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Thread started 07/08/13 8:04am

Scotsman1999

The purple house

I know Prince is meant to have had a 'purple house' back in '84 but had it torn down for reasons unknown..

Considering how well Paisley Park is documented/photographed, I can't recall ever seeing this 'purple house' that the newpapers and fan books of the time commented on.

Was it really painted purple? Was it a myth? Does anyone have any pictures??

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Reply #1 posted 07/08/13 8:26am

Genesia

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Yes, there really was a purple house. It was on Kiowa Trail in Chanhassen. Prince's father lived there (after Prince). It was torn down after he died.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #2 posted 07/08/13 9:56am

Superfan1984

I have pictures / I will try and find them on here and will post later....
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Reply #3 posted 07/08/13 1:03pm

Xibalba

http://pool.twincitiesdailyphoto.com/2010/purple_house.JPG

I see dead pixels.
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Reply #4 posted 07/08/13 1:06pm

Genesia

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^ Not the house (lest there be any confusion).

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #5 posted 07/08/13 1:10pm

Xibalba

photo princes_house_zps561d6423.jpg

I see dead pixels.
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Reply #6 posted 07/08/13 2:55pm

LittleBear

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^^ Awww! Those dogs aren't scary one bit! lol

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Reply #7 posted 07/08/13 3:51pm

fms

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My first trip to Minneapolis I stalked the purple house! Went up to the gate, pushed the button and spoke to (I didn't realize it then) Prince's dad.

I later found out Prince had moved.

Sad that both houses no longer stand.

Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths...(Jeremiah 6:16) www.ancientfaithradio.com

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Reply #8 posted 07/08/13 6:27pm

rap

Xibalba said:

http://pool.twincitiesdailyphoto.com/2010/purple_house.JPG

Wasn't it torn down

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Reply #9 posted 07/08/13 6:29pm

rap

rap said:

Xibalba said:

http://pool.twincitiesdailyphoto.com/2010/purple_house.JPG

Wasn't it torn down

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Reply #10 posted 07/08/13 7:36pm

Superfan1984

[img:$uid]http://i1278.ph.../img:$uid]here is a pic of my husband and kids outside the purple house on Kiowa drive, talking to P's dad....2002 I think it was....
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Reply #11 posted 07/08/13 7:42pm

Superfan1984

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Reply #12 posted 07/08/13 9:22pm

naffi

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How could you destroy such a gorgeous house, possibility change the colour on the outside, but it is so cool, like a dolls house?!
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Reply #13 posted 07/09/13 6:34am

Superfan1984

naffi- You do know that "doll house" is not his house right? It is seriously the purple "Golden Girls" rancher you see here....
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Reply #14 posted 07/09/13 7:37am

Genesia

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naffi said:

How could you destroy such a gorgeous house, possibility change the colour on the outside, but it is so cool, like a dolls house?!


That isn't the house. That's why I posted, "Not the house (lest there be any confusion)."

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #15 posted 07/09/13 11:52pm

artist76

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Superfan1984 said:

here is a pic of my husband and kids outside the purple house on Kiowa drive, talking to P's dad....2002 I think it was....

Cool! So what did Prince's dad say?
The house appears to have a 3 car garage.
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Reply #16 posted 07/10/13 6:46am

Superfan1984

if I remember correctly, my husband said, "Is this Prince's house?' and the man laughed and said, "naw, naw, naw..." laughing, something like that. I'm not SURE it was his dad but I think so.
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Reply #17 posted 07/10/13 8:58am

Scotsman1999

Thanks for posting those pics Superfan. How intriguing that he had a custom gate with those SOTT symbols on them - that dates the decor and he never changed it to later name.

I'm surprised so little is known about this property, when so much of Paisley Park is documented. Every little snippet is valuable. I suppose PP is his only base now, as he seems to just rent out accommodation to live in these days.

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Reply #18 posted 07/10/13 1:23pm

LadyZsaZsa

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Superfan1984 said:

here's a better one.....

I like Tudor Revival, but this one, not so much.

I love Storybook style. And Paisley Park. smile
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Reply #19 posted 07/10/13 6:23pm

rap

Wasn't the entire 1999 album recorded in its basement?

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Reply #20 posted 07/10/13 8:03pm

callimnate

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fms said:

My first trip to Minneapolis I stalked the purple house! Went up to the gate, pushed the button and spoke to (I didn't realize it then) Prince's dad.

I later found out Prince had moved.

Sad that both houses no longer stand.

What year was this!?

I went in 1989 and as I approached the house I was kindly escorted back to my car by two lovely gentlemen in black suits.

lol

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Reply #21 posted 07/10/13 8:54pm

nursev

Superfan1984 said:

here's a better one.....



Very nice...I remember it-thanks for posting.
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Reply #22 posted 07/10/13 8:57pm

nursev

Superfan1984 said:

here's a better one.....



Very nice...I remember it-thanks for posting.
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Reply #23 posted 07/11/13 3:07am

naffi

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Superfan1984 said:

naffi- You do know that "doll house" is not his house right? It is seriously the purple "Golden Girls" rancher you see here....

Nope, missed Genesia's comment that it wasn't, but the purple rancher is rather hideous, especially when compared with the dolls house!!
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Reply #24 posted 07/11/13 6:44am

Superfan1984

Callimnate-I think this was 2002 , could have been 2003. No one was around at all. No one. I do remember seeing heating and air vans across the street belonging to whomever lived there and I was struck by what a "normal" neighborhood this was. It was winter so no one was out. Anyway, we went back a year or so later and it had been torn down.
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Reply #25 posted 07/11/13 9:41am

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If I was rich I'd certainly blow a few million on a big purple mansion.

That dolls house looks like something out of a fantasy world though razz

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Reply #26 posted 07/11/13 12:44pm

LadyZsaZsa

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PurpleDoctorHouse said:

If I was rich I'd certainly blow a few million on a big purple mansion.



That dolls house looks like something out of a fantasy world though razz


Cinderella Castle. nod :lol:

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Reply #27 posted 07/21/13 4:15am

fms

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callimnate said:

fms said:

My first trip to Minneapolis I stalked the purple house! Went up to the gate, pushed the button and spoke to (I didn't realize it then) Prince's dad.

I later found out Prince had moved.

Sad that both houses no longer stand.

What year was this!?

I went in 1989 and as I approached the house I was kindly escorted back to my car by two lovely gentlemen in black suits.

lol

October 1986

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Reply #28 posted 07/23/13 11:28am

30peacessilver

Superfan1984 said:

here's a better one.....

More than one. This one looks more familiar. It was boxy.
[Edited 7/23/13 11:30am]
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Reply #29 posted 07/23/13 12:27pm

Superfan1984

[img:$uid]http://i1278.ph.../img:$uid]Just found this pic..... it's better....
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