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Sonja Morgan has left the building… only to return! Despite moving out of her iconic Upper East Side townhouse and into a Columbus Circle high-rise apartment a year ago, The Real Housewives of New York City designer often returns to the 4,650-square-foot manse, albeit in her role as landlord.
Which, for the record, she is perfectly fine with. "I adore my home where I raised my child, but the new apartment is more modern and just new for me, lighter," she told Home & Design earlier this year. "Getting up from under the house has released me emotionally and physically from it so that I can do more in the apartment, spend more time with my girlfriends, spend more time with my daughter and my fashion designs, and when I go to the house now as a landlord, I get it done and I leave it there.”
Sonja just did that recently, as her Instagram followers witnessed. In a series of videos, Sonja explained how she had returned to the townhouse to do some major gardening. “This is aesthetically unappealing I feel, even Viagra can’t help this guy,” she joked, referring to a dead branch, adding that she was trying to train the backyard’s verdant ivy to grow up the walls—which was no easy feat, considering how much overgrowth and dead branches Sonja was dealing with!
During one video, she narrated how great it felt to clip one especially pesky, hard-to-reach branch off her patio walls. “Oh, look at this, oh yeah, that was like an orgasm — watch this! What a relief, like this has to go, it’s deader than a doorknob. Oh yeah, much better.”
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