
Dale Jr and Amy renovated all 3,300 square feet of the home, including its five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, sitting room, and a large living suite. The Earnhardts also decided to pay tribute to Florida's coastal heritage in their kitchen – filling the space with nautical-themed furnishings and accessories.
The exterior pays further homage to the sunshine state – boasting one of the largest domestic pools in Key West, which is crowned with towering palm trees and fairy lights.
The garden is filled with an array of wicker furniture where homeowners and guests can unwind from dawn until dusk amid this coastal kingdom. There is also a further guest house in the garden where visitors can sleep and bathe in a private living space.
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The sale was held by Bob Cardenas and Matt Carlson of Ocean Sotheby’s (opens in new tab) International Realty.
Where does Dale Earnhardt Jr live now?
Fans of Dale Jr and Amy may already be aware of the couple's passion for properties, as their separate Key West renovation appeared on Renovation Realities: Dale Jr & Amy, a four-part TV series in 2018.
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Despite their investment in these properties, the couple's main home is a 12,000 square property in Mooresville, North Carolina. This estate is complete with 200 acres of land, which gives the Earnhardts plenty of private time in the East Coast sun.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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