Today's installment of "Where in the world is...?" involves 22-year-old, former "O.C" actress Mischa Barton, who in 2005 paid $6,400,000 to purchase a newly built, 7,607-square-foot house in the Beverly Hills, Calif. post office.
We weren't blogging back when Barton bought the house -- in her own name, no less! -- but her purchase of the house, at 2670 Bowmont Drive in the Beverly Hills postal area, was overlooked (or ignored) by most of the celebrity real estate gossips who were writing at that time. However, not one but two celebrity gossip magazines -- the Star and InTouch Weekly not only took pictures of the house but one of them, In Touch Weekly, actually got Barton to talk a bit about her home purchase.
Built in 2003, Mischa's European-style mansion has six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, as one of the magazines had noted, and it does indeed sit on a 1.21-acre parcel. The one fact that both magazines just got flat-out wrong was the purchase price. The mansion presumably was listed for $6.9 million or $7.0 million (which is why the magazines used those figures as the value of the house), but Barton's final purchase price was $6,400,000.
Other features in the mansion include a rustic kitchen, a sun-drenched library, wood-and-tile floors, a master bedroom with his-and-hers baths, and two guest houses, the magazines reported. "It's Mediterranean and Italian, but with a heavy Moroccan vibe," Barton told In Touch Weekly.
Barton isn't the only celebrity homeowner on her gated, private street, which is just south of Mulholland Drive. Hunky actor John "Uncle Jesse" Stamos has owned the Country French-style house just two lots north of her, at 2708 Bowmont Drive, ever since his Lorbil Trust paid $3,570,000 for it in 2005, according to public records.
One other thing: some months back, our friends over at Virtual Globetrotting uploaded with aerial photos of Barton's house (uploaded, naturally, by our loyal commenter tlp333" their own post. Go check it out.