.

Amy Winehouse's Family Selling Late Singer's Home

London townhouse where Winehouse was found dead priced at $4.2 million

Amy Winehouse's home in London
Carl Court/AFP Photo
May 31, 2012 2:55 PM ET

Amy Winehouse's family has put the Northwest London home where the late singer was found dead last July up for sale for £2.7 million, or $4.2 million, the Associated Press reports.

Though a spokesman for the Winehouse family said Amy had loved the house, her family decided with "great regret" to sell, believing it would be inappropriate for any of them to live in the Camden property.

"It was not practical to keep it empty while paying the costs of its upkeep," said spokesman Chris Goodman in a statement. "It is a wonderful place and will be a happy family home for someone."

It was rumored, the Guardian points out, that the house might be converted into the headquarters for the Amy Winehouse Foundation (which launched its U.S. outreach in April), a charity that raises money to help young people in need. The singer's home has also become a shrine of sorts, with fans leaving flowers and mementos in tribute.

According to its listing on Housenetwork.co.uk, the three-bedroom home features private gardens in the front and back that overlook Camden Square. It also comes with upgrades like an integrated sound system and CCTV.

Graham Lock, a spokesman for Housentwork.co.uk, told the AP that the listing has generated "a lot of interest." He added, "There's a lot of fans getting in touch about it so we're trying to weed out the genuine interest from people who are just being nosy."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Santa Monica”

Everclear | 1996

After his brother and girlfriend both died of drug overdoses, Art Alexakis -- depressed and hooked on drugs himself -- jumped off the Santa Monica Pier in California, determined to die. "It was really stupid," said the Everclear frontman, who would further explore his personal emotional journey in the song "Father of Mine." "I went under the water. Then I said, 'I don't wanna die.'" The song, declaring "Let's swim out past the breakers/and watch the world die," was intended as a manifesto for change, Alexakis said. "Let the world do what it's gonna do and just live on our own."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com