The North Caldwell digs of a Grammy Award-winning producer have hit the market. Built in 1992, 5 Brentwood Drive has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and three half bathrooms across its 8,231 square feet.
Records show it’s owned by Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis. Born in Haiti (and cousin of Wyclef Jean), he gained some notoriety, and the Grammy, for producing The Fugees’ 1996 album “The Score.” He has also worked with Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Hudson, Ashanti, Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Lionel Richie, Tom Jones, 98 Degrees, and Whitney Houston.
As for the two-story house, it is at once opulent and spartan. Unsurprisingly, it includes a recording studio upstairs, plus an exercise studio.
Multiple stairways connect the levels. It has plenty of space, including a two-story great room. There are two kitchens, with the main one also large enough in which to eat most meals. But there is then a dining room that accommodates a table for eight.
The grounds span 1.29 acres and include a pool, multiple patios, and a spacious backyard.
There’s also a three-car attached garage. This somewhat strangely-shaped house can be yours for $1.475 million.
Listing: 5 Brentwood Drive, North Caldwell
Asking: $1.475 million
Broker: Maria Rampinelli/BHHS New Jersey Properties
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5 Brentwood Drive, North Caldwell, NJ, 07006