The longest-lasting “Housewife” on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County” is ready to sell her home. Original cast member Vicki Gunvalson has put her house on the Coto de Caza real estate market for $2,695,000.
The decision to sell was no secret; Gunvalson discussed selling the luxurious home in a recent episode. Reportedly, she and husband Donn Gunvalson, also are in the midst of a divorce.
Many of the “Housewives” have had issues with keeping up on payments on lavish homes, and a few have come close to foreclosure, including Tamra Barney who sold her O.C. home as a short sale. Gunvalson, however, is selling her 5-bed, 6-bath home the regular way. Real estate agent Laura Simmons told the Wall Street Journal “she’s hoping for quick sale.”
Despite a premier location in a gated community — often favored by celebrities, athletes and doctors — a sale may not be as quick as the agent hopes. According to Zillow data, median Coto de Caza home values have fallen 5.4 percent year-over-year.
That’s not to say that the Gunvalsons’ estate isn’t lavish. The property is located on a full acre in the “woods” of Coto de Caza. High ceilings are featured throughout the 5,400 sq ft home, complete with “oversized” rooms and luxury details. The newly renovated downstairs level includes a suite and brand-new hardwood floors. The family room has a full wet bar overlooking the $500,000 “resort-style” pool and additional swim-up bar. A full outdoor kitchen has a built-in barbecue, mini-fridge, and “recessed” grotto including a TV and full-sized bath. The pool area also features a stone fireplace and gas ambient heaters.
The home is being listed by Laura Simmons of Weichert Realtors.
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