Berry Gordy’s Detroit Home Has Been Restored And Selling For $1.3 Million
We heard it through the grapevine: The Motown Mansion is on the market. The Detroit, MI, home is named for legendary Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. The music producer lived in the 10,500-square-foot manse from 1967 to 1969, but he owned it until 2001, according to listing agent Deborah Smith.
Built in 1917 in the Boston-Edison historic district, the 10-bedroom home has had only four owners. It was in serious need of TLC when current owner Cynthia Reaves moved in in 2002.
“After Gordy moved to L.A., it fell into disrepair. The original structure has a lot of marble, a lot of woodwork, and some of those things had to be restored,” Smith says.
Reaves restored the mansion to its former glory, says Smith. She even won a historic preservation award in Michigan for the house rehab. The house is listed for $1,295,000, and Smith says some prospective buyers already think the home is some kind of wonderful.
The new owner must maintain the integrity of the home’s historic structure, Smith says. Reaves is also “looking for someone who can understand and appreciate and carry on the legacy of this home.”
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