The Bachelor mansion has become almost as iconic as the show itself. Each season, contestants (on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette) move into the mansion for the first couple weeks of filming (before all the glamorous world traveling begins and such), so it's been a fixture on our TV screens for years. But we're guessing you haven't really put that much thought into it—until the California wildfires almost destroyed it this week. Thankfully, the mansion was only partially damaged, with a production structure, back patio, and outdoor structures being destroyed—and no one was in the mansion at the time. But if the shake-up has got you suddenly wanting to know everything you can about the mansion, we've got the deets.
ABC Doesn't Actually Own It.
Shocking but true—the mansion does not belong to ABC. It's owned by Marshall Haraden.
A REAL FAMILY Lives In It.
No joke—Haraden and his family live in the mansion, but move out twice a year for 42 days for filming. They take their furniture and belongings with them, so ABC changes the decor specifically for each season.
No, It's Not Actually Called The "Bachelor Mansion."
The house has a name beyond Bachelor mania—Villa De La Vina.
It's As Insanely Large As It Looks.
At 7,500 square feet (and sitting on ten acres of land) the word mansion is an understatement.
Los Angeles Is A Broad Term For Its Location.
The show references the contestants joining them in LA, but the mansion is actually located in Agoura Hills, a city in Los Angeles county. It's about an hour drive to downtown LA.
The Price Tag Will Shock You.
The mansion was listed for sale by Haraden most recently for $8.75 million, though it was taken off the market and still remains his property.
It's Truly Unique.
The mansion has a unique style about it that feels exotic—and definitely not evocative of California design. That's because it was built using materials from Mexico, India, China and Morocco.
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