After the end of their 14-year relationship last year, Governor Cuomo and celebrity chef Sandra Lee have also broken up with Westchester this month. With just over 4,000 sq/ft, their Mount Kisco mansion “Lily Pond” was said to be “the most beautiful and perfect house on this planet” according to Sandra Lee. This 1950’s colonial was perfect setting to finish raising Cuomo’s three daughters and to provide the family a taste of New York’s greatest county.
The initial split had made Lee the sole owner of the home, with Cuomo staying there on occasion. The couple also maintained residences in the Executive Mansion in Albany, Lee’s Battery Park apartment in Manhattan, and their other family home in the Hamptons.
The Westchester property, which featured a duck pond, two-car garage, and a master suite with its own fireplace, double walk-ins, and soaking tub in the bath, was last listed at $2.2 million, just a little under the $2.3 million it was originally listed at last summer — still almost twice what Lee paid for it in 2008.
Most recently, Lee has been living in California where she hosts “Sandra Lee Top Shelf” on the Today Show and can now join the board of World Food Program USA, something she hadn’t been able to while affiliated with Cuomo. As for the governor, he is spending most of his days at the historic New York State Executive Mansion that has housed 31 governors.
Though it’s too late to place your offers on the one and only home, you can still judge the pair’s design choices here.