Name: Elizabeth Sutton and her kids Miro and Nora
Location: Upper East Side — New York, NY
Size: 1,370 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting
For New York-based artist Elizabeth Sutton, leaving the first home she ever owned was the most difficult part of her divorce. "My ex and I purchased it together a year after we got married and we lived there for five years. It was the first home to both my children. I was also the one responsible for making it a home – back then, in my old life, I was the ultimate housewife. I single-handedly took care of that home and made sure it functioned for my family. I built many memories there – I was constantly entertaining, throwing elaborate dinner parties for which I'd cook delicious food, set beautiful tablescapes, and enjoy my friends and family."
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