Veteran NBC newscaster Tom Brokaw has listed the vast, scenic estate he owns in Westchester County, north of New York City, for $6.3 million.
Mr. Brokaw, 78, and his wife, Meredith Lynn Auld, have owned nearly 57 acres of rural, densely treed land and a country house in the town of Pound Ridge since 2000, according to property records. They listed their family retreat for the first time on Tuesday, listing records show.
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The gated estate, located about 50 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, encompasses a private, five-acre lake, scenic woodlands and a luxurious house with rustic cabin finishes, according to the listing with Kathleen Sloane of Brown Harris Stevens and Muffin Dowdle of Ginnel Real Estate.
Mr. Brokaw’s four-bedroom, six-bathroom stucco and shingle home spans a little over 4,000 square feet. Mr. Brokaw could not immediately be reached for comment.
From a winding drive through the wooded grounds, the main house opens into a foyer leading into a towering living room with vaulted ceilings and rows of double doors that lead onto an enclosed porch, according to photos.
The home has a less formal great room with similarly grand ceiling heights and exposed wood beams and a towering stone fireplace, images show.
The longtime NBC newscaster, who paid $4.25 million nearly 20 years ago, has clearly set up the estate as a getaway from bustling Manhattan, where Mr. Brokaw owns an apartment. His master bedroom opens onto a private patio with a hot tub. He’s strung a hammock between two trees steps from the main house, and Adirondack chairs overlook the pool and pool house.
A dock juts out into the Brokaws’ private lake, ringed by a thicket of mountain laurels and evergreen trees, according to the listing.
Mr. Brokaw is considered one of the “Big Three” TV news figures of the 1980s-2000s, alongside ABC’s Peter Jennings and CBS’s Dan Rather. He was among the dozens of powerful producers, TV personalities and architects recently accused of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. A letter in April signed by nearly 70 colleagues, including correspondent Andrea Mitchell and Rachel Maddow, defended Mr. Brokaw, and called him a man of tremendous integrity.
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