The former Michigan home of powerhouse vocalist Aretha Franklin is now available for $1.2 million.
The late soul singer’s Bloomfield Township mansion was originally listed for $800,000 shortly after her death last year. When it failed to sell, the residence received a detailed update to bring the interior spaces up to contemporary styling standards. Apparently, the 4,100-square-foot home was in need of such a serious renovation since Franklin hadn’t actually lived at the property for 15 years.
Built in 1990, the five-bedroom features French-inspired exterior architecture. Within, the home is decidedly upscale. It opens onto a brief foyer which transitions immediately to a double-height great room, with plentiful glass, French doors, and statement floor-to-ceiling fireplace. Right around the corner is the flashily updated kitchen, now boasting gleaming white cabinetry, dark countertops, and dramatically contrasted and figured marble flooring.
The house also features black-and-white tile, plank flooring, and multiple fireplaces. The master suite boasts one of two decks that look out over a fairly large lot, with expansive lawns, a water feature, and mature trees giving the home a sylvan setting.