Inveterate hipster Rosie O’Donnell has listed her riverfront retreat outside NYC for a little less than $11 million. O’Donnell spent no little amount of time in acquiring the individual properties which comprise the estate, spending $8.6 million on the residential project over the course of nearly seven years. She is offering what is now a bone-fide compound for $10.79 million, a fair enough price for five homes on a nearly 2.5 acre stretch of land in quiet Nyack, the birthplace of clear-eyed fiction writer Carson McCullers, and a hop skip and jump from Midtown.
Each of the five properties is also available for sale individually, with the centerpiece being a Colonial dating to the early 20th century; that house is offered at $5.3 million. It faces the water broadly, with a long lawn sweeping to the edge of the Hudson; interiors are bright, with a terrific sense of proportion. O’Donnell’s family presumably helped out in liberating the imposing fireplace accent wall from its ponderous mainstream stolidity, and into free expressionism. The property includes a lagoon-style pool with multiple waterfall features.
Two of the other four houses are riverfront. One, a smaller Colonial, is priced at $2.2 million, and the other, a shingled cottage, is asking a sliver under $2 million. The last two houses are more modern in style and recent in build period, and are priced at $525K and $775K.
O’Donnell may be seen in one of Showtime’s newest originals, ‘SMILF’; the program premiered earlier this month.