Whitney Houston’s former recording studio comes with this $1.6M New Jersey home

Posted On Mon, April 4, 2022 By

Posted On Mon, April 4, 2022 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, New Jersey

Photo credit: Rivers Gate Productions for Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty

The three-bedroom home on a wooded lot at 1 Cross Way may look unassuming, but the property, listed for $1,599,000, has a celebrity secret. The home is the former guest house for the Whitney Houston estate in Mendham, New Jersey. The current owners bought the property from Houston, who was born in Newark, in 2010 and kept her recording studio just as it was. The space is ready for another life as a music studio, or as a stellar soundproofed home office.

On a five-acre lot in the Oak Knoll neighborhood, the contemporary ranch house has sophisticated, modern curb appeal. Single floor living means it would make a great multi-generational or retirement home.

The formal living and dining spaces flow together, anchored by a free-standing decorative brick fireplace. Walls of sliding glass open onto the home’s large patio. Nearly all rooms overlook the verdant five-acre wooded property.

A gourmet eat-in kitchen features contemporary styling in the form of rounded corners, granite worktops and oversized industrial-style statement lighting. The home has two full bathrooms and two half-baths.

Down a secluded side hallway is the home’s primary bedroom suite with a dressing room and marble-clad bath. The sparkling, spacious suite enjoyed a full renovation in 2016.

In another wing are a cozy, casual den, two additional bedrooms and a full bath. Accents include recessed lighting and parquet tiled wood flooring.

The aforementioned former recording studio is currently being used as a media room, gym and office. The space includes an efficient kitchenette, making it a perfect entertaining space for epic events. The studio’s soundproof glass walls add options (think rock concerts without disturbing the neighbors).

Another fabulous, option-packed space is the home’s three-season great room. A cedar-beamed ceiling and cedar walls frame the room, which opens to the backyard. Just outside the sliding glass doors, you’ll find a hot tub; a bit further afield is a tennis court and a gated, wooded yard, with enough room to install a pool. There is also a two-car garage and zoned central air conditioning.

[Listed at Sotheby’s International Realty by Liane Dobson]


Photo credit: Rivers Gate Productions for Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty

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