Bethenny Frankel is the new owner of the Morning Glory House in Bridgehampton, which once served as a bed-and-breakfast.
The reality-TV star and founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails bought the property for $2.037 million in October, according to property records. The 4,239-square-foot house first listed in the summer of 2016 with an asking price of $3.2 million, was most recently listed for $2.495 million.
“I think (Bethenny) thought it was a great investment because it’s seven bedrooms, walk to town,” says Kathleen Conway of Town & Country Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. “It’s an older house, and she just really loved the charm that it had.”
Originally built in 1910, the house underwent a major renovation under architect Brian O’Keefe and local builder Dennis Boyle. The house, with seven bedrooms and 5 1⁄2 bathrooms, includes a formal entry hall with dark hardwood flooring and a hand-carved staircase.
“The house has high ceilings and lots of beautiful molding and details,” Conway adds.
The 0.6-acre property, which includes a covered wraparound porch, has an in-ground gunite pool that is surrounded by a bluestone patio. Conway says that Frankel has already done some outside landscaping but is unaware of her future plans for the home.
The “Real Housewives of New York City” star is set to star in a new reality show on Bravo called “Keeping It Real Estate,” in which she and luxury real estate broker Fredrik Eklund, a real estate broker and reality-TV star, buy and flip multimillion-dollar homes.
The Morning Glory House is the second property that Frankel has purchased in Bridgehampton in recent years, having bought a five-bedroom home that backs to a 40-acre preserve for $2 million in 2013.
“I guess she obviously likes the area,” Conway says.
Frankel was not available for comment about her purchase.