Whitney Houston: E.R. Doctor Buys Late Singer’s HomeBy: Kimberly Ripley - June 4, 2014
Whitney Houston designed her ultra-modern 1987 mansion. She married Bobby Brown there, too. The home has been for sale in Mendham, New Jersey since about two years after the singer’s death in February of 2012, and it has finally–after a number of price reductions–sold. A fan, who is also an emergency room doctor, is the buyer.
Dr. Matthew Krauthamer is a 33-year-old physician who is now the proud owner of the late, great Whitney Houston’s five bedroom, six bathroom home. Also a part-time real estate investor, he has assured Whitney’s surviving family members that he won’t exploit the singer or her home by giving in to one of the several film makers eager to either rent the place out or buy it from him. The doctor is preparing to move into the home himself–putting his present home on the market.
Krauthamer says he has long been a fan of Whitney Houston’s music. It was devastating to him–as it was to many of her fans–when her life spiraled out of control because of drug use. Her talent was second to none. It was sad to see it wasted.
“She got, obviously, some bad press at times, but one thing that she was was a very kind and generous person,” he said. “She took care of the people that were closest to her and that’s something that’s always stuck in my mind.”
Whitney Houston’s home isn’t the first one Krauthamer has owned that has a unique history. The home he just listed on the market is known as the Chapel Hill Manor. It was originally built for former Mendham, New Jersey mayor William Cordingley.
Whitney’s now former home boasts a wall of curved windows, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and two jacuzzis–in addition to many other amenities. For Dr. Krauthamer, however, it seems like the fact that Whitney Houston owned the home and once lived there herself, was the strongest selling point of all.
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