This season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been all about new beginnings for Cynthia Bailey. In addition to ending her marriage with Peter Thomas, Cynthia has decided to move out of the townhouse they shared together and into a beautiful home by the lake that she shares with her 17-year-old daughter, Noelle Robinson.
We've heard a lot about this crib and even got a glimpse of it during Cynthia's house hunt this season of RHOA. Cynthia made a major step in moving into the house in Sunday night's episode, but she's excited to finally show us the finish product in the near future. "It's amazing. I can't wait to show you guys. I'm still getting it together over here, but I'm in it," she told The Daily Dish earlier this month. "It's so tranquil, so peaceful, so gorgeous."
Cynthia has been busy decorating her new home, which has been a process since she describes herself as having an eclectic taste. "I don't have a specific style. I'm a collector of things, and it takes time. I just don't go to one store and say, 'OK, let me just furnish the whole thing,'" she said. "I'm kind of picking things as I go. OK, I like that bed, I like this nice fan, I like this, I like that. And I'm kind of just putting it together."
Cynthia said her favorite part of the property is "hands down" the fact that she has her own lake. "It's very open. I have lots of windows, so it's like I live in a glass house almost. Lots of sunlight, lots of trees, lots of nature, I got animals," she gushed, adding the picturesque detail that she gets to see deer walking around at night and rabbits in the morning.
If it sounds like Cynthia is on some amazing getaway every day, that's because she basically is. "Usually, I would go on vacation for this type of serenity and peace. I kind of live on vacation every day now," she said. "It's kind of good, but it's kind of bad because now that the year's started off and I'm not actually on vacation anymore, it's hard to get going some days because I just want to chill on the dock and look at the water all day. So sometimes I feel a little too chilled out here by myself."
What's surprising is that Cynthia said she never had lake living in mind when she was looking for a new home. "I actually thought in the beginning when I decided to move that I was actually going to go back to kind of New York City style-living, in a doorman building, a nice, luxury building downtown with all the services and convenience of downtown," Cynthia explained. "And when I saw this house, I knew that I had to have this house. As soon as I stepped foot in this house, I was like, 'This is my house.' If I could build a house and put it somewhere, it would be this house."
Take a tour of Cynthia's former abode, below.