*A historic Detroit mansion, built in 1927 and owned by late singing legend Aretha Franklin, has been sold.
According to public records researched by the Detroit News, the 5,600-square-foot building, adjacent to the Detroit Golf Club, brought in $300,000 when it was sold last month. Additionally, an empty half-acre lot next to the home was also part of the deal.
Franklin bought the home in 1993, but nearly lost it in 2008 due to unpaid property taxes. The late singer said at the time an attorney’s mistake allowed the property to slip into foreclosure due to $19,192 in unpaid property taxes. She paid the back taxes and recovered the property, public records show.
“There are no other Detroit properties” that were owned by Franklin, said Sabrina Garrett-Owens, the personal representative of Franklin’s estate, in a Friday email to The Detroit News. “There is no link with (the) new owner,” Garrett-Owens added.
Meanwhile, Franklin also owned another house that’s being listed for $800,000 in the suburban area of Detriot Bloomfield Township. That colonial-style house is 4,148 square feet.
Aretha Franklin died at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer in August.
Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August in her Detroit riverfront apartment. She was 76.