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Celeb security guru puts Manhasset house on the market
The man who kept the Colonel’s secret chicken recipe safe while Kentucky Fried Chicken updated its security earlier this year is listing his Manhasset home for $3.295 million.
Corporate security guru Richard “Bo” Dietl’s home in the gated Stone Hill community of North Hills is on the market for $3.295 million. He bought the home for $2.3 million in 2004.
Dietl is moving to a house in the Herricks school district so his son can attend high school there. The house and its setting is very secure, he says, with the gated community and regular patrols. “It gives you a feeling of real security and comfort for your family,” he says.
He did extensive landscaping in the backyard, where he installed a Gunite pool, a koi pond with a bridge and three waterfalls. The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom brick house is located next to community tennis courts. There also is an attached three-car garage. A bonus: It’s only a mile off the expressway, he says, so it’s easy on and off. “You’re not driving another half hour on the North Shore to get home.”
The Colonial-style home’s first floor has a formal dining room, a living room and a two-story family room, each with a fireplace, as well as an eat-in kitchen and a two-story entrance hallway. The second floor has an extra-large master bedroom suite with bath and three bedrooms with baths and walk-in closets. There is attic space on the third floor, and the finished basement has a bath and access to the yard.
Nicholas Colombos and Traci Clinton are handling the listing for Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Manhasset.
Dietl, a retired New York City Police detective, wrote “One Tough Cop,” which starred fellow Long Islander Stephen Baldwin in the 1998 movie of the same name. Dietl is now chairman and chief executive of Manhattan-based Beau Dietl & Associates, which does investigations and corporate security and reportedly has celebrity clients. Among his clients are Warren Buffett, JP Morgan Chase, Coca-Cola, Sumner Redstone, Donald Trump, Jack Welch, Sony Pictures, and the Saudi Royal Family.