Prince Quietly Bought the Purple Rain House Before His Death
Monday - 18/07/2016 20:56
Now, where's the Kid's motorcycle?
Last summer, a white little two-story Minneapolis house went on the market and caused national headlines. That's because its the place where, in the early '80s, Prince filmed part of his iconic film, Purple Rain. This rather plain 1,348 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home at 3420 Snelling Ave. in Minneapolis is where The Kid (Prince) is attacked by his abusive father in the film.
Though the house has an iconic place in movie history, it was initially put on the market for a very low $110,000.
At the time, the house was listed as kind of a fixer-upper, with the real estate listing encouraging buyers to "revitalize this historic home which Prince featured in his Purple Rain movie."
Along with this house and Paisley Park, where Prince was found dead after an accidental drug overdose, the late legend also owned a number of properties in the area. In Chanhassen alone, Prince had acquired more than 200 acres, making him one of the city's largest landowners.