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Rent 'Real Housewife' Adrienne Maloof's Old, Ugly Chateau

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It was October 2012, the leaves were crisping everywhere except for Southern California, where the climes were, as always, mild. It was here, in Beverly Hills, in the depressed housing markets of early 2010s, that Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Adrienne Maloof listed her unambiguously hideous fake chateau, which she was unloading amid her messy divorce from her cosmetic surgeon real husband. People were flabbergasted about the scope of its gaudiness. Commenters called it "Late 90's Versailles" and "EWWWWWWWWWW." Still, that shock could not compare to that of the news a few weeks later: the place had sold it for $20M, weird shoe office and all. Now the saga continues: the new owners are renting it out.

Rental price is "upon request," which is irksome, but considering the property comes with a 20,000-square-foot mansion with (deep inhale) eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a movie theater, a tennis court, a guest house, and a detached garage all on two acres in gate-guarded Beverly Park, one could assume its asking well over $20K a month.

But that's not really the story here. The story is that the world finally has listing photos of the place without all the weird crap (baby blue metallic drapes, gold beds to make Liberace blush, painted portraits of the real housewife herself) Maloof put in there. Finally all the commenters who insisted the house had "good bones" minus the "gosh awful" tacky furnishings will revel in their rightness. Or will they?

Here are the current listing photos:

Here are the photos from when Maloof lived there:

Thoughts?

· 54 Beverly Park, Beverly Hills, Calif. [Luxury House via Homes of the Rich]
· Real Housewife Adrienne Maloof lists hideous faux chateau.