“The Bachelor” MansionMar 2nd, 2009 | By Lindsay | Category: TV Locations
I just about died this past Friday afternoon when my US Magazine arrived in the mail and looming out at me was the headline “Is The Bachelor Fake?” I have been absolutely enthralled with The Bachelor this season – and not because I am a fan of Jason Mesnick. I think the guy is pretty much a tool. But there was just so much drama this season that I absolutely could not tear myself away from the TV. And from the look of things, more drama is yet to come on tonight’s Final Rose Ceremony and After the Final Rose presentation. According to this week’s US Magazine article, a blogger named Steve Carbone, from RealitySteve.com, blew the lid right off of tonight’s shows! According to Steve (whose website I am now addicted to!) Jason is going to propose to contestant Melissa Rycroft at the end of tonight’s Bachelor finale. But (and here is where things get juicy!) during tonight’s After the Final Rose show (which was pre-taped six weeks ago) Jason is going to dump Melissa for second runner up Molly Malaney. And, the icing on the cake, supposedly Jason has been seeing Molly behind Melissa’s back ever since filming was completed – not that he will ever admit to that! What a snake! Steve believes in his heart of hearts that ABC concocted this whole scenario to increase their ratings and I have to say I agree with him. I started having my doubts as to the reality of The Bachelor way back during Season Two when my boyfriend’s boss spotted Bachelor Aaron Buerge on a date with contestant Gwen Gioia. Apparently not only were make-up artists fixing Gwen’s hair and make-up during the date, but producers were constantly stopping the filming to re-shoot certain segments. LOL Needless to say I cannot wait for tonight’s episode. I am sure I will walk away from it thinking Jason is an even bigger douchebag than I did before. LOL
Thanks to my buddy Whitney over at ZillowBlog, who alerted me to this article back in October, I was able to stalk the Bachelor house this past weekend. Ever since it was built in 2005, the Malibu area home pictured above has been featured on numerous seasons of The Bachelor. The mansion’s front entrance was used repeatedly as the famous limousine drop-off area where the past few Bachelors and Bachelorettes have welcomed their contestants during the first episode of each season. In fact, not only was the mansion’s entrance the very spot where Jason first met Deanna last season, but it was also the same locale where Jason welcomed the women of the show this season. The home’s living room area has also been the site of the numerous rose ceremonies of seasons past. But this season, not only was the home used for rose ceremonies and the big limo welcome, but it was also where the women lived during the filming. So I was pretty excited to stalk it!
Orignally priced at $13 million and later dropped to $8,750,000, The Bachelor house is currently for sale at the bargain price of $6,750,000. Apparently being “The Bachelor house” isn’t that great a selling point. LOL The six bedroom, nine bathroom Tuscan style manse measures a whopping 8,000 square feet and sits on almost ten acres of land! The home has a four car garage, a gourmet kitchen, an infinity pool with a swim-up barbeque and bar, and a detached 4,000 square foot studio/office area! To put it in Bachelor speak, the house is simply “amazing”! Ever notice how often they use that word on the show? LOL Somebody really needs to get the contestants a thesaurus – stat! Unfortunately, not much of the home is visible from the street, but it was still extremely exciting to stalk it knowing all the drama that took place there back in November.
Be sure to tune into tonight’s Bachelor Season Finale. It is sure to have “the most dramatic rose ceremony . . . ever”! And if you haven’t yet, you simply must check out Reality Steve’s blog - it’s enthralling!
UPDATE – This very same mansion was recently featured in the Season 2 episode of The Mentalist entitled “The Red Box” as the home of photographer Hopper Banks.
Until next time, Happy Stalking!