Radio Host Don Imus Shuffles Listed Connecticut Home Price Again
Popular Radio host, humorist and philanthropist, Don Imus, has relisted his Connecticut home once again after reshuffling the price of the place a couple of times in the past eight years. The property has now been listed for $19.9 million.
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The Westport, Connecticut home first hit the market in 2005 with an asking price of $30 million. Failing to sell over the years, Imus readjusted the price to $25 million in 2011 before finally relisting it for $19.9 million, reports Felixalopez.com.
The 10,000 square feet Greco-Georgian style home was first purchased by Imus in 1997 for $4.6 million. It is a six bedroom, seven bathroom place. In addition to the home's main unit, the property features a two-bedroom gate house, a nine-car garage and two-bedroom guest house as well, reports Realtor.com.
The place sports a vast expanse of lush green lawns and around 215 feet of private waterfront area, reports Felixalopez.com.
In 2007 Imus shocked his listeners with racial comments directed at the Rutgers women's Basketball team on his "Imus in the Morning show." After being fired by CBS radio, he returned with his show on ABC. The show was later converted into a TV program owned by RFD-TV, which was acquired by Fox Business Network in 2009. More recently, the 72-year-old radio personality signed a three year extension contract for his show with the network in December 2012.
Imus's show was earlier a complete comedy program, which has now been shaped into a forum for political, charitable and news discussions as well.
Along with the Connecticut property, Imus also owns an apartment in Manhattan and a ranch in Ribera, Mexico.