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Jan 30, 2008 04:37 PM

Ina's New Digs?

Has anyone seen the epps. of "Barefoot Contessa"/ It looks like Ina has a new kitchen/ house or something? I'm so confused. Has anyone see this?

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  1. It's some sort of barn they built. No idea why, but I'd like to know too.
    To have a new cooking show set? To entertain? For the hell of it?

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    1. re: charlottecooks

      I'm going to guess it's to move the TV show set out of her actual kitchen in the house where she lives and into a building she isn't in all the time.

      1. re: ccbweb

        Maybe this is the death knell. Remember, FN moved Emeril to new digs in the Chelsea Market before they canned his butt.

        1. re: Phaedrus

          After about 4 years worth of filming a 5 days a week show in the new digs.

    2. Ina's home is small; right around 2,000 square feet. They built a fully equipped "barn" for entertaining. It's got a full kitchen and lots of space for entertaining. She talked about it on an episode where she hosted a party for the main players in designing/building it.

      I don't think it was built specifically for the show. If you entertain a lot and have a small house, it's nice to have a larger space for guests to gather. Hey, if you can afford it.....

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      1. re: Dee S

        That house is only 2,000 sqft? Man, it certainly seems a lot larger than that. The camera angles must make look way bigger than it is.

        1. re: MagnumWino

          Seriously, I had no idea her house was so small. The camera angles are very decieving. If I entertained as much as she does, in such a small space, I'd build a designated entertaining area too.

          The "barn" does look lovely.

        2. re: Dee S

          2000 square feet is palatial in the city (Boston)..... and I manage to entertain without a barn! that being, it's an impressive space!

        3. My brother and his partner have a house in East Hampton, literally right around the corner from Ina and Jeffrey. It's an addition that is used exclusively for filming. It's been under construction for quite some time, and they say it's nice to see the finished product, and not just tarps.

          1. 2,000 sq. ft is small? Can you imagine having an apt. in New York that was 2,000 sq. ft..or in San Fran? Seems like alot to me. For entertaining large is tough though.

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            1. re: melly

              Yes, but melly, that's the difference between apartment and house living. While a 2,000 sq. ft. apartment would be huge, it really isn't that large for a traditional freestanding house. My house is just under 2,500 square feet and it's cramped when entertaining more than one or two other couples. I'd LOVE to have the available acreage (and spare cash!) to build a "party barn".