For the price of a Manhattan one-bedroom apartment, you could rent an entire Queens mansion that was once owned by Governor Andrew Cuomo—for a little while, anyway. The governor’s former home in Douglaston, Queens sold last year for $2.4 million, but it’s back on the market as a short-term rental, available from July to December. The price: $5,500.
Cuomo lived in the home with his former wife, Kerry Kennedy, for a few years in the 1990s before selling it in 1993 to join Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. It has the distinction of being the last place that Cuomo lived in Queens, his home borough—though it’s a far less humble place than the Holliswood home that his father, Mario, called home for many years.
The Cuomo house is part of the tony Douglas Manor enclave, a close-knit community where families tend to hunker down and stay a while. It has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, plenty of outdoor space, and close proximity to the waterfront.
Its current owners are Elias Roman, once the CEO of the now-defunct music-sharing app Songza, and his wife Sarah Jane. Fun fact: It may also be the “sister home” to a now-demolished Long Island mansion that served as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for The Great Gatsby.