Beloved NASCAR Veteran Sells Tricked Out Key West Home

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s fun Florida bungalow raced off the market recently, selling for $3 million. The Key West home is infused with pirate-themed flair, so just as suited for ship enthusiasts as high-speed automobile fans. After debuting on the market in February of 2020 asking $3.7 million, according to Mansion Global, the landlocked vessel sank in price to $3.4 million in December. At last out of the Hall of Famer’s hands, albeit at a discount, the property is no pit stop—it’s the finish line.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., son of the NASCAR icon with the same name who passed away in 2001, was voted Most Popular Driver 15 consecutive times while he was still racing. His former home has no such awards, but is definitely approachable in a similar manner. Built in 1863 and meticulously maintained in the years since, the abode sits in Key West’s quintessential Old Town. Rich with history, it clocks in at 3,306 square feet and has five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. In true nautical-adventure-story fashion, the listing states a “secret hidden hatch door” gives a glimpse into the parlor from above. The pool, amongst the deepest and largest in the community, has depths of 14 feet.

The kitchen was designed by Earnhardt and playfully emulates a ship, with a wheel looking like it was ripped from the Black Pearl. This on-land galley also has rope crawling up columns and a painted skull and crossbones standing sentinel above it all.

Bob Cardenas and Matt Carlson of Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty represented both the seller and the buyer.