Despite Financial Woes, ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Dorit Kemsley Buys $6.5M Farmhouse

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She’s a diva that is determined to keep her head held high, much like “Keeping up Appearances” Hyacinth Bucket, I mean bouquet!  Though she and her husband, British property developer Paul Kemsley, have been plagued by very public problems of legal and financial woes, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Dorit Kemsley has managed to cough up $6.475 million for a brand-new Los Angeles mansion, records reveal.

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Located in a primo pocket of the increasingly posh Encino neighborhood, the all-new structure was never on the market, so photographs and details are notably scant. Still, it’s known that the all-white house features a partially brick front facade, plus a three-car garage and a pool/spa combo out back. The spec-built abode — which replaced a much humbler midcentury modern residence — is done up in the trendy “modern farmhouse” style, with an open-concept floorplan. Although its actual square footage and various interior features remain a mystery, it’s likely the house will be prominently featured in all its glory on a future season of RHOBH.

The fully gated and camera-secured mini-estate sits on a .36-acre lot with San Fernando Valley basin views, and lies a conveniently quick jog to the $8.2 million Encino estate of fellow “Real Housewife” Kyle Richards and her high-end realtor husband Mauricio Umansky.

And as has been extensively chronicled on their reality show, the Kemsleys currently reside in a multi-story mansion high in the mountains above Beverly Hills. Partially owned by nightlife entrepreneur Sam Nazarian, a Kemsley business partner, the towering faux-Mediterranean villa has been on the market for over two years and is currently asking just under $7.5 million, after being initially listed at a decidedly optimistic $12.75 million.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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