Whitney Houston’s longtime home and recording studio sells for $1.6 million


When Whitney Houston sang “I Have Nothing”, she must have forgotten about this vast ranch.

The legend’s longtime New Jersey home has gone on the market for the first time in more than a decade for $1.6 million.

Houston bought Mendham Rectory in 1993 for just $537,000 ($1.06 million today) – a year after marrying Bobby Brown and giving birth to their only child, the late Bobbi Kristina Brown.

The late soul singer used this house as a guesthouse for 17 years, until 2010 when she sold it to the current owners for $940,000.

Set on 5 rolling acres, the ranch-style property also features a custom built-in recording studio that Houston often used. According to the owners, the studio has remained relatively untouched since and has been used as a “soundproof home office”, with tributes to the star still hanging on the walls.

“The former recording studio is currently a media room, gym, office and kitchenette, but could have a multitude of uses as the soundproof glass walls provide unique possibilities,” the listing reads.

The property spans over 31,000 square feet. Rivers Gate Productions
The property sits on five acres of land.The property sits on five acres of land. Rivers Gate Productions
The homeThe entrance hall.Rivers Gate Productions
The breakfast area.The breakfast area and the kitchen. Rivers Gate Productions
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The gymnasium is part of the former recording studio. The gymnasium is part of the former recording studio. Rivers Gate Productions

In the meantime, several renovations have been carried out, including the conversion of the old indoor pool into a three-season pavilion.

Located in the community of Oak Knoll, the listing describes the home as “hard to find, full one-story living.”

Features include a gourmet kitchen that leads to the formal dining and living areas. The master bedroom was last renovated in 2016 and includes a dressing room and bathroom located in a private side hallway.

The game room.The game room.
The patio.The patio. Rivers Gate Productions
The dining area.The dining area. Rivers Gate Productions
The living room.The living room. Rivers Gate Productions
One of three bedrooms.One of three bedrooms. Rivers Gate Productions
The main dressing room.The main dressing room. Rivers Gate Productions
The tennis court.The tennis court. Rivers Gate Productions

The great room opens to the back yard, which has a hot tub and tennis court.

“This is a unique opportunity to not only be part of a piece of history, but also to own a special home,” Liane Dobson, who holds the listing with Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty, told The Post.

Houston died at age 48 on February 11, 2012, when she was discovered unconscious in the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s Suite 434, submerged in the bathtub.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that Houston’s death was accidental and caused by drowning and the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.”


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