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Bagley Mansion, built in 1889, hits the market for $3.27M

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The French Renaissance Revival was bought and renovated by TV personality Keasha Rigsby in 2017

A two and a half story brick home with a huge turret and steep slate roof. There’s a black awning extending from the entrance.
The Bagley Mansion and its grand turret.
Photos by Stylish Detroit

A historic mansion in a unique architectural style that’s over 130 years old just hit the market. But if you’re interested in buying, it’ll cost you: The Bagley Mansion in the Rivertown Warehouse District is listed for $3.27 million.

Built for John N. Bagley, son of former Michigan governor John J. Bagley, the 8,495-square-foot French Renaissance Revival with its grand front turret was designed by the firm Rogers and MacFarlane in 1889. The enormous brick mansion has some impressive stained-glass windows, stone carvings, and six fireplace mantels designed by Julius Melchers. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

TV personality and bridal consultant Keasha Rigsby bought the home in 2017 for $765,000, according to city parcel data. The turn-key property is currently zoned as commercial and houses a number of businesses, including Rigsby’s Beautiful Bridal. There’s room for a total of 20 offices and currently earns $16,410 per month in rent, according to the seller’s brochure. It also comes with 15 parking spaces.

If converted back to a home, it would have 11 bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.

Realtors told the Detroit Free Press that the structure and slate roof are still in great shape. The recent painting of much of the original wood to white will undoubtedly be controversial.

The Bagley Mansion at 2921 E. Jefferson Avenue is listed with Jason Hill and Paul “PJ” Ryder at Historic Realty Detroit for $3.27 million.

A large foyer with hardwood floors with views of the front entrance and staircase. There’s also a brown piano.
The grand foyer. Much of the wood has been painted white.
A wood fireplace connected to built-in shelves.
A fireplace (one of six) with a wood mantel and built-in shelves.
A large white room with hardwood floors and a curved space near the windows.
Second-floor room with windows in the turret.
Looking out to the floral stained-glass window.
View of the large stained-glass window from the third-floor landing.
White-painted square wood panels line the walls of a room with basic furniture.
Inside a wood-paneled office.
A circular pattern carved out of the red stone.
A closer look at stone carvings on the exterior.
A side-view of the house from the outside that showcases the large stained-glass window between the second and third stories.
One more view of the historic mansion.