The House That Ruth Lived in for Sale
For a cool $1.65M, you can live in the same Dutton Road home as one of baseball's greatest players.
Did you ever want to buy a piece of baseball history so bad you didn't care what the price tag said?
Well, for all of you true fans of America's pastime, here's a piece of history you may never thought of purchasing.
According to Caldwell Banker's real estate website, 558 Dutton Road, better known as Babe Ruth's house, is on the market. The asking price for the home built in 1800? Only $1.65 million.
The former homestead of The Babe is meticulously renovated exuding warmth and ambiance, the website describes. There is a sensational gathering room, a four-season sun porch with arched windows, and a large private parlor.
The family room is described as luxurious with a fireplace and custom finishes. The state-of-the-art cherry kitchen boasts a Thermador six-burner stove. The master bedroom is sunny with a vaulted ceiling. The third floor is labeled the "Babe Ruth" memorabilia room.
Ruth purchased the property, better known as “Home Plate Farm,” in 1922 and lived there until 1926. The 13-room, 3.5 bathroom house has more than 5,000 square feet of living space. There is also an adjacent barn. Overall the property covers 2 acres.
During his playing days, Ruth was known as one who enjoyed wild parties. According to legend, one of those parties was in the winter when he pushed a piano out onto an iced-over Willis Pond. Supposedly Ruth left the piano there until the ice melted in the spring and the piano sank. The piano was never found, but in 2010 divers found a veneer from an old piano.
Ruth spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, playing six with the Boston Red Sox before being sold to the New York Yankees in 1920. He was among the first players ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.