Martha Stewart prepares her estate for home confinement
UPI News Service, 02/27/2005
Martha Stewart, soon to be released from prison in Alderson, W.Va., is having her $40 million estate prepared for five months of home confinement.
Five electronic gates have been added to the 153-acre estate in Bedford, N.Y., not to keep the self-made billionaire in, but to keep the public out, the New York Post reported Sunday.
Carpenters, cleaning crews and landscapers have been filing in and out of the estate and its reconstructed 18th-century farmhouse where Stewart must remain "when not engaged in bona fide employment," according to the terms of her home confinement.
Stewart has had couture clothes from designer June Goldfinger's Katonah General Store delivered to her home. But one item, a $3,200 black-and-white striped dress, did not make the cut.
"It's Martha's favorite, but she decided the prison connotations might not be in her best interest at the moment," said Goldfinger.