Currently owned by legendary Dale Earnhardt Jr, the property is in the heart of Old Town, Key West, Florida. “This truly is a unique property steeped in rich and mysterious history,” says listing agent Bob Cardenas of Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty. “One of the highlights of the home is, undoubtedly, its secret hatch door in the parlor, which has been a part of the house since its inception.”
This five-bedroom, three-full- and 1-half bath home, listed for $3.7 million, was built in 1863 during the Civil War era, and it retains most of its original architecture that was lovingly maintained. 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 artfully designed by Earnhardt to resemble the inside of a pirate ship, including a large ships wheel at the end of the bar, bringing in 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!
Photos by Andre van Rensburg.
Listings by Kim & Jennifer
725 Ponte Vedra Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
5BR | 3BA | 2,404 sq. ft. 725PonteVedraBoulevard.com
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By Jaymi Naciri
PRIVACY, PRESTIGE AND ARCHITECTURAL DISTINCTION CONVERGE IN THIS WINTER
GARDEN, FLORIDA, MEDITERRANEAN ESTATE.
Business leaders Steve and Rita Hollosi were seeking a property “on a pristine lake” when they happened upon Deer Island and were smitten. Here, in Winter Garden, Florida, resort-style living on the John’s Lake chain of lakes offers a serene island lifestyle with expansive homesites, large setbacks and breathtaking water views and access, without being far removed from desired amenities.
“We had been looking at waterfront property and loved the possibilities here,” says Steve Hollosi, in an interview with Homes & Estates. “There’s one main road, and it’s gated. There are large estate lots and only 174 residents on the island.”
That deep sense of privacy is enhanced by the property upon which the Hollosis built La Casa de Leon. This one-of-a-kind heritage estate with 11,696 square feet of indoor living, and an additional 11,000-plus square feet of magnificently finished, covered outdoor living space, sits upon a 1.75-acre peninsula surrounded on all sides by water and protected wildlife, and boasting a rare 700 feet of lake frontage…