End of Week Pick Up Sticks: Carson Daly

According to the property gossip gals at Newsday, radio personality and Emmy-winning television host Carson Daly—he currently hosts the American Idol usurping televised singing contest The Voice—is fixing to acquire a stately, red brick center hall Colonial estate about 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan in the affluent Flower Hill area of Manhasset on Long Island.

The six bedroom residence, last listed for $6.499 million, was built in 2005 on 1.3 acres with five full and four half bathrooms. There’s an in-ground pool out back along with a pool house and plenty of bluestone patio.

On the west coast, as per our quick and dirty research on the internets, since 2006 Mister Daly has owned a bluff top residence (with a recently installed swimming pool that overlooks the Pacific Ocean) above the mouth of the traditionally boho but now excessively pricey Santa Monica Canyon between Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades.

listing photos: Douglas Elliman

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Mama, while I have the utmost respect for you, nobody says they are “fixing” to do anything. It’s “fixin'”. Fixing refers to meals (as in, “I am fixing pancakes for breakfast tomorrow”) or to repair something that is broken, such as “he is fixing my roof, because it started leaking.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous 3:57 p.m. later identifies herself and is treasured as one of the sane and faithful contributors to Mama’s comments section. Cherry Hills Village CO, you are a most efficacious koch lefl.

    Rabbi Hedda LaCasa

  3. Cherry Hills Village, CO says:

    I like your blog. I always read it. I hesitate to write in comments because of angry people like 3:57 who sounds like she is crazy. My broker says the same thing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The Rabbi has always been fond of circa 1920s neo-Georgian-style homes, and this example for the new millennium tries very hard to be correct. The entrance door with fan and side lights is very fine, the portico with Chinese Chippendale railing above is both whimsical and restrained, and the dormer windows are especially well-executed. Nevertheless, the Rabbi believes the exterior would benefit from the removal of the 1950s-style bow-bay windows, and the installation of double hung windows, similar to although taller than the windows above. The Rabbi adores shell-topped dining room recesses; however, she intuits those featured here would be more graceful if narrower. And where is the solarium that could terminate one of the side wings?

    Rabbi Hedda LaCasa

  5. Anonymous says:

    That should have been.. Not sure what you’re saying.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sandpiper, this is the 2nd commenter again, and all I can think of to say is you stole my response for this reply with “Not sure what you’re “. Thanks, I think.

  7. Petra's says:

    Actually, Sandpiper, I’m afraid you’re mistaken about 3:57 – you see, that poster happens to be me. Failing to sign my handle was simply an accidental oversight. You are indeed one of the incredible stalwarts of this blog (as I’ve said previously), but I unfortunately tend to lose my (delicate) temper with anyone I perceive to be rude or obnoxious.

    However, as you were merely trollbaiting, I see that I have accidentally fallen into your (cleverly woven!) trap and thus I do apologize to both you and the other poster. No hard feelings?

    Your friend,

    -Petra’s xoxo

    p.s. the house is gorg!

  8. Countryclubber says:

    One Jarrett drove the 88, one drove the Ninety-Eight

  9. Sandpiper says:

    H-Marble 3:57,

    As if I didn’t know you were H-Marbles 4:35 and 11:06, too? ROFL

    My word game was just a big ol’ troll trap — and you bit!

    Temper. Temper.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Newsflash to Sandpiper. Thousands of people use the word canvas everywhere, everyday. Yes, even (and often) when describing house projects. I have seen you accuse multiple posters here recently of imitating your commenting “style”, when frankly, I highly doubt anyone gives two shits about how your write your comments. If you’re gonna get mad at everyone who uses a word or phrase you like, perhaps you should refrain from writing in for the sake of your blood pressure. Grow up, pull the stick outcha ass, and get over it.

  11. Sandpiper says:

    Hi 11:06

    Not sure what you’re asking, so I’ll guess.

    I think it’s an exceptionally accurate balance of geometry and elements/features. BTW, any nicely designed structure is “my thing.” Needn’t be limited to this style :)

    Oh, and thanks for the props on canvas, a word I use a lot here. Such flattery!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Sandpiper, I’m the 2nd commenter, anonymous 4:35 PM. I agree the interior millwork is quite good if Colonial is your thing. I’m curious what you think of the home’s exterior front elevation. IMHO, even if it’s period-correct, there’s a lot of a good thing going on for just one canvas.

  13. Sandpiper says:

    Never pictured him as a smoking jacket pipe in hand kind’a guy. But he caught a winner. Fabulous bones, detailing — and grounds. Oh yes!

    Sans existing ID, what’s not to like? It’s a classic. Hard to imagine it’s so new.

    As a maniacal architectural millwork fanatic, this builder brought in the big gun$ to create period-correct detailing. Inspired me to pull out a favorite old book from my dad (this was his business in the Grosse Pointes, no small task). Swooning over the elevations, those cockle shell topped dining room cabinets and obviously (duh), that staircase and scads of moulding and trim almost everywhere. Nice to believe the third floor is finished, or at least futured.

    But, what went south with the billiards room and those few other trim starved spaces? They look so track.

    Anyway, my two-cents from a far less grand ivory tower.

  14. lil' gay boy says:

    Glad to provide the blast from the past, doug; prior to the Benz I drove an Aurora — when GM shuttered the division, I could no longer get it serviced and off to charity it went…


    Although the ‘hood is very ‘matching cars”, most of the vintage homes in Flower Hill have been replaced by impress-the-guests monstrosities like the one above, or remodeled beyond all recognition. Too bad because considering the lot size, and the current neighbors, its predecessor must have been something…

    Good ol’ days, indeed…

  15. doug-g says:

    LGB, I’d forgotten about Ordinary People Good, God, they drove his and her Oldsmobiles (one was a diesel), talk about “the good ‘ol days”!

    FWIW, I was once an Area Supervisor for Ben Franklin stores on the West Coast and my company car was an Oldsmobile Cutlass…

  16. Anonymous says:

    you mean 30 *minutes*. manhasset is not 30 miles away from NYC. much closer.

  17. lil' gay boy says:

    Flower Hill (and Manhasset, in general, with the exception of the fabulous, art-filled former Whitney estate, Greentree), is rather too densely populated with what Nana used to call “arrivistes”.

    Most of the lots in Manhasset proper are quite tiny; because Flower Hill has larger zoning, one usually has to keep one eye on the obituaries to snag a property here (think Ordinary People-type neighborhood).

    About midway betwixt the Sound and the Americana Shopping Mall — what more could an inveterate, upscale consumer want?


  18. Anonymous says:

    Typical family oriented New England colonial. The wallpaper, carpeting, and drapery choices make it look more dated than 2005. The front facade looks chunky and busy, like the architect tried to cram as many period details in as possible. It needs a (costly) understated makeover.

  19. Anonymous says:

    He used to be so cute back in the day. Nothing cute about this shack either.

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