Thursday, June 22, 2006

Two queens in a palace

The Pot and Kettle's Jim McGreevey watch never stops! It looks like he and the beau have finally bought a place to live together:
Former Gov. James E. McGreevey and his partner, Mark O'Donnell, are about to purchase a 17-room, $1.4 million home in Plainfield's historic Sleepy Hollow neighborhood, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal.

The ivy-covered Georgian Colonial boasts eight bedrooms, five fireplaces and four bathrooms. The neighborhood is home to several local politicians, including former Plainfield Mayor Al McWilliams and Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Union).

McGreevey will live in the 92-year-old home with O'Donnell, a successful Manhattan financier who has been dating the former governor for about a year. The couple is expected to close the deal next week, the sources said.

McGreevey retreated from public view after resigning the governor's office in 2004, following his public admission of a gay extramarital affair. But he resurfaced in recent weeks as he prepares to release his memoir, "The Confession," which is due out in the fall.

The palatial home, which includes a solarium, a butler's pantry and in-ground swimming pool, sits on 1.7 acres and was originally built for a founder of the New York Stock Exchange. Its gardens were designed by the firm of noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who created Central Park.
The house sounds fabulous -- 17 rooms, 8 bedrooms, 4 baths, a solarium, and a pool! A slice of heaven, right here in New Jersey!

Now close your eyes and imagine what the McGreevey pool parties will be like.

Jim, Mark? Let us know where to send the signtaure Pot and Kettle housewarming gift, mkay?

Previous McGreevey:
Jim, don't jump on the couch, ok?
Jim's got himself a man
Brokeback and McGreevey, Perfect Together
Also: Smile, Jim

Actually, the house isn't in the Sleepy Hollow district of Plainfield, but the old Swain house is beautiful and will make a nice home for the former governor. As a Plainfielder, I welcome him gladly.
The swain house is LOVELY! Congratulations, Mr. Mc Greevy, it's Marc with in Key West. I'm in NJ organizing the expansion of the firm to the northeast!

So glad that you're staying in state. And so glad to be home for the immediate future! You sent a wonderful letter! Congrats to you both!
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