Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ Home Up for Sale in Long Branch
Are you the biggest Bruce Springsteen fan? Well, if you think you are the biggest fan of ‘The Boss’ you may now be able to own arguably the biggest piece of Springsteen memorabilia that resides at the Jersey Shore.
The house in Long Branch where legendary songs such as the title track for the album ‘Born to Run,’ ‘Thunder Road,’ and ‘She’s the One,’ were all penned, from within the walls of this shore cottage.
In a 2005 documentary, Springsteen even references the house by stating, “I was living in a small house in West Long Branch, New Jersey, up the coast from Asbury,” the narration says over super-8 footage and photos in the opening moments of the 2005 documentary “Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run.” You can see an excerpt of that footage below.
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The famous house is listed with Realtor Susan McLaughlin of the Keller Williams Realty and is being listed at $349,000 and is billed as “the best darn piece of rock & roll memorabilia money can buy.” The 1920 cottage is just 828 square feet with two bedrooms, a bath, living room and kitchen, front porch, back patio, and small fenced-in yard. The house is also just one block from the beach.
According to an article, there are three current co-owners, who bought the home in 2009 for $280,000, who at the time, were hoping to save the famed landmark from being razed. But now the home’s lone resident and co-owner, is moving out and he says he is stumped about what to do next with the property, so he and his partners are looking for the next owner for this piece of New Jersey’s music history.
The current owners have reportedly upgraded the home since the purchase including repairing a wall, installing hard wood floors, new siding and ceiling fans and upgrading the bathrooms and heating.
If you’re looking to own a piece of New Jersey music history though, keep in mind that with any famous landmark, brings the occasional Springsteen fan to view and take pictures of the famed house.
If you’re a fan of Bruce Springsteen or any other musician or popular figure, what would be the ‘ultimate piece of memorabilia’ for you? What memorabilia do you own? Leave your comments below.