Late last autumn, comedian Rosie O’Donnell listed her compound in Nyack, pricing the collection of five separate properties that comprise the estate individually, and collectively: those interested in picking up where Ms. O’Donnell was leaving off could pick up the whole caboodle for $11 million. Otherwise, the main residence was offered at $5.3 million, with the others descending in asking price; the smallest non-waterfront is marketed at $525K.
The primary residence—a Dutch colonial dating to the first decade of the 20th century—has sold, fetching $5.1 million for Ms. O’Donnell’s coffer. She purchased the home in 2002, for a little less than $3 million.
Taking full advantage of its waterfront location, the 7,100 square-foot home faces the Hudson with a bank of oversized windows and sliding glass that runs along its entire width, giving a beautiful context to a common living area that has been renovated into open-concept. Judged solely by this living space, the home’s sense of scale is both charmingly intimate and expansive, with supporting pillars giving it a loft-like appeal. A long balcony porch looks out over the river.
Aside from a lawn that rolls down to the riverside, and a diversely-colored series of chairs in which to sit contentedly and watch the river flow, the nearly one-acre property also works in a basketball court, a lagoon-style pool, and a garage with in-law apartment.
O’Donnell currently appears in the Showtime series ‘SMILF’; the second season of the program is presently in the works.