Coveted Detroit auction house off the market - FOX 32 News Chicago

Coveted Detroit auction house off the market

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT (WJBK) - A Detroit house that was back on the auction block a week after it drew record-breaking bids is officially off the market now. The city says a computer glitch forced them to re-do the sale.

The Detroiter who thought he won the house in last week's auction, Carl Hollier, went back to the bidding -- and won with a bid of $97,900.

Last week, he was willing to pay $135,000 for it.

"With the leaded glass windows and the amazing porch and the wood features, and there's all kind of little ornate details on the handles and on the sliding doors, it's just mind blowing," says Hollier.

The four bedroom, three thousand square foot mini mansion is a gem.

"I was steaming the first couple of days but people told me God works in mysterious ways, you know, a blessing in disguise," Hollier says.

He got word of his winning wager while deejaying a wedding reception.

"When I got that email, man, I was spinning that wedding on cruise control. They were like, 'Oh, you're so excited when you deejay!' And I am! But I don't think I've ever been this excited," he says. "My fiance was calling it my patience coupon. 'You were stressed out for seven days and you got a 40 thousand dollar deal.'"

That will go a long way in restoring the house and, if he can bring it back to it's former glory, this could be the envy of Boston Edison.

"I want everybody to look and be like, 'I remember when that guy was fighting to win that house and I remember when he won it.' And now, every year they have a Boston Edison home tour - I want to be one of the houses on the Boston Edison home tour that people come to and they're like, 'Wow.' I want to blow people away," he says.

Hollier should get the keys to the house in a couple days. He should be able to close in as few as three weeks.

Online: www.buildingdetroit.org

  • Randy WimbleyMore>>

  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:27:31 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:57:45 GMT
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
  • Vigil held for Armada murder victim April Millsap

    Vigil held for Armada murder victim April Millsap

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:29:09 GMT
    A vigil took place Saturday night at St. Mary Mystical Rose Church in Armada for April Millsap, 14. The teen's body was found in a wooded area after she went out for a walk with her dog. Police are still searching for her killer.
    A vigil took place Saturday night at St. Mary Mystical Rose Church in Armada for April Millsap, 14. The teen's body was found in a wooded area after she went out for a walk with her dog. Police are still searching for her killer.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:27:31 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:38 GMT
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
  • Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:57:45 GMT
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices