The late singing icon Aretha Franklin formerly owned a Detroit mansion, which is now back on the market.
With over 75 million recordings sold worldwide, Franklin ranks among the best-selling musicians. In addition, she has twice been ranked ninth all-time in the list of best artists by Rolling Stone.
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When Aretha was a young girl, her family relocated from Memphis to Detroit. From the age of five to eighteen, The Queen of Soul called this Detroit flat, which is entirely made of brick, “home.” When the residence was first put up for sale in January, the sale fell through. Thus, it’s back on the market right now for $379,900.
There are 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in the three-story house. Brick fireplaces may be found everywhere, and there is even an above-ground pool. There is a carriage house with space for four cars and an upstairs apartment with one bedroom. The new owners, however, will undoubtedly have a difficult task ahead of them because the property was abandoned for quite some time now.
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When Aretha returned to the house in 2011, she remarked that it had once been the most beautiful place she had ever seen. The listing of this property is held by Brittany Randall of Clyde Realty.
Franklin moved back to Bloomfield Hills, a Detroit suburb, in 1982 so she could be near her elderly father and siblings. She stayed there right up until her passing. Sadly, Franklin passed away in 2018, at the age of 76, from pancreatic cancer. She passed away while residing in Riverfront Towers in the heart of Detroit.
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She was receiving hospice care while being surrounded by relatives and friends in her last moments. On her deathbed, she had visits from Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson, and her ex-husband Glynn Turman. Franklin, 76, passed away at her home on August 16, 2018.