Aretha Franklin’s Childhood Home Up for Sale After Recent Sale Falls Through

by Xara Aziz
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A recent sale of Aretha Franklin’s 6,000-square-foot childhood home has fallen through, causing it to be put back on the market, according to a USA Today report.

The home, nestled in the historic La Salle Gardens community, was put back on the market Sunday and has been listed at $379,900.

The 1916 six-bedroom home is made with a brick colonial build and has three full bathrooms, two half-bathrooms and a four-car garage.

The home was initially listed for sale in January by Brittany Randall, a Clyde Realty LLC representative.

“Renovations have been started, but there is still enough room to add your personal touch,” reads a listing describing of the home. “Revive this 3 story home to glory. Original hardwood floors and Pewabic tile throughout. Carriage house has the capacity to hold 4 vehicles with a 1 bedroom unit upstairs. Original brick fireplaces throughout the home. The kitchen and bathroom have been updated. Plumbing, electrical, and AC, is newer installed.”

Randall explained that she is hoping the prospective new buyer of the home is ready and willing to restore the property.

“The house needs a lot of work. Some rooms have been completed. The owners were going room by room,” Randall said. “I would like to keep up with the glory of the block.”

The home was listed as a bank-owned property and was sold “as is” for $46,874 in 2013.

Franklin’s home was re-created in Atlanta for a biopic being filmed about her life. In Respect, the late Detroit star’s life was chronicled from humble beginnings in Detroit to international stardom.

Born Aretha Louise Franklin, the Detroit native has been considered the “Queen of Soul” and was named the greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone. She has sold over 75 million records worldwide and is one of Hollywood’s best-selling artists of all time.

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