Although one-name international phenomenon Madonna prefers to spend most of her time at her homes in London and New York, she grew up in a brick home in the neighborhood of Rochester Hills, about thirty minutes outside Detroit, MI. Madonna’s childhood home has now hit the market with a listing price of $48,600 — low even for an area near Detroit; median Rochester Hills home values are $173,400.

Madonna shared the two-story home with her seven siblings, leaving home at age 18 to attend a few semesters at the University of Michigan before dropping out to pursue a dance career in New York City. Madonna’s father and stepmother moved out of the Colonial-style home in July 2001, selling the home for $270,000.

Like the Material Girl herself, the home is no stranger to bad press. The unassuming house first gained notoriety when it was placed for sale on eBay on November 17, 2001, attracting bidders from all over the U.S. The highest bidder, Sam Michael, took the property in 12 minutes with a purchase price of $331,000. He told the Detroit News that he hoped to make a profit reselling the wooded property.

But, it appears Michael’s plan didn’t work out that way. According to Zillow’s Price History chart, the home was then sold in 2004 for $324,000 and again in 2005 for $245,000.


Re-posted from harris real estate university