Kid Rock lists Detroit home for $2.2 million
Rock purchased the stately home, which sits along the Detroit River, in 2012
Kid Rock is saying Bawitda-bye-bye to his stately Detroit manor.
Rock's six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot home, located on Dwight and nestled against the Detroit River, was listed Monday for $2.2 million.
Rock purchased the home, which sits just across the river from the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle, in January 2012. Its purchase price was never made public, but before the sale, it had been listed for $465,000.
At last month's Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Rock bragged to The Detroit News that Motown great Marvin Gaye used to party at the house. In the late 1960s, the estate was owned by Tom and Diane Schoenith, who also owned the Roostertail restaurant in Detroit and who regularly hosted parties with Motown performers and executives at their home.
Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, made several renovations to the property, according to the home's listing. Those improvements include an "impressive boathouse with an outdoor shower," a new break wall, an attached two-car heated garage, two outdoor televisions and a state-of-the-art entertainment system.
The Colonial, which was built in 1930, is just a few doors down from Detroit's Manoogian Mansion. Pictures of the home included with its listing show two American flags out front, but it was regularly adorned with more.
The gated property sits on the west corner of Dwight in the Joseph Berry Subdivision. American flags can be seen throughout the home, and a statue of Jesus — another Rock addition — rests in the backyard.
Inside, pictures of Bob Seger, George Washington and Jesus Christ can be seen on bedroom walls, and a bathroom curtain sports a Made in Detroit logo.
The home houses a library with built-in bookshelves, a bold red dining room and a large finished basement perfect for entertaining, which features a large photograph of Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker band in front of Motown's Hitsville, U.S.A. There's also a checkered black-and-white floor, a plush poker table, dining booths and a custom beer pong table.
Rock, 48, also has residences in Nashville, Alabama and northern Oakland County.