Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ronnie James Dio’s childhood home for sale on eBay

A childhood home of the late Ronnie James Dio is now for sale on eBay.

The 3-bedroom house is located in Cortland, New York, which is south of Syracuse.

A street in Cortland – Dio Way – was named after the singer in 1988.

The minimum starting bid is listed as $90,000; the auction ends on August 31.

The seller’s description is as follows:

"This is the house [Ronnie] grew up in, wrote songs in, had parties in, and played in!

We bought the house from Ronnie about 3.5 years ago and have enjoyed living there but it is too small for our growing family. I am listing it on eBay in the hopes that a TRUE Dio fan can get this house and enjoy owning a piece or heavy metal history.

The house has a detached garage (where Dio used to play with his friends and band mates). A fenced-in backyard great for BBQs and a garden behind the garage (where Ronnie told me himself he buried a trunk that we never got around to digging up). I have found an old mic of his and what looks like some spelling test that were pushed into a knot hole in the floor.

I have heard many stories from people all over town about going over and listening to Ronnie playing in the garage or going over later in life and partying in the house. If these walls could talk!

We have had people come visit the house getting their picture taken out front or by the street sign of Dio Way.

The roof on the house and the garage need work. But we have replaced the heating system and the hot water heater last year. We also added 10 more inches of insulation in the attic."

View the full listing here.

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See also:

Ronnie James Dio: The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2 audio preview
Ronnie James Dio: The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2 details released
Dio: The Singles Collection box set due next month
Ronnie James Dio: New Best Of album due this fall
VIDEO: Anthrax covers Black Sabbath classic for Dio tribute
VIDEO: James Durbin pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Metallica to appear on Dio, Deep Purple tribute albums
VIDEO: Ryan Adams unplugs for Dio’s Holy Diver
Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund hosts Awards Gala
Dio's '80s All-Star metal project to be reissued
Update: Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund Gala
Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund Gala announced
Ronnie James Dio compilation due next month
Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund raises more than $450,000 for cancer research