Aretha Franklin’s 6000-square-foot childhood home in Detroit’s La Salle Gardens neighborhood was put up for sale.
According to property records the Detroit property officially transferred hands last Wednesday when the sale closed. We’re told the buyers are not celebs, just normal folks who ended up snagging the home for quite a bit less than what it was listed for a couple months ago.
TMZ notes, the house hit the market in May for $379,900 — that was after it was originally listed in January, and then taken off the market. Welp, the new owners negotiated their way down to a final offer of $355k.
Like we said, it’s a helluva bargain … ’cause the property itself actually has a lot to offer.
It’s a 6-bed, 5-bath residence with 6,000 square feet of living space, and it’s got a solid brick foundation with a lovely interior. There are fireplaces throughout the pad, and you can even fit in an extra 1-bedroom unit upstairs.
As far as Aretha’s ties to this address … she lived here in her formative years, age 5 to 18. She famously came back to visit the home in 2011, reminiscing on fond memories.
The crib could use a little bit of work, no doubt — you’ll recall, it was actually abandoned for a little while, but all in all, a great investment … especially considering it’s connection to the Queen of Soul.
Brittany Randall of Clyde Realty held the listing.