Bethenny Frankel’s former NYC home lists for $5M

Bethenny Frankel’s former downtown digs are back on the market for $5 million.

The original “Real Housewives of New York City” star-slash-entrepreneur bought the unit, at 22 Mercer St., for $4.2 million in 2014 in the midst of her divorce drama and custody battle with Jason Hoppy over their daughter, Bryn.

Frankel — who recently posted about her Italian vacation with Bryn — then renovated the home and first listed it in 2017 for $5.2 million. She ultimately sold it at a loss for $3.65 million in 2019, following a price drop and broker swap.

While Frankel got her start in reality TV — first on “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” show before her “RHONY” years — she also moved into business and charity.

She launched BStrong, a disaster relief initiative in response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico. This year, she raised $25 million after Russia invaded Ukraine to help the county’s refugees and those still there.

Interior of one of the home's bedrooms.
One of the home’s two bedrooms.
Compass/Joel Pitra with DDReps
Interior of the home's living room.
The cozy and fireplaced living room in the Mercer Street pad.
Compass/Joel Pitra with DDReps
Interior of a walk-in closet.
There’s a useful walk-in closet.
Compass/Joel Pitra with DDReps

Her former 2,392-square foot, second-floor loft is set in a landmarked cast-iron, brick-and-marble loft building in Soho. It comes with two bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, a woodburning fireplace and a small balcony — the only one of its kind in the building, the listing notes.

The home opens to an entry gallery that can be used to display art while also functioning as a home office area with storage and customized built-ins.

There’s also a 25-foot-wide great room with 14-foot ceiling heights and three triple-paned arched windows framed in mahogany. It’s adjacent to an open chef’s kitchen with an extra large pantry.

Interior of the home's dining area.
The dining area inside the Soho home.
Compass/Joel Pitra with DDReps
The kitchen inside the home.
It sports an open eat-in chef’s kitchen.
Compass/Joel Pitra with DDReps
Interior of one of the home's bathrooms.
The condo has 2½ bathrooms.
Compass/Joel Pitra with DDReps

The main bedroom comes with a custom walk-in closet and a marble bathroom with a soaking tub and glass steam shower. The second bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling glass windows and views of a landscaped green wall.

The home also features refinished hardwood floors, soundproof windows and a Sonos sound system with built-in speakers. The 16-unit boutique condo also has a common roof terrace. 

The listing broker is Amy Mendizabal, of Compass. 

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