The whole house is lovely, but as an architect, 'tis the bathroom that makes me swoon. Pauline and Ernest met in Europe where she was an editor for French Vogue, so Sista had taste. She picked the fixtures and tile for the bathrooms.
Here's a view back at that bathroom from the veranda. Oh, to shower and then step right onto the balcony through a window with working shutters!! At one point, Hemingway had a walkway built from this veranda to his writing studio, 12 or so feet off the ground, so he could he could walk straight out of the bedroom (on your left, in this photo) to the studio without having to go downstairs. Very straightforward, just like his character and setting descriptions.
The legendary kittehs of the Hemingway House, five-toed and polydactyl, were hiding from the heat and snoozing during our visit, which coincided with daylight, an inconvenient time for kittehs to be up and about in the 97-degree-674%-humidity of Key West. This one is conked out in the master bathroom floor. They said he's like 16 or so years old. I think his name was Ambrose Bierce. (All the Hemingway kittehs are named.)
More feline chillaxing in the garden. The tour guide told us that if a Category 3 or high hurricane is coming, the kittehs are boxed up, put on special trucks, and taken to Daytona.
This one was curled up by the pool under a bench that Guy sat down on. No one wanted to show me their kitteh thumbs for the pictures, rly sry Miss Kitteh.
Meanwhile, Hemingway's writing studio, on the second floor of a garage/shed building. WANT. This gives me such creative EPIC WANT. Evidently, after Hemingway and Pauline split up, she didn't touch this room, and she sold the house with his stuff in this room. They have the entry fenced off so you can only lean over to take pictures, can't go inside. WANT.
The pool--his studio overlooks the pool. The Hemingways bought the house for $8,000 back in the early 1930's, and when Paline found out Heminway was cheating on her in Europe, she spent $22,000 of his cash on this pool (replacing the boxing ring that he'd had here). Never piss off a wife.