When news broke in early 2018 about Tom Brokaw’s inappropriate sexual advances toward NBC correspondent, Linda Vester, it is safe to assume that even though it happened back in the ’90s, his wife, Meredith Auld, was not a happy camper. Since then, several other women have come forward to share their stories of Brokaw’s innappropriate behavior. Needless to say, the future of the couple’s nearly 60-year marriage is now in question, and so is Brokaw’s vacation home. Take an inside peek at the home he is trying to offload for a cool $6.3 million.
1. The 56-acre estate located in Pound Ridge, New York
This Pound Ridge, New York, retreat is only 50 miles north of Manhattan, which makes getting to it an easy hop, skip, and jump from the hustle and bustle of the city. With the city in the rearview mirror, the drive offers no better way to unwind through the lushly wooded roads, welcoming everyone to take in the peace and serenity of this incredible escape.
Next: The lake
2. The five-acre private lake
The expansive private lake offers five-acres of laid-back recreation. Whether you prefer to sit on the shore with a fishing pole, paddle around in a canoe or paddleboard, or load the family all together in the boat, the lake is undisturbed and surrounded by the thickest foliage for ultimate privacy and relaxation. Plus, there may be no better place to crawl into a hammock with a good book.
Next: Lakeview rooms throughout
3. Most of the rooms have views of the lake
You’ll be hard pressed to find a room in the house that doesn’t offer a view of the lake, especially from the dining room and screened-in porch. Prepare a meal in the gourmet kitchen and enjoy it while listening to crickets chirp and watching fireflies twinkle. Needless to say, there is not a bad room in this European-style country home.
Next: The great room
4. Massive great room with vaulted ceilings
The flow of this home is breezy and well thought out. The enormous great room is laden with gorgeous vaulted ceilings, wide-planked wooden floors, and a fireplace (one of three in the home). French doors line the walls, inviting guests to take in the scenic views and kick their feet up on the porch. The free flow between the indoors and outdoors creates a unique fluidity.
Next: The pool
5. Sit poolside after a long hike
Considering lake swims are not enticing to everyone, the pool offers a comfortable refuge after taking a long hike on the numerous trails on property. Perfectly landscaped, taking a quick dip or sitting poolside all day is yours for the choosing. Not only is this in-ground pool beautifully crafted, it’s accompanied by a lovely, rusticly crafted pool house, making bathroom breaks a breeze.
Next: A master to die for
6. The master suite is incredible
Located on the first floor, the master suite is one of four bedrooms found in the home. The master is equipped with the same Venetian plaster walls found throughout the house and accompanied by an exquisite master bathroom. The soaking tub can be enjoyed while taking in the views of the lake. Furthermore, doors from this grand bedroom lead right out to the terrace that offers a welcoming hot tub for relaxing.
Next: Square footage
7. The home is 4,068 square feet
The 4,068 square footage of this retreat offers plenty of room for the entire family. Totaling 10 rooms, this home’s four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and expansive living space is far from lacking. The exterior of the home is clad in a mix of shingles and plaster, along with the convenience of a three-bay garage set up.
Next: The guest house
8. Plus, there is a caretaker’s house
Keeping a property of this caliber in tip-top shape usually requires the devout attention of a caretaker, especially if this is a vacation home and not a primary residence. Luckily, the home also offers a separate caretaker’s quarters. Of course, a buyer who plans to live in the home year-round and personally care for the property can take advantage of using the additional living space for guests or a mother-in-law suite.