Did you catch the Halloween costume-party episode of The Real Housewives of New York? If you did, you probably remember Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer getting into a heated argument over real estate. I think this house is the one they were arguing about. Ramona implied it wasn’t as good an investment as Bethenny thought, and even though no one turned a table over or anything, it got weirdly intense.
Bethenny bought this historic “Morning Glory House” on Montauk Highway last year. She fixed it up a bit, did some redecorating, and is now selling for about a million more than she paid in 2017. Take a look!
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Bethenny Frankel’s House in the Hamptons
The porch would be a major selling point for me:
The historic Morning Glory House was built in 1910 and used to be a Bed & Breakfast.
Frankel paid around $2m for it last year. It’s now on the market for close to $3m with agent Caroline Sarraf.
The interiors were redesigned by Cheryl Eisen and the design team at Interior Marketing Group.
The listing says:
Timeless elegance abounds in this c.1910 shingle-style 7-bedroom residence situated on the edge of the Hamlet of Bridgehampton. Embracing an old world glamour rich with original period detailing and expert craftsmanship, this recently renovated and thoroughly modernized Victorian offers grand scale living in a surprisingly intimate home.
“Tucked behind a newly planted evergreen hedge and gated for additional privacy, this is a rare find for a Hamptons full-time or vacation home in a premier location with incredibly easy access to both Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton towns and the Atlantic Ocean.”
The house has 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, and over 4,200 square feet.
“Absolute perfection in every detail, this showcase home can be purchased fully furnished as is with every detail down to the brand new plush bathrobes in place for your easy move-in.”
My parents actually did that a few years ago, buying a fully furnished house. They sold almost everything they had and started fresh. It made the move pretty easy, that’s for sure!
Here are some photos from the previous listing that show how it looked before she bought it:
You can see how much darker the shingles were before.
The older listing had a shot of the dramatic staircase:
The living room looked like this before Bethenny redecorated it:
The dining room had a “conference room vibe” to it before:
You can see more “before” photos on Curbed.
It’s no secret Bethenny Frankel has struggled with relationships.
She even wrote a book about it, called I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To (Amazon affiliate link):
She seems to be doing fine when it comes to real estate, though! Here’s the back of the house today:
The listing says:
In the garden is a generous lawn, a heated Gunite pool, stone patio, extra large alfresco dining area and more than plenty lounge areas to soak in the sun or relax in the shade.
The Morning Glory House is located only 2 tenths mile from the Bridgehampton Monument, which was erected in the same year as this home, and the many stylish shops, numerous gourmet food markets and restaurants, library, and wellness and salon establishments, which make Bridgehampton a world-class seaside destination.