Beyoncé’s Childhood Home In Houston Engulfed In Flames On Christmas Morning, No Injuries Reported
On the morning of December 25th, a fire broke out at the childhood home of international music icon Beyoncé in Houston, Texas. The incident, which was swiftly responded to by the Houston Fire Department, fortunately resulted in no injuries.
The emergency call came in around 2 a.m., reporting a fire at a two-story brick house in the Riverside Terrace neighborhood. Firefighters, arriving within five minutes, encountered significant flames but managed to extinguish the fire in approximately ten minutes. The family currently living in the home – a couple with two young children – successfully evacuated without harm.
The house, situated at 2414 Rosedale Street, holds historical significance as the former residence of Beyoncé Knowles and her family. Purchased by her parents, Mathew and Celestine “Tina” Knowles, in 1982, the property was their home until Beyoncé was about five years old. The Knowles family’s tenure in the house preceded the birth of Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, in 1986.
Currently owned by Brad Upshaw of The Upshaw Group, the house has been a point of interest for both its historical and cultural value. In a 2018 interview with Good Morning America, Upshaw discussed the property’s legacy and significance as Beyoncé’s early childhood home. At that time, the house was on the market for sale.
In a recent TikTok video, Tina Knowles and Beyoncé were seen visiting the property, capturing memories of the place that held so much of their family history.
The house, built in 1946 on an 8,600-square-foot lot, was previously acquired from John and Artie Criesman by the Knowles family for $64,000, as reported by the Houston Business Journal. Today, the property is valued at over $500,000, featuring modern upgrades like a granite and stainless-steel kitchen, a spacious living area with a romantic fireplace, and a master retreat with a unique bed platform and spiral staircase leading to a loft. The house also includes a versatile den or media room that can serve as a fourth bedroom.
As investigators continue to determine the cause of the fire, which may take several months, the incident has brought renewed attention to this notable Houston landmark, once home to one of the world’s most celebrated musical talents.
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