LuAnn de Lesseps is moving! After selling her Bridgehampton home, the Real Housewives Of New York star made Sag Harbor her summer residence and is starting afresh with all new furnishings and home decor!
LuAnn will be hosting a glamorous yard sale next weekend where luxury seekers can buy items personally touched by The Countess – and several of your other favorite RHONY stars. I have my eye on Ramona Singer‘s used pinot glasses!
LuAnn got $8 million for her glamorous 6,5000 square-foot Hamptons retreat which she sold to developer Joe Farrell. He plans to tear it down to build a property double that size (yuck) so LuAnn is selling off all the fixtures – why let it go to waste?!
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“I am sad to let go of the house that has meant so much to myself and my family, but it’s time to move on to a new chapter of my life,” LuAnn says. LuAnn and her ex-husband The Count purchased the house when they were married and she got it in the divorce settlement. She had the Hamptons home rented for the summer but now that it’s vacant LuAnn is literally taking a scorched earth approach and liquidating everything – every. single. thing – except for personal mementos!
Lu is selling, among other items: art, antiques, clothing, fine furnishings, designer tchotchke, gym equipment, “everything to the windows, the doors, the toilets, the kitchen cabinet, the slate patio,” advertises EstatesNY, who will host the sale.
As an added bonus to all the gorgeous luxuries one might procure, they can also procure an appearance on reality TV! The sale will be FILMED for RHONY and featured on the 7th season! You know, Bethenny Frankel had to move and is probably looking for some new stuff. She loves a deal!
As for why she sold her home, LuAnn is downsizing! She also rents a lovely pied-à-terre apartment in NYC. “It’s empty nest time for me,” she tells NY Daily News. “I have always loved spending time in Bridgehampton, but love to be on the water and very happy in my new house in Sag Harbor.” LuAnn probably sold to ensure that Ramona would never bother her again, as we know – Ramona only socializes in THE Hamptons!
LuAnn wanted a smaller “cozy, warm” house. Additionally with her children now adults LuAnn no longer wanted to maintain and waste time or money on a lavish, expensive spread. According to sources Bravo initially wanted to promote her sale a “garage sale” but LuAnn rebuffed the notion, insisting it be labeled an “estate sale.” A source jokes, “Countesses don’t do ‘garage.” Well to be fair – LuAnn is selling gorgeous items, hardly the kind of mess one usually finds at a yard sale or a garage sale! And I doubt you’ll be able to find anything for 25 cents or a $1 – except for Ramona’s old pinot glasses!
Is it me or is The Countess taking an over-all more down-to-earth approach to life? She seems much more laid-back, fun-loving, silly, and comfortable since last season. Although I have heard that’s always been her true personality but RHONY producers insisted she play up ‘The Countess’ act for ratings and storyline!
You can see photos of LuAnn’s home and what’s for sale at EstatesNY. Lovely items and impeccable taste – I wish I could afford some of it!
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