Aretha Franklin's Detroit Mansion Has Been Sold

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Aretha Franklin’s historic Detroit mansion has been sold for $300,000. The 5,600 square-foot brick home was built in 1927. The mansion features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and three fireplaces according to public records. It also a three-car garage and a back yard adjacent to the north course of the Detroit Golf Club. Franklin purchased the house back in 1993 but came close to losing it back in 2008 due to unpaid property taxes.

The Queen of Soul also owned a colonial style home with 4,148 square-feet in the suburban area of Detroit which is currently on the market for $800,000. 

Aretha was born in Memphis but grew up mainly in Detroit and was the daughter of a prominent minister. She began her legendary career singing gospel in her father's church.

Aretha Franklin died at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer in August. In September, it was revealed that she died without a will, meaning the process of dividing up her wealth is likely to play out in public.

 

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