BUYER: Jon Stewart
LOCATION: Red Bank, NJ
SIZE: 4,999 square feet
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Thanks to Joizee Jennifuh Your Mama has learned that the New Jersey real estate and celebrity gossips are all atwitter and abuzz since someone snitched that lefty liberal boob-toob satirist Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) and his wifey Tracey plunked down $3,800,000 for a water front house in Red Bank, NJ, about an hour by car outside of lower Manhattan.
According to previous reports and property records, Mister Stewart closed on the 1.26 acre estate just before the Christmas holidays in December of 2009. The bulky, shingle style house was built in 1901 according to property records and measures a grand but far from huge 4,999 square feet. A real estate agent not involved with the transaction told a local website that the house is a rambling, cedar shake sided Victorian with turrets and wrap-around porches.
The gated estate has a large circular drive at the front, a smaller one to the side that runs through a porte cochere, a swimming pool, a detached two car garage and adjacent pool house, and a wide lawn that slopes steeply down the the 166 feet of river frontage where there is a boat house, small deck and private dock.
It's unknown whether Mister Stewart and family will be using the property as a primary residence or a weekend getaway. Either way, he is reportedly doing some renovating on the interiors.
Records also indicate that Mister Stewart–through his real estate trust, which happens to be named after his cat and dog–also owns a water front home in the Bay Point area of Sag Harbor, NY.
In November of 2005 Mister and Missus Stewart sold their Greenwich Village apartment to too tan bon mot making fashion designer Michael Kors for $3,995,000. The family traded up to a $5,800,000 doo-plex penthouse in lower Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood. Reports from the time of the purchase reveal the condo crib spans approximately 6,000 square feet on the interior with another approximately 1,800 square feet of outdoor space. The Stewarts share the top of their building with mustachioed baseball stud Mike Piazza who had his 2 bedroom and 2 pooper penthouse on the market in 2008 and early 2009 with an asking price of $6,500,000.