Just as Reality Blurb confirmed the purchase of the Vanderpump Rules couple’s $1.7 million Spanish colonial home (see photos here), Stassi opened up about the process of buying her first home and revealed details about the stunning property during an episode of her podcast series on Friday.
“We’re homeowners now,” Stassi announced on Straight Up With Stassi.
“Yes. Well, you are,” Beau noted. “And I will be renting out a room and doing all the… everything to take care of the house because I’m the only one who knows how to turn on the sprinklers and how to do everything else about that house.”
“Well, I purchased my first home. This is very exciting,” Stassi continued.
“And I’m excited to be living in there with my fiancé,” Beau added.
According to Stassi, she is the official owner of the home, but Beau won’t be living with her for free. Instead, he’ll be taking care of all the utilities and paying for part of her mortgage.
“I’m not freeloading… I’m not living there for free, people!” Beau insisted. “Trust me, I’m doing my damn part. Sorry… I’m not an author and I don’t have a nice chunk of change after I sold a bestselling novel to drop down X-amount of money on this amazing house.”
“We are a modern couple making our own rules,” Stassi, who is set to tie the knot in Rome later this year with Beau, noted.
Before Stassi set her sights on their home of choice, Beau came across five different homes for them to look at as options on Zillow. However, it was the second house they went to see that Stassi fell in love with. Meanwhile, Beau was more hesitant to fall for a home that was as old as their new home is.
“I went and looked at this house and I read the history on it and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh,’” Stassi recalled. “It’s from 1926, it’s an old Spanish colonial home. It’s designed so that every single room in the house overlooks the hills so every single room has a view. Like, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s a special house.”
Among the things Stassi and Beau were looking for in a home were a good school district “just in case,” a location in The Hills but close to the city, and a yard. That said, their chosen home does not have a yard and instead boasts a patio area and large decks.
After Stassi decided to put an offer on her current home and confirmed it was safe and solid, she and Beau went through what she described as a “scary” home-buying process together (that was temporarily delayed by the Christmas and New Year holidays). They are now having to deal with some home upgrades before they can move in, including modifications to their floors, pizza oven, and an upstairs bathroom.
As they prepare to move into their new place some time next month, Stassi and Beau are attempting to decorate the home without help (aside from Pinterest), even though their styles are “so different.”
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