Aretha Franklin man­sion in Detroit sells for $300,000

Chicago Sun-Times (Sunday) - - NATION/WORLD -

DETROIT — A his­toric Detroit man­sion owned by late singing le­gend Aretha Franklin has been sold.

The Detroit News re­ported that, ac­cord­ing to pub­lic records, the 5,600-square-foot brick home ad­ja­cent to the Detroit Golf Club fetched $300,000 in a sale last month. It was built in 1927.

The news­pa­per re­ports Franklin bought the home in 1993 but nearly lost it in 2008 due to un­paid prop­erty taxes.

Franklin es­tate per­sonal rep­re­sen­ta­tive Sab­rina Gar­rett-Owens said “there are no other Detroit prop­er­ties” that were owned by the Queen of Soul.

Her 4,148-square-foot Colo­nial-style house in sub­ur­ban Detroit’s Bloom­field Town­ship still is listed for $800,000.

Franklin died of pan­cre­atic can­cer in Au­gust in her Detroit river­front apart­ment. She was 76.

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This 5,600-square-foot his­toric Detroit man­sion was built in 1927. Aretha Franklin bought it in 1993.

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