RUMSON, N.J. — The price was right for Bruce Springsteen.
Springsteen has sold his former Rumson home at 36 Bellevue Ave. for $3.2 million, according to a Zillow.com listing. A notice of contract for the estate to be sold to Peter and Meghann Marturano had been filed with the Monmouth County Clerk, Redbankgreen.com first reported.
The house, which was not listed on the open market, is where Springsteen and wife, Patti Scialfa, raised their three children.
“Right before the Born in the U.S.A. tour, I bought a home (in 1983) in the Republican stronghold of Rumson, New Jersey, only minutes from the plot of sand that once held the old Surf and Sea Beach Club, where we ‘townies’ had been spit on by the children of my new neighbors,” Springsteen wrote in his autobiography, Born to Run.
“The house was a rambling old Georgian-style ‘mansion’ on the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Ridge Road. I went through my usual buyer’s remorse, but I held out, promising myself I’d fill the big old house with what I’d been searching for: family and a life.”
“They’ve really been quiet neighbors,” Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl told the Asbury Park Press in an earlier interview. “The only remarkable thing about the property is in the summer months, fans, typically from Europe I believe, come by the property and take pictures.”
Over the years, Springsteen performed several benefit shows for the Rumson Country Day School, which is directly across the street from the Rumson home, at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Springsteen’s kids attended the school.
He moved to 36 Bellevue, which was built in 1917, after several years in a farmhouse in Holmdel on 7 The Summit.
Springsteen sold a property adjacent to 36 Bellevue to pro basketball player Randy Foye for $1.74 million early last year. Taxes on 36 Bellevue, 5,892 square feet, are $44,460.
Springsteen’s primary Jersey residence is his 378-acre property in Colts Neck.