‘RHONY’ alum Sonja Morgan explains why she’s auctioning off ‘darling’ NYC townhouse: ‘It’s time to do me’

Sonja Morgan is moving on.

In an exclusive statement to Page Six Thursday evening, the “Real Housewives of New York City” alum described the sale of her beloved New York townhouse as “a weight lifted. [her] shoulders” that will allow her to focus on her creative endeavors.

“This cherished home has been the heart of memories for our family for decades,” she reflected. “Now, as we move forward, it’s time for someone else to build their own memories here, just like we did. I know now was the time for this beautiful townhouse on the Upper East Side to begin its next chapter.”

She also praised Sothebys Concierge – who managed the auction – for meeting her goals in a “certain, timely and efficient manner”.

“I will always be a New Yorker at heart, but being able to travel with my Sonja In Your City Improv Comedy tour freely without having to rent our home is a weight lifted off my shoulders,” she continued.

“It facilitates my creativity in my other important endeavors as well. Wherever I go, I go.”

Morgan, 60, concluded, “I’ve been a dedicated Mother providing stability and financial support at my daughter’s childhood home and now it’s time to do like so many other empty nesters.”

The reality star shares her daughter, Quincy Adams Morgan, with her ex-husband, John Morgan. She moved to Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania last year.

Sonja and John purchased the 4,650-square-foot townhouse — which is located at 162 E. 63rd St. – in 1998 for 9.1 million USD.

It sold Wednesday to the highest bidder for $4.45 million.

Sonja continued to live in the 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom townhouse after her tumultuous 2006 divorce from John but listed it in 2013 for $9.95 million.

After struggling to sell it and drastically cutting the price to $7.2 million, she tried to rent it out for $35,000 a month in 2018.

The developer updated the home and relisted it at $8.75 million last summer, but it sat on the market again. Its last known list price before the two-week online auction was $7.5 million.

When the auction was announced in April, she told The New York Post that she was “ready to share this key, easy-to-manage jewel for someone new to enjoy.”

She also fondly recalled entertaining “heads of state, royalty, luminaries and Fortune 500 CEOs,” hosting her daughter’s school and college friends and filming “so many remarkable moments” for Bravo and Peacock TV.

The luxury residence features a sunroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and a large outdoor patio with a fountain and koi pond.

Inside, the home hosts an apartment-style suite, a wood-burning fireplace, an 18th-century marble fireplace and custom woodwork.

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