The Grammy-award winning singer and popular talk show host is looking to give up her Colts Neck, N.J. property, says Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County which is marketing the contemporary style home for $2,399,000.
The property is the first luxury home that Latifah purchased. The custom home, built in 2001, was designed for comfort and entertaining, and has been used as a retreat and gathering place for family and friends over the years.
“Many incredible memories have been shared with those closest to me and my family in this home,” Latifah said in a press release Friday morning. “I am confident that the new owners will love the home and the Colts Neck community as much as I do.”
Her focus has been on the Queen Latifah show, and she is spending much of her time in L.A. and no longer has a need for the property, said Coldwell Banker sales associate Robin Jackson, who is marketing the home for the star from the company’s Princeton office. “At this time, she hasn’t approached Coldwell Banker to purchase another home.”
Jackson will be marketed through the company’s luxury division, Coldwell Banker Previews International.
“I am honored to represent this spectacular home which offers traditional elegance and unique contemporary designs to suit a variety of homebuyers’ taste,” said Jackson. “Even though the home is large, it has a cozy relaxing feel which makes it perfect for families or for entertaining. Colts Neck offers extraordinary opportunities for those seeking privacy and tranquility in a quiet community which offers nearby amenities like the Jersey Shore, fine dining, theaters, and the arts. Delicious Orchards, a family owned market, is nearby and a particular favorite of Queen Latifah. The home is within easy commuting distance of New York City and Philadelphia.”
Among the features are: a residence offering more than 7,000 square-feet of living space, outdoor recreation areas, heated Olympic-sized swimming pool and luxury amenities.
The 6-bedroom home features an open floor plan with hardwood flooring throughout, a grand foyer, and sunken two-story great room with gas fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to decks. Other amenities include a library with gas fireplace, half bath, an office with gas fireplace and private deck overlooking professionally landscaped grounds, and an au pair suite with full bath.
The kitchen features cream color glaze finished cabinets, a custom marble and bamboo backsplash, marble counter-tops, high-end stainless steel appliances, butler’s pantry, dining area and sunroom.
The second floor offers a private sitting area and balcony overlooking the great room. The master bedroom suite features hardwood floors, a double sided gas fireplace, ample closets and private deck. The luxury master bath offers a steam shower, marble Jacuzzi soaking tub, skylight, his and hers vanities and private rest rooms. In addition, there are four sizable bedrooms with two Jack-and-Jill baths and an upstairs laundry room.