The VanZant brothers’ childhood home is for sale | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

The house where Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant grew up is up for sale.

The property at 5419 Woodcrest Road in West Jacksonville has an asking price of $629,000. Owner Todd Smith is selling the property through his company Blue Horizon Real Estate. The current assessed value of the property is $158,807.

Ronnie Van Zant was the lead singer and one of the founders of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Donnie Van Zant was a founding member of .38 Special. Johnny Van Zant is currently the lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The fireplace inside the Van Zant house.

The main house was built in 1950. Their parents stayed in the house until their deaths.

Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup vocalist Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, and the pilot and co-pilot died in a plane crash in Mississippi on October 20, 1977.

Smith purchased the property which consists of five units in December 2015 from W&W Woodcrest LLC of Jacksonville for $67,500.

Three units are occupied by full-time tenants while the 1,500 square foot main house and 800 square foot annex are rented out as Airbnbs.

The main house rents for $200 per night.

The historical marker outside the Van Zant House in West Jacksonville.

Since purchasing the property, Smith said he has spent between $150,000 and $200,000 renovating the properties. It retains the appearance of the main house as it was when the Van Zant family lived there.

The property was recognized by the state as a historic site in 2018. A marker telling the story of the house is located in front of the property.

Smith listed the house on May 23 and he said there had been interest, but no formal offers as of May 25.

Smith lists the unit price at $125,000.

In 2021, The Daily Record reported that Van Zant House Inc. was looking to raise $300,000 to $500,000 through a crowdfunding campaign.

Smith told in February that he had called off that effort.

In February, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to improve the landscaping of the house. After 60 days, he has raised $2,121 of his $10,000 goal with 14 backers.

Photos and information about the main house can be found on under The Van Zant House (Lynyrd Skynyrd).

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