Singer Ben Harper Knows What Makes a House a Home

This duet penned by Ben Harper and his mom, Ellen, cuts to the heart of what makes a house a home.

We’ve talked at length on this blog about the impact music has on a home and how musicians frequently turn to the idea of home for inspiration. Singer/songwriter Ben Harper’s latest album features a song called “A House is a Home” that perfectly encapsulates the idea of home that we at Coldwell Banker Real Estate believe in with every fiber of our being.

The amazing part about this song, and the video below, is that Ben Harper sings this song as a duet with his mom.

The lyrics are ripe with sentiment and beautifully communicate the feeling of home that we all hold so dearly. But as you saw with yesterday’s post about “Home is Where Mom Is” hearing this song being sung with his mom just adds to the power of the words.

With Mother’s Day around the corner I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to share this tune, “A House is a Home.” Bravo Ben and Ellen Harper.

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.