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Motown Founder Berry Gordy's Former Detroit Mansion Up for Sale

The 10,500-square-foot home is listed for nearly $1.6 million

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    A Detroit mansion once owned by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is back on the market. 

    The 10,500-square-foot home in the city's Boston-Edison neighborhood is listed for nearly $1.6 million, according to The Detroit News

    "Just based off of the response we've gotten from the market, I think it will be a successful sale," real estate agent Deborah Smith told the newspaper. 

    Smith said celebrities and foreign and local business owners have shown interest in the estate. 

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    The Italian Renaissance Revival home was listed last year for $1.3 million before it was taken off the market. Attorney and owner Cynthia Reaves listed it in 2010 for about $1.4 million. 

    Smith has said the housing "market was a little depressed" then and "wasn't ready" for the home. 

    Renovations have been made on the home over the past year, Smith said. 

    Gordy bought it 1967 and lived there a few years before moving to Los Angeles. 

    The home also has a 1,100-square-foot apartment with three bedrooms, a five-car carriage house, and athletic facilities. 

    It sits on 2.2 acres and was built in 1917 by lumber baron Nels Michelson.

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