Though she spent her final couple of seasons on “The Real Housewives of New York” ensconced in a three-bedroom rental at the massive, 39-story Oriana apartment complex — she reportedly signed a contract to live there in exchange for promoting the Sutton Place rental tower on the show — Dorinda Medley has long owned a two-bedroom and two-bath condo at the Park Avenue Court, another upscale complex on the Upper East Side.
Purchased in 2007 for $1.2 million, not too long after she married her now late second husband, hedge fund advisor Richard Medley, and extensively renovated in recent years, the approximately 1,200-square-foot designer-done condo has a pretty standard layout with two boxy bedrooms and two average-sized bathrooms on either side of a combination living, dining and kitchen space.
Of particular note, however, are the 14-foot ceilings and oversized windows that frame open city views. Other details include recently installed hardwood floors, contemporary bathrooms with designer fixtures, and an all-white kitchen with top-end culinary equipment and marble countertops.
Built atop what was once Gimbel’s East department store — the ground floor now houses a Staples and a Best Buy, the 17-story full-service building offers 24-hour doorman and concierge services, a fully-equipped health club with swimming pool, a children’s play room, a yoga space, and an on-site garage. For all that, Medley’s high-floor unit carries monthly homeowner fees of $1,762.
The condo is available through Douglas Ellimans’ Michael Cooper, as well as his mother, Gladys Laurie Cooper, who sometimes pops up on “RHONY” and has even tended the Clubhouse bar on “Watch What Happens Live,” Andy Cohen’s nightly chat show on Bravo.
As was noted by the New York Post, who first spotted the listing and also noted that the former fashion executive was allegedly fired from “RHONY” for being a “mean drunk,” Medley floated the condo as a rental during the Covid-19 pandemic, at a whopping $19,500 per month, while she spent most of her time quarantined up at Blue Stone Manor, her stately, flamboyantly appointed weekend country house in the drop-dead-gorgeous Berkshires area of Massachusetts.
Set on 18 stunning acres, the freshly restored and renovated 11,000-square-foot Tudor mansion was purchased in 2005, for $2.15 million, as a gift from her late husband. The “Make It Nice” author has hung on to the house since Medley’s 2011 death. Widely featured on “RHONY,” Medley put the nine-bedroom spread up on AirBnB last year — for just two nights at just $100 per night — and though she no longer holds an apple as a cast member, she and Blue Stone Manor played host last year to half a dozen women from the various “Real Housewives” franchises for the spinoff series “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip.”