Dorinda Medley has been renovating Blue Stone Manor, her gorgeous estate in the Berkshires, and viewers learned in the epilogue of the Season 13 finale of The Real Housewives of New York City that she has also is going to list her apartment in Manhattan's Upper East Side and move downtown to Midtown!
Dorinda once described the apartment, where she lived with her daughter Hannah for many years, as, "Small, but it's got everything we need." (Watch the video above to take a tour of Dorinda's apartment.) Hannah moved out of the old apartment last year, so all of a sudden, the tiny place probably felt a lot bigger in an empty nest kind of way. But Dorinda was so happy for her daughter, telling The Daily Dish, "I thought it would be harder than it was. I think because she didn't move out of the city and I think the fact that she's so happy and she's enjoying it so much. The Upper East Side is not a place for a young girl. It's a place for children, mothers, divorcees. So now she has her own little place. She's got her friends. She can have dinner parties."
Though we'll always have Blue Stone, here's what we'll miss most about Dorinda's apartment:
1. Those Closets
Dorinda's closets hold everything a fashion enthusiast can possibly collect, though she admitted that half her gear is at Blue Stone. Still, she stacked three vertical layers of storage space for all of her self-described “sparkles and fur” and “shoes, shoes, shoes." (Watch the video above for a closer look at that closet.)
2. The Kitchen
"Kitchens in New York City are very small, but they're efficient," she explained. "I can do a dinner party for, like, 14 people from this little small space here." A perfectly organized refrigerator stocked with healthy produce was the undeniable highlight.
3. The Ceilings
Though the place is petite, the soaring high ceilings offer the illusion of more space, and a touch of old world elegance.
4. Her Nap Sanctuary
Every day at 4pm since Hannah was a baby, Dorinda took "a beautiful nap" in her bedroom, instructing the doorman to not disturb her so she could get her daily dose of tranquility.
5. Hannah's Artwork
Hannah is a talented artist, and Dorinda kept her pieces all around the house, such as a skull illustration nestled in Dorinda's tall bookshelves. "We went through a really strong skull phase, where everything she made was skulls," Dorinda recalled.
Dorinda now has a fresh space to make nice, but we hope her new closets can rival these old ones.
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