Birmingham MI's most expensive home is a knockout!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

In early May, a spectacular home in Birmingham hit the market at a list price of $6,395,000, making it the most expensive residence currently on the market in the City of Birmingham.  Our company, SKBK Sotheby's International Realty, has been entrusted to market this exceptional home.

400 Arlington was originally built for Carole Ilitch Trepeck and her then husband David Trepeck, who founded Uptown Entertainment, the company that runs Birmingham's two movie theaters, Birmingham 8 and The Palladium.  Uptown Entertainment is a subsidiary of Ilitch Holdings (as in Little Caesers, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and so on...)   The Trepecks decided to move to California and the home was sold to it's current owners in 2002.

The 11,000 square foot home sits on 2.25 acres of immaculately manicured gardens with a magnificent swimming pool.  There are 6 bedroom suites, 8 full baths and 2 half baths.   A guest house/private apartment with a full kitchen and sitting area is perched over the 4 car garage. The lower level features a wine cellar, workout room and additional living space.    The main floor features a separate service kitchen for parties and events.  Public records show that the home's 2009 property taxes were $85,314.

The house was very well received by local agents who toured it for the first time this week.  We enjoyed listening to oohs and ahhhs as agents explored the home and declared it one of the finest on the market today. 

Comments (9)

Tom Priester
Paradise Sharks - Jupiter, FL
Paradise Sharks

Beautiful indeed. Best of luck to your team in finding the perfect buyer of this magnificent home.

May 26, 2010 11:54 PM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I read about it on your real blog... recognized the Ilitch name...

May 27, 2010 03:31 AM
Maureen Francis
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

Well, now that I have to use it or lose it with my AR blog, I guess I will have to check in every 90 days to repost something.  Thanks for stopping by MM!

May 27, 2010 05:26 AM
John Cunningham
eXp Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Helping Phoenix Sellers and Buyers find each other

Vivian seems verrrrrrrrry interesting!

I want to be a millionaire and live in a house like this one on 400 Arlington!

Sep 28, 2010 03:31 AM
Marygrace Liparoto
The Charles Reinhart Company CRS, GRI, ABR (734) 497-6774 - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Realtor

Looks like a gorgeous home.  I'd love to preview it.

Oct 08, 2010 01:57 PM
Wendy Patton
Keller Williams - Clarkston, MI
Broker, Investor, Coach

I can't get the link to work to view it.  Maybe the link is now down?

Nov 20, 2010 02:01 PM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Maureen, I just came by to wish you a Happy and Healthy Christmas and let me know what I can do for you in 2011!

Dec 23, 2010 03:04 AM
mysi caswell

what makes ppl think they deserve such a thing? why do ppl think they are better than others and therefore waste money on such an extravagance when there is a shitty economy going on and the money better spent elsewhere? i laugh whent these places don't sell or get foreclosed on. serves them right. they are no better than me and could live in a house like mine just fine. they need to be knocked off their pedestals abit. rediculous.

Jun 11, 2011 06:46 PM
Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

I am curioius as to how long it took to sell and what the selling price ended up being.  

Jan 22, 2017 04:24 AM