'Super fan' buying childhood home of rocker Tom Petty
In a Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at KAABOO 2017 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:06AM EDT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A California real estate agent and self-proclaimed "super fan" says he's extended an offer to buy the Florida home of rock legend Tom Petty.
Kevin Beauchamp tells The Gainesville Sun he quickly made an offer of US$175,000 for the nearly 1,200-square-foot (111-sq. meter) home after seeing the home's current owner Brandy Clark mention on a Petty Facebook fan club that she might sell it.
He says he has a contract for the home.
Petty grew up in Gainesville. He died of an accidental overdose in October 2017 at age 66.
Beauchamp says he's working with Petty fan Joanne Davis and Jeff Goldstein, president of the Gainesville Music History Foundation to have the property labeled a historic landmark.
Clark says the home still has the original pink tile in bathroom.