Sandra Lee gave her final farewell on Monday to her New Castle home “Lily Pond,” which she once shared with her ex-boyfriend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The TV personality, 54, known for her “semi-homemade” cooking took to social media on Monday to share the news of her move.
“Today will be one of the saddest days of my life. Today is the day that I do the final move out from Lily Pond,” Lee shared on Instagram. “I love that house and I have a personal relationship with every single room of that home. I hope the new owners take care of it as well as I did and I will love it forever.”
In a second post, Lee said the goodbye to her 4 Bittersweet Lane home was “bittersweet.” The four-bedroom Colonial sitting on a 3-acre lot overlooking a pond “lives like a large six bedroom home,” according to a real estate listing.
The home went on the market in May 2019 for $2 million, and sold this October for $1.85 million.
Over the years, the Food Network star has shared how she has poured her heart and soul into decorating the house. In 2019 she told People magazine it took nearly a decade for her to put everything together.
Lee’s eye for detail is evident, as one real estate listing describes the home as “impeccably maintained and includes timeless elegance and custom details throughout.”
In an Instagram post, Lee shared her final moments leaving the home: “I went inside and said bye to every single room in the house and thanked each for giving us love and shelter, a warm place to grow and a trust home to be happy.”
Lee purchased the home in 2008 for $1.22 million, according to property records. Over the past 12 years Lee has been the sole owner. When the house was first put on the market, Cuomo said it was too big of an empty nest with his daughters moving out.
The home had served as Cuomo’s primary residence for his first two-plus terms as governor, which meant he voted in Westchester and New Castle elections when he cast his ballot at the Mount Kisco Presbyterian Church.
As of October the governor still lived in the New Castle residence, 13 months after the couple’s amicable split. Since then, Cuomo has lived in the governor’s executive mansion and registered to vote in Albany in October after the contract was signed on the house.
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This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Sandra Lee moves out of New Castle home once shared with Gov. Cuomo