Glen Beck Moves to Texas to Possibly run for Governor

Glenn Beck is headed for the Lone Star State.

The TV host and commentator recently sold his New Canaan, Conn., mansion, to Maura Abeln Smith, recently named general counsel of PepsiCo, for $3.6 million. The listing agent, Lynne Leonard, confirmed Beck was headed to Texas.

“They are going to the Dallas area,” Leonard told the Daily News. “They will be renting. It’s secure and gated.”

Dallas-based real estate blogger Candy Evans reported that Beck is moving into the 7,900-square foot estate owned by baseball player Jorge Piedra and Swarovski heiress Vanessa Piedra. Beck has leased the home, on the market for $3.9 million, for $20,000 a month. According to Evans, the home has been on the market since 2009 and was originally listed for $5.4 million.

The seven-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom spread is set on 2 acres of land. The listing said there is “extensive use” of hardwoods, limestone and travertine, and, of course, Swarovski crystal fixtures throughout the home.

The Vaquero Estates is in a swanky part of the Westlake area, and home to the parents of The Jonas Brothers.

So what will whiteboard-wielding Beck do in Texas? He’s said before on his show that he will continue his media empire: “As we build a new media, I’m not building it in New York.” He’s also “joked” with Texas Gov. Rick Perry that he’ll run for governor.

Word is he still has a Manhattan apartment and that his production company, Mercury Radio Arts, will still base some operations out of New York.

Tags: area, glen beck, home, lone star state, manhattan apartment, market

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