Kat Von D buys the mansion from 'Cheaper By The Dozen'

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But there's nothing cheap about the raven-haired "LA Ink" star's new property!

Kat Von D is leaving her mark on the Los Angeles, CA, real estate market. The tattoo-aficionado-turned-beauty-tycoon just dropped $6.5 million on a historic, three-story Victorian home in LA's Hancock Park neighborhood, and it's just as unique as the former reality starlet. But here's the real kicker: It's the home from the hit 2003 flick Cheaper by the Dozen, based on the popular children's book about a family with more kids than they know what to do with.

Measuring 12,565 square feet, the 11-bed, 10-bath spread is a true taste of turn-of-the-century Los Angeles. Built in 1890 when the city was experiencing huge growth, the house was designed by Isaac Newton Van Nuys and then moved to its current location by his son in 1915. Located on a 27,000-square-foot lot in Windsor Square, the Victorian beauty is big on architectural details — and neighboring homes are too. It's no wonder celebs like Damon Wayans and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes flock to the neighborhood!

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Step through the grand entry into the main floor's sitting room and continue through the library and dining room with linen-fold paneling and stained-glass windows. A hidden bar room has hand-carved walls and a secret exterior door, while a cozy den overlooks the swimming pool. The formal living room is called the "French ballroom," and a large eat-in kitchen with butler's pantry provides enough space for the whole family. (But maybe not a family with 12 kids!)

The third floor is almost a house of its own, with more bedrooms, a stage with original footlights, and even a kitchenette. Additional space for guests is available in the two-bed, one-bath carriage house located over the garage. It's a ton of space for Kat — and it's not her first foray into SoCal real estate! She has owned a Gothic mansion in the lower Hollywood Hills since 2011, which she bought for $2.175 million.

Images courtesy of Zillow. The listing agent was Lisa Hutchins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Kat Von D attends the Animal Equality 10th Anniversary Celebration Honoring Moby at At The P on November 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Kat Von D attends 2008 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Kat Von D during Napoleon Perdis Hollywood Store Unveiling - May 1, 2007 at Napoleon Perdis in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Kat Von D attends the Marijuana Policy Project Celebrity Fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion May 14, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Trish Tokar/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 8: Kat Von D attends ROLLING STONE√Ęs 40th Anniversary Bash at The Hard Rock Hotel on September 8, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: Tatto artist and television personality Katherine von Drachenberg (aka Kat Von D) attends a merchandise signing and autograph session at the Virgin Megastore November 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Kat Von D attends 12th Annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show - Arrivals at Kodak Theater on November 15, 2007 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by BRIAN LINDENSMITH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
KENDALL, FL - MARCH 03: Kat Von D signs copies of her book High Voltage Tattoo at Barnes & Noble on March 3, 2009 in Kendall, Florida (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Television personality Kat Von D attends the G Star Raw Spring/Summer 2010 fashion show at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 15, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 1: Kat Von D arrives at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's 'An Evening With Women: Celebrating Art, Music & Equality' at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 1, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Kat Von D of High Voltage Tattoo attends the Sephora celebration of Fashion's Night Out at Sephora Fifth Avenue on September 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Rahav Segev/Getty Images for Sephora)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: TV personality Kat Von D attends the Sephora celebration of Fashion's Night Out at Sephora STS on September 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images for Sephora)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Personality Kat Von D at the preview party for her New American Beauty Art Show held at Wonderland Gallery on February 2, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Kat Von D attends Sephora Presents Kat Von D's First Solo Art Show 'New American Beauty' at Sephora Soho on May 3, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Sephora)
VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 21: Kat Von D at her first solo art show 'New American Beauty' at Sephora Pacific Centre on June 21, 2012 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Chin/Getty Images For Sephora)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Personality Kat Von D attends Opening Night Of 'Skulls' A Collective Show At Kat Von D's Wonderland Gallery held on November 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Tattoo Artist / TV Personality Kat Von D attends the Art Of Elysium's 5th annual Genesis Gala at Siren Cube on September 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 07: Kat Von D attends the launch of the 'Kat Von D Beauty' make up collection at Callao Cinema on October 7, 2015 in Madrid, Spain (Photo by Fotonoticias/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Tattoo artist Kat Von D arrives at Mercy For Animals Hidden Heroes Gala 2016 at Vibiana on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images,)
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