Grammy-Winning Diva Anita Baker Lists Her Detroit Suburb Home for $1.8 Million

It seems songstress Anita Baker’s home is no longer the best thing yet as she recently listed the residence for $1.8 million. Baker purchased the property, located in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, for $2.2 million in 1993. 

OXON HILL, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 05: Singer Anita Baker onstage during 2019 Urban One Honors at MGM National Harbor on December 05, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Baker reportedly has a net worth of $40 million. She launched her career as a teenager singing in nightclubs throughout Detroit before joining the band Chapter 8. The band released a duet between Baker and Gerald Lyles titled “Ready for Love,” but the band fell apart after being dropped by their label. Baker began her solo career in 1983 with the album “The Songstress,” featuring songs such as “You’re the Best Thing Yet,” and “Angel.” Her second album “Rapture” was released in 1986 and helped solidify Baker as an R&B star. Including songs such as “Sweet Love,” “Caught Up in the Rapture, and “No One in the World,” the album sold more than eight million copies and earned two Grammy Awards. Throughout her career, Baker has released five other studio albums and won an additional six Grammy Awards. 

A Look At Baker’s Home 

Baker’s home sits on a gated .66-acre lot in a private cul-de-sac. The property includes 120 feet of lake frontage and views of Lake St. Clair. In addition, there is access to resident-only parks such as Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe City. 

The 7,300-square-foot home is a classic brick frame. On the exterior, wrought iron fencing surrounds the home. Inside, there are vaulted ceilings, sky lighting, two fireplaces and a veranda. A marble staircase leads upstairs to the second level that includes four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.  

The backyard includes a manicured lawn with trimmed hedges around the home as well. Finally, there’s a three-car garage. 

A Home With A History

The property has reportedly been vacant for a period of time. The songstress did some work on the property almost 10 years ago; the listing suggests that it is in need of repair — which may be ideal for a buyer looking to restore the property or rebuild their own lakefront property. 

Baker’s residence was once the home of Horace Dodge, founder of Dodge Brothers Company. 

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One thought on “Grammy-Winning Diva Anita Baker Lists Her Detroit Suburb Home for $1.8 Million

  1. Gregor says:

    Baker has left a truckload of seriously pissed off neighbors because she abandoned that once beautiful home years and years ago and let it go straight to hell. She did with that place what Aretha Franklin did repeatedly with house after house…… She stopped taking care of it, stop paying taxes, maintenance and whatever else and then let it go back to the bank. There was a big flood in it at least five years ago, and it is ready for the wrecking Ball. How absolutely ghetto, tacky and stereotypical it is of her to do that to that house. She also tore down a local historical landmark in the form of the oldest federal style house in Detroit at least 25/30 years ago, which had a beautiful, classy restaurant called Little Harry’s. She her jerk ex-husband did that decades ago against a court order to stop the demolition and replaced it with a pile of shit called the international House of pancakes. That business went under decades ago and that building is just sitting there and rotting too. GOOD RIDDANCE.

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