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New Housewife Shannon Beador: Tour Her Non-Toxic Home
Plus: Go inside Vicki Gunvalson's office—and Heather Dubrow's model mansion.
One component of being a successful Housewife is having a fabulous (and usually not-so-humble!) abode. Not only is new The Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador's home breathtaking, it's also a breath of fresh air. Literally.
The three-year-old home was built from the ground up by Shannon and her husband, and features beautiful marble, spacious walk-in closets, and even a secret tea party room and basketball court for her kids to enjoy. But more important to Shannon than the typical Orange County bells and whistles was the safety of her family. "When I started to have children, I started to take a bigger interest in providing the most natural environment for my children," she explained. "So we hired a green consultant and he kind of helped guide us along the way."
So what kind of features does this home have that make it non-toxic? "We have hospital grade air," she said, pointing out enormous air and carbon filtering systems. "Even though we tried to make the house as non-toxic as possible, still chemicals are going to come in. So we wanted to make sure we took those out with a carbon filter."
The home also features an electromagnetic radiation meter, as well as a strict adherence to all things organic—food and fabric included. And for Shannon it has been a very fulfilling part of her life. "It has been such a passion of mine," she said. "And I'm very, very proud of the fact that I created the healthiest home possible for my family."
Plus, we've also got tours of Vicki Gunvalson's Coto Insurance office (complete with state-of-the-art computer systems!) and Heather Dubrow's new home (well, sort of: it's the model version of her soon-to-be sprawling mansion!)