Friday, July 9, 2010

Kristin Cavallari's New Home

This 25-year-old has a courtyard, wood-burning fireplace and a cook's kitchen.
Classic California blondie Kristin Cavallari first rocketed to reality television fame as a teenager when she appeared as a spoiled high school student on the popular but defunct Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Since then she's appeared in a few forgettable film and television roles including a very minor part as "Seven #3" in the goofball co-ed comedy Spring Breakdown. In 2009, not exactly making a big splash as a real actress, Cavallari went back to her reality-TV roots and joined some of her former friends and cast mates from Laguna Beach on the wildly popular spin-off show The Hills.
In a not particularly surprising collision of reality television, Cavallari was seen house hunting in Los Angeles last year with hair obsessed real estate agent Chad Rogers from Bravo's Million Dollar Listing. In the end, the Laguna Beach babe-turned-Hollywood hottie settled on a pretty, pristine and perfectly private 1920s Spanish-style casa near West Hollywood last listed for lease with an asking price of $5,750 per month.

Gates and high hedges surround the property and hide a lush tropical garden. The modestly sized 1,400 square-foot house, once owned by hairdresser to the stars Eric Bilardi and last sold in 2007 to its current owner for $1.3M, includes just two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

A flagstone pathway meanders through the front garden to a small courtyard that drips with vines and leads to the front entrance.

The front door opens directly into the small living room that retains original detailing such as coved ceilings, dark stained hardwood flooring, a wood-burning fireplace and a myriad of arched windows and doorways.

Although pin thin Cavallari probably doesn't eat more than 1,000 calories a day, her new digs are equipped with an updated cook's kitchen should she choose to splurge. There are original hardwood floors, Carrara marble countertops, glass-fronted upper cabinets, a large work island/breakfast bar and a vintage O'Keefe & Merritt stove.

Cavallari's master bedroom is well situated at the back of the house for privacy and has large, wood-framed sliding glass doors that open to the lavishly landscaped backyard. The master bathroom has double sinks, hardwood flooring, large windows that open into a thickly vegetated courtyard and glass enclosed steam shower (And a Greek key pattern laid into the tile floor, naturally).

The luxuriantly landscaped backyard is an entertainer's paradise with its large covered dining terrace for summertime cook outs and dinner parties, multiple terraces, fountains, dramatic lighting and a fire pit for warming the tootsies on all those nippy southern California evenings.

When Cavallari leaves her house, the streets are lined with other modestly sized, well-maintained -- but not particularly inexpensive -- homes and is just a few short blocks away from the star-studded and pricey shopping emporium Fred Segal and just a few more blocks away from the celebrity friendly Urth Café.
credit - Mark David @
thanks for the heads up rubi! : )
~Kelli at Hills Freak

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