Celebrity Real Estate: Bruce Springsteen, Jonah Hill, Roger Ebert
By Laura Vecsey
Springsteen’s Creative Cottage for Sale in Jersey
How important is the little house in Long Branch, NJ where Bruce Springsteen lived in when he penned “Born to Run,’’ among other of his early hits? Important enough to allegedly get Bob Dylan out on a secret search mission in 2009 to get a gander of the 828-foot cottage.
The creative abode belonging to “The Boss,” located in his hometown, is now on the market for $299,000.
Springsteen once opined about the work he did in that little house.
“I worked very, very long on the lyrics to ‘Born to Run,’ because I was very aware that I was messing with classic rock’n’roll images that easily turned into clichés,” he reportedly said.
The current owners bought the home in 2009 for $280,000 because of its rock legacy with the intent of turning it into a little museum in honor of “Born to Run” and Springsteen, but those plans have fallen through.
Jonah Hill Exiting Mulholland Drive
Jonah Hill is jumping houses again. Just weeks after selling a pretty cool NYC condo loft for $3 million, the actor listed – and sold – his mid-century modern house on famed Mulholland Drive. He bought the place in 2010.
The list price was $2.995 million, about $1.1 million more than the star paid five years ago. The 3,660-square-foot home was built in 1959 and features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, walls of glass, skylights and a separate guest house.
That’s a Wrap for Roger Ebert’s Home
Esteemed film critic Roger Ebert lost his battle to cancer two years ago, and it has taken that long for his widow, Chaz, to finally be ready to sell their lakefront getaway on Lake Michigan. The weekend home for the famous Chicagoans is $4 million.
Chaz said she’s ready to let go of the 1934 traditional home where the coupled gathered with her grown kids and grandkids. There are 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a kitchen where Roger loved to cook, views of Lake Michigan and, for Mrs. Ebert, a lot of great memories.