Mary J. Blige Lists New Jersey Spread for $13.9M

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Hip hop megastar Mary J. Blige is ready to fly her New Jersey coop, a whopping 18,250-square-foot estate in swanky Saddle River, N.J., after less than three years living there. Perhaps she's seeking a lifestyle with "No More Drama" (see video below).

Blige bought the home in 2008 for $12.3 million, paid in cash. The house was originally put on the market that same year for $17 million, dropped to $13.9 million and then Blige scooped it up for over a million less.

Guess her real estate advisers thought the $13.9 million price from 2008 was a good figure, since that's what the place is listed at now. With 25 total rooms, it seems like the $17 million is a more fitting amount.

Now it definitely gets cold in northern New Jersey, but five fireplaces? That's what's listed.
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Along with 8 bedrooms, 8 full baths and 3 half baths. And we know celebrities like their cars (late-night host Jay Leno's collection is legendary) so it's fitting there's a six-car garage.

The stucco, country French manor on 4.2 acres has enough sprawling room for entertaining, cooking and just relaxing. One of the aforementioned fireplaces is in the beyond oversize gourmet kitchen with two islands, chandelier, marble floors, French windows overlooking the yard as well as French doors.

The entertainment room comes complete with oversize leather recliners to seat 14 guests, a winding staircase leads to an oval hallway although if that's too much work there's always the elevator. Stately columns adorn the foyer and French windows provide the large family room, with fireplace, plenty of light. And for some recreational time, there's an indoor basketball court, fitness center or swimming pool. Change in the full service cabana after a dip.

This Bergen County gem is listed by Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty-Alpine.

Click here for home listings in Saddle River, N.J.

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