On a recent trip to Key West, we had the opportunity to stay in The Artist House, a Victorian style B&B built around 1890. Touted as one of the few mansions on Key West remaining true to its original style, design and layout, I found it both charming and elegant. Most famous for it's history as a "haunted" home, The Artist House is one of the most photographed homes in Old Town, apart from the Hemingway House.
|Street view of The Artist House - June 2012|
I could tell you all about the original owners and Robert the Doll, but I'm sure there are plenty of places for ghost stories apart from here. After staying in the Turret Room and experiencing nothing other than a great night's sleep, I'll leave that story for others.
|View from the stone and iron fence|
I would prefer to draw your attention to the original doors and hardware, the two floors of wood balconies, and the front entrance. I believe they all are breathtaking. My only regret is that I didn't take more pictures of the inside.
|View from the front entrance|
|2nd Floor Balcony off of the Turret Room|
|NE side with view of Turret|
I've also included some photos of furniture and furnishings that are similar in age and style, but aren't actually from the home. The good news is, these are actually for sale. Click the descriptions for more info.
|Antique Piano Stool|
|Framed Photo of Girl|