Like just about everyone, I was shocked to hear about Whitney Houston’s death. I grew up listening to her songs on the radio and, despite all the stories of drama and drug use in her life, it was hard to believe she wouldn’t have another chance at a comeback.
The house where she lived with ex-husband Bobby Brown has been lingering on the market for years. The most recent asking price was $1.75 million, but it was taken back off the market just a few weeks before she died.
The listing described the house as “A stunning departure from the ordinary – a sheer bravado of expansiveness and creative expression, this ranch-style contemporary home fulfills the fondest aspirations.”
It’s set on “over 5 acres in a haven of lushly landscaped privacy,” according to the former listing. “Outstanding features include curved window-walls, domed skylights, a gracefully flowing floor plan, and walk-out lower entertainment level allowing for contiguous enjoyment of superb tiered terraces and lawns.”
More photos and information about the house on Zillow.
This photo was taken of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston in 1994, soon after this house was built (Getty Images). He reportedly walked out of her funeral because he felt “mistreated” by her family who asked him not to initiate contact with their daughter Bobbi Kristina, so the drama continues after her death.
I love this old photo of her smiling and happy with her life ahead of her on that iconic Seventeen magazine cover from the ’80s (thanks, Cindy!):
I still remember looking at the magazine as a young girl and wondering what it would be like to be so pretty and perfect and unafraid of getting ice cream on your sweater dress. Sadly, the answer for her, at least, was that a perfect-looking life isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
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