Inside the California Mansion That Hosts ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’
Most people know this California home as the infamous mansion on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Besides housing tons of drama and tears, this mansion also houses some amazing architecture, expensive features, and to-die-for views. Here’s what’s really inside this Mediterranean mansion when it’s not being used for the hit television show.
It’s a 200-year-old Spanish-style rustic mansion
The mansion, known as Villa de la Vina, sits alone on 10 acres of sprawling, California-sunshine-soaked land. It’s right off Kanan Road in Augora Hills, California, which is a fairly busy road. However, the noise is not an issue since the house is set back. A large, stucco and stone wall blocks the house from the street, giving it extra privacy. According to the home’s website (yes, it does have its own website), it has a whopping 10,000 square feet of living space.
Next: You won’t believe how many bathrooms there are.
It boasts more bedrooms and bathrooms than you probably need
The house has six immaculate bedrooms, all complete with their own bathroom, according to Zillow. Known as “suites,” the bedrooms are much larger than an average suburban bedroom. Aside from the en-suite bathrooms, there are three additional bathrooms throughout the house for a total of nine. That means the entire Brady Bunch could use the bathroom at the same time and still have one to spare.
Next: This one area is larger than the average American home.
The patio area is bigger than most homes
The mansion’s outdoor living space is like none you’ve ever seen. It amasses 3,000 square feet of total space. (The average home size in the U.S. is about 2,680 square feet.) It features a gorgeous, Mediterranean-style stone patio that leads to an infinity pool. Waterfalls crash over Spanish archways, and you can soak up the sun along with gorgeous canyon and mountain views. The backyard is complete with two spas, so no guest will ever feel left out. Plus, it has an outdoor fireplace for those cool California nights.
Next: Stunning features are present in every room.
Its rustic charm is evident in the formal living room
Wood floors are bordered by Spanish tile in the living room. A gorgeous fireplace stands at the center of the back wall, and a chandelier hangs comfortably from the center of the ceiling. Along the wall are multiple arched doors that hold tons of natural light and appear to open onto the outdoor living space. It gives the living room an indoor-outdoor vibe. Next to the living room, the dining room has arched brick ceilings with wood beams across. It doesn’t appear to have as much natural light in the living room (per the Zillow photo), but sticks well with the Mediterranean theme.
Next: The could be the largest kitchen island you’ve ever seen.
… And the massive kitchen
Mediterranean tile lines the bottom of the kitchen walls. A massive, marble-topped center island takes up most of the kitchen space. Dark wood cabinetry and a brick backsplash tie into the rustic charm. A breakfast bar on the wall opposite the refrigerator is a comfortable spot to sit and have lunch if the whole family isn’t around for a meal. High ceilings help offset the cramped feel given off by the dark furnishings.
Next: It has a living space outside of its living space.
It has a farm house large enough to be a regular house
What Zillow calls an accessory building, the home’s website calls a farmhouse. Regardless of its name, the 3,000 square feet of extra living space seems entirely unnecessary. However, if you have millions of dollars, why not? Zillow suggests the space could be a home office. This seems a little large for a home office, but maybe it could be a home office building, so you can move your whole company to your backyard. The farmhouse has 22-foot ceilings and matches the design of the larger home.
Next: These additional features only add to its costly appeal.
The home has immaculate features throughout
Zillow shows a dark-wood bar with marble countertops in the family room. It likely houses some of the most expensive liquor on the market in its floor-to-ceiling cabinets. Next to the bar is a wine cellar, and although it’s hard to tell how much wine it holds, it looks to be at least a few hundred bottles. Beautiful archways are apparent in almost every room. A four-car garage allows the owner to fit his or her cars (most of them, anyway) into it, and it has a bonus room attached. The house also comes complete with a home theater.
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