Three bedrooms, two baths and one guitarist
On its face, this home looks like your standard single suburban home. Three bedrooms, a sizeable (0.60 acre) lot and a couple of baths.
The 1,500-plus square-foot property has been fully renovated, including a gourmet kitchen with radiant heat flooring and all new appliances.
But there is a large, blue sign just out front of the driveway gate that reminds potential buyers that this place is unlike many other Newark, Delaware homes on the market. It announces the former owner-occupant: one George Thorogood (he of the Destoyers and "Bad to the Bone" fame).
"This humble home was the first residence of Blues Hall of Fame guitarist 'Lonesome' George Thorogood purchased on July 1, 1981 after his national rise to prominence," the sign reads.
After sitting vacant for some time, the current owner bought the home from Thorogood in order to bring it back to life.
"During the restoration, the owner was careful to keep all of the same building footprints and floor plans but brought everything up to current market standards," said realtor Anne Menaquale.
There is also a George Thorogood room inside, replete with autographed memorabilia. Potential buyers will find a signed guitar, along with albums and concert posters from 70s and 80s.
"It's a great home and Thorogood still rocks," Menaquale said.
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