Some lucky new homeowner is about to start living like a queen.
Just weeks after a For Sale sign first appeared in front of the longtime home of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in suburban Detroit, the late singer's house has been sold for a reported $300,000. That's less than 40 percent of the $800,000 asking price.
The Colonial-style brick house in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was custom built in a gated community in 1990. Overlooking two ponds, it measures more than 4,100 square feet and features five bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a two-story great room with a fireplace, and a three-car garage. A community swimming pool and tennis courts are nearby.
Franklin lived in Bloomfield Hills for decades before moving to a riverside apartment in downtown Detroit in 2017. She died there August 16 while receiving hospice care for advanced pancreatic cancer. The gospel and soul legend known for hits like "Respect," "Chain of Fools" and "Spanish Harlem" was 76.
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