Oh my – there is trouble in the upper echelons of Real Housewives Of Orange County real estate. According to reports Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow will be prevented from filming in their ultra-exclusive Crystal Cove neighborhood!
As you recall Shannon and David’s massive crystal-nebulized, anti-toxin home is in the same ‘hood where Terry and Heather are building their 22,000 square-foot spread. After their first season on the show Shannon and David put their home on the market for a whopping $12.99 million. We could have assumed their decision to sell had something to do with their marital problems and The Affair. After several months with no bites, they dropped the price, then took the home off the market over the holidays.
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Now their Crystal Cove enclave is back on the market with the significantly reduced price tag of $10.898 million says the OC Register. But there may be an ulterior motive for Shannon and David’s to sell quickly: Real Housewives Of Orange County may no longer be allowed to film in their neighborhood! Which could also mean big trouble for Heather and Terry’s prospective home.
TamraTattles reports that neighbors have complained about Bravo in the ‘hood and no longer want attention drawn to their uber-exclusive area. The HOA reportedly decided to ban “big production” filming as of January 1, 2016, which means NO BRAVO cameras allowed!
Real Housewives Of Orange County producers are predictably in a tizzy over the news because several scenes were slated to be filmed at Heather and Shannon’s homes in the upcoming season – including Heather and Terry throwing a huge housewarming party in March! Filming is to begin a few weeks, which would have made the unveiling of Heather and Terry’s 22,000 square-foot home the first big event of season 11.
As for what the Dubrows and the Beadors plan to do, the source said they may resort to living in rentals for the season. Heather and Terry are currently renting while awaiting completion of their new house, but Shannon and David would have to up and move their three kids.
Even worse – Terry and Heather may be reduced to showing only ‘home movies’ of the progress on the new house!
This isn’t the first time Bravo has been banned. Several of the Real Housewives Of New York stars were forced to rent properties for filming due to co-op board restrictions. Luann de Lesseps has never shown us her NYC apartment for that reason, although she just moved. Lydia McLaughlin also rented during her sole season on RHOC the show because her neighborhood did not allow commercial filming.
Personally I can’t imagine Bravo will be banned from filming in the neighborhood. Crystal Cove contains massive homes with ample space between them. How intrusive could Bravo cameras really be? Especially if they’re limiting filming to only the wives’ personal properties with no footage of the actually neighborhood. Furthermore, it’s not like the Dubrows or the Beadors are the only rich people throwing parties there!
As for Shannon and David dropping the price on their home, I don’t think needing to get out for RHOC has anything to do with it – maybe they just want a fresh start, which could make a great storyline. But maybe no one wants to buy a multi-million dollar home with lemon curses.
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