Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Dina Manzo buys $16M Montecito estate … as she becomes neighbor to Gwyneth, Oprah, Meghan and Harry
Dina Manzo and her husband Dave Cantin have just purchased a large property in Montecito, California.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum, 51 — who didn’t attend Luis Ruelas’ wedding to longtime pal Teresa Giudice — and executive, 43, dropped $16 million for the nearly 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom, Tuscan-style villa.
The listing was described as ‘Montecito’s most enticing offering’.
The couple, who have been married since 2017, moved to the West Coast in 2015 and settled in Malibu.
Now they’re moving north to be neighbors with Gwyneth Paltrow, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi.
Originally built in 1994, the Tuscan villa-style home sold in late 2020 for $4.8 million and underwent significant renovations.
Montecito Estate: Dina Manzo and her husband Dave Cantin just purchased a large property in Montecito, California.
Rise to Fame: Dina first rose to fame when she was featured on VH1’s My Fabulous Wedding, a reality show following her marriage to her second husband, Tommy Manzo. She later appeared on the first two seasons of RHONJ
The 6,000 square feet villa is located behind iron gates and a large motor court, reports The Dart.
The entrance to the house is surrounded by olive trees and other Mediterranean plants.
The interior features a living room and family room, both with custom glass and steel French doors that open to a stone terrace to take advantage of the Santa Barbara area’s lovely weather.
The bespoke kitchen has designer appliances and a built-in banquette.
The master-suite has an ocean view, fireplace, private balcony, two closets, marble bathroom and an ensuite lounge.
Three more bedrooms fill the second floor, while the fifth bedroom is downstairs and perfect for a maid.
The backyard features a fire pit, large lawn, and a swimming pool and spa.
Dina first gained popularity when she was featured on VH1’s My Fabulous Wedding, a reality show following her marriage to her second husband, Tommy Manzo.
Lush Landscaping: The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum, 51, and executive, 43, dropped $16 million on a nearly 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom, Tuscan-style villa that the listing describes as ‘Montecito’s.’ tempting offer’
Mansion: The 6,000 square feet villa is located behind iron gates and a large motor court, and the entrance to the house is surrounded by olive trees and other Mediterranean vegetation.
Married: Dina and Dave Cantin have been married since 2017
In 2009, she joined the cast of the first season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, making her a reality television star.
She left the franchise after two seasons and hosted the HGTV show Dinah’s Party for one season in 2011. He and his design team created lavish and entertaining events at their clients’ homes.
Dina and her husband have been bi-coastal for many years. They divide their time between Southern California and the East Coast.
In addition to the Montecito estate, they also own a home in San Juan Capistrano, California and a condo in Florida.
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