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SELLERS: David and Shannon Beador
LOCATION: Newport Coast, CA
PRICE: $13,498,000
SIZE: 13,306 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 8 Complete and 5 half Baths

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: A little birdie dropped a note on Your Mama’s inbox to let Your Mama know that, like so a Number of the other”Housewives” across this great U-nited States–Real Housewives of Orange County‘s (RHOOC) Shannon Beador has her Almost new Newport Coast mansion listed on the open market with an asking price of $13,498,000.

As it turns out, Missus Beador–that really is a housewife–along with her hubby, David Beador, first recorded their custom-designed villa in the exclusive, guard-gated Crystal Cove enclave* in April 2013 with an asking price of $15,998,000. About a month or so ago, the house was fast re-listed with its present and de-listed and considerably lower asking price.

Missus Beador revealed on RHOOC that she came from a privileged background and, therefore , she may or might not be an independently wealthy woman. We do not understand. No matter the sitch, let us just presume her husband, David, brings home a boatload of bacon as the proprietor a building company primarily engaged in construction freeways. Current listing details reveal they participated the undoubtedly pricey professional services of neo-vernacularist SoCal mansion expert Richard Krantz to perform the design and interior designer Robert Ricker to gussy up the day-core with”heirloom and art-quality finishes.” The result is a scenic, walled and gated four-plus flooring faux-Tuscan French farmhouse–it’s described in record details as”reminiscent of European country manors and heritage East Coast mansions”–which was finished in 2012 and crosses 13,306 square feet of eco-minded traditional eleganza. ** There are four bedrooms, roughly a dozen copper-framed French doors and an elevator that services the basement, second and main degrees.

There are six bedrooms and seven complete and five half baths in the main manse, including a private, main floor guest suite and a generously proportioned basement flat living room with private entrance, personal pooper and walk-in closet. Three decent-sized and decorated children’s bedrooms on the upper floor one of these has a private terrace and each have a private bath. The roomy, upper floor master suite encompasses a separate bedroom and sitting room (with fireplace), two private terraces, a spacious, compartmentalized bathroom and his / her her walk-in closets, hers with glass-fronted wardrobes and an adjoining boudoir with spa tub. A stairway outside the double doors of the master suite direct up to a cave.

While (largely ) stopping short of fussy, the interior areas are unquestionably plush and largely traditional as evidenced in the fully paneled, double-height foyer and stair hall with its checkerboard white and black marble checkerboard flooring, a wrought iron railed marble staircase and antique crystal chandelier that Missus Beador revealed on RHOOC price $150,000. (Or perhaps it was $250,000. We do not recall, do any of you? What ever the cost, list explain the chandelier is excluded from the purchase, so…)

Formal living and dining rooms flank the foyer, the former with a fireplace and a paneled, pass-through music alcove and the latter with a temperature-controlled walk-in wine cellar. Only there’s a expensively and fully equipped centre island catering kitchen with pantry. Right next door to the kitchen there’s a bigger and equally expensively outfitted family room with lightly , top-grade countertops, marble counter tops and chandelier lit center island faux-distressed cabinetry. That is right, puppies, that family of five includes high-cost chef-quality kitchens, two. Your Mama is quite sure that people of a certain fiscal ilk–or those that aspire to a particular financial ilk–may clearly see and may effectively articulate the necessity of side-by-side gor-may flats but, to this shade-throwing property gossip, it seems a gross and unnecessary extravagance. Anyways…

The family kitchen opens into a window-wrapped breakfast room that, in turn, combines with a roomy family room with rustic brick walls, semi-glossy distressed hardwood flooring, plus a glistening and coffered wood ceiling. Tucked behind the built-in entertainment center in the family room is an L-shaped arts and living room with 3/4 elevation bead board paneling, stone tile flooring and lots of bead board-accented cabinetry and storage cabinets.

The fully finished basement level includes a 12-seat home theater with tiered seating, a fitness area, the above staff suite, an indoor basketball court (!) And, in addition to the 3 car attached garage on the floor, a basement-level underground garage that accommodates eight more automobiles. Somewhere in the house–it’s not shown on the floor plans involved in marketing materials that are digital –there is children’s tea party area, a key. (How a lot of the kids think the tea party room was created, finally, as a panic room?) The poolside guest home offers a loggia for shaded relaxing and a position that is self-contained with living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with convenient, secondary entry in the pool patio.

An ever so brief and not-thorough perusal of land records suggest Mister and Missus Beador also have some sort of timeshare situation in the Tuscan-style Marriott Newport Coast Villas and she revealed RHOOC the couple had already purchased a residential parcel where they intended to build another house but, honestly, chickens, we don’t nuthin’ about that.

Decision Crystal Cove may ring a bell with some of the children as Missus Beador’s RHOOC cast mate Heather Dubrow and her plastic surgeon husband are in the process of constructing a new home your Mama would bet money money will shirt 15,000 square feet. (Even the Dubrows, some ofy’all can recall, sold their previous residence  at the posh Pelican Crest development last year for $16.45 million and are currently residing in a 5,000-ish square foot lease residence while they build their new digs.)

**Missus Beador is a committed and outspoken proponent of natural and alternative living practices. So, big as this house may be and as counterintuitive as a 13,000 square foot mansion might or might not be to the fundamentals sustainable living practices, Missus Beador insisted upon non-toxic construction and finishing materials (i.e. non-fiber glass insulation and no-MDF hardwood stalls ) and in setup of a whole house HEPA air filtration system.

Listing photos: Sotheby’s International Realty