Leighton Meester Buys $1.5 Million LA Mansion [Pics]

Leighton Meester has snapped up a charming ranch-style home in the hilly district of Encino, Los Angeles.

The $1.5 million purchase was spotted by The Real Estalker, which helpfully informs us the 2,847-square foot property comes with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. It is situated in the well-heeled Royal Woods neighborhood.

The home is, as The Real Estalker points out, somewhat removed from the image of Blair Waldorf, the snooty teenage socialite played by Meester in Gossip Girl. But while it isn’t the most ostentatious or glitzy of Hollywood homes, these pictures suggest a tastefully understated abode.

Built in 1948, the single-story suburban home features a living/dining room with hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, and plantation shutters. Next to this, there’s a family room at the rear of the house with two sets of French doors that open on to a large outdoor living/dining area with an awning for extra shade. Thick hedgerows keep pesky paparazzi away.

The family room is separated from the galley-style kitchen by a glass-topped snack bar. The kitchen itself is fitted with white raised-panel cabinetry, granite counter tops, and high-grade stainless steel appliances.

Meanwhile, the four bedrooms consist of a guest suite, two good sized secondary bedrooms (one with a private entrance), and a generously sized master suite with a small sitting area, fireplace, walk-in closet, and an attached bathroom with double-sink vanity, soaking tub, and steam shower.

Behind the house, there’s a stone stairway down the hillside that leads to a flagstone terrace with a black-bottom swimming pool. Next to that, there’s a cabana with a dishwasher and fridge, changing rooms, and a small ¾ bathroom.

Catch a few more images at The Real Estalker!