What Does It Cost to Rent Sonja Morgan’s NYC Townhouse?
Real Housewives of New York City cast member Sonja Morgan‘s famous townhouse is finally rented. The Lenox Hill townhouse was frequently featured on the show, known for its ornate decor and a swinging door of Morgan’s various suitors.
Morgan often fretted over selling her 4,000 square foot, upper east side home, which was on and off the market since 2008, according to The Real Deal. A number of episodes were filmed at the townhouse. They included raucous parties, frenzied interns and two cast members who crashed at the home. Both Luann and Tinsley used the townhouse as a crash pad. Plus both women ended up hooking up with new men in the process.
So what did Morgan get for her home and where is she now?
The townhome has these features
The five-floor home was built in 1899, according to Street Easy. Hiking up and down five flights can get taxing. So the home comes with a single family elevator, along with five bedrooms and five and a half baths. The home includes original detail, a south facing garden, two private outdoor spaces, and four fireplaces.
Guests were often filmed entering a large foyer, which gave way to a grand living room, sitting room, and fireplace. In addition to a security and alarm systems, central air conditioning, and a full basement the home is also equipped with multiple washer/dryers. Fireplaces, balconies and a chef’s kitchen are also included. The home, which also has garage space, is also conveniently located to high-end shopping and dining.
She first tried to sell
In 2013, Morgan tried (once again) to sell her townhome, listing it for $9.95 million, according to the Real Deal. She originally listed it at $12 million in 2008. But pulled it from the market in 2010 after lowering the price to $7.25 million. At the time, Morgan didn’t want to sell her home because she wanted to provide a stable environment for her (then) 11-year-old daughter.
However, Morgan faced a number of legal issues stemming from her divorce and a lawsuit from a film company for breach of contract after she agreed to bankroll a movie. Morgan’s ex-husband originally purchased the home in 1998 for $9.1 million.
Morgan did a little refresh with ‘Frenchie’
While dating Frenchman, Edgar, who she affectionately called “Frenchie,” Morgan took on a home redecoration project, Bravo Home and Design reports. Morgan credits Frenchie for most of the new decor tweeting, “Dining room table is out. Great idea
#Frenchie. We now have Le Salon to entertain more friends and family.”
And then she re-listed her home for rent
Tenth time (or more) may have been the charm for Morgan. After what appeared to be more (exhaustive) updates, which included cleaning up the clutter, Morgan listed her home for rent to the tune of $32,000 a month, Bravo Home and Design reports. Although Morgan tried to sell in the past, Steve Gold from Million Dollar Listing New York said she did the right thing. “It’s not the right time to sell right now,” on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show in 2017. In the end, Morgan finally got full ask for her home.
Where is Morgan living now?
Moving from the home was not easy. Morgan got emotional and said to Bravo’s Home and Design, “My kid was born here! She grew up here. On one hand, I feel like I’m leaving a lot of memories behind in this house, but it’s not forever, it’s just a two-year commitment. And the townhouse isn’t going anywhere.”
She moved into a smaller place on Columbus Circle and said she enjoys walking her dog in the new neighborhood. “I found a great apartment, it’s so my style, I have a fireplace and a little balcony,” she said at the RHONYC reunion. “It’s not too high rise, ’cause I don’t like high rises, I’m only on the 12th floor.”
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