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Thom Filicia sells upstate New York home to friend for $4.6M

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“Straight Guy’s Queer Eye” interior designer Tom Filicia has sold his home in Skaneateles, New York for $4.6 million.

The TV host not only found a buyer for his 5-bedroom upstate lakefront spread, he found a buyer who was a longtime friend.

“They bought about 60% of the furniture individually and want to reupholster and update some pieces,” Filicia, who is from nearby Syracuse, told the Post. The buyer, who requested her anonymity, wants to work with Phylicia to renovate the boathouse, make the space more child-friendly (we have a young daughter), and customize the outdoor cooking area.

Filicia purchased the property for $965,000 in 2008 after spending a weekend away from her Chelsea apartment. Syracuse.com report. He found it when he was driving back from his friend’s wedding and spotted a “for sale” sign.

“I wasn’t on the market to buy a house,” he said, with Filicia Theme having just purchased a Sag Harbor home after finding the property by chance.

“My brother was looking for a new home in the Hamptons and asked me for my opinion,” he said. Filicia found a house she liked, on the water, with a gate, and three modern barns, and recommended it to her brother.

Filicia sold her lakeside upstate home off the market.
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The new owner, who requested anonymity, paid $4.6 million for the home.
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Filicia is still planning to spend time in Skaneatres, where he has another property.
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Powder room jewelry box.
Powder room jewelry box.
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Filicia purchased the former Skanyteles estate in 2008.
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A space where you can eat while looking at the lake.
A space where you can eat while looking at the lake.
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Cozy wood burning fireplace.
Cozy wood burning fireplace.
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Phylicia plans to work with new buyers to personalize their old homes.
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Upstate properties are located on the lakefront and live in popular destinations in central New York.
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A few weeks later, his phone rang while he was in Los Angeles. Since it was a childhood friend of hers, she wanted to see if she could buy his house and personalize it with his expertise.

“Instead of owning two properties in Skanyteleth, I decided to think differently. And I thought, ‘Wait a minute, there’s a house in Sag Harbor that my brother and I found.’ We may need to check if it’s available,” he said.

It belongs to him now. (His brother went to another house in the area.)

Filicia said of the series of real estate deals, “It was like a storybook” of organic coincidences.

He currently plans to spend his time fixing up his Sag Harbor home, spending time in New York City, and continuing to enjoy Skony Teles.

All he can offer as an explanation for his incredible luck in the property acquisition process is simply:[rescue] Dogs and houses always find me. “

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