The Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen will forever be the House that Prince Built, but it turns out he acquired several others.
The late music legend owned a nifty portfolio of Minnesota properties, including the Minneapolis home that housed "The Kid" character in 1984's Purple Rain, 89.3 the Current's intrepid real estate reporter Jay Gabler reports.
Prince's NPG Music Publishing scooped up the Purple Rain house — a 1913 Longfellow fixer-upper with a "new boiler" — for $117,000 last August, according to records. Located at 3420 Snelling Ave., the three-bedroom, two-bath house was originally listed for $110,000.
Gabler takes readers on a fun photo tour of other Prince properties. Among them: his childhood home in north Minneapolis, a vacant lakeside lot, and a sexy suburban industrial building. Prince Rogers Nelson was one of the largest individual landowners in Chanhassen, with more than 200 acres to his name.
The messy, "uncharted" settling of Prince's estate chugs along at the Carver County Courthouse in Chaska.
Update: The Current obtained interior photos of the house on Snelling Avenue, where Prince, obviously, never actually lived.