Live Like Late-Night Royalty in Johnny Carson’s New York Mansion

Johnny Carson’s Malibu mansion may have inspired a talk show set, but his New York home can inspire a buyer.

As reports, the mansion Carson called home during his time in New York hit the real estate market several weeks ago—but has yet to find a buyer. Meaning that you can live like late-night royalty (if you can handle the price tag).

The property in Rye, New York, features a 9,923-square-foot Colonial-style stone mansion, complete with 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. A pool, outdoor spa, gazebo, and pickleball court are just some of the other amenities spread across the estate’s 1.94 acres.

Built as a barn in 1860, the home was converted into a stone mansion in 1928. The real estate listing highlights the property’s “blend of sophistication, comfort, [and] privacy”—so it’s not surprising that the famously private Carson was attracted to the estate.

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Carson purchased the home in 1959, back when he was hosting the ABC game show Who Do You Trust?. He took over The Tonight Show from Jack Paar three years later.

While living there, Carson let local kids play baseball on the grounds, leading locals to christen the property “The Carson Ballfield.”

It’s unclear when Carson moved out, but Amelia Bedelia illustrator Fritz Siebel was living in the home by 1968. The property hasn’t been on the market since Siebel sold it 42 years ago. (It was, however, featured on an episode of MTV’s short-lived Teen Cribs in 2009.)

Carson left the East Coast for good when he moved The Tonight Show to Burbank in 1972.

Sotheby’s originally listed the house for $5.3 million back in February, but there’s good news for prospective buyers: That price has been lowered to a cool, more affordable $4.9 million.

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