Reality star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel’s real estate resume is pretty impressive: She’s transformed a stunning $6.95 million Tribeca condo, renovated a swanky $4.2 million Soho space and has two huge summer homes in the Hamptons.
But she hasn’t always lived in such decadent digs. In fact, Frankel’s first apartment was a small studio with zero style.
“My first apartment was on 28th and Park in Manhattan and it was a studio apartment, so everything was in one room,” Frankel tells CNBC Make It, adding that at the time, she was going to New York University.
“It was $1,200 a month, which is criminal because that was like 26 years ago,” says the star, who’s now flipping multimillion-dollar homes with “Million Dollar Listing New York’s” Fredrik Eklund on their new Bravo show, “Bethenny & Fredrik.”
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