Tucker Carlson’s Maine studio, located down the road from his vacation home in an old garage in Woodstock, is almost ready for airtime, the Sun Journal reports.
Carlson purchased the building in Bryant Pond village last fall for $30,000. The conservative host will use the studio for a little over a month each year for prime-time television show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
The town sold Carlson the property behind the old Franklin Grange Hall on Route 26. Documents submitted to the town indicate that Carlson intended to spend about $88,000 to upgrade the decaying garage to house a small studio which would include a kitchenette, some space to pursue unstated hobbies, storage and a bathroom, the Sun Journal reports.
The deal almost didn’t happen. Carlson sought, then walked away from the property until town residents voted to sell it to him in 2019.
Carlson, who did not respond to the Sun Journal’s requests for comment, has shown a keen interest in Maine over the years, from complaints about Somali immigrants in Lewiston to the recent controversy of Rick Savage reopening his Sunday River Brewing Co. restaurant in nearby Bethel in defiance of state rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.