Former Berry Gordy 'Motown Mansion' sells for $1.6 million

- After two years, neighbors in Detroit's Boston-Edison historic district are excited to learn the Motown Mansion on W. Boston Boulevard has a new owner.

Known as the former Berry Gordy mansion, the 100-year-old home has been sold for over $1.6 million.  Gordy was the founder of Motown records.

The luxurious Italian Renaissance style mansion sits on a 2.2 acre lot and was built in 1917.

The buyer is said to be a native Detroiter who's coming back to the area from San Francisco.

The new owner will soon enjoy the 10 bedrooms over the 10,500 square-foot main residence along with an 1100 square-foot apartment with 3 bedrooms, a five-car carriage house, and athletic facilities.

The mansion also featured a limestone entry hall, a living room with Black Walnut paneling and Italian Marble fireplace.

Walking her dog, Ricky Bobby down Boston Boulevard, neighbor Lisa Virkus only purchased a home across the street two months ago.

"Wouldn't you love to be back there in the days," she said. "Stevie wonder. Who knows who else!? Michael Jackson."

And other neighbors like Eddie Blue, whose been living in the neighborhood for 34 years says the now previous owner has made a lot of upgrades inside and out.

“It’s amazing, the pictures are amazing,” Virkus said. “I would love to go in and actually see it.”
 

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