We weren’t sure if we were being Punk’d today when an email from Cobble Hillbilly/The Real Housewives of New York City star Simon Van Kempen arrived in the CHB Inbox. The dispatch from Van Kempen not only turned out to be real but it led to a neighborly invite to their recently renovated townhouse to check out their recent improvements and to take in tonight’s episode of RHNYC.
As you’ll see in the show, the color scheme chosen for their home may not suit everyone. However, we found it to be welcoming and chic. Read more about reno on Simon’s blog.
In the episode we also caught a glimpse of Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz at the couple’s house warming party. Alex told us that there was much more footage shot of him at the party but it ended up on the cutting room floor. Note to Bravo: send it our way, we’d love to post it! Our pals from Brownstoner were there as well check out their report.
As for Alex and Simon, they’re regular Cobble Hillbillies, they don’t come across in person as the dramarama twins the heavily edited-for-television reality show suggests. (No, we’re not having an Angie Tempura meets Zac Ephron moment.)
Check out photos of the reno after the jump.
Photos by Sarah Portlock for CHB