Tattoo artist Kat Von D paid $6.5 million for the three-story home in the Windsor Square neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Tattoo artist and television personality Kat Von D has inked a deal to buy a noted Victorian-style home in the historic L.A. neighborhood of Windsor Square for $6.5 million.
Built in 1890 for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, the prominent landholder for which the neighborhood of Van Nuys, Calif., is named, the mansion was moved to its current location in 1914 by his son, J. Benton Van Nuys.
Fronted by a turntable driveway, the three-story home retains its vintage good looks with extensive brickwork, decorative trim and stained-glass windows. A steep cross-gabled roof and domed turret lend a whimsical note to the exterior.
A grand entry, a wood-paneled sitting room, a library, a den and a ballroom/living room are within roughly 12,600 square feet of interior space. In a nod to the Prohibition era, a hidden speak-easy features hand-carved walls and a secret door leading outside. A stage/theater room with original footlights resides on the third level.
Including a carriage house above the two-car garage, there are 12 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms.
A swimming pool, various patios, lawns and landscaping fill out the more than half-acre setting.
Katherine von Drachenberg, 34, appeared on the reality series “LA Ink” from 2007 to 2011, following a stint on “Miami Ink.” This year, she appeared on the CBS series “Life in Pieces.”