Miranda’s “Too Big” LA Mansion

| November 25, 2012

Back in August, Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton traveled to LA to do the Countdown at the Hollywood Hills home rented by Blake Shelton.  At the time, Blake was taping Season Three of The Voice.  Blake explained that he rented the home because he wanted Miranda to stay with him there: “I knew I was going to be out here a lot and I wanted Miranda to stay here, and that means a swimming pool and lots of room for her dogs to run around, and I saw this place and thought she’d love it, and it’s a little Elvis-y for me.” 

You can see from the photo that it’s got a lot of marble and columns.  It also has a lot of Italian-style art.  Lon asked Miranda what it’s like to live in such an ornate home: “We got the house, and I thought I’d enjoy a pool, but it’s chilly so I don’t ever swim.  At first, we had his hair & make up girl, his manager and tour manager as room mates at the time.  We had so many people living there, and then we realized we were newlyweds, and we didn’t want room-mates.  We love these people, but we just got married.  So now it’s just us two, and it’s a little excessive!  It’s full of naked statues and pictures, it looks like an Italian scene every where you go.  We’ve made it our own, we cook eggs and bacon in the morning and it starts to smell like home!  It taught us a lot.  You don’t use a lot in a large house.  We use mainly the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen, there’s tons of wasted space.”

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Miranda and Blake have been living in LA for a while, and Miranda says she’s starting to get used to it: “I finally started driving in LA, which took me a while, cause I was scared, and I didn’t want to be like a crazy girl who stays in a mansion and never leaves, so I rented myself a Kia, and I wrecked it twice in the driveway!  It’s got a long narrow driveway, and I looked to make sure I didn’t hit anything, and instead hit the other side.  I’m not a good driver to begin with, and I usually drive a big old truck, and I’m instead trying to scoot around in this roller skate, and navigate my way around, I’m constantly getting honked at.  I’m like, ‘People! I’m from Texas! Give me a break, I don’t know what I’m doing.'”


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