Kid Rock‘s family is parting with his childhood home. Listed for $600,000, the sprawling property with the cute red door in Bruce Township, MI, is nothing like the gritty Detroit streets and trailer parks Rock describes in his music.
It turns out that Rock, then known as Bob Ritchie, grew up as an upper-middle-class kid. The family’s 5.5-acre estate offers room to roam and cozy Midwestern charm to spare.
Built in 1972, the nearly 6,000-square-foot home was completely renovated in 2004. The five-bedroom house also comes with a five-car garage, partly finished walkout basement, guesthouse, three-stall horse barn, tennis court, and pool. In a nod to its famous family history, the home also has “extensive security and surveillance,” according to the listing.
Pam Ford Morgan, the listing agent, explains the family put down roots in the bucolic suburb because Rock’s father owned a premier car dealership in the area.
“They loved and still love all that is special about the house and property,” she says. “Life has changed for all of them, so the time has come to part with this treasure.”
Known for his signature blend of metal, rap, and Southern rock in a career topping two decades, Rock has recorded hits such as the mosh pit classic “Bawitdaba,” “Cowboy,” and “Redneck Paradise.” He’s also appeared in movies such as “Joe Dirt.”
Rock, who’s been in high-profile relationships with actress Pamela Anderson and singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, goes on a yearly luxury cruise with his rowdy fans. He also continues to tour and make music. His 25-year-old son, Robert James Ritchie Jr., just released a new single, “Exstacy.”
Anyone interested in owning the place that raised the “Son of Detroit” and self-proclaimed “American Badass” should take a look at this lovely property. It’s the perfect blend of upscale country living with hard rock roots—best of all, it’s where Kid Rock first learned how to be a cowboy, baby.