SOLD: Whitney Houston’s Offensively Marketed NJ House
After five years on the market, Whitney Houston’s Roundhouse-resembling New Jersey mansion finally sold to an ER doctor who moonlights (successfully) in real estate. A self-described Houston fan, he nabbed the enormous, untended five acre estate for $1.5 million — which isn’t bad for all that land plus 13,607 square feet of a five bedroom home. Oh, plus a tennis court, a swimming pool, two Jacuzzis (do people Jacuzzi anymore?), soundproofed recording studio, media room with retractable screen, and all the other stuff you might expect of a home that was built in 1987, hosted a Houston-Bobby Brown wedding in ’92, and was the setting of the couple’s short-lived reality show in 2005.
It’s hard to say why it took so long for the house to sell, but some of the marketing was truly offensive. As Denver Westword’s Dave Herrera reported in 2012:
The sprawling mansion where the legendary performer once lived in Mendham, New Jersey, is reportedly being tastelessly touted by a real estate broker from Beverly Hills as “the scene of the activity that brought down this incredible musical diva over a 15 year cycle.”