UPDATE: November 2018: The house has been pulled off the market by the current owners as of November 30, 2018. Looks like they were unable to get their dream price of $1.2 million. Based on other home sales in the area, Trulia estimates the house to only be worth $672,000.
July 2018: Jack White’s former home in Detroit is back on the market, this time for $1.2 million. That’s a huge jump from the last time the house sold, in 2007 for $590,000. Wow, that’s some real estate appreciation! The current owners have updated the home with dashes of blue and yellow paint, but the famous main staircase upon which Jack and Meg recorded Get Behind Me, Satan remains largely untouched.
April 2007: The AP reports that 1731 Seminole, the former Detroit, Michigan home of Jack White has finally sold to a retired couple from Maryland for $590,000. The selling price was $60,000 below the final asking price, and a far cry from the original $930,000 price tag that was attached to the property when the house was first put on the market in August of 2006.
White must have been anxious to sell, as he now lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and child. He spent a reported $200,000 worth of restoration/upgrades on the property–more than three times the $66,000 he gained in the sell, putting him in the red for net earnings on the real estate deal.
Note to self: Don’t take real estate advice from Jack White.
To see more photos of the red, white, and black-heavy house, view my original post.