Sandra Lee spent her last days at home. She was once shared with Andrew Cuomo: 'I cried and cried'

Sandra Lee spent her last days at home. She was once shared with Andrew Cuomo: 'I cried and cried'


Celebrity chef Sandra Lee has officially moved out of the lovingly decorated four-bedroom Colonial-style home she once shared with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

In a post published to Instagram Monday, Lee shared a photo of the Westchester County, NY, home — named "Lily Pond" — along with a caption noting that it was her final day at the property.

Today will be one of the saddest day of my life. Today is the day that I do the final move out from Lily Pond. I love that house and I have a personal relationship with every single room of that home, the caption read. I hope the new owners take care of it as well as I did and I will love it forever. #thehousethatbuiltme

In another Instagram post, Lee shared a different view of the exterior, recounting her final moments before she left Lily Pond. "I stopped at the top of the hill where I planted one of 6 tree lines of evergreen trees and 200 daffodil bulbs —-I just looked at the house, I prayed the next owners would be kind to it and love it as I did—- I cried and cried," Lee wrote.

Lee purchased the 1940 build in 2008, updating its design and incorporating her own family heirloom, while maintaining the home's history by keeping the original brick floors, door knobs and hardware.

According to a real estate listing on Estately, the roughly 4,000 square-foot home has four bedrooms but "lives like a six-bedroom home," with plenty of space in which to entertain, including three dining areas, a finished basement, home gym, and oversized kitchen.

Lee invited PEOPLE into the New York home in 2019, sharing all of the details that made it so special, such as copies of letters from the Founding Fathers on display in the dining room and a collection of china passed down from her grandmother.

According to a real estate listing on Estately, the roughly 4,000 square-foot home has four bedrooms but "lives like a six-bedroom home," with plenty of space in which to entertain, including three dining areas, a finished basement, home gym, and oversized kitchen.

Lee invited PEOPLE into the New York home in 2019, sharing all of the details that made it so special, such as copies of letters from the Founding Fathers on display in the dining room and a collection of china passed down from her grandmother.

"It smells like cookies and feels like heaven," Lee told the residents at the April 2019 feature. Although Lee has a home, he shared it with Cuomo during a 14-year relationship, which ended in September 2019. The property went on the market in May 2019 for $ 2 million, PEOPLE reported at the time. It sold for $ 1.85 million in October 2020, according to Page Six.

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Once the home listing went live, speculation of an impending split began to circulate and in September 2019, the couple officially announced they had gone their separate ways.

"Over the recent past, we have realized that our lives have gone in different directions and our romantic relationship has turned into a deep friendship," the couple said in a statement.

Following the breakup, Lee began a move to California, purchasing a beachfront house in Malibu for $3.38 million.

The beach house is in addition to the $ 7 million Beverly Hills estate, which reportedly will serve as the home base for the star, according to a Post.