Where Popular 'Bachelor' Contestants Live Now
Will you accept this rose? How about this house? "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor in Paradise" and many other "Bachelor" offshoots have kept people around the world glued to the television since 2002.
We can't get enough of the drama and heartache that the franchise provides. And the show gives such a personal look at the contestants, we start to develop our favorites. Has "The Bachelor" given them enough fame (or infamy) to propel them into success? Can they afford a mansion like the iconic home used in the show?
Take a look at the real estate of fan-favorite contestants and winners from "The Bachelor" franchise.
The Bachelor Mansion
First up, let's take a look at the Bachelor Mansion, the famous backdrop for every season of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" since 2007.
It's "real" name is Villa de la Vina, a sprawling 10-acre property in the mountains of Agoura Hills, California.
The mansion has 7,590 square feet of living space, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
Available for Bookings
The mansion functions as an event space, and "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison actively promotes the villa his official website. The mansion has a website, too.
There's no price for booking costs now, but in 2012, it went up for rent at $2,100 per night, $13,225 per week and $35,255 per month.
It Didn't Sell
Speaking of price, the mansion went up for sale at $11.5 million in August 2008. The owners slashed the price to $6.75 million by June 2009 and then delisted it later that year.
It's a custom-built house, with the land selling for $345,000 in 2002.
It Was Built with 'The Bachelor' in Mind
The bachelor house is owned by Marshall Haraden, a contractor who started building the home in 2001. Haraden got to talking with a scout involved with "The Bachelor" who was looking for a location for the movie "Joe Dirt" nearby.
Seeing the house being built, the scout told Haraden to give him "a couple high ceilings, some extra power and some extra bathrooms, and we'll make it work," Haradan told Us Weekly. When it was finished, they sent someone to check out the pad to see if it was "Bachelor" ready.
We'd like to think Haraden said, "Will you accept this house?" And they did.
Many Coats of Paint
Haradan still lives on the property with his family. For 42 days, twice a year, the house is transformed for the drama of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette."
"Everything leaves — everything that’s not tied down, that’s not part of the home. Curtains, TVs, pots and pans, clothes — everything in one day goes out," Haradan told US Weekly. "And then they take two weeks to put it together the way they want it, and they shoot for X amount of days, and then they spend two weeks to put it back."
They even change the paint color of the walls for each show. With the newest seasons of both shows launching in early 2021, the house will have undergone around 50 coats of paint.
The Rose Ceremony Room
This is what the rose ceremony room looks like when the show is filming.
And who could forget the episode when Peter Weber walked out of the ceremony and decided to send four women home instead of three?
This is what the rose ceremony room looks like when the show isn't filming. It's Haraden's den.
The room opens up to a bar, but the show drapes that off.
The home has imported fountains, hand-carved Cantera stone fireplaces, an additional 4,000 square-foot building, and two spas along with the iconic pool.
It's located about 10 minutes from Malibu.
Lauren Bushnell's House
Ben Higgins charmed audiences with his boy-next-door looks and charm, which is why fans were devastated to learn that he and Lauren Bushnell broke off their relationship and engagement after being together for a year.
Living in Nashville
Bushnell married country music singer Chris Lane in October 2019, about two years after splitting with Higgins.
They live in a house in Nashville, Tennessee, which they purchased in August 2019. The sale wasn't covered by media, so we assume they want their location private.
We don't know the square footage or the number of bedrooms, but it's a pretty large house going by her Instagram posts.
The kitchen is spacious, with extensive subway tiling and white wood cabinets.
The couple renovated the entire kitchen, and it looks great.
The Master Bedroom
In what looks like the master bedroom, we can see the house is two stories and has hardwood flooring.
The Dining Room
The dining room includes a ceiling with recessed lighting and exposed wood beams and a paneled wall.
If you're wondering, Higgins still lives in Denver, Colorado. He is now engaged to a Jessica Clark, a 25-year-old who graduated from the University of Mississippi.
She also lived in Nashville.
JoJo and Jordan's House
Joelle Fletcher — better known as JoJo — was "The Bachelorette" of the show's 12th season and picked Jordan Rogers, who's the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
JoJo and Jordan purchased and completely renovated a single-floor, 1,900-square-foot ranch home in Dallas, Texas.
When they bought this house in 2018, it was in total disrepair. Of course, JoJo is a real estate developer so she knew what to do. They raised the ceiling and took down a wall to make the kitchen an open floorplan.
The kitchen features a huge, eight-burner stove with a wood-and-shiplap paneled range. The wood piece is made from leftover wood used for the flooring.
That stove was really expensive. They don't say how much they spent on it, but in a house tour video, JoJo called it a "splurge piece" and says they're taking it with them when they sell the house.
This is a great touch. The couple didn't know what to do with the water heater, so they took it out of the attic and hid it in the kitchen cabinets.
Speaking of shiplap, JoJo picked out 12-inch wide shiplap panels that were custom cut for the back wall.
There's a Dog Shower
Another awesome custom piece in their house is this dog shower, complete with a quarter-sized glass shower door!
This is something every dog owner wishes they had.
Jordan can fit in it too. Although not very well.
The shower is made for their two dogs, Jackson and Jagger. Jackson has been around since "The Bachelorette" while Jordan and JoJo adopted Jagger in April 2020.
Check him out on JoJo's Instagram.
The Master Bedroom
The master bedroom has been expanded, as have the sliding doors.
The wall is covered with herringbone-patterned wallpaper.
The Master Bathroom
The master bathroom features a polished quartz vanity top and shelving made from leftover wood used for the floors.
The toilet has been moved out of sight and is in a small water closet behind the shower.
The backyard is rather spacious and pretty private, with enough room for their two dogs to safely run around in. The couple constructed a wooden carport for their car and motorcycle.
All in all, it's a pretty simple house that doesn't really reflect their income levels. Jordan is an ESPN college football analyst, and both of them star in the house-flipping show "Cash Pad."
It's a smart move, though. They don't need excess space, and later they can sell the home for a tidy profit.
Kaityn Bristowe's House
Kaitlyn Bristowe was the third girl standing in the 19th season of "The Bachelor." She may not have won Chris Soules' heart, but she became an audience favorite and nabbed the lead in the 11th season of "The Bachelorette."
Shawn Booth won the show, but the two broke up after three years.
She's now dating Jason Tartick, who moved into her house in Nashville around the summer of 2019.
Off the Vine
Bristowe hosts her podcast, "Off the Vine," from this floral-decorated room. The name complements her affinity for wine.
In fact, the 35-year-old former spin instructor has her own wine brand, which she sells for $20 a bottle.
The Living Room
Bristowe designed the living room with a "farm style" in mind, she says in her YouTube house tour.
Bristowe has owned the house since 2017. She paid $384,000 for it.
The two-story house was built in 2002 and has nearly 4,000 square feet of living space, four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.
Bristowe was in the middle of redoing this kitchen, which she said was originally "brown and dated" when she moved in.
Her plan was to have the back of the countertops colored blue, but that may have changed.
Dogs and Shiplap
Instead, it looks like she went with a white shiplap backing, as can be seen in this Instagram post.
Her two dogs are named Pinot and Ramen. She and Tartick adopted Pinot in December 2019. He was rescued from a kill shelter in South Korea.
The Dining Room
This dining area is designed to be "dark, sexy, edgy" and have a "rock and roll Nashville vibe," says Bristowe.
The wall color is a beautiful dark shade of navy blue. Although it's not quite black, this room was featured in an article discussing how black is the new neutral room color.
The Master Bedroom
"I'm a big fan of trinkets and little bits of beautiful clutter," says Bristowe.
These two shelves, which flank her beauty desk, are filled with various knickknacks.
She's also a big fan of the smell of sage and keeps a bundle of it to burn on her desk.
'Better Than a Hotel Bed'
"When I moved to Nashville, I had a mattress on the floor," Bristowe said. "And I was like, my goal is to feel like I’m in a hotel bed but better, because I love sleep, and good sleep is so important to me. I wanted to make this a very calm room and find the best bed. I did it. This bed is better than a hotel bed. It's just from Bed, Bath and Beyond."
The wallpaper is from the Canadian company A New Wall, which sells wallpaper in the $350-$500 range.
Bristowe calls this room "Chilladelphia."
It has a hanging wicker chair, fluffy white armchairs and a sectional couch to relax on.
The 'Circus Balloon' Light Fixture
Bristowe says this light fixture is her favorite thing about this room, but Tartick thinks it looks like "a circus or clown room with a bunch of balloons," says Bristowe. "I disagree."
On the bookshelves are inspirational books and energy crystals.
Is She Selling?
In June of 2019, Bristowe told "Entertainment Tonight" she planned on selling her house.
"We're selling it because I had always planned to sell it anyways, because the Nashville market is hot! I've always planned on selling it," she says.
The two plan on fixing up the house and then selling it soon after. Putting so many custom touches on the home only to sell it seems like a lot of work, but maybe they've changed their mind since then.
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk's Home
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk both won the fourth season of "Bachelor in Paradise," which aired in 2017.
The two didn't get engaged on the show, opting to take it slow and start dating. The two fell in love and became engaged on May 31, 2019.
In 2020, they bought a house in Dallas, Texas. They live there with their German Shepard, Boaz.
A Big Renovation
The couple bought a fixer-upper and went to work on a thorough renovation.
The two purchased the house while they were in the middle of planning for their wedding, but then the global lockdown happened.
With their wedding plans delayed, the pair opted instead to take at-home engagement photos on their scheduled wedding day.
Getting Engaged at Home
The couple has made the best of the situation.
"You have to turn lemons into lemonade — this time has given us a time of reflection of what’s truly important," Raven told Brides.com.
The updated kitchen features marble countertops, hardwood flooring and a Dutch door, which really gives it a farmhouse feel.
The couple haven't shared too much about their house, but from this Instagram video we can see they remodeled the main rooms into one large open floor plan and added a wood beam accent to the vaulted ceiling.
A glimpse of the backyard shows a stone brick firepit, wooden fence and string lights. Looks like a peaceful place.
Where They Used to Live
Before they moved into their fixer-upper, the couple lived in this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom, 2,200-square-foot townhome in Dallas.
Gottschalk bought the house in 2015, and Gates moved in sometime in 2019.
A Peek Inside
The couple put this home up for sale in October 2019 with a listing price of $600,000.
The home sat on the market for seven months, and the price was reduced to $525,000. It finally sold in May 2020 for an undisclosed price.
The photos here show their own furniture. It's tidied up, but it hasn't been staged.
The Dining Room
According to Zillow, Gottschalk paid $400,000 for the property in 2015.
Gottschalk is a Dallas real estate agent and vice president of Strive Realty, where he has worked since 2015.
The kitchen features some nice wood trim and shelving, with a large farmhouse sink and more than enough space for Gates, Popeyes and Chik-Fil-A.
Ashley Iaconetti's House
Ashley Iaconetti (otherwise known as Ashley I) appeared in the 19th season of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelor Winter Games", along with Kevin Wendt, but the two didn't stick together.
Instead, Iaconetti went back to Jared Haibon, whom she had been dating on-again, off-again for several years. Who could forget how many times Ashley was friend-zoned by Jared on "Bachelor in Paradise"?
They moved into a small house in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles in 2019, the same year they were married.
The television is the first big purchase that Ashley and Jared made as a couple, while much of the furniture in the home was purchased on a budget. The sectional couch, for instance, was bought from Bob's Discount Furniture.
"Bob's does what it does best: rips off furniture from higher-end stores," Ashley mused during an Instagram story. This couch, she explained, is the Dream, a rip-off of Restoration Hardware's the Cloud for a quarter of the price.
A Starter Home
We don't know the square footage of their humble abode, but it looks like a reasonably sized starter home.
The two plan to sell it when their family expands — they want to have kids, but don't hassle them about it.
The Dining Room
Ashley and Jared have spent many weeks with Ashley's parents on the East Coast during the lockdown. "I think he deserves a round of applause," Ashley joked on Instagram.
Both of them have families on the East Coast, but they are living in Los Angeles because that's where they can best make their careers.
However, both want to move back and be closer to their families. Ashley is from Great Falls, Virginia, while Jared is from Providence, Rhode Island.
In Sync with NSYNC
Ashley is an unabashed fangirl of the 1990s boy band NSYNC and has spent hundreds of dollars on merch.
In 2017, she spent $180 just on NSYNC stuff for Christmas and has a container stuffed with NSYNC-branded things.
So it makes perfect sense that she has a framed Rolling Stone NSYNC cover on the wall of her "glam room."
The Glam Area
The glam room includes this splurge vanity from Impressions Vanity (these retail for around $1,000). Also included on her desk are prayer candles of the entire Kardashian family.
Ashley loves the Kardashians. She once waited for two hours for a meet and greet with Kim Kardashian, but Kim left without a meet, greet or selfie for Ashley.
Two Years Left in Los Angeles
Ashley and Jared predict that they'll move within two years.
"When we first got together two years ago, we said five years," Ashley said on an episode of the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast, which aired in March 2020. "That would give us another three years here, but I think it’ll be another two years. I think that’s just because the kid thing. I don’t want to have a newborn and then not have family in the area."
Here's hoping they show off their new digs whenever they move.
Corinne Olympios' House
Corinne Olympios is everyone's favorite villain from Nick Viall's season of "The Bachelor."
From taking off her top on a group date to showing up at Viall's doorstep in a trench coat with a bottle of whipped cream, she was outrageous. We loved to hate her, and we couldn't stop watching. At least until the eighth week, when she was eliminated.
Olympios, now 28, currently lives with her boyfriend, real estate developer Vincent Fratantoni. They got together in 2019 and bought a house together in February 2020. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Olympius owns a modern-style home with stucco siding and stone accents.
There's a shaded veranda with comfy lawn furniture and the grounds are well-manicured.
The Hot Tub
The house also includes a hot tub.
While Olympios certainly has not become shy, she may have calmed down a bit. Olympios told E! News that she "acted like a psychopath" during the show. Yes, yes, she did. But it was glorious.
"I was a completely different human at the time. I tried to do whatever I could to get your attention," she told the outlet. "Everyone freaked out, but I don't care because I got my time."