Born to Sell, Bruce Springsteen's old Jersey Shore cottage

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - East Monmouth

 

7 1/2 West End Court, Long Branch ©2013 Susan McLaughlin Keller Williams Realty

 Photo © Susan McLaughlin 

 

Just Listed:  The Landmark beach town cottage where Bruce Springsteen lived in 1974-1975 when he wrote the entire "Born to Run" album.  West End, New Jersey 07740

Bruce often talks about living here, including in the Born to Run documentary made in 2005 on the 30th anniversary of it's re-mastered release.  In the documentary, Bruce returns to 7 1/2 West End Court and reminisces about how he would sit at the window in front of his piano while composing Thunder Road, Born to Run, Tenth Avenue Freeze Out, Backstreets, She's the One and Jungleland.  

Here's a link to Bruce talking about his house:

 http://youtu.be/zMOmSVJ2oJA?t=17m05s

The 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage is bigger than it looks at about 828 square feet.  It is just 120 feet from beach access (at my old apartment where I lived in 1974-1975 when Bruce lived here).  It has high ceilings and is built in the traditional Southern "Shot gun" style.  The lot is 25 x 95, Zoned commercial-residential (C-3)

It is zoned C-3 Neighborhood Commercial, so the possibilities are endless.

I have it listed at $349,900

What's it worth?  It's priceless :-)    

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Comments (3)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Here in Washington, there are houses with "celebrity" value if some famous American lived there.  If Bruce Springsteen had lived in a cute little Georgetown townhouse, it would have sold for a couple of hundred thou more. 

Feb 19, 2013 10:37 AM
Marcia Hawken
WILLIAM RAVEIS - Naples, FL
Naples Luxury Specialist

How did this community fare during Sandy?  So sorry if it had damage. Such a pretty "cottage".

Feb 20, 2013 09:00 AM
Laura T. Perry
Keller Williams Elite - Lancaster, PA
CRP, GMS, Award Winning Relocation Specialist

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Jun 27, 2014 10:23 PM