Confession: I have never watched The Bachelor, nor The Bachelorette. In fact, the closest I’ve ever come to watching either show was the dearly departed clip show The Soup on E!.
I may be unfairly judging the shows based on this exposure, but I am pretty sure I’d rather be locked in a listed hoarder house full of homicidal-looking clown dolls than watch this really confusing show about (as far as I can tell) kissing strangers ’til you think you might love them and then proposing and then not getting married about three months later.
But something curious came up in the last episode, and thank the Lord for Reality Steve, who put a finger on the issue: The house that Rachel Lindsay from Dallas, our bachelorette for this season, brought her suitors “home” to was not actually home.
“You have a beautiful home.” That home was rented out for filming bc her dad is a federal judge. Not their home.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) July 25, 2017
Which, as Steve mentions, makes sense. When your dad is a federal judge, you don’t exactly just show millions of people where you live. You rent a mansion in Highland Park. As one does.
But did you know you could live in Rachel’s fake home? You can. I mean, you might have to put up with some sad bachelors appearing and asking for Rachel to give them one more chance or something (does that happen?), but I think most could live with that if the exchange was a five-bedroom, six-bath (plus two powder rooms), 7,792-square-foot abode in Highland Park with an extra apartment, game room, ballet/craft room, library, and lots of living areas.
Located at 5800 Armstrong Parkway, the home was designed by Richard Drummond Davis, and the grounds were the vision of Robert Bellamy Landscape. Listed by Jean Bateman of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, the home also has an 800-square-foot, third-level garret, port-cochere that enters into a large motor court with a three-car garage, and a full apartment.