If anyone knows how to take a sow's ear and turn it into a silk purse, it's got to be America Ferrera, star of one of my all-time-favorite TV shows, Ugly Betty. America's house purchase seems to echo the philosophy of her show: beauty isn't skin deep, and depth is much more important than superficial bling.
Indeed, the LA home looks like it will need a bit of tweaking, from bringing in more elegant furnishings to seriously reconsidering the purple palette on the home's exterior. However, I've got to praise America Ferrera for her shrewdness in the real estate market: This home, which was originally on the market for $2.19 million, was snatched up for a mere $1.415 million. A pretty sweet deal, and one that can afford her the ability to rip out ugly carpets, rethink the pool's look, and maybe figure out some better fenestration choices than sliding glass doors.
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The 3,523-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home features vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, a heated pool and spa, a separate gym, and a two-car garage. I would love to see "after" photos of this pad after America works her magic on it.