She will survive: Gloria Gaynor puts New Jersey home up for sale

The singer and her ex-husband bought the 8,000-square-foot property in 1999

TRD NATIONAL /
Jun.June 15, 2019 03:00 PM
Gloria Gaynor and 17 Fairway Drive (Credit: Getty Images)

Gloria Gaynor and 17 Fairway Drive (Credit: Getty Images)

Disco queen Gloria Gaynor is selling her New Jersey mansion for $1.4 million.

The 69-year-old Newark native, known for hits like “I Will Survive,” is getting ready for an international tour. She told Realtor.com that she needs to unload her Somerset County home to be closer to New York City.

“I love it, I really do. But I’m alone now, and it’s just gotten [to be] too much for me,” Gaynor said.

Gaynor and her former husband and manager, Linwood Simon, bought the property in 1999, according to Architectural Digest. The five-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot home at 17 Fairway Drive in Green Brook hit the market earlier this month, per Realtor.com.

Should the home sell at that asking price, the deal would pencil out to $175 per square foot. Joan Davino of Weichert Realtors in Short Hills has the listing.

Gaynor customized the home, designed in a contemporary style, to include a lot of bright light, although Realtor.com noted there are no disco balls on the property.

“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,'” the singer told the listing platform.

Gaynor also added a game room, gym, pool and an abundance of closets and storage space — so much space that one room was converted into a movie theater with three rows of four reclining seats.

“Every bedroom has a walk-in closet,” she told Realtor.com. “And there are a couple of walk-in closets that are not connected to any bedroom — the storage is crazy!”

[Realtor.com] — Mary Diduch


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