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Sonja Morgan Explains Why She Moved Back to Her Upper East Side Townhouse

After renovating her townhouse in order to sell it, the RHONY cast member opened up about why she suddenly moved back in.

By Abby Feiner
Welcome to Sonja's Crib

After years of her Upper East Side townhouse going on and off the market, Sonja Morgan was determined to finally say goodbye to the abode. As she explained in Season 12 of The Real Housewives of New York City, "At this point, this house is nothing more than a financial drain, an emotional drain." 

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However, after doing a massive renovation and listing the property for $10.75 million, Sonja's plans went awry when she suddenly found herself moving out of her apartment and back into the townhouse. “I had to move back here because I rented the apartment while this [townhouse] was rented, but when the pandemic struck, forget it! This wasn’t rented or sold. I had to move back here," Sonja explained on the show's May 4 episode, adding in an interview, "If no one’s renting the townhouse, I can’t be shelling out cash every month to rent my little pied-à-terre in Columbus Circle... I am a guest in my own house until this gets rented or sold."

In July 2020, Sonja opened up on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen about her living situation while she was in between homes. "I gave up the [Columbus Circle] apartment... I was there two years," she said. "I rented out my townhouse for the month. I’m back at the townhouse — not really, because I’m the landlord." Until she was able to move back into the townhouse, Sonja temporarily resided at a very familiar place. "I’m at Dorinda [Medley]’s!" she told Andy at the time. "Dorinda said, 'Stay at my place.'"

Tour Sonja's townhouse in the video above. 

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