Whitney Houston’s New Jersey Mansion is Sold

A beloved piece of Whitney Houston’s former New Jersey mansion is the last of the property to go. Her guest home just sold after being on the market for a brief moment. It was Houston’s first major property investment and where she lived much of her adult life. 

Whitney Houston at her Gerorgia home; her New Jersey mansion's guest home just sold
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Whitney Houston’s former guest home went up for sale in April 2022

Houston purchased the Mendham Township mansion in 1993, a year after she married Bobby Brown and had recently given birth to their daughter, Bobbi Kristina. A few years prior, she purchased the main home adjacent to the property, making the property her guest residence. At the time of the purchase, Houston paid $537,000 for the second piece of property.

One of the great features of the home was a built-in recording studio that The Bodyguard star created much of her music. The recording studio boasts a purple accent wall, which was the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” singer’s favorite color. The owners who put the guest home on the market purchased it in 2010 from Houston herself for nearly $1 million, noting the home had been fairly untouched since. 

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“The former recording studio is currently a media room, gym area, office, and kitchenette but could have a multitude of uses as the soundproof glass walls provide unique possibilities,” the listing read, per The New York Post.  When Houston owned the home, there was a built-in indoor pool, but the new owners converted the indoor pool into a three-season pavilion. 

“It’s such a unique opportunity not just to be part of a piece of history but also to own a special home,” listing agent Liane Dobson of Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty told the media outlet. The home was featured in a few television specials Houston appeared in during the early 1990s.

The New Jersey home recently sold

After just a month or so on the market, a lucky owner now owns the home after recently purchasing it for $1.59 million, having a special part of Houston’s legacy. The location is described as “hard to find,” which Houston probably preferred in her life while living there due to her mega-celebrity status

The single-level ranch has several wings for the new owner to enjoy and entertain guests. There’s much space, with the great room opening to the patio and hot tub. For outdoor entertainment, there’s a tennis court in the backyard. The deck leads out to the wooded, 5-acre lot with room for additional amenities outdoors. 

If the new owner is into cooking, the gourmet kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances and granite countertops. Like much of the house’s open floor plan, the space allows for a dinette next to the kitchen. The living room has its own fireplace and hardwood floors.

Whoever is the new owner could definitely afford it. The property taxes were $20,337 for 2021 alone.

It was one of many estates the singer had in her lifetime

Outside of New Jersey, which was the singer’s hometown, Houston also lived in several other states. Her primary residence was at 1014 Tullamore Place, part of the exclusive gated community Country Club of the South in Atlanta, GA. Houston and Brown purchased the two-story, 6,633 square-foot house in May 2003. She lived there until she filed for divorce from Brown in 2006. and before relocating to LA for a brief time.

She also spent much time in the Bahamas, her favorite island. It’s unclear if she owned or rented a property there, but she once admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she considered retiring from music, moving to the island, and owning and operating a fruit stand to get peace outside of the Hollywood lifestyle.

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