Nearly two months after the death of Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul's 4,148-square-foot “castle”—a five-bedroom manse with 6.5 bathrooms in Bloomfield Township, Michigan—is hitting the market with a RESPECT-able $800,000 asking price.
Should it get a matching offer, the profit will be divided among Aretha Franklin’s four sons, an agreeable outcome considering that at the time of her death she didn't have a will to settle her $80 million estate.
The home—which has now been cleared of the artist's belongings—is situated in the exclusive Hills of Lone Pine area, with access to a community swimming pool and community tennis courts.
The marble-decorated entrance flows into a double-floor great room with hardwood floors, extensive floor-to-ceiling windows, and a fireplace.
master suite is also awash in marble accents and includes a large walk-in closet, as do most of the bedroom suites in this grand abode.
The house has an impressive amount of outdoor living space thanks to a massive deck that overlooks a large yard and two ponds. Other amenities include a three-car garage, a sauna, and a jetted tub.