The newspaper reports Franklin bought the home in 1993, but nearly lost it in 2008 due to unpaid property taxes. Franklin estate personal representative Sabrina Garrett-Owens says "there are no other Detroit properties" that were owned by the Queen of Soul.
Her 4,148-square-foot (385-square-meter) Colonial-style house in suburban Detroit's Bloomfield Township still is listed for $800,000 . Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August in her Detroit riverfront apartment. She was 76.