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ByCurtis Watts

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Host Jane Pauley Sells Hudson River Retreat for $6.3M

Jane Pauley Palisades HomeGilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

The host of “CBS Sunday Morning,” Jane Pauley, has hosted a sale of her Palisades, NY, retreat for $6.3 million.

Pauley and her husband, Garry Trudeau, the creator of the comic strip “Doonesbury,” profited from their investment. The couple purchased the picturesque property for $2.3 million in 2015, real estate records show. They successfully sold the home in July.

Known as the “House in the Woods,” the four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, Tudor-style stone cottage offers scenic views of the Hudson River. Completed in the 1920s, with over 3,100 square feet of interior space, the waterfront abode had been off market when it was quietly sold.

Jane Pauley’s Hudson River home


While scant details are available, we do have some information from earlier occasions when the vacation getaway popped up on the market.

The small home comes with big names attached to it. The author John Steinbeck called the place home in the 1940s, as did the filmmaker Orson Welles and the English stage and screen stars Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivian Leigh. 

The private enclave where the home is located, Sneden’s Landing, is less than an hour from Manhattan and has attracted notable residents for decades.

Other A-list residents in the Hudson River hamlet have included Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Al Pacino. Scarlett Johansson reportedly bought a home in the village in 2018, and Angelina Jolie spent some of her childhood years there.

The original owners were apparently inspired by homes they saw on a trip through the French countryside, according to a previous listing description.

Hand-built with stone, brick, and mortar, the house features chestnut wood plank floors made from trees on the property. Other details include three fireplaces, leaded glass windows, and a slate roof. Two large millstones have been incorporated into the stone fireplace.

Surely, this haven for Hollywood will continue to be a draw. On a bluff over the Hudson River, the country hideaway is close enough to the city for a quick escape from urban life. Potentially, the new owner might be able to add to the 2.4-acre property.

Pauley, a long-time broadcast journalist, anchors “CBS Sunday Morning.” Previously, the Emmy-Award winner held a position with NBC’s “Today” show, and she has also co-hosted “Dateline.”

Trudeau, who won a Pulitzer Prize for “Doonesbury” in 1975, also executive produces the Amazon Studios series “Alpha House.”

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ByCurtis Watts

Tattoo Artist Kat Von D Buys Historic Mansion in Indiana

Kat Von D Indiana HomeDavid Livingston/Getty Images

The tattoo artist Kat Von D continues to ink real estate deals.

The reality television star recently moved into a home in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood and listed her Spanish-style villa in the Hollywood Hills this summer. However, she also has her eye on homes farther afield.

She went on to purchase a historic mansion in Vevay, IN. So what’s going on?

She announced the buy on Instagram, with a photo showing a “Sold” sign in front of the property, posting: “It’s official! Vevay, Indiana here we come!”

After fans questioned whether she was leaving L.A. for good, Von D clarified her dalliance with the Hoosier State.

“Definitely not ever selling our beautiful home in LA,” Von D posted.


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She didn’t pass up the opportunity to snipe at her home state, adding, “But with all that has been taking place in California with terrible policies, tyrannical government overreach, ridiculous taxing, amongst so much more corruption, we just felt the need to plant roots in a small town where there is nature, where my son can be free to play, and where we can eventually retire one day.”

Despite her gripes, she’s not leaving the Golden State behind, although she appears open to spending way more time in Indiana.

She teased the move with a post in November, posting, “I wonder if Vevay, Indiana would mind if I opened up a little tattoo shop up here…”


While we don’t know what prompted the artist to check out Indiana, we can see the appeal of the property she purchased.

The four-story, 35-room home came on the market in March for $1,874,000. It’s unclear what Von D paid to get the keys, but the home is currently off market.

Kat Von D’s recent acquisition

Lauren Polley

Dining room

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Sitting room

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One of the seven bedrooms

Lauren Polley

Most recently a bed and breakfast, the home was built in 1874 and sits on 10.6 acres. It was designed by the Cincinnati architect George P. Humphries for Benjamin Franklin Schenck, the son of a wealthy “hay king” of the era.

The four-story residence was “the marvel of its time,” according to a website about the home’s history. Known as the Schenck Mansion, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The restoration of its 12,000-square-foot interior, completed from 1998 through 2000, was voted Indiana’s best save in 2001, according to the listing description.

Details include a four-story tower, seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms, plus two half-bathrooms. The grounds boast a large patio, gazebo, fountains, waterfalls, and even a small vineyard.

Best of all for an out-of-state buyer? The home was offered fully furnished, with antiques, silverware, and even dishes.

Von D loves a Goth look, and she has now redone two homes. Her Hancock Park home, which she purchased in 2016, has some wild choices, for example, her blood-red bathroom.


Perhaps this is another project? Or maybe she’ll keep it as a bed-and-breakfast for aficionados of body modification.

Whatever she decides, she’ll keep her fans updated on social media.

As she ponders her next steps in Indiana, her Hollywood Hills home is still on the market. She initially listed the 1920s Spanish-style villa for $3.4 million in August, but it has since come down in price to $2.85 million.

Von D is best known for her TLC reality series, “LA Ink,” which followed her work at her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo, in Hollywood. She also launched a vegan beauty brand, Kat Von D Beauty, which she sold in 2020.

Stacey Craig with Lohmiller Real Estate had the listing for the Vevay home.

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