Dwight Eubanks, the unofficial 6th housewife of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, recently invited the world to tour his beautiful home.
“When I moved into this property it was destiny waiting to happen. It was where I was supposed to be at that time, and this is where I’m supposed to be now. Things just don’t happen. I just fell in love with it, it was perfect for me and my lifestyle.”
The home, formerly owned by Atlanta news anchor Karen Grier showcases Dwight’s fashion savvy as he displays his desire to live like a queen king:
In the living room are two king chairs (pictured above). I got two king chairs because I never anticipated a queen living here, not a real queen anyway! The queen chair is 12 inches larger than the king because back in that period the dresses with the bustles were much bigger, therefore you would need space for the dress.
More photos of Dwight’s crib below:
The piece over the fireplace (pictured in sitting room above) I bought after my father was murdered. Camille Love had a gallery off Paces Ferry, I went to her gallery two weeks after we buried my father. That piece was there and was what I was feeling when I was going through that period — my father has been dead over 10 years. That was what I was feeling. So I had to have it.
When asked about his wardrobe, Dwight is quick to note that he’s not all talk when it comes to fashion:
I don’t have any ‘Dwrongs’ in my wardrobe! My girlfriend Britanica Stewart says I’m a slave to fashion and that’s true,” admits Eubanks. “If it’s beautiful [and] feels good I have to have it. My mother was the first of 14, she [took] care of her siblings, she pressed their blue jeans [and] shirts. When she had kids she [stressed] that she was not pressing no more blue jeans! We were not allowed to wear blue jeans. Even when I’m cutting the grass I’m pulled together, I’m a southern gentleman.
[Sidebar: I'm almost positive he meant "girlfriend" as in a girl who is his friend...] But then again, when he describes his hat collection as “a southern pimp thing” I can only imagine that Dwight’s got mad game…
The hat, the gloves, walking sticks, the bathrobes, silk pajamas, silk underwear, collecting watches and pearls, that’s a southern pimp thing,” comments Eubanks of the influence for his signature drag.
Dwight’s also no friend of PETA as he lists his fur collection:
“Chinchilla, mink … all kind of animals up in here, they’re beautiful why shouldn’t we enjoy them. Even when they die they’re still living, you can still enjoy them. I have a couple fur coats I enjoy, I wear them to the grocery store, I’m gonna wear them until they turn into leather.”
When Dwight speaks of his home, it’s evident that it’s a place that he loves. In no uncertain terms, Dwight also admits to being somewhat of pack rat, but you can’t tell by his picture perfect home:
I enjoy everything in here, sometimes I come in the living room with no music, no TV, no telephone and just reflect or look out the window, it’s so peaceful here,” shares Eubanks. He admits: “I am still a hoarder, I used to go to auctions a lot. My garage is full, my attic is full and there are pieces I refuse to get rid of. I’ve got art under the beds and in the closets; I just love beauty.
“Striped chairs opposite the couch (in living room) are 18th century from England found at an antique shop,” says Eubanks. “They sit very low to the floor because they were slipper chairs. Women would sit in these chairs to put on their shoes and their bustle would drape over the back of the chair, that’s how they would get dressed. They wore so much fabric and tulle with their skirts they couldn’t just bend over to put their shoes on.”
The dining room is complemented by a Grace Kisa painting inspired by “the Black tradition of placing petals from a [loved one's] gravesite in a Bible as a memento,” explains Eubanks. In Kisa’s rendition she paired vibrant Tiger lilies and text from “Romeo and Juliet.” “I happen to love lilies so I had to have it.”
Dwight is also no stranger in the kitchen and claims to be a barbecue master:
For Thanksgiving I smoke six turkeys. I love to cook, how else can you get real barbecue and real smoked flavor without a pit — and I use charcoal,” offers Eubanks. “I’ll smoke a whole pig in the backyard, not just ribs. Can’t nobody barbecue better than me. I smoke up the whole community and their houses, I know they hate me, especially [my] neighbors in the back and to the right and left.
The bedroom is my element. That bed was inspired by my grandmother,” says Eubanks. “We were so poor growing up she never threw away her mattresses. As one mattress got old she would just stack them. That was the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. This bed is me still trying to get that comfort from sleeping in my grandmother’s bed. I just keep stacking them on, there are four mattresses and a box spring in that bed. It puts me closer [to] the Lord when I’m sleeping. He protects me.
Dwight explains how the elaborate poles in his bedroom are used:
The Japanese are short people, they would need a ladder to climb up on this bed. You can do a lot of things on a bed high up like that,” muses Eubanks, “especially with the poles, you just have to use your imagination. It’s wonderful!”
Pictured is the lounge in the master suite that was previously enclosed by a glass wall.
Dwight’s watch collection include Movado, Gucci, and Cartier.
“Kandi’s mother came over to the office yesterday and brought me this wonderful watch (pictured above). There was no occasion she just bought me a beautiful watch. I was really surprised. Kandi’s mother, aunt Bertha and aunt Nora and I just hit it off from day one. I go to aunt Bertha’s house a lot for dinner. She loves to cook, I love to eat,” notes Eubanks. “They’re an adopted family I’ve become very attached to.”
Dwight explains why all swimmers in his pool must be naked:
That pool has done lots of entertaining. My rule is no swimwear in the pool, swimwear messes up the chlorine count. That’s the only rule of the house. I’m sure my neighbors hate me because I sunbathe in the nude all the time. I just think that’s how it should be.
Let it hang Dwight!