Reality star and tattoo artist Kat Von D may be best known for her TLC series LA Ink and for dating Jesse James after Sandra Bullock divorced him. She listed her 1920s Spanish-style home for $2.5 million recently and then removed it, but not before giving the world a glimpse of her Gothic style.
A reader named Kim sent me old listing photos that show how the house looked when Kat Von D bought it. It’s fun to compare the before and afters. For instance, here’s how the staircase and living room looked when the former owners lived there:
This is how the living room looks now that she lives there:
An article about her house says: “Décor wise, Von D seems to be going for an Alice in Wonderland-goes-Goth vibe. The living room features red and purple velvet-upholstered chairs, drippy candles with hardened wax spilling out of the fireplace and on to the floor, creepy paintings of ghastly faces, a dramatic candelabra, and mini replicas of deer on the mantel.”
The dining room before Kat Von D bought the house:
And the dining room now:
She was planning a wedding to the Canadian DJ-slash-music producer known as deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”–real name, Joel Zimmerman), who proposed to her on Twitter. Rumor had it she was selling this house and buying a new one with him. But then she took this house off the market and announced this week that the wedding is off.
I love seeing original tile in old houses like this.
I doubt anything about the kitchen is original, however…
The listing said: “Gated and private artist’s retreat with guest house. Romantic 1920’s Spanish. 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths. Recently upgraded systems. Chef’s kitchen with Viking Appliances leads to the large formal dining room, beautiful hardwood floors & original tile. High ceilings. Retractable projection screen with surround sound in living room, cozy outdoor area w/ barbecue, firepit & spa.”