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Newly single Sandra Lee goes on California home-buying spree

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ex Sandra Lee has embarked on a home-buying — and selling — spree.

As part of it, Lee has dropped the price of Lily Pond, the idyllic home in Westchester County’s Mount Kisco that she shared with Cuomo. The home is now on the market for $1.59 million — down from its original $2 million asking price in 2019. Lee, an Emmy-award winning chef and TV personality, bought the home for $1.22 million in 2005.

The Colonial house, built in the 1950s, is 4,129 square feet. It has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and four fireplaces. There’s also a chef’s kitchen — where Lee wrote 25 cookbooks — two living rooms, three dining areas and a home gym. The property sits on 2.89 acres and includes a creek, a pond and a border of evergreen trees. It’s located an hour from Grand Central Terminal.

The new listing broker is Melissa Colabella of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty.

Lee, 53, tells Gimme Shelter that she is moving to Los Angeles, where she owns a $7 million home in Beverly Hills. Spies tell us neighbors there include billionaire Ron Burkle and designer Tom Ford.

Lee also bought an oceanfront Malibu house for $3.38 million in November of 2019, as first reported in Variety.

“I feel the most myself there, as I was born in Santa Monica — and I think we always feel best where we are from,” she says.

In addition, Lee recently purchased a home in Lake Balboa, California, from her aunt and uncle, Bill and Peggy Sue Singlehurst. It’s about 25 miles northwest of LA.

“I started my business in that home, and every kid in our family has lived in it at one point or another,” she adds. “When I was very young, it was the first place I lived when I moved from Wisconsin.”

Finally, Lee is in contract to sell a three-bedroom townhouse in Saint Marys, Georgia, for $300,000, Gimme Shelter can reveal. It was last asking $315,000.

“A lot of people don’t realize that I buy homes, fix them up and sell them,” says Lee. “I love making homes and gardens gorgeous. Homes are part of the family — to be honored, cherished and taken care of. That’s what I’ve done with Lily Pond. It’s a very special house. Selling it is very bittersweet.”

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