Lea Michele has received a fair amount of flack for her pouty, ultra-posed red carpet stance, and her seemingly voracious (yet somehow completely uncalculated) need to be in the front of the paparazzi in increasingly small amounts of clothing. While people who consider themselves more seasoned giggle behind their hands at her "wet-puppy" style of fame chasing, no one can deny that the young woman is ridiculously talented. An almost immediate star after blowing audiences away with her performance in the hit musical "Spring Awakening", Ms. Michele, and her savvy agent, parlayed her amazing vocal ability, acting chops, and good looks into a solid television career. She has recently begun to shift her television career into film, and looks poised to leave her hit show, "Glee", on a high note. The Bronx, New York native has remained largely tied to her roots, and, unlike many of her co-stars, was merely "camping out" in Los Angeles during the shooting of "Glee", while still making her home on the East Coast. Until now, that is. Just a month ago, she finally plunked some money down on a Los Angeles pad, and, based on the property she chose, this young singer/dancer is in the Hollywood game for the long haul.
The 1800 square foot, two-bedroom home, which cost a fairly reasonable $1.4 million, is modest by Hollywood standards. However, what it lacks in luxury amenities, it makes up for in gorgeous sunlight and stunning outdoor spaces. High ceilings, lots of windows, a beautiful kitchen with all new fixtures, a balcony, a large tiled terrace that wraps around part of the house, a shaded outdoor dining area with its own barbecue area, and a large backyard with a saltwater pool, round out the home. Not only is her house surprisingly cozy, but it is also walking distance from fellow "Glee" cast member, Kevin McHale's, home. While she may be a little awkward in public, her home purchase points to the fact that she is still a pragmatic Bronx girl in private.
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