Inside RHONY star Dorinda Medley’s “Blue Stone Manor” as she rents sprawling $ 2 million Berkshires estate to fans on Airbnb
DORINDA Medley is opening her gorgeous $ 2 million Tudor-style Massachusetts mansion for some lucky fans to stay for one night this month.
In partnership with Airbnb, the former Real Housewives of New York star is renting out her 18-acre bluestone mansion that features seven bedrooms and exquisite interior.
Fans of the Bravo show will recognize the property, which is the 56-year-old star’s second home, as it was the location of many parties during Dorinda’s time on the show.
Two groups of up to four people will spend a night in the nearly 11,000 square foot home when reservations open on August 18.
The two nights available are Monday August 23 and Wednesday August 25 and will cost each group $ 100 per night.
According to People, Airbnb contacted Dorinda to suggest that she rent out the mansion after learning she would be traveling for most of August and September.
Dorinda will be on tour over the next few weeks to promote her new book, Make It Nice, which will be released on August 17th.
The former RHONY wrote her book when the domain was quarantined last year.
Those not lucky enough to win the One Night Experience will have the chance to witness a virtual experience hosted by Dorinda and streamed live from Blue Stone Manor.
Entitled Make It Nice and Boozy Dorinda, they’ll give entertaining tips and teach fans how to whip up two exclusive cocktails.
Dorinda’s late husband Richard Medley bought Blue Stone Manor in Great Barrington for her in 2005, a month before their wedding.
The $ 2.2 million country house just hours west of Boston has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Sitting on 18 acres of land, the property has extensive greenery both in front of and around the house with a walkway leading to the garden.
The reality TV star’s backyard also has a large swimming pool with a built-in hot tub that overlooks miles of trees with mountain views.
His colorful 1902 mansion also includes a blue piano room, a red room, and a yellow room.
The RHONY star’s furniture throughout the 10,878 square feet stands out boldly – including a purple couch, teal couch, blue bed, and green dining chairs.
Despite the vintage cottage style of the 1900s, Bravo’s personality modernized the kitchen with stainless steel appliances throughout.
Dorinda revealed to Saratoga Living magazine that the reason the house meant so much to her was that her great-grandfather actually helped build it after she came to America from Italy.
The blonde TV personality went on to say that he was a “very accomplished mason” who had been hired to do the masonry of the estate.
“They called it Blue Stone Manor because the stone was taken from the field. My great-grandfather worked on it and they rolled part of the original house down the hill.
“It’s still on my property line. So the house had a lot of history for me, ”she said of the family legacy.
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“My dad was driving us next to the house and I was like ‘Someday daddy I’m going to get really rich, and I’m going to buy the house for us. I’m never gonna get married, Mum and you are going to live there, and we will never leave Great Barrington!
“And he said, ‘Yes we are, princess,’ and it became a legend, ‘there’s your house on the hill, Dorinda. “
“I told Richard this story over and over again, and it was always this house that no one wanted, because it was old.
“So about a month before I got married to Richard, we went to the Berkshires and he said, ‘Let’s go through this house that you love. “
“And there was no barrier there, and we were going up the aisle and I said, ‘We can’t go in’, and he said, ‘Yes, you can; this is your home now, and I want you to receive something from me that is not part of our marriage, it’s just yours. ‘
“So, a month before our wedding, Richard Medley bought me the house of my childhood dreams,” she remembers fondly of her late husband.
Richard and Dorinda were married from 2005 until her death in 2011 from liver failure.