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Beyoncé’s Childhood Home Went in Flames Christmas Morning

By The Hyperhive


27 December 2023

Beyoncé's childhood home in flames

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Early on Christmas morning, the childhood home of global icon Beyoncé went up in flames. The historic residence, located in the 2400 block of Rosedale Street near Houston’s Third Ward, became the epicenter of a devastating fire. It engulfed the second story in flames around 2 a.m.

Beyoncé's childhood home in flames

Despite the heartbreaking incident, the family currently residing in the iconic house is fine. The couple along with their two small children, managed to escape unharmed before the Houston Fire Department (HFD) arrived on the scene, as reported by KPRC. The property, although vacated by the Knowles family decades ago, remains a cherished landmark for Beyoncé fans.

Beyoncé’s Childhood Home History

According to KTRK, the home holds sentimental value, featuring prominently in the early home videos of the renowned artist. Though the Knowles family moved out in 1982 when Beyoncé was around 5 years old, the house continued to capture the admiration of fans.

Beyoncé's childhood home in flames
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The three-bedroom French traditional home was built in 1946 and renovated in 2016, according to Harris County property records. The property, listed for sale a few years ago, was purchased in May 2019 for an amount ranging between $420,001 and $482,000.

In response to the emergency call, HFD personnel swiftly arrived at 2414 Rosedale, encountering intense flames erupting from the front of the two-story house. Within a remarkable 3-5 minutes, successfully containing the bulk of the fire within 10 minutes. To ensure complete control, efforts included cutting into the roof to address the attic and eaves. They are working to ascertain the cause that set Beyoncé’s childhood home in flames.

Fortunately, there were no reported injuries. The current residents, a couple with their two small children, self-evacuated before the arrival of HFD. The quick response and efficient actions of the firefighters prevented further damage to the property. They sparing the iconic structure from a more devastating fate.

Beyoncé’s Homes Through the Years

Apart from the childhood home that was set on fire, Beyoncé is known to have lived in some other properties that she owns. Based on an article from Rethinking the Future, these are some of the houses she owned.

The Third Ward Hous (1986)

Beyoncé's childhood home in flames
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Beyoncé’s journey begins in the historic Third Ward of Houston, a vibrant neighborhood that became a center for the African-American community in the 1970s. The singer’s Houston roots run deep as seen in the music video for “Pretty Hurts,” filmed in this very neighborhood. However, the open front yard design failed to shield the Knowles family from unexpected fans and media attention. This led to the decision to relocate for security reasons.

The Classic New York City Condo (2005)

As Beyoncé’s solo career soared, she embraced the opportunity to move into her own space. She Settling in a classic NYC condo on the 44th floor of the One Beacon Court Skyscraper. The 2,669 sq ft condo, expertly designed by Parisian interior designer Jacques Grange, boasted floor-to-ceiling windows. It integrated ICT connections, and luxurious amenities such as a 24-hour doorman, security, fitness center, and valet service.

New Orleans Historical Residence (2015)

Beyoncé's childhood home in flames
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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s enchantment with the Southern charm of New Orleans led them to transform a 1927 church into a 13,254 sq ft residence in the NOLA Garden District. La Casa de Castille, with its Mardi Gras style and preserved design, offered a unique window to the past. Quirky features, including floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a rooftop garden, added character to this historic abode.

The Pond House (2017)

Beyoncé's childhood home in flames
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Embracing the serenity of the Hamptons, the power couple invested in The Pond House. The property is next to a 17-acre nature preserve. Designed by Stanford White and constructed by Jeffrey Colle, the warm and inviting residence allowed their three children ample space to play away from prying eyes. This fosters the sense of privacy and tranquility celebrities look for.

The Bel-Air Corner (2017)

The journey concludes with the grandeur of the Carter family’s current primary residence—a palatial megamansion in Bel-Air. Boasting eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a 15-car garage, spa, staff quarters, home cinema, four pools, and a basketball court, this 30,000 sq ft masterpiece reflects the couple’s custom-made vision of luxury. Stepping up a hill, the design mirrors the landscape below, providing both intimate spaces for family members and grand areas for gatherings.

Beyoncé's childhood home in flames
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Do you have nostalgia for your childhood home? Would you feel sad if it was burned?

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