Chuck Berry’s ‘Historic’ Former Home Is for Sale for $400,000
A St. Louis house bought by Chuck Berry in the early days of his fame has hit the market.
The asking price for the five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home is $399,000, a $100,000 reduction from when it was first listed a year ago.
"Most walls whisper," reads a listing by Leigh Leonard at Coldwell Banker Homes, "these walls rock 'n' roll. ... Walk the halls of this historic manse and listen very carefully!" Berry bought the house, which was built in 1909, in 1958 and lived there until the '70s, when he sold it to the current owners.
During his time there, he scored hits with "Little Queenie," "Back in the U.S.A." "Memphis, Tennessee," "No Particular Place to Go" and "You Never Can Tell."
The 4,350-square-foot, three-story property sits on a little more than a quarter-acre of land. It contains a large kitchen with a butler's pantry, an "architecturally significant" dining room, two front parlors -- one of which has a beamed ceiling -- stained glass windows, leaded-glass-enclosed built-in bookshelves and a game room in the basement. The master suite contains a marble bath.
Outside is a shaded brick porch leading to the backyard and a carriage house that contains a two-car garage and a residence on the upstairs level.
Berry died in 2017 at the age of 90, and there are plans to make two movies about his life: a documentary and a biopic. Chuck! The Documentary was expected to finish filming this summer, with the biopic beginning pre-production shortly afterward. Both are being released by U.K.-based Cardinal Releasing Ltd., and have been authorized by Berry's widow Thelmetta.
You can see pictures of the house for sale below.