Channing Sargent
Updated Nov 15, 2016 @ 1:10 pm
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Tattoo artist and beauty maven Kat Von D just bought the home of everybody’s childhood dreams: the Cheaper by the Dozen house.

Who better to take over the home that played a central role in a traditional family comedy that spins parental roles on their heads in a most heartfelt, kid-friendly way? Who better indeed than a head-to-toe tatted, ink-shop proprietor and cosmetics mogul?

According to Trulia, bad-ass tattoo tycoon Kat Von D recently dropped $6.5 million on the historic Victorian home, which served as the primary location for the 2003 Steve Martin remake of the 1950 classic.

Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

The mansion was built in 1890 (only 40 years after Los Angeles became a city!) and measures 12,565 square feet, with 11 bedrooms (a few kids in Cheaper by the Dozen had to share), 10 bathrooms (holy), a library (whaaat), hidden bar room (we want to go to there) and a den overlooking the pool, because obvs.

Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

The home also boasts a “French ballroom,” as all traditional family homes should, but it’s actually just the living room.

Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

Of course, it has a massive eat-in kitchen, but just in case that’s not enough, there’s also a kitchenette on the third floor (yes, we said third floor). And of course, it also has a stage with original footlights. You know, for Kat Unplugged shows.

We’re curious to see how Kat Von D goths the place out, like she did her last home. If she starts building a family there, we’re pitching a remake of the movie, starring the Von D’s: Darker by the Dozen.