Reality television star noted author, and business mogul Bethenny Frankel has gone beyond being one of “The Real Housewives of New York City” and jumped full steam into the world of luxury real estate. With a new show “Keeping It Real Estate” co-starring fellow Bravolebrity Fredrik Eklund about to premier she’s laying down more roots in the Hamptons with the purchase of a 4,239 sq.ft. estate in Bridgehampton. Frankel purchased her first Hamptons home in 2013, also in Bridgehampton.
Frankel closed on the 7-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom Hamptons spread listed exclusively with Kathleen Conway of Town & Country Real Estate in October. According to Conway, “Bethenny was fabulous to work with and saw the property as a great investment.”
Originally listed for $2,950,000 and built in 1910, the former bed and breakfast, known as the Morning Glory House, is situated on 0.60 well-manicured acres South of the Highway in the village near shopping, dining, and more. The home underwent a major renovation under the guidance of architect Brian O’Keefe of BOKA where he set out to update all elements of the home and seamlessly merge the old and the new.
Local builder Dennis Boyle made those plans materialize and the elegant finishings complete the look. The gracious formal entry hall sets the tone with dark, hardwood floors illuminated by a skylight, a hand-carved staircase, and board and batten details. An exercise room is perfect for early morning workouts while a large gunite swimming pool with sprawling bluestone patios are ideal for an afternoon swim.