For sale: Jeanine Pirro's Harrison house, $4.9M
For sale: Jeanine Pirro's Harrison house, $4,995,000
Jeanine Pirro, the former Westchester district attorney and current Fox television star, is selling her custom-built Harrison home for $4.995 million.
The five-bedroom, seven-bath Italianate house at 3 Beechwood Circle has just been listed with Michele Flood, a broker in the Rye office of Coldwell Banker. The estimated annual taxes on the opulent, marble-heavy home are $59,273.
The brick house was built in 1988, according to the MLS listing. Jeanine and her husband, Al, paid $425,000 to have the house built for them.
"They selected the lot and then built the house," Flood said.
This Harrison house figured prominently in the federal tax fraud case that sent Al Pirro to prison. In 2000, he was convicted on 66 counts of tax fraud after claiming as business expenses such luxury items as remote-controlled electronic driveway gates ($45,000), a Ferrari, two Mercedes Benz cars, and staff that performed such duties as baby-sitting the Pirro children and taking the family's pet Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, Homer and Wilbur, to the vet.
He also tried to claim a $1,800 business deduction for a wrought-iron pigpen for Homer and Wilbur, along with $50,000 worth of custom woodwork at the home.
The house sits on a fairly private cul de sac, with 12 rooms, an open floor plan and 7,882 square feet of interior living space. There are two family rooms, one with a marble fireplace, and a wood-paneled library, also with a fireplace.
"It's got a two-story entry hall and just to the left there's a beautiful mahogany bar ," Flood said. "It services the living room, the family rooms and the dining room. There's a great flow, ideal for entertaining."
The living room features marble floors and floor-to-ceiling Palladian doors. Very 1980s. And there's lots more marble in the second-floor master bathroom.
Four of the second-floor bedrooms, including the master, have French doors that open to outdoor terraces.
"The whole back of the house opens onto terraces," Flood said. "It's got a gorgeous covered veranda with arched openings that face out to the property and back to the house, too."
Outdoor amenities on the 1.48-acre parcel include an in-ground swimming pool, pool house with a bar and full bath, landscaped grounds, circular driveway and those electronic gates. There is also a "whimsical cigar hut that Jeanine had built for Al and his buddies," Flood said.
The renovated eat-in kitchen features "very, very rare Bahia blue marble imported from Brazil" for the counters and backsplash," Flood said.
Before they separated, the couple held lavish parties and political fundraisers at the Beechwood Circle home, with such guests as then-Gov. George Pataki and developer Donald Trump.
"They've hosted giant parties, weddings, you name it," Flood said.
A former 12-year Westchester County district attorney and judge, Pirro serves as the host of the Fox News show “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” She is also gives frequent commentary on NBC's Today show and other Fox News programs.
This is not the first time Pirro has tried to sell her house. In 2007, it was listed for 4.295 million, down from the $5.2 million she asked for in 2000.