Ultimate rock'n'roll souvenir: Bruce Springsteen's former home listed

Ultimate rock'n'roll souvenir: Bruce Springsteen's former home listed
Ultimate rock'n'roll souvenir: Bruce Springsteen's former home listed

The New Jersey house where Bruce Springsteen wrote his breakthrough album Born to Run has been listed for sale.

The Boss, who has just completed his tour of Australia, rented the cottage in the 1970s and wrote the album from 1974 to 1975.

The asking price is US$349,000, which could be tempting for those looking to re-live the glory days of Bruce Springsteen.

The vendors of the house (pictured below) are hoping the buyer doesn’t take a wrecking ball to the property and are keen to see it preserved as a piece of rock'n'roll memorabilia.

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The Boss spoke about living in the house in the documentary Wings for Wheels: The making of Born to Run. In the documentary, Bruce returns to the house and reminisces about it.

He says it’s the first house he ever lived in by himself.

You can watch the clip where he talks about the property here.

The five-bedroom, one-bathroom property covers 77 square metres and is just 200 metres from the beach.

Presumably, Springsteen sometimes wandered down to the beach to gaze over the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean to see the light of day.

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It has a front porch, a small fenced yard and a patio, but no secret garden. It is zoned commercial-residential so buyers could turn it into anything from a restaurant to a four-storey office building.

Springsteen says he played piano in one of the front rooms while composing the album.

Potential buyers are also offered the option of buying a one third share of the property. There are currently three owners of the property with two willing to share a third ownership.

Alistair Walsh

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter

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