Joseph Simmons, the seminal rapper turned reverend and star of reality show Run’s House, is selling the very home for which his show is named. The property boasts six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a three car garage, and it’s listing price is $5.5 million.

No word yet as to why Run is parting with such splendor. Maybe the reverend has finally taken Matthew 19:24 to heart, which says, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” Then again, maybe not.

Jan 31, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 29 Responses
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Comments (29)

No. 1 SeriousStyle says:

Wants it. If only for the white and red stools.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 1:59 pm
No. 2 Sugar Magnolia says:

There may not be a lot besides corn and cows in Indiana but at least property is reasonably priced:

HIGH tech and LOW maintenance. This 3 story villaminium is ELEGANT, OPULANT and a little west coast. 5 bdrms and 5 baths, over 8750 sq ft. True Master Suite, All bdrms have full att baths, AMENITIES incl: Granite countertops, Limestone tiling, Grabill Cherry cabinetry through out, built in 12′ dresser storage, walk in closets through out, Jacuzzi, his & her sinks, WALK IN SHOWERS for TWO w/ dual head multi showering systems. CHERRY trim through out, The entire 1st and 2nd flrs are BRAZILIAN CHERRY HARDWOOD flrng, & lower level is heated LIMESTONE TILE. FULL size THEATER state of the art, with Kitchenette (frig, micro & Fischer- Payke 2-drawer DW). All Appl stay & are top of the line. The Main Kit has Subzero frig, Gaggenau cook top, Thermador Oven, convection oven & Micro & warming drawer. Miele Dishwasher also Miele Washer & Dryer, Multi tiered Deck w/ 8 person HOT TUB.

PRICE: $969,900

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 2:17 pm
No. 3 SeriousStyle says:

Fucking Washington being all expensive and shit. This is why I still live with my parents.

I’ll go cry in a corner now.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm
No. 4 Sugar Magnolia says:

Of course we also get swings in temperature of 50 degrees or more in 24 hours but hey!

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 2:24 pm
No. 5 Sugar Magnolia says:

SS: Real estate here is phenominal. I have a buddy that bought his first home the summer he graduated from HS, working just 2 part-time jobs.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 2:27 pm
No. 6 jujubees says:

Whatever! What kind of broke ass house is that? 5, bathrooms, that’s it?

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm
No. 7 SeriousStyle says:

SM, I can’t find a shabby shitty studio near here for anything less then $1000/month.


Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 2:59 pm
No. 8 Sugar Magnolia says:

3BR 1 bath ranch on .45 acre in an established neighborhood $83K (mortgage rund arond $625/month)

4BR 2.5 bath Townhouse in a “nice” complex $800-900/month

Newly built 3-4BR 2.5bath in a newer addition $125-150K.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm
No. 9 janice says:

My heavens, SM! My apartment is so cheap, people will literally kill me to get my lease, and it’s still $700 for a 1.5 bedroom semi-basement. With only one bathroom. One, I say. Where are my other 2 bedrooms?! Where is my acre and ranch!?

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 3:23 pm
No. 10 Sugar Magnolia says:

Buyer’s market. Gotta love it.

When the house we bought first went on the market they were asking $95K. It sat for 6 months and the seller wanted to move south before the snow started. We got a fantastic deal.

There’s a 3BR, finished basement with an in-ground pool just a block from us that’s on the market for $116.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 3:47 pm
No. 11 Lily the Pink says:

I NEED this house. Come on, lottery gods. I don’t even care about the specifics. I just want to be able to tell people we bought Joseph Simmons’ house, so when they “who’s house?” I can say “Run’s house”.

OK, maybe $5.5 million is a little much for a bad joke, but still…

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 3:53 pm
No. 12 yourmom says:

Right now in Beacon Hill, one of the most “prestigious” places to live in Boston, for $5.5 million you get a “Gorgeous renovation of Beacon Hill mansion just steps from the Boston Common. Featuring grandly proportioned rooms with elegant detail, amazing custom kitchen, open floor plan perfect for entertaining and family living. Four bedrooms, four full and three half baths, two sensational roof terraces, elevator access, and au paire suite.” 5800 sq. ft. 2 garage parking spaces.

Just FYI, its not like I work in real estate or anything…

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm
No. 13 EsquaredMom says:

Au paire suite. Of course. Because if you have that much money, why should you be expected to look after your own children?

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:27 pm
No. 14 yourmom says:

Come one EM…haven’t you seen The Nanny Diaries?? Rich people don’t take care of their children. Its the law.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:31 pm
No. 15 SeriousStyle says:

Oh. Hell. No.,MD-20814

That’s like unaturally expensive though. Most houses only run abour 2-3 mil.

Where did I come from?!

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm
No. 16 CDD says:

Even though I know the Simmons are ridiculously wealthy, I feel at least by celebrity standards (and even other standards) they are a family to admire. I love when Mr. and Mrs. Run and Russell tell all the kids to ‘get to work’ and while yes, those kids have everything, they also seem to be hard workers. And how cute are Diggy and Russ? So cute! Even Kimora, a Simmons by marriage, who will is disgustingly materialistic, still seems to be a good person deep down, and at the least, a good mom. And the Simmons also do a ton of charity work. More Simmons and less Hiltons!!!

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:43 pm
No. 17 EsquaredMom says:

yourmom- I haven’t seen it yet, because my younger sister (who doesn’t have kids) said it will make me cry because I get so pissy about that subject. So while I rarely listen to her, this time I have taken her advice.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:45 pm
No. 18 jujubees says:

Unless it has a gift wrapping room and bowling alley, I’m not interested.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm
No. 19 CDD says:

I hear ya, SeriousStyle. I only have an apartment in Washington because I qualified five years ago as low-to-medium income and I’m sortof rent-controlled into it now. If not, I’d probably be trying to get accepted into a group home that gets like 1,000 aps for one renter.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:47 pm
No. 20 blahblahblah says:

I hate when these guys become rich quick, buy a huge multi-million dollar home and then have no clue how to decorate it….so tacky. I’ll take my little 3,000 sq ft home that is comfortable, cozy and impeccably decorated over a cold, palatial mansion like that any day.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:52 pm
No. 21 janice says:

“My little 3,000 sq foot home”??

Yeah, totally, that’s minuscule. How do you even fit a couch in there? I hope you don’t have a roommate. That would be awful. I bet you guys would only have 2 living rooms each. Ugh, paupers. ;)

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:59 pm
No. 22 jujubees says:

My house is also 3,000 and at first I thought that sounded too big. But with 4 kids, it’s not big enough. That’s why mommy needs her afternoon hot toddy.

Luckily in Texas you can buy a house twice that size for less than half of what you would pay for a tiny house elsewhere. Now I just need someone to buy this house. Maybe Reverend Run would like to move to Texas?

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 4:59 pm
No. 23 Lisa(#1) says:

I don’t think Rev came by his money quickly or easily - being a pioneer and all. That being said, I think we can all learn a lesson from Beetlejuice: not everyone has the same decorating tastes.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 5:01 pm
No. 24 jujubees says:

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice. Shit, still nothing. That movie is a liar.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 5:11 pm
No. 25 yourmom says:

I never saw that movie, because his makeup freaked me out. True story.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 5:29 pm
No. 26 Lily the Pink says:

Lisa(#1): Here, here, when I was charged with introducing someone to hip hop and they asked me to give them my list oh 50 best/must have songs I was trying to figure out what Run D.M.C song to choose, and finally said screw it and told them to buy Raising Hell. I couldn’t be held responsible otherwise.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 6:32 pm
No. 27 blah says:

I live north of Chicago in the snobby ass part (it’s filled with people who drive Lexus’ and want you to know they shop at Whole Foods). I live in a tiny apartment for $1K a month. We are talking 650 sq ft. My apartment in Atlanta was twice the size of this place and $200 cheaper a month. Plus, I had a giant kick-ass patio with amazing view. Currently my view is of snow blowing on the roof of the apartment building in front of mine :-(

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 9:03 pm
No. 28 queencrone says:

Owning a home is the American Dream. A dream that has passed me by. But there was choices that I made through out my life that were right at the time, but have excluded me from some home ownership. My damn kids had better put me up when I can’t wipe my own ass anymore, cause I wipe theirs when they couldn’t. Circle of life.

Posted: Jan 31, 2008 at 11:15 pm
No. 29 Yo Momma says:

???It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.???
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved? “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but
Maybe he was just upgrading!

Posted: Feb 1, 2008 at 11:04 am
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