SOUTHERN Charm star Thomas Ravenel and his two children with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Dennis are living in a stunning $1.8M estate featuring an 18-stable horse barn.
Thomas, 58, won full custody of Kensington, 7, and Saint, 5, in February after accusing Kathryn, 29, of drug abuse and being an unfit mother.
The former Bravo star told a South Carolina judge during their custody war that he plans to move the children out of Charleston and to an estate in Aiken, South Carolina this summer.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Thomas purchased the stunning abode for $1,800,000 in May 2020.
According to Realtor, the 10,000 sq-ft “historic” home, which is called “The Balcony,” has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and sits on 5.82 acres of land.
The outside of the gated home features traditional red brick with a grass walkway lined with bushes and flowers.
The home has hardwood floors throughout, as there is a stunning arch-way that leads to multiple rooms.
The home has multiple fireplaces, including in the sitting room, den, dining room and bedrooms.
The home has a large, “modern” kitchen with a butler’s pantry, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, white and gray granite countertops and white brick backsplash.
There’s a separate dining area and a “beautiful” formal dining area.
The mansion also features 10 foot ceilings, fluted woodwork and detailed molding.
The French doors lead to several balconies and terraces.
He home has a guest house that boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The home also has an eighteen stable barn with a groom's quarters that features a kitchenette and full bath.
There are three tack rooms, a hay loft, feed room and six-door barn.
The backyard also has a swimming pool with fountains and stunning landscaping.
Thomas’ children love the home, as he posted a photo of Kensie on her iPad in her room.
He also shared a video of Kensie and Saint running and jumping into the in-ground pool, as they screamed: "Best Daddy!”
As The Sun previously reported, Thomas filed for sole custody of the kids and requested Kathryn have supervised visitation on October 23, 2020.
In South Carolina court records obtained by The Sun, Thomas claimed a mutual friend told him about a recent trip he took to North Carolina with Kathryn, her boyfriend Chleb Ravenell, Kensie, Saint and others.
Thomas claimed the friend said: “He informed me that he witnessed a lot of cocaine use during this trip and that Kathryn had left cocaine within grasp of the children, which he thought was dangerous.”
Kathryn alleged in her court response: “I do not use cocaine so naturally I have not left any out for our children to access.”
Thomas continued that Kathryn has failed to get the children to school on time.
Kathryn admitted in her filing that her daughter has been late to school four times this year and three of those tardies were during her visitation period.
He said the children come to him from their mother's home allegedly “filthy and unkempt," according to the court documents.
He claimed: “When the children are picked up after their week with Kathryn, they are filthy, their hair is matted, they smell and they are unusually tired and irritable.
“During the summer they were routinely returned without shoes. Saint is regularly returned wearing clothes that are so small on him, they leave marks on his skin.”
Kathryn responded to the claim: “This is untrue. My children are always well dressed and clean when in my care and I am often complimented on how cute they look.”
Thomas went on to claim that he hired a man to conduct surveillance on her, as he witnessed the Southern Charm star leaving the children home alone unsupervised “on multiple occasions,” noting one time in July at 1:48am, in August at 3:17am and others, according to court papers.
Thomas wrote in the court papers of one alleged instance: “During the time Kathryn was gone, Kensie and Saint are seen alone in front of the house. THIS IS TERRIFYING.”
Kathryn responded in her court filing that it is “untrue” she left the children in the home alone.
He also claimed she was “broke,” as she only had $11 in her bank account.
Thomas said he found a private school in Aiken, South Carolina willing to take both students beginning with the 2021-2022 academic school year.
He believes it is in the children’s best interests to move to Aiken, South Carolina, as he can maintain a “safe, stable and secure environment” for them.
Thomas planned to move to Aiken, South Carolina with the children this summer, as he proposed his plan to the judge when requesting full custody.
Thomas ultimately won full custody, as Kathryn has supervised visitation every other weekend.
The Sun reported there has been a “marked improvement” since the children have been with Thomas full time.
A source previously told The Sun: “In Kensie's latest report card, her teacher wrote that ‘Kensie is starting to SOAR academically. Her reading is taking off and she rarely needs assistance in math.’"
As for Saint, the insider said: “The school administrator remarked on Saint's recent stark behavioral improvement.”
Kathryn now lives with her boyfriend Chleb Ravenell.
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