The contemporary home where the legendary singer Whitney Houston married and lived with her ex-husband Bobby Brown in New Jersey is for sale. 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 listing describes 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 was built in 1992, and it shows in the elements of what was then considered contemporary design.
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.”
June 2014 Update: AOL Real Estate reports that it just sold to a Whitney Houston fan. Head over there for all the photos and details.
I love this iconic Seventeen magazine cover that featured Houston in the early ’80s:
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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