Kid Rock’s Childhood Home Is For Sale!

by Sasha CarterJune 27, 2017

What Was It Like to Be Baby Kid Rock? Find Out Now

If you are looking for a sprawling piece of property to spread out and enjoy a rustic yet luxurious lifestyle, consider this 5.5 acre estate. Not only does it have a bucolic charm, but it also has a rather star studded history. The Michigan home, now selling for 1.15 million, was once home to Robert James Ritchie, more famously known as Kid Rock.

The home has been owned by the Ritchie family since 1972, affectionately nicknamed “Applecrest Farm.” With 5,628 square feet to romp around, Kid Rock had plenty of space as a child to grow into the super star that he is today.

“Live Free” in Kid Rock’s Childhood Home

It’s easy to imagine Ritchie roaming around the huge piece of property. With so much space and so many amenities, it feels a bit like the country landscapes that he describes in his song, “Born Free:” “wild, like an untamed stallion.”

On this gorgeous estate, you will find a picturesque barn with two stalls and a tack room, so get ready to make your farm life dreams come true. If you aren’t up for investing in a few horses, you can still take advantage of the property’s tennis courts and in-ground pool. This house is perfect for entertaining as it has a cute little guest house, complete with a sleeping loft, kitchenette, lavatory, and plenty of storage.


This Home Makes Every Season Feel Like Summer

The house itself is newly renovated, with a Viking stove and Sub-Zero refrigerator that has never been used. Appointed with handmade cabinetry and built-in furniture, this large home promises to be the perfect place to spread out and unwind. Gorgeous cherry plank flooring and oversized crown molding give the entire home an old-timey country feel with a modern twist.

Reportedly, a music video was filmed in the home, though the family and Realtors are quick to withhold information about whether or not it was one of Kid Rock’s own videos. With five fireplaces, a loft in the entertainment room, and a brass bar, you could film your own music video from the comfort of this home.

The home boasts five full bathrooms and 3 half baths, with an indoor jacuzzi in addition to the in-ground pool in the yard. Solid wood doors and security surveillance add a layer of safety so you can relax in this mansion with peace of mind.

Get Cozy in This “Redneck Paradise”

Use this home as your private escape or full time getaway, and channel your inner country rockstar with the luxury of a mansion and the privacy of a rural farmhouse. With all of this space, you could cultivate a large garden, or maybe even a career in country music! The potential is limitless.

The amenities of this home will allow you to spend time on what really matters, which according to Kid Rock, includes “chasing dreams and racing father time.”

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.