Whitney Houston Fan buys her Mansion.Jun 04, 2014 -- 6:26pm
Whitney Houston fan buys her 80s mansionThe New Jersey home of the late singer Whitney Houston which languished on and off the market since 2009, only to be sold in February to an investment company is once again changing hands.Dr. Matthew Krauthamer, a 33-year-old emergency room physician, is not only the buyer of Houstons Mendham, New Jersey, home, but he is also a big fan of the late singer.ZillowAn emergency room doctor, who's also a Whitney Houston fan, bought her home for $1.5 million. Since Houston died in February 2012, the price on the home, at 22 N. Gate Road in Mendham, has been cut and cut. In the end, Krauthamer got the five-bed, six-bath, 13,607-square-foot home on 5 acres for $1.5 million.The home has curved walls of windows, a huge swimming pool, two Jacuzzis and a tennis court, among other amenities.The purchase is a business decision for Krauthamer, who has been successful in his real estate side business. But its also sentimental for him, since he grew up listening to Houston.The unique 1987 mansion was Houstons creation, the site of her 1992 wedding to Bobby Brown, and a bold celebration of the era when Houston was topping the charts. Later, Krauthamer said he watched as she struggled with substance abuse and other problems.She got, obviously, some bad press at times, but one thing that she was was a very kind and generous person, said Krauthamer. She took care of the people that were closest to her and thats something thats always stuck in my mind.ZillowWhitney Houston's former home includes walls of windows, a swimming pool and two Jacuzzis. Krauthamer said he has been contacted by filmmakers and fans who want to see the house, but he assured Houstons family he doesnt want to exploit the late singers fame.When Houstons estate failed to sell the home, an investment company bought it in February for $999,900. Selling agent Greg Taylor, who represented the company, Commercial Property Management Group, said the company considered renovating the home before listing it for sale, since it has been vacant for so long.