Whoop! Vicki Gunvalson’s new house is almost done.
Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Vicki Gunvalson downsized from her 5,500-square-foot Coto de Caza mansion in March and is, for the first time, giving a tour of her nearly completed new pad.
Gunvalson took fans along her home renovation journey, which she said began four months ago. We don’t know the price tag on the 59-year-old’s new Coto de Caza house, which she calls her “jewel box,” or even how big it is, but her tours provide a few clues.
The home with at least three bedrooms has wood floors, molded baseboards, tall ceilings, large windows, neutral colors, modern light fixtures, natural textures and pops of gold finishes.
“Uncluttered with soft grays and cream tones with a touch of natural wood tones is perfect for my new home,” she said on Instagram in July.
Cindy Shockey, who also helped design her North Carolina lake house, was her interior designer, she said on Instagram.
The double-height foyer leads to a dining room with a wine cooler and a bar cart. Across from the dining room is a “wine room” for conversations and wine with friends and family, she shared.
The kitchen has a hexagonal tile backsplash, a Thermador oven and a large quartzite island with bar seating, Gunvalson said on Instagram. Across from the kitchen is a family room with a new gas fireplace with glass chips.
Windows are covered with Pottery Barn Roman shades — installed by her fiancé Steve Lodge, who is running for governor when he’s not checking off the honey-do list. Her wedding with Lodge has not yet been rescheduled after the coronavirus pandemic prompted them to postpone last year.
Upstairs, the owner’s bedroom has a balcony and an office area. Gunvalson has a bedroom for her grandchildren that also functions as a gym, she showed off on Instagram.
Now that the interior is done, she plans to work on the backyard, which is already outfitted with a patio, a grill and a large outdoor fireplace, she shared, teasing a potential waterfall and koi pond.
A video shows she made good on her previous promise to take her mom’s prayer garden from her old house and install it in her new place.
Gunvalson shares two children, 34-year-old Briana and 36-year-old Michael, with her first husband, Michael J. Wolfsmith. The new grandmother and her former longtime, Donn Gunvalson, divorced in 2014 after 20 years of marriage.