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The house in Melbourne, central Florida, where Jim Morrison, the lead singer of the legendary rock band The Doors, spent his first months of life, has been offered for sale for $2.5 million.
The home consists of a single-story, three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,856-square-foot (172.6-square-meter) property.
The real estate agent in charge of the sale believes that the home may go to “a very special buyer who is a super fan of Jim Morrison and The Doors,” and who will see the acquisition of this home as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
“I think this particular buyer will probably come from the West Coast, maybe somewhere in the Hollywood area, or someone internationally. Potentially from somewhere in Europe or the U.K., or maybe France, because that’s where it’s buried,” said Steve Gordon.
Built in 1935, the home was last sold in 2007 for $225,000, a year after someone purchased it for $135,000.
James Douglas Morrison, the given name of the so-called “Lizard King,” was born on Dec. 8, 1943, in a Brevard County hospital, after which he spent six months in the home for sale while his father trained at the nearby Melbourne Naval Air Station during World War II.
The son of a U.S. Navy rear admiral, the interpreter of “Light My Fire” spent his childhood between the Californian city of San Diego and the states of Virginia and Texas.
It was later in the neighborhood of Venice, in Los Angeles (California), where, together with keyboardist Ray Manzanarek, he founded The Doors in 1965, a group that became one of the most emblematic in the history of rock and its vocalist, who died prematurely at the age of 27, became a myth and a legend.