For $499,900, homebuyers have the chance to purchase a celebrity home in Detroit. The celebrity in question is Milton Supman, more professionally known as Soupy Sales.
Sales is best known for his children’s TV show, Lunch with Soupy Sales, which aired from 1953 to 1966. After the show ended, Sales became a regular panelist on the syndicated revival of What's My Line? before eventually hosting his own show in New York City, which featured guests like Frank Sinatra and The Supremes.
Sales might not be as well known now as he was when his show was still on the air, but in an interview on the 2007 Sirius Satellite Radio program, "The History of Howard Stern," American radio and TV personality Howard Stern described Soupy Sales as one of his childhood heroes.
This former home of Soupy Sales was built in 1937 and comes with over a half an acre of land. It features three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms across 4,500 square feet of space.
Most of the original woodwork, flooring, light fixtures, and finishes have remained, while fairly recent updates have offered highlights like a “newer” boiler, a new roof, and new central air conditioning.
In the kitchen, there are granite countertops, a center island, and stainless steel appliances. Nearby, there is a formal living rom with a fireplace included.
The master suite’s en suite bathroom has been updated with a new footed tub, dressing room, and shower room. On the second level, there is also a laundry room. The listing indicates that the third floor is still “ready-to-be finished.”
Homebuyers will also be able to enjoy a sunroom, which opens onto the stone patio and expansive backyard.
• 19373 Renfrew Road [Realcomp]
• 19373 Renfrew Road [Estately]