As you know, Ann Kaplan is an all-round rockstar CEO, mom of eight, star of The Real Housewives of Toronto, and wife to Dr Mulholland. She and their home in Toronto’s luxurious Bridal path were recently featured on Toronto Storeys, Toronto’s premiere real estate blog.
We’re big fans of RHOT (and we work at the doctor’s MedSpa!) and even we were surprised by some of the revelations in this interview.
Here are the 5 most shocking things we learned:
1. Ann gives us some serious closet envy.
“In the new plans, there will be a two-level closet. But as it stands now, there is a winding, large closet with racks of shoes and racks of clothes organized by skirts, shirts, dresses, suits and pants. There’s even a jacket section and a black section.
“In other areas, there is a gown closet (sectioned and each with its own suit-bag), and there’s an area for older clothes and costumes (a converted cedar sauna).”
2. They hosted a glittering pre-TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) party one week after moving in.
“I did have a lot of help unpacking, a large container in the front driveway (which was full) and people lined up to pick up the furniture that we did not want to keep. Cars came and went, nails were broken and everyone pitched in,” Ann tells Toronto Storeys.
“The day of the TIFF party, the container was removed, someone swept up the little scraps, a gardener cut the grass and floral arrangements arrived. I was between collapse and giddy. And wondering actually where the washroom was when someone asked me, “Oh, good question.”
3. Ann loves to get up early.
“I love to wake up early. When I am on Toronto time (and in Toronto) I like to get up at 5:00 or 5:30 a.m. I look at the news, spend some time alone, relax and prepare for the day. I travel a lot and I feel like I am always going somewhere, packing for something and wondering if I will get an Asian-Vegetarian meal on my flight, or if they will forget.”
4. They named their house “Mulywood” because the design puts their own spin on a glamorous Hollywood home.
“Our house is Hollywood glam,” says Ann. “It is truly an estate home (at least I feel that way). As my husband’s last name is ‘Mulholland’ (which is my legal last name). It seemed like a fun play on words to call our home ‘Mulywood.’”
5. For someone leading such a glamorous life, Ann actually has a very down to earth view on what makes a house a home.
“Where the dog and cat can spray their territory. Where the children feel free to eat the dinner prepared for guests that night. And where you create memories, with all of the noise, the scents and the clutter. It is my sanctuary. Without it, it’s a house.”
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