Bethenny Frankel — business entrepreneur and star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York — purchased the Morning Glory House in Bridgehampton at the end of 2017 for just over $2 million. By mid-2018, the Skinnygirl founder had put the house back on the market after a quick update. Originally asking $2,995,000 in July 2018, the historic property has now sold and closed for $2.28 million, according to the New York Post.
This was Frankel’s second Hamptons property at the time that she bought it. She owns another Bridgehampton home north of the highway on Lumber Lane, which she purchased at the end of 2013.
About the Morning Glory House
The Morning Glory House dates back to 1910, at which time the 4,239-square-foot structure served as a bed & breakfast. The home underwent a renovation with the previous owners. The seven-bedroom, six-bath house features an entry foyer, high ceilings, walls of windows, a white marble wet bar, and a fireplace in the living room. A butler’s pantry services the kitchen, which offers professional appliances. There’s also an unfinished third floor upstairs that could be used as an office or play space.
Outside, the new homeowners will enjoy privacy hedging, a wraparound veranda, a patio, and a heated gunite pool on 0.6 acres of land.
“It’s a piece of Bridgehampton history,” Nest Seekers agent Vincent Abbate — who brought the buyer — tells Out East. “It’s a stunning piece of architecture. And the location is perfect for those who love frequenting popular Bridgehampton restaurants and shops, as well as the gorgeous Ocean Road Beach.”
Located at 2623 Montauk Highway, the shingled home is just a five-minute walk from Bridgehampton’s main strip. While the structure is currently zoned as a residential property, the new homeowners “should not have any problem obtaining the B&B permit again,” Abbate says. “But they have no plans to do so, or to rent the house, at this time.”
The Morning Glory House sale happened soon after Frankel sold her two-bedroom condo in Manhattan’s Soho for $3.65 million. She purchased the New York City digs five years ago for $4.2 million. After a renovation, she listed the property for $5.25 million, according to Variety.
Compass agent Caroline Sarraf represented the Bridgehampton listing.
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