Here’s one for the Domers: a South Bend, Ind., home where Notre Dame legend Knute Rockne once lived has come to market for $500,000.
The Tudor-style residence, located in the East Wayne Street historic district, was commissioned by Rockne himself and completed in 1929, two years before the iconic football player and coach perished in a plane crash in Kansas. His wake was later held at the residence.
Located a few blocks from the Notre Dame campus, the historic residence retains its period ambiance with original details including leaded glass windows, a limestone fireplace and wrought iron fixtures.
The two-story floor plan includes a formal living room, dining room, four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one partial bath in nearly 4,200 square feet of living space. Outdoors are grounds of more than a third of an acre with a patio, a barbecue area and a detached garage.
Rockne was an All-American player at Notre Dame and led the Fighting Irish to a 105-12-5 record, including five undefeated seasons and three national championships, in 13 years as coach. He died in an airplane crash in Kansas in 1931 while traveling to the set of the film "The Spirit of Notre Dame."
The listing represents the first time that the residence has been offered for sale publicly. Following his death, Rockne’s widow, Bonnie, and their family lived at the home until her passing in 1956. The home was later sold to family friends, whose children have now listed the property for sale.