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West Coast brides rejoice: Vera Wang is officially our new neighbor, sort of. After ten years of flirting with the idea of moving to Los Angeles, the fashion designer and wedding wear aficionado has settled on purchasing a four-bedroom "zen escape" to turn to when she needs a break from New York's hustle and bustle. The residency is located within the Trousdale Estates of Beverly Hills and features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, minimalist décor, and, in true LA fashion, a killer view.
Harper's Bazaar recently captured the airy space (which was previously owned by Burt Reynolds, of all people), and let's just say that Wang's eye for real estate is just as spot-on as her sartorial skills. She claims that this is only a vacation home and she's not leaving NYC just yet, but we're willing to bet that after a few 75-degree winters and poolside conference calls, Wang will break West permanently.