Looks as though Bravo may need to rename their hit show “The Real Housewives of the Beverly Hills of the Valley” because yet another RHOBH cast member has inked a deal to buy a lavish mansion in the increasingly expensive and celebrity-packed Encino neighborhood. Teddi Mellencamp‘s $6.5 million acquisition of a striking modern farmhouse closed today, even as she confirmed her exit from the long-running television juggernaut. The new estate is within sugar-borrowing distance of the $8.2 million home of Kyle Richards and the $6.5 million mansion of Dorit Kemsley.
Surrounded by mature ficus trees, the walled and fully gated property features an all-new mansion with 8,245 square feet of living space. Amenities include a sea of brass fixtures mated to modern farmhouse-style decor — wide plank oak floors, walls painted a creamy white — plus custom cabinetry and built-ins. On the main floor, an Art Deco-style bar takes center stage, while there’s also a temperature-controlled wine room, games room, home theater, and a chef’s kitchen with two islands, both slathered in quartzite, and all the expected high-end stainless appliances.
There are seven bedrooms and 7.5 baths altogether, including a hedonistic master suite with its own sitting room, wet bar with mini fridge, soaking tub, boutique-style walk-in closet, and a wraparound deck with views of the entire yard and surrounding treetops. The .42-acre estate’s resort-style grounds additionally encompass a 50-foot saltwater pool, putting green, sports court, grassy lawn, full outdoor kitchen, and two separate cabana-style structures, one outfitted as a lounge with its own fireplace, the other as a standalone massage room overlooking the pool — for those days when the drama and hours-long “Real Housewives” confessionals become too strenuous.
Mellencamp, 39, is the daughter of rock legend John Mellencamp (“Jack & Diane,” “Hurts So Good”) and the founder of the controversial All In diet program. She and husband Edwin Arroyave — he the CEO of a security services provider — continue to own their in-town “starter” house, a Hollywood Hills mansion she bought in 2017 from billionaire heiress Megan Ellison. That property is currently available on the open market, carrying an asking price just a hair under $6 million.
George Ouzounian and Gina Michelle of The Agency held the listing; Mauricio Umansky and Farrah Brittany, also of The Agency — and Kyle Richards’ husband and daughter, respectively — repped Mellencamp.