Whether you love them or hate them, the homes of the Real Housewives are something worth seeing.
Some of them have their own names (such as Villa Rosa, the very pink mansion that belongs to Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump). Others have their own stories: Woe to New York City Sonya Morgan Start Selling her famous house in Manhattan? They have been the subject of unforgettable conflicts (like the one in Atlanta Kenya Mor He wanted to prove that Moore Manor is better than Sherry WhitfieldChateau Cherry). Some even have their own fan base.
But picking the best and most luxurious homes on the 16-year (so far!) sprawling, multi-location reality TV franchise “The Real Housewives” isn’t easy. Location, of course, is key.
Housewife in New York Tinsley Mortimer It was pointed out that there is a “big difference” between West Palm Beach and Palm Beach in Florida – and the bigger the better.
The TV-obsessed Realtor.com® data team scoured the homes of cast members across the country—from Atlanta to Orange County—to find the most impressive spots in a number of different categories.
The luxurious lifestyles and homes of these women are among the reasons why the shows have become so popular. Besides the high drama, part of the shows’ appeal is the ambitious aspect of them, he says Robert ThomsonDirector of the Blair Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. (Also attractive, sprinkled with cream schadenfreude.)
“We love to see and look at these big places and imagine having a home like that,” Thompson says. “But sometimes we also like to make fun of them and feel superior.”
The show started before social media became a force everywhere, which largely gives viewers a chance to see inside The homes of the rich and famous for the first time. And since it’s often the backdrop to some of the shows’ most iconic scenes, viewers feel a kind of intimacy they don’t get with a theater set like “Friends’ apartment,” says Thompson.
After all, who can forget all the drama that happened Kyle RichardsAnnual white parties in the backyard in Beverly Hills?
To find out who has the most outrageous homes, the Realtor.com® data team combed through nearly 200 property listings of “Real Housewives” stars and compared their stats. We looked at everything from square feet to the number of bathrooms. We focused on the seven largest franchises: Beverly Hills, New York, New Jersey, Orange County, Miami, Atlanta, and the Potomac. (We didn’t include Dallas, which is canceled, and Salt Lake City, which is very new.)
So, who owns the bragging rights to the “Real Housewives” house? Grab your glass of Pinot grigio and keep reading!
Real Housewives’ Most Expensive Perks
Winner: Beverly Hills, average $6.9 million for list home price
The 90210 zip code has long been one of the most expensive in the country, thanks to massive mansions and the many celebrities who call it home. It is therefore not surprising that the women of Beverly Hills can boast the most expensive mansions. Like everyone else who lives here, they are drawn to green lawns and expansive grounds that provide great privacy, while still being close to Los Angeles.
Finally, the average list price for former and current member homes was about $6.9 million, well above the next most expensive franchise, Miami (where the median list price was $5 million). Besides housewives, notable residents here include super singers Taylor Swift And Adele.
“There is a great place in some of the major cities around the world: Paris, London, Tel Aviv and Beverly Hills,” Scott Tamkin, Real Estate Agent with Compass Los Angeles. “These are areas that are universally accepted as financial centers and require high property prices.”
Cast member with the most expensive house
Winner: Diana Jenkins of Beverly Hills, $87 million
While all the Beverly Hills cast members’ homes are, objectively, expensivethe most expensive of them all belongs to one of the newest members of the cast: Diana Jenkins. Jenkins, a philanthropist and businesswoman, sold her Malibu mansion last year for $87 million, according to title deeds.
Located in the aptly named Paradise Cove neighborhood, the 3-acre extension includes the main house, a three-story guest house, a pool, and 256 feet of beach frontage. The house was built by the late country music star Kenny RogersAnd, of course, there’s a recording studio and plenty of space for entertaining.
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Reality TV fans may also recognize the house as the filming location for the final season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. (Kim kardashian He is just one of Jenkins’ many celebrity friends.)
Originally listed for $125 million—largely for its prime location along the Pacific Coast Highway—it even has a cable car system that goes from the cliff to a beach cabin (complete with wet bar), which Rogers has reportedly been fined $2 million for installing .
Cast member with the biggest house
Winner: Carlton Gibbia in Beverly Hills, 15,200 square feet
Carlton Gibbia She was on The Beverly Hills Show for only a short time in season four, but she definitely made an impression. That’s something she has in common with the 15,200-square-foot Gothic mansion she helped design with her then-husband, the business manager. David Gebbiaand his brother.
Known for his apocalyptic embrace, Carlton Gebbia, a resident of Wiccan, the house was littered with crucifixes, dragons, black chandeliers, and heavy drapes. It also included a comic room – a main storyline in Gebeya’s solo season on the show. I toned down the look when viewing the property for sale in 2018, but the cathedral doorways and intricate stonework remain.
The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home sits on a two-acre plot. It also has a lot of privacy as it supports Franklin Canyon Park. (The picnic area is popular with rich and famous housewives alike.)
Gebbia sold the property for $13.8 million in 2019, but chirp This: “This house will always be [be] mine.”
Cast member with most bedrooms
Winner: Miami Leah Black, 9
Former ‘Real Housewives of Miami’ star and beauty mogul Leah Black She has bought and sold several properties over the years with her lawyer husband Roy Black. Their extensive portfolio includes homes in California and throughout Florida. But perhaps the most impressive of them all was the house they never lived in.
The nine-bedroom Star Island mansion was used by blacks as a rental property, but it’s now on the market for $28.9 million (down from its original list price of $34 million). They bought the property for $7 million in 2011.
While the listing does not include any interior photos, The Blacks has renovated and modernized the property over the years. The waterfront home features a 190-foot waterfront with a fully permitted pier, pool, and guest cottage.
The 10,000-square-foot mansion was built in 1981 and sits on pie-shaped acres on an exclusive man-made island in Miami. Famous Neighbors Include Gloria and Emilio Estefan And Sean Combs. Two years ago, newly engaged Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez I picked up ownership there. It is unclear who kept the house.
Most viewed cast member in the house
Winner: Melissa Gorga of New Jersey
The cast members’ homes get a lot of clicks on Realtor.com once they hit the market, but the most viewed home belongs to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and store owner. Melissa Gorga and her husband, the entrepreneur, Atmosphere.
Fans should be well aware of the 9,100-square-foot colony in Montville, a New York City suburb that has consistently made Money magazine’s list of the Best Places to Live.
The custom-designed home, which served as the backdrop for the reality TV show, was completed in 2009. Set on more than two acres, the home features extensive millwork, a large two-story room, and an upscale kitchen. The massive, completed basement includes a gym, wine cellar, recording studio and screening room (perfect for watching “Real Housewives” parties).
The Gorgas family listed the home for $3.5 million in 2017. After three years, multiple price cuts, and toned down some gold and gilded Scarface-inspired accents, the home finally sold in 2020 for $2.5 million.
The cast member with the largest real estate portfolio
Winner: Bethenny Frankel of New York City
Owning almost several homes seems to be a requirement to join the cast of The Real Housewives. They make perfect backdrops for all the always-disastrous episodes. (See: Team New York member Dorinda MedleyBerkshire’s home, Blue Stone Manor.) but he grew up “The Real Housewives of New York City” and a chain flapper Bethenny Frankel Who has the most expanding real estate portfolio?
That shouldn’t be too surprising for fans; Her design pieces and real estate savvy were widely featured on the show. Frankel even had her own design with a “Million Dollar List” agent. Frederic EcklundThe couple collaborated on a Manhattan housing project.
The businesswoman, Skinnygirl founder and philanthropist was one of the original cast members when the show premiered in 2008. At the time, she was living in a relatively modest apartment on the Upper East Side but has since graduated to some epic accommodation.
Last month, Frankel sold her SoHo loft, which she renovated from top to bottom, for $7 million. She bought the place in 2017 for $4.2 million. However, her most “controversial” home was an investment property she purchased in Bridgehampton, New York, during the tenth season.
When telling the ladies the location of their newly purchased 1910 mansion, a former bed and breakfast, Mad Frankel of New York Ramona Singer I immediately scolded her for buying her a house “on the highway”. It seems that Singer may have been right. After renovating the property and renting it out for $150,000 a month, Frankel eventually sold it in 2020 for $2.28 million, just over the $2 million she originally paid.
The cast member with the weirdest pictures of the list
Winner: Kelly Bensimon of New York City
No matter how luxurious a home is, if listing photos don’t stand out, potential buyers won’t care. The “Real Housewives” homes are no exception to this rule, and many cast members use professionals to put their homes in the best lighting and get top dollar.
One surefire way to set the slate apart is by posing in the photos, a former member of the New York team Kelly Bensimon I did when I included it Duplex NoLita last year. The two-bedroom apartment is located in a historic building that served as the headquarters of the NYPD from 1909 to 1973. According to the listing, it features 16-foot ceilings, oversized windows, Venetian stucco, and “modern style.”
Bensimon, a former model turned real estate agent, has made a name for herself in the New York luxury real estate market since leaving the show in 2012. Broker Douglas Elliman reportedly closed $100 million in sales in 2021, according to the New York Post.
The pictures seem to have worked: the sale of the $2.9 million unit is pending.