Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes, and more!
The Definitive History of Kenya Moore's Legendary House, Moore Manor
The RHOA cast member lives in a gorgeous Buckhead abode with her daughter, Brooklyn.
After some drama with a former landlord and a stint in a hotel, Kenya was determined to find a perfect place to put down permanent roots. In 2015, the former Miss USA bought a fixer upper property to transform into her forever home.
Today, Kenya is happily residing in her gorgeously decorated dream house with her daughter, Brooklyn.
Here’s everything you need to know about Kenya’s famous abode, Moore Manor, and the journey that led her there.
Kenya first lived in a rental house after moving to Atlanta
Kenya’s RHOA reign began in Season 5, shortly after she relocated from Los Angeles to Atlanta. “I’ve been living in Los Angeles for the last 18 years and my career has been so good to me, that I’ve sort of neglected my personal life. So I decided to move to Atlanta, where I have some roots, where I can be surrounded by love and people who care about me,” she shared in the Season 5 premiere. “I’ve never lived with anybody. My house is like 7,000 square feet. It’s in the country. It’s beautiful.”
However, things quickly went sour at Kenya’s rental manse and, after a disagreement with her landlord, she moved out. “I am so happy to get out of this crazy house,” she shared while packing up her belongings in Season 6. “It’s kind of like a blessing in disguise… I actually have to move into a hotel for now.”
Kenya then moved to a hotel and began house-hunting
“I thought this was the best option for me on short notice,” Kenya shared of her temporary residence at a hotel. She was in the process of house-hunting for her dream home, and she was refusing to settle. “I don’t want to rent. I need something that is fabulous,” Kenya declared.
Kenya explored a $1.65 million 4,000-square-foot penthouse condo with panoramic views of Atlanta, but ultimately decided it wasn’t a fit. “Even though it’s just me and [my dog] Velvet, I can’t see myself living in less than 5,000 square feet. In fact, 5,000 square feet is pretty small for me… For $1.6 [million] I can have 15,000 square feet in Buckhead, gated pool, everything. Not for this little box.”
Kenya bought Moore Manor in 2015
In 2015, Kenya did finally find her dream property in Buckhead — a $515,000 fixer upper, TMZ reported at the time. Kenya shared her first look at the space in an October 2015 Instagram post, which she captioned, “My solace.”
Buying the home was an important milestone for Kenya, who opened up about what it meant in a May 2016 Instagram post. “So blessed to wake up to this view. God thank you for giving me a vision, resources, and the balls to take chances in my life with no fear. No matter how big or small your dreams are never be afraid despite the criticism or haters,” she wrote.
Moore Manor underwent major renovations
There was a lot to be done to get the 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom abode from the condition it was purchased in to where it is today.
“When I first saw Moore Manor, it was a hot mess. It really looked like a set from the Blair Witch Project,” Kenya quipped in the RHOA Season 9 premiere. “There’s a long punch list of things that I have to do: baseboards, painting, touchups. The driveway is not done. I still haven’t completed the theater."
"I am determined to get this part of my life right," she added. "Oh, lord, living in construction is no joke.”
At the time, Kenya was fighting the clock to have the place ready by her housewarming party — literally. One hour before the party, there was still construction debris being picked up and furniture being moved in. “If it’s not finished, then that’s egg on my face. Then people are like, ‘Oh, she’s still working on her house,’” Kenya told her contractor in the episode. “So let’s get moving. Whatever we need to do.”
And, by the time the doors opened for the party, it was clear that Kenya had dreamt up a gorgeous pad entirely on her own terms.
Now, Moore Manor is a “modern and slick” haven for Kenya and her daughter
Flash forward to the present day, and Kenya and Brooklyn are living it up in their gorgeous home. In true Kenya fashion, there are lots of fabulous details such as a $6,000 smart toilet and a dreamy closet brimming with designer goodies.
“I have so many favorite parts in the house,” she told BravoTV.com after finishing construction. “I love my bedroom. I love all the windows. I have so many windows that are floor to ceiling in the whole home… My dining room are is pretty awesome. Like, my whole open concept — my living room, dining room, kitchen — it just feels, just the aesthetic is very modern and slick and sexy.”
More recently, Kenya made some upgrades to the backyard by adding a pool, a new deck, and some cabanas. She debuted the finished results on Instagram in August 2021.
“Start your day by doing something [you love],” she captioned a shot of herself soaking in her new pool.
Kenya reveals she has plans to sell Moore Manor one day
After making luxurious upgrades to her home, Kenya recently revealed that the next chapter would be putting the abode on the market. Kenya told BravoTV.com in May 2023 that she will sell Moore Manor eventually, citing space for her and her daughter as the main reason she'll be looking elsewhere. "I don’t have room for a gym in the home, and I have a full gym in storage. Like, I literally have a full gym in storage, and I don’t have anywhere to put it," she said. "Just things like that. I want a little dance studio. I want a guest house.”
Whenever she is ready to move on, Kenya has a very specific idea of how she will sell Moore Manor. "I will sell it at auction for a pretty penny to the person [who] can afford the most iconic house in Atlanta,” she told BravoTV.com. “I want to do a live auction, an international live auction. Highest bidder… No other Housewife has done it.” And yes, Kenya said the auction would include her iconic furniture as well.
—Additional reporting by Jocelyn Vena