'Real Housewives' Countess Drops Price of Hamptons Estate


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By Emily Heffter

Add this to the downward spiral of Luann de Lesseps of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York City." The Countess had to cut the price of her sprawling Hamptons farmhouse by another $255,000 this week. After more than three months on the market, the estate at 280 Highland Terrace, Bridgehampton, N.Y., is down to $8.995 million.

She first listed it in December at $9.995 million, telling the Wall Street Journal, "It feels like Idaho. There's a wide-open feeling."

Instead of Idaho potatoes, though, de Lesseps' spacious farmhouse sits surrounded by manicured grounds on a 2.2-acre lot, adjacent to a golf course and overlooking 54 acres of preserved farmland. At more than 6,000-square-feet, the six-bedroom, 7.5-bath home includes a sauna and fireplace in the master suite, a gourmet kitchen and living room with a fireplace and bar.

Outdoors, there is a tennis court and heated pools, with large patios for entertaining and a separate pool house. De Lesseps, formerly a model and nurse, gained her royal title in a former marriage. She has owned the Hamptons farmhouse since the mid-1990s. She's been a star on Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City for five seasons, but a reported contract dispute kept her off the beginning of Season 6. She is playing a smaller role on the show this season.

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