The Michigan Home of the Late Great Aretha Franklin Goes on the Market

by Sasha CarterNovember 27, 2018

5 Bedrooms and 7 Baths in a Luxurious Gated Community

In August of 2018, the world lost one of its most talented singers, the great Aretha Franklin. And, just a few months later, the late diva’s Michigan home appeared on the market. Priced at $800k, the five-bedroom, 4148 square-foot home is located in a beautiful gated community at 4585 Kiftsgate Bend in Bloomfield Hills.

With just a few renovations here and there to make the place that much sweeter, you can get this home back to the prized jewel it once was. Here are some of the reasons why the Queen of Soul’s home needs to be on your radar if you’re in the real estate market for a home in Michigan.

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A Custom Home With a Pool and Two Ponds

For starters, this home sets itself apart from the rest of the properties in the prestigious Hills of Lone Pine gated community. It was custom-built in 1990 on a large lot, featuring mature trees, manicured beds, and two ponds. There’s also community tennis courts and a swimming pool with clubhouse right next to the premises.

The home’s exterior is red brick, used for its superior durability and classic look. Two elevated decks on the back side of the house sit above a brick paver patio and provide picture-perfect views of the grounds beyond. A three-car garage sits at the side of the home, right off its huge circular driveway.

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A Clean and Pristine Interior

Inside, the home sports two stories of pristine beauty and all the practical functionality one could want. The double-doored entry opens to a fabulous marble-tiled foyer that blends into the spacious downstairs family room, complete with fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and concealed wet bar.

The marbled tile flows through the first floor and into the kitchen where an island with built-in cooktop and sink offers plenty of space for preparing and enjoying your favorite meals. The stunning white decor of the space is accented by stark black appliances and gray granite countertops, the combination of which exudes the Queen’s preference for excellence. The amount of storage in the kitchen is staggering, and the space also opens to the backyard.

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Each of the home’s five bedrooms feature plenty of natural light, wood accents and finishes, and plenty of room, making them suitable for a variety of different uses. The first-floor master suite comes with hardwood floors, two generous walk-in closets and its own luxury bathroom with marble shower and jetted tub.

A second-story bridge connects the upper portions of the home, which include two large bedrooms, both with walk-in closets and marble baths. Downstairs needs some rehabilitation work, but there’s plenty of room and utilities in place to turn it into a possible sixth bedroom.

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Buy the Pink Cadillac in the Hills of Lone Pine

Aretha Franklin released her first album at 14 years old, and then for 63 years, she captivated audiences with her rich, powerful voice. It was a terribly sad day when the world lost her, but her strength, willfulness, and ever-loving nature lives on.

Imagine what an honor it would be to live in the space where the Queen of Soul once lived! It’s an honor that could be yours. There’s no question about it – this home is the Pink Cadillac of this esteemed community. Take a tour of Aretha Franklin’s Michigan home and put in an offer today.

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.