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

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

The three-bedroom house on a wooded lot at 1 Cross Way may seem modest, but the property, listed at $1,599,000, has a celebrity secret. The house is the former guest house of the Whitney Houston Estate in Mendham, New Jersey. The current owners purchased the Newark-born Houston property in 2010 and kept its recording studio as it was. The space is ready for another life as a music studio or as a soundproof home office.

On five acres in the Oak Knoll neighborhood, the contemporary ranch house has a sophisticated, modern appeal. Single storey living means it would make an excellent multi-generational or retirement home.

The formal living and dining areas come together, anchored by a decorative freestanding brick fireplace. Sliding glass walls open onto the home’s large patio. Almost all rooms overlook the five-acre leafy wooded property.

A gourmet eat-in kitchen showcases contemporary styling in the form of rounded corners, granite countertops and oversized industrial style lighting. The house has two full bathrooms and two powder rooms.

Down a secluded side hallway is the home’s master bedroom with walk-in closet and marble bath. The sparkling and spacious suite benefited from a complete renovation in 2016.

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

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

Another fabulous, feature-rich space is the home’s three-season great room. A 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 little further on is a tennis court and an enclosed, wooded courtyard, with enough room to install a swimming pool. There is also a two-car garage and zoned central air conditioning.

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

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

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1 Cross Way, Whitney Houston

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