Twenty years after they first purchased the Westchester estate that has served as their primary weekend getaway home, Tom Brokaw and his wife, Meredith Auld, are finally putting the property up on the market. The couple, who are longtime Manhattan residents, are asking for $6.3 million for their sprawling 56-acre compound, which is made up of a 4,000-square-foot four-bedroom main house, a pool house, and a caretaker’s cottage. (Brokaw and Auld bought the home for roughly $4.25 million back in 1998.) The estate is located right on the edge of a private lake and even has its own hiking trails to explore. The house has an elegant exterior, with stucco and shingles adding texture and character to its facade. Inside, a spacious great room features a vaulted wood-beam ceiling, a stone fireplace, and ample windows to allow in natural light. The dining room and living room also have beautiful views of the lake, which is a main selling point of the property. A formal dining area located toward the front of the home is surrounded by walls of windows; an adjoining enclosed deck is lined with glass windows to further bring the outdoors indoors.
In addition to the Westchester estate, Brokaw and Auld are also putting their Montana ranch up on the market for an impressive $17.9 million. The veteran journalist has spoken often about enjoying the long summer months in Montana with his grandchildren and the freedom the grand outdoors affords him. “Montana is probably 70/30 during the summer months,” he told Distinctly Montana back in 2012. “But then in the fall I begin to wind my way back to New York. By late October I am back in New York because Montana starts to close down because of weather and conditions and so on. . . . I learn more from just watching the complexity of the wilderness and the grass and the animals that are around than I do from almost anything else.” Brokaw’s real-estate moves follow recent accusations of sexual misconduct by three women.
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