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.
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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