This mansion deal is the largest sale of the decade for Detroit

The 35,000-square-foot mansion is known as the Bishop's Residence

(Andrew Jameson, back/Pixabay, front)
(Andrew Jameson, back/Pixabay, front)

The mansion sold for $2.5 million making it the largest Detroit sale in the past decade, at least according to public records reviewed by Mansion Global.

The 35,000-square-foot mansion, formerly owned by Bishop Wayne Jackson, the home, known as the Bishop’s Residence, has 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms — space that was necessary for Jackson and his wife’s nine children who lived there since 1995.

The house was built in 1926 by Boston-based architects, McGinnis and Walsh, for their client, the Catholic Bishop of Detroit, using funds from a Detroit carriage and car company, Fisher Body. Materials for the house were imported from Europe, such as marble from Italy and wood from Germany.

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The California buyer bought the house off-market last week after determining he was getting the best possible deal on the house: “We had a historical inspector here, and he said you couldn’t build this home for $50 million today,” said the buyer’s agent Antonio Rodriguez of Re/Max Suburban.

The buyer intends on renovating the house and might even make the property into a luxurious bed and breakfast.

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