California, Here We Come! The O.C. House Is For Sale
Trulia's Megan Johnson has the scoop on the sale of an iconic television home.
If living it up like your old friends Ryan, Marissa, Seth, and Summer strikes your fancy, then you're in luck: The home that served as the exterior for The O.C.'s most famous fictional family, the Cohens, is currently on the market for $6.25 million.
Tucked behind gates in the exclusive beachside city of Malibu, CA (that's right: The home is actually in Malibu — quite a haul from Newport Beach in Orange County), this sophisticated Italian villa overlooks both the ocean and the beautiful sunsets of SoCal. Situated on 4 acres of stunning state parklands, the property offers intense privacy for residents who want to avoid the prying eyes of paparazzi … or evil surfer dudes named Volchok.
The six-bed, seven-bathroom home exudes warmth and charm. The chef's kitchen, which is perfect for a home-cooked meal (or Chinese food on Chrismukkah), opens to a breakfast area with top-of-the-line appliances.
The 6,376-square-foot home also includes a library, sunroom, and home office, plus a beautiful formal dining area, which is perfect for a wholesome/dysfunctional family dinner with Sandy, Kirsten, Ryan, and Seth. A beautiful balcony off the master suite provides the perfect spot for catching the California sunsets overlooking the water.
Side note: Benjamin McKenzie, who played troubled bad boy Ryan on the show, sold his Nichols Canyon home in the Hollywood Hills just a few months ago. And while we're at it, Leighton Meester — expecting baby number one with Adam Brody, who starred as Seth Cohen on The O.C. — also unloaded her bachelorette pad not long ago.
Can't swing the $6.25 million for this luxury home? Just remember: There's always Chino.