Friday, December 19, 2014

Whitney Houston's NJ home sold to fan

The New Jersey home that Whitney Houston custom-built and lived in for more than 20 years up until her death has been purchased by one of her fans for $1.5 million.

Whitney Houston’s NJ home sold to fan

Whitney Houston custom built this Mendham Township mansion in 1987 and lived there until her death in February 2012.
Whitney Houston custom built this Mendham Township mansion in 1987 and lived there until her death in February 2012. Greg Taylor

The New Jersey home that Whitney Houston custom-built and lived in for more than 20 years up until her death has been purchased by one of her fans for $1.5 million.

According to Zillow, the purchaser of the Mendham Township home is Dr. Matthew Krauthamer, a 33-year-old emergency room physician and real estate investor, who bought the home for both business and sentimental reasons.

Krauthamer, who considers himself a “big fan” of the late superstar, plans to sell his home just a few miles away, and preserve Houston’s former abode as a memorial for her.

Houston bought the northern New Jersey mansion at the height of her success in 1987, and lived there until her death in February 2012. It’s where she married Bobby Brown in 1992.

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The 13,000-square-foot-plus home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, and is situated on five acres. The home has curved walls of windows, an in-ground swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, a tennis court, and a studio and media room.

The home was first listed for $2.5 million in 2009, and has been on and off the market until this past February, when Commercial Property Management Group (CPMG) bought the home for $999,900. Krauthamer, who had tried for three years to secure a deal for the home, bought the home from CPMG.

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