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Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr's Key West home just sold – tour this tropical Civil War-era property

The palm tree kissed paradise is a shrine to the neighborhood's nautical heritage

Swimming pool in the garden of Dale Earnhardt Jr's house in Florida
(Image credit: Andre van Rensburg for Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty)

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. 

Terrace at Dale Earnhardt Jr's house

(Image credit: Andre van Rensburg for Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty)

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. 

Master bedroom in Dale Earnhardt Jr's house in Florida

(Image credit: Andre van Rensburg for Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty)

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. 

Dining room in Dale Earnhardt Jr's house in Florida

(Image credit: Andre van Rensburg for Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty)

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 International Realty.

Hallway in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s former house in Florida

(Image credit: Andre van Rensburg for Ocean Sotheby’s 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.