The couple purchased an estate on Star Island at auction for the low, low price of $7.6 million. Lisa and Lenny intended to tear down the dilapidated structure on the foreclosed property and build their dream home in its place. Unfortunately, the pair's plans have been put on hold. They are now in a legal battle with the Miami Design Preservation League after the group's attempts to label the existing house as a historical landmark. If the preservationists are successful, then it's ciao to the new casa.
Alexia is facing some heat from her former country club, and she's now at the center of of a legal situation that doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. Bless her heart. I know that Alexia has a lot going on in her personal life, but girlfriend needs to get her accounting in check—literally!
Nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to any of the housewives on any of the Bravo franchises. I find that when the women aren't actual "housewives" yet, it even amps up the crazy. Let's test that theory, shall we?
Lisa has filed a lawsuit against a website commenter named Jessica Lederman for making false accusations about her. Jessica allegedly wrote comments claiming that Lisa "was an escort who also did soft porn in Vegas".
Lisa isn't taking the remarks siting down and filed a lawsuit, asking for $15,000 in damages! She claims that the random commenter has "damaged her reputation and threatened both her employment and social life."
Did you really think things were going to be hunky dory betweenJoanna Krupaand Adriana de Moura after that insane Real Housewives of Miami reunion? The women first battled things out at that infamous lingerie party, then in the blogs, then in the tabloids, and once again in a two part reunion special with Andy Cohen. They must be exhausted!
It's no surprise that the ladies aren't going to be besties on the next season of RHOM. In fact, Joanna doesn't think that the two can ever repair what little relationship they had (I'm hesitant to call it a friendship!) no matter what occurs in season three.
The home in question was designed in 1925 by famed Miami architect Walter DeGarmo famous for the popular Mediterranean-Revival style of historic Miami. When historic preservation groups got wind of the Hochsteins' plans they immediate swung into action and fought to deny the demolition.
Lenny and Lisa bought the home in a foreclosure auction sight unseen. No inspection was done at the time of purchase. Lenny claims they had initially planned to renovate the existing home but then discovered serious structural damage including a sinking foundation and decided it could not be salvaged. The home was NOT zoned a historic property at the time of purchase.
Preservation groups believe Lenny and Lisa planned to tear down the house all along and they are standing up to wealthy homeowners to protect their city.