In True Blood Season 3, Queen Sophie-Anne not only ruled Louisiana, but she also reigned over Malibu.
While Barbie’s sunny hometown is not fit for vampires, the crew rented out a beautiful eight-acre 13-bedroom, 14-bathroom property to create Sophie-Anne’s lavish mansion.
Flash back with us, Truebies: In her day room, Sophie-Anne played dice games, fed off of humans, had sex, yelled at Bill and Eric, and married Russell Edgington. (Not necessarily in that order.) Sookie’s faerie cousin Hadley was Sophie-Anne’s no. 1 slave, and was one of the few to escape alive.
Not so surprisingly, “La Villa Contenta” has been on the market for two years. In Dec. 2010, it was listed at $75M — making it Malibu’s most expensive listing, according to The Huffington Post — but was recently reduced to $54M! That’s chump change for ancient vampires, but for mere mortals? Not so much.
However, the carved marble, Romanesque natatorium includes approximately one million seashells, Murano glass, steam showers, chandeliers, 20-foot-high glass ceilings, and a hand-painted mural — just to name a few of the extensive amenities.
The estate comes furnished, and according to The Vault’s chat with True Blood Production Designer Suzuki Ingerslev, everything in the day room belonged to the home’s owner, except for the cushions, plants, and window dioramas.
And if that’s not enough, the films Funny People and I Love You, Man were also filmed at the mansion. Cha-ching!
For more photos of the breathtaking estate, go to Coldwell Banker realtor Chris Cortazzo’s website.
Sources: The Huffington Post, Chris Cortazzo, The Vault
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