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Sandra Lee allegedly skipped permits for home upgrades

"I haven't heard about any remodeling there," Westchester building inspector says

May 12, 2014 08:30AM

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From left: Sandra Lee and 4 Bittersweet Lane in New Castle, Westchester County

From left: Sandra Lee and 4 Bittersweet Lane in New Castle, Westchester County

Sandra Lee, Food Network star and partner to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, allegedly skipped the building-permit process before making upgrades to her $1.2 million Westchester home.

Lee upgraded the six-bedroom home at 4 Bittersweet Lane in New Castle, purchased in 2008, without consulting town Building Inspector Bill Maskiell, the Journal News reported. Among the changes are the addition of a new gazebo, shed and other renovations that Lee has featured in USA Today, New York Magazine, People and Elle Decor, sans town approval, according to the paper.

“I haven’t heard about any remodeling there,” Maskiell told the Journal News. “Anything the involves removing walls or reconfiguring doors would require a building permit.” [Journal News]Julie Strickland

4 Responses to “Sandra Lee allegedly skipped permits for home upgrades”

  1. May 12, 2014 at 9:52 am, guest said:

    why is this newsworthy?

  2. May 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm, Statist said:

    Because she is the Governors girlfriend. She by definition is in the public eye,
    and possibly doing something not right-that’s why.

  3. May 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm, Michael Remmy said:

    Is Lee Lying About Renovations? Ripping out bathrooms and removing walls Are Not “Decorative renovations.” Why has no one examined the location? More Favoritism?? http://nypost.com/2014/05/11/cuomo-girlfriend-sandra-lee-said-to-renovate-home-without-permits/

  4. May 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm, Jack said:

    Permits??? We don’t need no stinking permits!!!

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