Last week 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.