If you’ve been following the roller coaster that is reality television star Bethenny Frankel‘s life, you know that she started out as a single, struggling entrepreneur on “Real Housewives of New York City.” She then launched the Skinny Girl margarita, sold the brand to Jim Beam for a reported $120 million, got married and had a daughter, filed for divorced, and rejoined the Housewives. On the recent season of the show, she considers herself “the richest homeless person in Manhattan,” as her ex-husband stayed in their $5 million Tribeca apartment at 195 Hudson Street.
We think Frankel’s use of the word “homeless” is a little ridiculous considering she was splitting her time between lavish Hamptons rentals and high-end Manhattan hotels, but the Daily News has revealed that the Skinny Girl is actually the owner of apartment 2D at 22 Mercer Street in Soho. A nomad no more, Frankel is waiting to move into the gorgeous loft, which she bought about seven months ago for $4.2 million, until renovations are complete. But judging by the photos of the home, we can’t imagine there’d be that much to change.
The spacious sunken living room has 14-foot ceilings, double mahogany framed arched windows, and a large wood burning fireplace. The dining room is part of this main living space, and the open Bulthaup kitchen is directly adjacent. It features large floor-to-ceiling pantry space with frosted glass doors, a massive wine rack, and high-end appliances.
Throughout the 2,392-square-foot home are wide-plank walnut flooring, custom floor-to-ceiling closets, and modern light fixtures. The charming built-in desks in the hallway make great use of the otherwise wasted space, as does the cozy window seat.
There are two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths in the unit. According to footage on the Real Housewives, Frankel is working with designer Aaron Kirsten on the apartment renovation.
Photos via Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Soho