Yolanda Foster has always been in love with the mansion she refers to as her “dream home”. Now, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her husband Grammy Award-winning songwriter David Foster are putting it on the market. But there’s a reason for their desire to sell the 5-acre estate.
According to US Weekly, Foster has offered a relatively logical explanation for the couple’s decision to list their home. Since being diagnosed with Lyme disease, the massive home has become a lot more difficult to manage.
“This is our dream home, but due to my battle with Lyme disease for the past two years I just don’t have the strength to run this almost 5-acre property anymore and should really focus on my recovery with as little stress as possible,” said the reality TV starlet.
“My daughter Gigi moved to New York last July and my Bella will move this July, so it will be just the two of us with my 14-year-old son, Anwar.”
Foster, who is an avid gardening enthusiast, will be bidding her lemon trees farewell as the couple moves on to a new stomping ground. According to Trulia, the home is being listed for $27.5 million.
The extravagant 5-acre haven has been featured on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills quite frequently, as the couple has been known to host parties at the 11,622 square feet custom-built mansion.
The Malibu, CA home’s opulent, negative edge pool and captivating ocean view was also featured when Foster debuted on the show in 2012. The property also houses Foster’s fruit trees, which were also featured on the show. The 50-year-old reality star has lemons, orchards of citrus, and avocado trees.
The sprawling estate also boasts six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, oversized custom closets, an office, library, recording studio, home gym, and screening room. The couple’s custom refrigerator was so popular on the show that it actually has its own Twitter account with more than 13,000 followers.
— Yolanda’s Fridge (@YolandasFridge) January 26, 2014
She has openly expressed her love and admiration for outdoor life. Last year during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she definitely put it all into perspective. “I am not a city girl. I [was] born and raised on a farm, so for me, I need nature,” she explained. “If I had to live in Beverly Hills seven days a week, my spirit would probably die.”