Celebrity Homes

Late night TV host Johnny Carson’s mansion hits the market

Johnny Carson, the iconic host of NBC’s The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992, once called a majestic colonial-style manor in suburban New York City his home.

This luxurious estate, steeped in history and famously known as ‘The Carson Ballfield’ for its generous yard that welcomed local children for baseball games, is now on the market for US$5.3 million.

The property, which also counts Fritz Siebel, the illustrator of the beloved Amelia Bedelia children’s series, among its previous owners, has been featured in an episode of MTV’s Teen Cribs, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.

Originally converted from a barn in the 1920s, the stone mansion boasts a sprawling 921sq m of living space, meticulously renovated to blend modern amenities with timeless elegance.

Visitors are greeted by high ceilings and expansive windows that bathe the interior in natural light, complemented by seven cosy fireplaces that add warmth to the home’s inviting atmosphere.

The residence features dark wood floors and accents, alongside stunning custom built-ins that exude sophistication.

The heart of the home is a massive chef’s kitchen, equipped with a central island and state-of-the-art appliances, perfect for culinary enthusiasts.

The mansion includes seven bedrooms and offers the luxury of three custom offices, one adorned with full wood paneling.

Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the full-size gym, complete with a private sauna and an indoor cabana bath.

The estate’s grand living areas open onto wrap-around covered terraces and bluestone walkways, encouraging seamless indoor-outdoor living.

The property, set on almost two acres, includes pickleball and basketball courts, a breathtaking pool and spa surrounded by lush mature trees, gazebos, and meticulously manicured landscaping, ensuring a private and tranquil retreat.

Nestled in Rye, a quaint coastal town on the NY/CT border within the New York City Metropolitan Area, the manor offers an idyllic lifestyle less than an hour away from Manhattan by train or car.

Rye’s rich history, dating back to the 1600s, its scenic coastal wetlands, multiple golf courses, and yacht clubs, contribute to its charm and appeal.

The sale of this historic property is managed by Christy Murphy of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty.

With its blend of history, luxury, and prime location, Johnny Carson’s former home is a testament to a legacy that continues to enchant and invite.

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