The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter has listed her mansion-estate in the exclusive equestrian enclave of Colts Neck, NJ, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New Jersey native, born in Newark and raised in East Orange, is currently asking $2.399 million for the nine-plus-acre property.
Built in 2001, the home is described as a combination of “best of entertaining” and “everyday living.” It has over 7,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and three half baths.
Luxury highlights include a gourmet kitchen, a master suite with a spa-like bathroom, and a two-story great room with floor-to-ceiling windows. A finished lower level sports an exercise room, a wet bar and a home theater. Outside, an Olympic-size infinity pool is surrounded by professionally landscape grounds. It also has a five-car garage.
Robin Jackson, the listing agent for the Colts Neck property, told the WSJ that work commitments on the West Coast were a main reason why the entertainer was selling:
Queen Latifah—the stage name used by Dana Owens —is originally from New Jersey, and the house was the site of many family gatherings hosted by the Oscar-nominated actress, Ms. Jackson said.
But since the debut of her daytime talk show, “The Queen Latifah Show,” Ms. Owens is spending more of her time in California, Ms. Jackson said.
The move makes sense for the television personality, considering that “The Queen Latifah Show” is filmed in Culver City, CA. However, Latifah — who received a People’s Choice Awards nomination for Best New Talk Show Host — intimated that leaving the Colts Neck property would be bittersweet.
“Many incredible memories have been shared with those closest to me and my family in this home,” Latifah said in a statement. “I am confident that the new owners will love the home and the Colts Neck community as much as I do.”