July 1, 2022

Inside RHONJ star Margaret Josephs’ $2.2M renovated New Jersey mansion featuring hot pink office & full outdoor kitchen

GO INSIDE Real Housewives of New Jersey star Margaret Josephs’ $2.2M renovated New Jersey mansion featuring a hot pink office and a full outdoor kitchen.

Margaret even included a ballroom and a library inside of her new home as she has shown off some wildly unexpected interior decorations.

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RHONJ star Margaret Josephs $2.2M New Jersey mansion has been going under renovationsCredit: Google Maps
Margaret took fans behind the scenes of her bright hot pink office space

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Margaret took fans behind the scenes of her bright hot pink office spaceCredit: Bravo

Margaret, 55, bought the house for $2.2M with her husband Joe Benigno, 66.

According to Bravo, they bought the 115-year-old house as a renovation “project,” but had no idea the amount of work they were walking into.

The massive mansion sits on a 2.8 acre lot of land in the New Jersey woods.

Margaret and Joe took out a little over a $1 million dollar loan to secure the property before beginning renovations.

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The RHONJ star renovated the backyard of her home to create an entire outdoor kitchen space.

One a grey tile patio which extends out into the woods, Margaret had a massive stainless steel grill and stove installed.

She included a kitchen island, a dining table, and a lounge area with a lime green couch and giant hand chairs.

Margaret's impressive outdoor kitchen includes lots of counter space and a grill

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Margaret’s impressive outdoor kitchen includes lots of counter space and a grillCredit: Jason Pinyan
The star's 'ballroom' includes a grand piano and a pool table

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The star’s ‘ballroom’ includes a grand piano and a pool tableCredit: Jason Pinyan
Her kitchen was completely renovated as the star removed a three-story chimney from her home

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Her kitchen was completely renovated as the star removed a three-story chimney from her homeCredit: Jason Pinyan

‘VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD’

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Margaret took Bravo cameras behind the scenes in her brightly patterned hot pink office.

The entire office wall was covered in a hot pink tropical print wall paper, which Margaret claimed kept her energized for the day.

Along with her desk equipped with lots of notebooks and planners, items in her office included a mock-tail bar cart and a Peloton.

Margaret was especially enthusiastic about her custom Barbie decor wreath.

It hung on a wall in her office and was made out of tinsel, sparkles, blond Barbie dolls and Christmas orbs.

The wreath included strings of pearls and custom beaded letters that spelled out words and names such as “queen,” “Joe” and “Marg.”

She said the wreath was a “real piece of art.”

Margaret concluded her tour as she said her entire office space reminded her of “vintage Hollywood.”

Margaret themed her kitchen space with neutral colors while the rest of the home boasts bold interior design colors

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Margaret themed her kitchen space with neutral colors while the rest of the home boasts bold interior design colorsCredit: Jason Pinyan
The star's home office included a Peloton and a mock-tail bar cart

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The star’s home office included a Peloton and a mock-tail bar cartCredit: Bravo
Margaret was most proud of a custom Barbie doll wreath which hung on her wall

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Margaret was most proud of a custom Barbie doll wreath which hung on her wallCredit: Bravo

TOTAL TRANSFORMATION

Margaret also renovated her kitchen, which was originally built in 1956 and included a chimney and a built-in meat slicer.

The Housewife entirely removed the three-floor chimney from her home and gave the space a massive facelift.

She added a tile floor with a massive white and gold marble kitchen island.

The mansion also includes a ballroom with a full bar, a grand piano, a pool table, and a fireplace.

Margaret is also planning to renovate her library, which she is keeping fans all up to date with on her website.

BIG PROJECT

The Real Housewives star opened up to Bravo about the intense renovation process.

Margaret told Bravo: “This is a restoration as opposed to a renovation. Updating a 115-year-old house isn’t like building a new house.

“I had a feeling it was gonna take a while. I mean, not this long.”

She elaborated: “A renovation like this is not for the faint of heart.”

As for working with Joe, Margaret had nothing but great things to say.

She gushed: “Joe and I are a great team. He really gives me carte blanche on the design, so we never disagree on the design aspect.

“He just hates it when I put time constraints on everything.”

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Although the Bravo couple are “thrilled” to tackle the rest of the home, renovating the bedroom and bathroom.

Margaret concluded: “I’m definitely gonna die in this house. It’s my forever home.”

The star told Bravo the renovation process is taking much longer than she expeected

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The star told Bravo the renovation process is taking much longer than she expeectedCredit: Jason Pinyan
Although Margaret says she is 'thrilled' to tackle the library, bedroom, and bathroom next

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Although Margaret says she is ‘thrilled’ to tackle the library, bedroom, and bathroom nextCredit: Getty

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