SPRINGSTEENS HORSING AROUND IN FLA.
They’ve long had dual residences just a dozen miles apart, in Rumson and Colts Neck. Now, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa have added the keys to a place in Florida to their key rings.
Since June, Monmouth County’s most famous couple has spent $7.7 million on side-by-side properties in a gated community about 15 miles inland from West Palm Beach, Florida, according to a report in the Daily Business Review.
Through a trust, the couple bought the properties for $3.1 million and $4.6 million. The latter sum, dropped in late September, got them a furnished, five-bedroom house on three-quarters of an acre, according to the report.
The properties are in the Equestrian Club Estates development, home to the annual Winter Equestrian Festival.
According to the report:
The purchase will benefit Springsteens 15-year-old daughter, Jessica, who is an equestrian. Springsteen normally visits the area with his wife, musician Patti Scialfa, to see his daughter compete in the festival. But he usually rents a house.
His newly acquired residence at 3581 Ambassador Road is on three-quarters of an acre and has about 6,700 square feet. He closed on the deal in late September.
This is his second purchase in the community, according to Palm Beach County property records. In June, the rocker paid $3.1 million for the house at 3561 Ambassador Road, next door to his latest acquisition. According to public records, the property is adjacent to a house owned by Mark Bellissimo, a prominent figure in the sport and the owner of Wellingtons equestrian stadium.
Springsteen intends to put the house at 3561 Ambassador back on the market, according to a source.
Wellington competitions are a celebrity magnet, according to one report, attracting such stars as Glenn Close, Kelly Klein, Tommy Lee Jones and Lou Dobbs.