There are no disco balls in the Green Brook, NJ, mansion of disco queen Gloria Gaynor. But the grand, two-story marble foyer will give you a need to survive.
Whether you’re ready to feel the beat or not, Gaynor has put the 8,000-square-foot home she lovingly customized on the market for $1.4 million.
Gaynor was impressed when she walked in the front door for the first time.
“We had visited a lot of homes in the area and we had found one we really liked, but I was looking in my handbag when we arrived at this one—and the moment I looked up and saw it, I said, ‘That’s my house,’” she tells us in an exclusive interview.
“There’s an acre of land. I just fell in love with it immediately. And the more I saw, the more I liked,” she adds. The style of the home is “very contemporary. It was like nothing that I’d ever seen before, except in magazines like Architectural Digest. … I love the fact that it’s bright and sunny, with floor-to-ceiling windows, French doors, and skylights.”
She was also impressed by the huge walk-out basement, to which she added a pool table as well as a game area with tables where she and her guests have played board games. There’s also a Pac-Man machine, slot machine, and full gym. Though it’s a basement, it gets plenty of sunlight.
An amenity she couldn’t resist? The abundance of closet and storage space in the home.
“Every bedroom has a walk-in closet,” she says. “And there are a couple of walk-in closets that are not connected to any bedroom—the storage is crazy!
“When I take women in to see my closet, before I open the door, I say, ‘Now don’t drool.’”
There were so many closets, she converted one of the storage spaces into a theater. “There are three rows of four reclining theater seats with cup holders,” she says.
She added a powder room off the theater. In total, the home has four bathrooms and two half-baths.
She also built a ground-level deck and rebuilt the deck above that.
Another impressive customization she added to the home is a large, in-ground pool with a transparent cover.
“I keep saying I’m going to have a Christmas pool party in there, because I can do that! It’s very warm in there and it’s heated,” she says.
But it looks like a holiday party won’t happen, as the home will likely be sold before Christmas rolls around.
“I love it, I really do. But I’m alone now, and it’s just gotten [to be] too much for me,” she explains.
And although the home is only a half-hour from the Newark airport and just a few minutes from high-end shops, restaurants, theaters, “and the madness,” she says she needs to be closer to New York.
Gaynor, 69 and a New Jersey native, is about to embark on an international tour with stops in England, Monte Carlo, Spain, Italy, and Turkey. She’ll be singing her classic dance hits such as “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “Let Me Know (I Have a Right),” “I Am What I Am,” and her immortal hit, “I Will Survive.”
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