In a lucky duck one day sale, Bethenny Frankel rid herself of the apartment that was the albatross at the center of her four-year long divorce from Jason Hoppy.
According to The Real Housewives of New York castmember, a ton of bad stuff went down between the two inside the pad she just sold for $6.95 million. Win for B! And, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Jason remained in the apartment forcing Bethenny to be the wealthiest homeless person in New York (she stayed in hotels), until she found peace in her four-bedroom SoHo loft with daughter Bryn.
The listing for the 3,330-square-foot space has beautiful bedrooms and walk-in closet that is basically another bedroom. A rooftop deck and a full-size wine refrigerator with space for more than 180 bottles are also part of the space. What more could you ask for?
Well, the new buyer has some bad juju to deal with. (If you believe in that sort of thing.) Although Bethenny declined to name the buyer, she did say she was glad “the real estate gods were looking out for me saying, ‘let’s give her a break.’” A space that’s housed a couple at war takes on the negative energy of its dwellers, says interior design guru Taylor Spellman, of Yours Mine or Ours.
“The feeling you get when you walk into a home is directly related to the energy associated with it,” says Taylor. “Bethenny obviously associated the space with the most difficult and trying time of her life, which makes sense because it's where a lot of stress and heartbreak occurred.”
But, Taylor says, that doesn't have to be true for the new owners.
How can the new owners feel good in their new environment considering its past? Pull a Dorinda Medley and burn some sage. That’s what she did after the screaming and yelling from her castmates nearly brought her Berkshires house down. (I cooked! I decorated! I made it nice!)
“A fresh coat of paint, burned sage and a whole lot of love from this new family will easily shift the energy and create a fresh start,” Taylor says. “That's the beauty about good interior design: it will help to completely transform a space and make room for new energy and happy memories.
“Hopefully a new family will give this home a second chance.”
Top interior designer Taylor Spellman—seen on Bravo’s Yours, Mine or Ours—has some advice for couples moving in together and getting real. Whether it’s mixing styles or mixing personalities, she has some wise words for keeping it sexy with everyday life at home. Read on for what Taylor has to say and be sure to tune in to Yours, Mine or Ours on Mondays at 10/9c.
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