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Pieces Of Motown History Are Up For Sale And They're Amazing (And Some Are Affordable, Too)

The Motown Mansion is one of Detroit’s iconic buildings. Home to Barry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, the mansion was built in 1917 for lumber baron Nels Michelson. Every part of the mansion is, in a word, sumptuous. It was purchased by Gordy in 1967 and he owned it until 2002; the most recent owner, Cynthia F. Reeves, sold it for $1.65 million in August. But why were we here? Well, it turns out since the mansion was bought, there’s a lot of music and Detroit history that’s be...

Detroit's Motown Mansion Sells For $1.65 Million

After sitting on the market for two years, the historic home formerly owned by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy has been sold for above the asking price. The buyer, according to a press release, is a Detroit native who currently lives in San Francisco purchased the property for $1.65 million. That’s above the $1.595 million asking price. This is the second highest sale price of the year here in the city of Detroit and the highest in the Boston-Edison neighborhood for awhile. The 1...

LOOK: You Can Own Berry Gordy’s ‘Motown Mansion’ For A Smooth $1.295M

Berry Gordy’s Detroit home, named the ‘Motown Mansion’, just entered the real estate market, and if you have $1,295,000 (or close to it) lying around, you can own it. The mansion is located at 918 West Boston Boulevard in Detroit and sits on 2.2 acres of prime property in the historic Boston-Edison neighborhood. Gordy’s home lives up to the sophisticated images that the word ‘mansion’ evokes.   Nels Michelson built the 10-bedroom, nine bathroom house in 1917.   Measuring 10,500 s...

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