Ronnie James Dio's Childhood Home For Sale

A house in Cortland, New York that is purported to be the childhood home of Ronnie James Dio is being auctioned on eBay, with the minimum starting bid of $90,000.

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A house in Cortland, New York that is purported to be the childhood home of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Heaven & Hell, Black Sabbath, Rainbow) is being auctioned on eBay, with the minimum starting bid of $90,000, reports Blabbermouth.

Writes the seller: "This is the house [Ronnie] grew up in, wrote songs in, had parties in, and played in!

"We bought the house from Ronnie about 3.5 years ago and have enjoyed living there but it is too small for our growing family. I am listing it on eBay in the hopes that a TRUE Dio fan can get this house and enjoy owning a piece or heavy metal history.

"The house has a detached garage (where Dio used to play with his friends and band mates). A fenced-in backyard great for BBQs and a garden behind the garage (where Ronnie told me himself he buried a trunk that we never got around to digging up). I have found an old mic of his and what looks like some spelling test that were pushed into a knot hole in the floor.

"I have heard many stories from people all over town about going over and listening to Ronnie playing in the garage or going over later in life and partying in the house. If these walls could talk!

"We have had people come visit the house getting their picture taken out front or by the street sign of Dio Way.

"The roof on the house and the garage need work. But we have replaced the heating system and the hot water heater last year. We also added 10 more inches of insulation in the attic."

The auction ends on August 31.

Ronnie James Dio, real name Ronald James Padavona, was born in New Hampshire on July 10, 1942.

He moved to Cortland, New York at a young age, where he began playing with local acts. A street in Cortland, Dio Way, was named after him in 1988.

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    xHellbound
    I wonder if my parents would buy this for me if I got a decent job.. Seriously considering this, since I'm already in New York.. Damn.. The most metal house ever!!
    pokerhappy
    Just saying, "Dio Way" mentioned at the end is just the best name for a street, ever.
    crazysam23_Atax
    How do we know it's actually Dio's childhood home?...
    iommi600
    Well... It is kinda odd when you read this:
    Writes the seller: "This is the house [Ronnie] grew up in, wrote songs in, had parties in, and played in!
    I'm pretty sure he wouldn't write songs or invite the babes over as a child...
    iommi600
    Weird, I could swear it was a house in the beach or something, so he could be the Children of the Sea.
    trailofblood
    guys it's now we got the perfect chance to get a club house for this motley community! I got at least 2 dimes - are you in?
    Moarmetal
    Holy Diver!!!!
    snoble029
    I am going to stir up an angry comment war but I want to say... The KsE cover was better. Go ahead and yell at me.
    iommi600
    Sure, if you consider "complete butchery" as better, that's your opinion, I guess. But I downvoted you anyway.
    Aralingh
    In all honesty, it's just a house in which a person who happened to become famous grew up in. Nothing special.
    Shornifier
    They say if you are worthy enough, they shall be granted the powers of the Holy Diver. Those who are not will be ground to dust by the mighty voice of Dio. Totally worth a try.
    vppark2
    hmmm i live in MA, id totally do this but its a little much for me and my mom to afford :/