The little white house immortalized in the 1984 film “Purple Rain” was quietly bought by the very man who helped catapult it into a local landmark in Minneapolis.
Prince paid $117,000 last August — eight months before his death — for the two-story fixer-upper, all cash, the Star Tribune reported Tuesday.
“I don’t think he had a plan, I think he just wanted it,” selling agent Deborah Larson of real-estate firm Coldwell Banker Burnet told the newspaper in revealing the buyer.
Larson said she got a surprise call from a woman inquiring about the home when it was listed one year ago. The woman offered to pay outright, but Larson was already wary after getting inquiries from Prince fans who weren’t actually serious.
But as the process moved forward and the paperwork formalized, the name on the document caught Larson’s attention: It was Prince’s NPG Music Publishing.
Prince ended up purchasing the three-bedroom home, which was listed as needing repairs, for more than the $110,000 the seller was seeking.
After Prince’s death in April by an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, the property became part of his estate.