Oct. 11, 2008

In Touch Weekly profiles Robert "Dr. 90210" Rey's house in Beverly Hills, CA -- which Raquel Welch previously owned

The October 20 issue of In Touch Weekly (on newsstands now!) has a nice, multi-page "At Home With" profile of the Beverly Hills, Calif. mansion owned by Dr. Robert Rey, who is best known as the star of the E! reality TV show "Dr. 90210."

As is typical for this kind of fluffy feature, the article is long on interior design and short on actual details of the kind that our readers love. So, we've decided to supplement In Touch Weekly's piece with some juicy details of our own.

And, we'd like to give mad props to our friends over at the Real Estalker for their fine report on this house more than a year ago, back on July 5, 2007.

Let's start with an overview of the house. Rey told In Touch Weekly that the house is a "mishmash of styles that work," and that the interior design of the house is really a product of his wife, Hayley. In addition, Rey termed his living room's style as being "classic with a sprinkling of French influences and a little Mediterranean."

Built in 1993, Rey's five-bedroom house has either 6,217 square feet, according to public records, or 8,000 square feet, according to listing information from when Welch had it on the market. The house sits on a 0.48-acre (20,996-square-foot) lot, according to public records. As In Touch Weekly correctly noted, the house is in hallowed company, with neighbors including Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher and Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz.

Welch purchased the house through her Data Trust (also known as her Data Revocable Trust) in 1997 for exactly $2,000,000, according to public records. She then turned around and listed the house in mid-2005 for $4,500,000, as the Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon noted in August 2005. We weren't blogging at the time, so we didn't write about this listing -- nor did we follow up some time later when Rey purchased it.

Rey very quietly purchased the house from Welch on October 14, 2005, with the deal being recorded on November 4, 2005. Although the purchase price still isn't available in public records (for reasons that would take far too long to explain here), it appears to us that Rey paid $4,480,000 for it. We can't stake our life on that amount, but we're pretty sure that that's the right amount. (We feel badly that we never responded to the Real Estalker's very public request).

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