Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kim Zolciak recently allowed the AJC a private tour of her duluth townhouse. There was no sign of Lee “Big Papa” Najjar, cause conventional wisdom would lead us all to the assumption that he was “home” for the holidays.
Kim admits being a bit lonely as a jumpoff stating that the only thing missing from her three-level townhouse is… “A man! A man, that’s the only thing we’re missing. And I’m not really so sure I want that either. I’m pretty happy. This is a pretty cool place; I’m missing a really big closet though.”
“This neighborhood works out great,” shares Zolciak. “I’ve lived here a couple years; the community is great, like I said, my neighbor Damien, he plays for the NBA so he’s in and out quite a bit, he’s pretty fantastic. It’s somewhat kid-friendly, it is gated, and it’s roomy, it’s spacious.”
And security cameras at her front door assure no one gets up-close unannounced.
Check out extensive photos of Kim’s crib below:
Zolciak has been in her 3-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath Duluth townhouse three years. Originally from Connecticut, Zolciak came to Georgia when: “My parents had moved here, then I graduated nursing school. My ex-husband came down here and got a job and we stayed.”
Pictured above is the kitchen where she starts mornings at the counter tracking the Internet buzz ‘Real Housewives’ stirs up.
“I think my house is homey. My house in Sugarloaf was a little cold,” shares Zolciak. “Here it’s a home. We live here, there’s writing all over the walls. We have a wall (near kitchen) that everyone signs and writes on; we’ve painted over it twice.”
The ‘Tardy for the Party’ mommy strikes a peek-a-boo pose in a portrait mounted near the living room. Her nude portrait in her master suite is too spicy to show in this PG-rated gallery.
Zolciak says her townhouse is “totally different” from the home she grew up in in Connecticut. “I had like peach siding; the kitchen was baby blue with peach. We had blue carpeting [and] white picket fences. It was decorated with flower wallpaper; my mom’s house still looks like that.” She adds: “My parents, I don’t think they have anything black in their house. My ceiling (on first level) is black for goodness sake; I’m cut from a different cloth maybe.”
“I used to live in Sugarloaf Country Club, I lived in my dream home, it was beautiful and big,” reflects Zolciak. “But I felt so alone, houses are pretty far apart over there so this townhouse [which] is almost 6,000-square-feet and … I’m connected and I like it.”
Zolciak commissioned Pineapple House to craft the graphic rug in the living room and handle all other custom treatments.
“I love my dining room table and chairs,” though Zolciak admits, “we’ve never even sat there and had a meal, ever! I love Chanel, so when I had that table made and the chairs, if you look at the back [of the chairs] there are actual circles,” she points out, “but I wanted like the [interlocking] ‘C’-look. So I had that made.” Also peep Kim’s custom photos by non other than celebrity photographer Derek Blanks.
Zolciak says her favorite room in her Duluth townhouse is her master suite (pictured below), “because that’s where the magic happens.” And only “custom sheets” adorn her bed.
“This home is so significant because I left so much behind and did this on my own, I left my dream home,” notes Zolciak. “I did this on my own, and it is my own, and it’s my girls’ and I and it’s perfect for us.” Pictured is the lounge in the master suite.
Kim admits that her bathrooms are unusually cluttered due to her addiction to beauty products.
“I am a product junkie,” admits Zolciak. ”If it makes you skinnier, tighter, tanner, hair straight or curly, teeth whiter, lips pinker … I buy it. I’m looking for the fricking miracle in a bottle,” she laughs. She uses everything from Vaseline petroleum jelly to La Prairie cellular renewal night cream, priced at $1000 (1.7 oz.). “I go through it pretty quickly. I didn’t have it when I was out-of-town, I think I could tell a difference. My ex-husband would tell you it’s all in my mind.”
All in all, Kim still credits the wallet of Big Poppa for allowing her to live as lavishly as she does:
“I just had my whole garden landscaped. Thanks Big Poppa ’cause I have no idea what’s out there. He had them come over here and handle it. It looks fantastic.” There’s also a pond with waterfall and tiered floral arrangement.
Photos via AJC