By JOHN T. WARD
Political commentator and comedian Jon Stewart is selling one of the two side-by-side riverfront mansions he owns in Red Bank, according to a recent filing.
The former Daily Show host has a deal to sell his Alston Court property for an undisclosed price, according to a notice of settlement filed with the Monmouth County Clerk last month. The prospective buyers are identified as Leslie and Jeffrey Fisher. [UPDATE: The deed, recorded September 15, put the price at $5.3 million.]
Stewart and his wife, animal activist Tracey Stewart, also own the 11-acre Hockhockson Farm in Colts Neck. Stewart did not respond to a redbankgreen email sent to the farm.
As reported by redbankgreen, Stewart’s $7 million stake in Red Bank began when he bought the Alston Court property, featuring a century-old Victorian mansion, for $3.8 million in December, 2009 through an entity called Shamsky Monkey Trust.
Just six months later, he bought the adjoining property, on Fisher Place, for $3.2 million. That one is still listed as owned by a Stewart entity called Red Bank River Trust.
At the time, the broker of the second deal told redbankgreen that Stewart “was planning major renovations on Alston Court, and he wanted a place for his family for the summer, and so he went and purchased the house next door. I guess when you have the means to do it, it’s nice.”
On Friday, October 15, Stewart is scheduled to host Red Bank-based Lunch Break’s annual fall fundraising gala at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, also in Red Bank.
In the interim, has a new current affairs show, called “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” that begins September 30 on Apple TV+.