FILE - This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows Aretha Franklin in Auburn Hills, Mich. On Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, Franklin died from pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Franklin and Sen. John McCain lived through the decade that reshaped so much of American life but were propelled into the 1970s and all the way to 2018, carrying some of the fundamental storylines of the 1960s as they hurtled forward. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Aretha Franklin’s Detroit mansion sells for $300,000
Associated Press / 05:56 PM November 24, 2018
DETROIT — A historic Detroit mansion owned by late singing legend Aretha Franklin has been sold.
The Detroit News reports that, according to public records, the 5,600-square-foot (520-square-meter) brick home adjacent to the Detroit Golf Club fetched $300,000 (around P15.7 million) 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 says “there are no other Detroit properties” that were owned by the Queen of Soul.
Her 4,148-square-foot (385-square-meter) Colonial-style house in suburban Detroit’s Bloomfield Township still is listed for $800,000 (close to P42 million).
Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August in her Detroit riverfront apartment. She was 76.