Mischa Barton's Beverly Hills Villa Faces Foreclosure

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ZillowMischa Barton is $100,000 behind on mortgage payments for this eight-bedroom Spanish-style home bought at the height of her fame.
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By Emily Heffter

Buying in the O.C. might have been cheaper. Actress Mischa Barton's Beverly Hills villa is in default. Despite several attempts to sell or rent it out, Barton's now $100,000 behind on mortgage payments.

As first reported by TMZ, the former "O.C." star got in too deep on the eight-bedroom, 11-bath estate she bought in 2005. She paid $6.4 million for the mansion near the height of the real estate bubble -- and also near the height of her fame.

The British actress rose to stardom in films such as "Notting Hill" and "The Sixth Sense" and then won Teen Choice Awards in 2004, 2005 and 2006 for her role on the TV drama "The O.C."

Since then, her career has taken a tumble, and 2670 Bowmont Drive quickly became out of her reach. She listed it in 2010 for $8.695 million, leaving it on the market for about a year. Then she listed it for rent for $35,000 a month, but when that was unsuccessful, she listed it for sale again, still at $8.695 million.

The 7,607-square-foot Spanish-style home is gated, with views of Catalina Island. It has a glamorous formal dining room, a huge master suite with a fireplace and a beautiful entry with a marble staircase. The property includes a nearly 3,000-square-foot guesthouse, a pool and spa, and private decks.

The listing is held by Joe Babajian of Rodeo Realty.


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delraythumper

She paid 6.4 mil at the height of the bubble but now wants 8.7 mil???? The comps don't support over 6.4. Get in touch with reality, Mischa, and list it for what the market says it's worth, or, let it go to foreclosure. Sellers sometimes live in a fantasy world.

August 06 2014 at 6:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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roseyoungstewart

she really didn't dish out 6.4 million she just signed the papers like most home buyers do her mortgage is what she isnt able to pay now. She did it to herself caught driving under the influence of alcohol. marijuana, fought withtheploice, they put her in a psych hospital she fought physically with nurses there. looks like Hollywood dont want anything to do with her, anymore. Can you blame them? She looks like a million other young ladies in this world. see? it makes you wonder why she didnt get herself a normal sized house 2 bathrooms 3-4 bedrooms small backyard with no overgrowth of greenery. nope not good.. enough gotta have 11 bathrooms.

August 06 2014 at 9:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
larry

It's called "keeping up with the Jones's" and liveing beyond your means when you are talent-less. By a trailer andlive in a trailer park.

August 06 2014 at 3:27 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
toneitup

I really feel for her.

August 06 2014 at 12:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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roseyoungstewart

how come? I sure don't.

August 06 2014 at 9:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
d1anaw

Another dumbass who had to have it and had to have it right now no matter how ridiculously priced it was and now cannot pay for it.

August 06 2014 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bily

She should get a role in the next Sharknado with the other failed career actors, and then go buy a reasonable home with some of her new found trial & error wisdom.

August 06 2014 at 11:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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roseyoungstewart

she cant she is blacklisted by hollywood for alcohol , drugs , psychiatric hospital stays, public fighting with police.

August 06 2014 at 9:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cardiacbuzz

It's no wonder we see so many celebs in magazines now as having scandalous marriages and other escapades. It's a last resort as their television and big screen appearances take the swan dive. They make these huge purchases their nimble talents and looks can't support.

August 06 2014 at 5:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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d1anaw

In all fairness, it wasn't only celebrities who were stupid enough to overpay for houses and upgrades they could never afford. But they wanted it and they wanted it now.

August 06 2014 at 12:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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roseyoungstewart

so your so called reply wasnt even a reply. You simply repeated what cardiac said.

August 06 2014 at 9:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
GateMasterSavage

Fame is fleeting save your money don't spend it on useless overpriced real estate.

August 06 2014 at 12:20 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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roseyoungstewart

how in hell is she gonna spend and save when she hasnt worked since 2005 shes been in a mentaql hospital for two months arrested numerous times for driving drink marijuana on her...shes stupid. no guy would ever marry her. shes been through at least 15 "Boyfriends " since she got blacklisted.

August 06 2014 at 10:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mvette76

The house is ugly , besides I ran into her in Malibu she is a rude person , so I hope she goes bankrupt .

August 05 2014 at 11:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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roseyoungstewart

when did you run into her? usually its her who is the drunk one .

August 06 2014 at 10:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brennemanbelkin

Beautiful place. How sad for her.

August 05 2014 at 10:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Buckingham's

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha.....what a loser.

August 05 2014 at 9:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply