“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” inside designer Thom Filicia has offered his Skaneateles, New York, home in an off-market deal for $4.6 million.
The TV host not solely discovered a purchaser for the five-bedroom upstate lakefront unfold, however a purchaser who’s a longtime friend.
“They individually purchased about 60% of the furnishings and so they need to reupholster and replace some items,” Filicia, who hails from close by Syracuse, informed The Post. The purchaser, who requested anonymity, additionally needs to work with Filicia on renovating the boat home, making the house extra child-friendly (they’ve a younger daughter) and customizing an outside cooking space.
Filicia bought the property, the place he spent weekends when away from his Chelsea condo, for $965,000 in 2008, Syracuse.com reported. He stumbled on it whereas driving again from a friend’s wedding ceremony and recognizing a “For Sale” signal.
“I used to be not out there to purchase the home,” he stated — a theme for Filicia, who additionally simply purchased a Sag Harbor home after discovering a property by happenstance.
“My brother was wanting for a brand new home within the Hamptons and asking me my opinion,” he stated. Filicia discovered a home he appreciated — on the water, gated and with three fashionable barns — and prompt it to his sibling.
Then, a number of weeks later whereas in Los Angeles, his telephone rang. It was the childhood friend, and she or he needed to know if she might purchase his home and enlist his experience for personalizing it.
“I made a decision that as an alternative of getting two properties in Skaneateles, I’d determine one thing else, and I believed, ‘Wait a minute, there’s the home I discovered with my brother in Sag Harbor. Maybe I ought to see if that’s out there,’” he stated.
It was, and now it’s his. (His brother went with one other home within the space.)
“It was form of like this storybook” of natural coincidences, Filicia stated of the collection of real-estate offers.
He now plans to cut up his time between fixing up the Sag Harbor home, spending time in New York City and persevering with to take pleasure in Skaneateles, the place he nonetheless owns a federal-style mixed-use constructing he’s within the means of changing into flats.
As for his extremely good luck with property acquisition processes, all he can provide by the use of an evidence is solely that “[rescue] canines and homes all the time discover me.”