Martha Stewart seems ageless. The home and lifestyle guru has gently taught America, and the world, about “good things” for forty years but she’s as popular and fresh as ever.
Today, as she turns 80 years old, let’s take a look at some important places in Martha’s life.
Cantitoe Corners in Katonah, N.Y
Martha’s main residence is in Katonah, a small town in Bedford, New York. She has lived here since 2000, and has acquired about 150 acres of farmland. It had been owned by an eccentric millionaire, and when it went on the market, Martha knew it was meant to be her next home.
Martha lives in the “Winter House” rather than the original 1700s “Summer House”. It has several other homes and buildings on the property, and she paid about $15 million for the entire estate.
Next Door Neighbor Ralph Lauren
Martha has lots of rich and famous neighbors, including her next door neighbor Ralph Lauren. He has described the 17,000 square foot mansion as “part hunting lodge, part stately home.” The home is surrounded by unpaved roads, 250 acres of land, and an impressive collection of classic cars.
As one can expect, the interior is an homage to the famed American designer, with deep colors, plaids, plenty of leather, and a great deal of wood. With more than $6 billion to his name, he can afford all the fancy upgrades he could want.
East Hamptons, NY
Like any self-respecting East Coast millionaire, Martha owned a great house in the East Hamptons. But, with the upward pressure Covid-19 put on the local housing market, Martha decided to cash in. She sold her house in the summer of 2021. She had owned the Lily Pond Lane home for more than 25 years, and even threw her 50th birthday party there.
She rarely stayed at the 1880s-era home, and while the selling price isn’t known, it was listed for about $4.8 million. Knowing how hot the market was, she certainly didn’t lose money on her investment.
Skylands, Seal Harbor, MA
When she’s not at her Bedford home, Martha loves to spend her summers at her Seal Harbor, Maine home. Built for Edsel Ford, Henry Ford’s son, “Skylands” was designed not to stand out but to be an extension of the granite, wood, and moss surrounding the estate.
The home was sold to Martha complete, with most of the original furniture, decor, and even dishes and linens! Martha has upgraded and added her personal touch to the property, but she considers the estate “an American treasure” and views herself as the “caretaker”.
The main house has 35,000 square feet! She also bought another home to restore the estate to its original design. The property has a church, indoor squash court, multiple garages, greenhouse, and a fully-stocked wine cellar.
Turkey Hill in Westport, CT
Martha got her start catering local parties out of her kitchen in Westport, CT. She and her then-husband bought Turkey Hill in 1971 and worked hard to restore the home, which had been part of an onion farm. They acquired another home, part of the original farm, for a grand total of less than $100,000.
They turned the larger property into a working farm complete with orchards, kitchen gardens, flower gardens, animals, and more. The home, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, was a central feature as Martha grew in her success. The kitchen, living room, and other rooms have been featured on her television shows, in magazines, books, and more.
Eventually, Martha outgrew the estate and moved her activities to Bedford. She put the estate on the market, asking just under $9 million, in 2007. It took several months, but eventually she found a buyer who would love the property as much as she did.
Snoop Dogg’s Diamond Bar, CA Residence
In 2008, Snoop Dogg appeared on Martha’s show, and the two had an instant connection. Nearly 15 years later, they are closer than ever. Sincerely friends, the two have turned their odd couple friendship into a professional powerhouse.
They’ve done commercials together, supported each other’s businesses and even have an Emmy-nominated television show together!
Snoop Dogg could not be further from Martha in terms of lifestyle. The OG rapper bought a home in the LA area in 1992 for less than $750,000. It’s now worth millions, but Snoop has no intention of leaving. It’s on nearly three acres, has four bedrooms, a pool, spa, basketball court, and amazing views.
He bought another home in the neighborhood that he considers his man cave, and since he’s worth more than $140 million, it totally makes sense!
Martha has more than $400 million to her name, which makes it easy for her to celebrate in style, whether it’s a low-key celebration with loved ones at Skylands, or somewhere fabulous enough to ring in her next decade. No matter what, it’s sure to be full of “good things”. Happy birthday, Martha!