Lauren Conrad Drops $8.5 Million On Laguna Beach Dream House — See Pics!

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Lauren Conrad at the launch event for her eco-friendly accessory line, BlueAvocado.

Not too many years ago, Lauren Conrad was queen of the Hollywood Hills, but the recently engaged fashionista and entrepreneur has gradually been gravitating back to her Orange County roots, and according to Realtor.com, she just made the ultimate commitment. The former MTV star has thrown down a hefty sum — $8.5 million, to be exact — for a 2,910 square-foot oceanfront property in her picturesque hometown of Laguna Beach, and with three bedrooms under its roof, there will be plenty of space for little rugrats. Let the nesting begin!

The mansion, which overlooks the beautiful Mussel Cove, includes huge bay windows with drool-inducing views, a top-of-the-line kitchen complete with granite countertops and a private stone staircase that leads down to the beach. MUST BE NICE. Lauren’s currently selling another house in town (for a measly $2.695 million), the site says, but is holding onto her two other pads in L.A.’s Brentwood and Beverly Hills. If we weren’t seething with jealousy, we’d congratulate her.

In the mood for envy? Check out some stunning shots of the place Lauren Conrad will soon call home!

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Not a bad spot for your morning coffee and croissant.

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From the outside, you’d never know…

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…how FREAKING HUGE this house really is.

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A designer’s dream.

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With a view like this, it would be sinful to sleep in.

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This ain’t no Hillside Villas kitchen nook.

Photos: Christopher Polk/Getty Images and Realtor.com