Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hemingway's House in Key West

I recently visited Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West. Here are some photos I took via Instagram with my Droid. Also, check out these Key West sunset photos. And all of the Key West photos I took via Instagram can be found on my Key West Pinterest board. 

Hemingway Home

The street view of the Hemingway house at 907 Whitehead St. in Old Town
 Key West.
 Asa Tift, a marine architect and salvage wrecker, built the
 house in 1851. It became 
Hemingway's home in 1931.

This is where Hemingway made magic. A catwalk connected
the study  to the second-floor porch outside his bedroom. He could walk
 out of his bedroom, across the catwalk and be in his delicious writing world. 

Outside of Hemingway's study. 

The bathroom connected to the nanny's room. 

The living room. 

Hemingway's bedroom. 

Notice the cat lounging on the sofa.  There are about
40 to 50 six-toed cats on the property. 

This is the view from the porch on the second story
just outside Hemingway's bedroom. 

There's a whole story about this pool and the penny below.
 Follow this link to read all about it. 

The famous penny. See link above. 

This fountain in Hemingway's yard is made with a urinal from
 Sloppy Joe's Bar. The cats drink from it. Hemingway's wife,
Pauline, tried to disguise it with tile. 

View from the front of Hemingway's house.

Check back often for more Key West photos. What is your favorite Hemingway book?

These photos can also be found on my Key West Pinterest board. Also, don't miss the Key West sunset photos. 


  1. I drove to Key West...I saw the outside of his house, but was almost out of gas and was worried because I couldn't find a station there. (This was before gps.) So I headed back towards Duck Key in hopes of finding a gas station...

  2. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.