After 14 years, Kate Von D announced she would be closing the doors to her famed Los Angeles-based tattoo parlor, High Voltage, after buying a historic home in Indiana.
Von D, whose shop was the scene for the TLC reality series “L.A. Ink,” made the surprising announcement on Monday.
“We recently purchased a beautiful home on a bit of land in rural Indiana, and the more time we spend out there we realize we feel more at home there than we do here in LA,” Von D wrote. “After much thought, we have decided we will permanently be moving to Indiana at the end of this year.”
The tattoo artist and singer explained that she plans to sell her Los Angeles home, close down the LA shop and likely open a private studio once the renovations on their new home are finished.
“I didn’t think it would make sense to keep it open if I wasn’t present, and aside from coming back to work on music with my band, we don’t plan on returning to LA very often,” she added.
Property records show that Von D purchased a seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion in Vevay for $1,525,000 last December.
And she scored a deal, as the home was initially asking for $1.87 million.
Known as the Schenck Mansion, the Italianate-style vintage home was designed by Cincinnati architect George P. Humphries and built in 1874, according to the listing.
Restoration of the home took place between 1998 and 2000.
With over 12,000 square feet and 10.6 acres of land, the home comes with several eye-popping features.
They include a four-story tower, a widow-watcher attic with three round dormer windows, four porches, seven balconies, eight chimneys and 13 fireplaces.
In total, the house has 35 rooms and comes fully furnished with antiques, dishes and silverware.
Five of the bathrooms hold original copper-lined bathtubs encased in walnut.
Additionally, there is a separate guesthouse.
Exterior features include an expansive patio, gazebo, several fountains and waterfalls, as well as a vineyard.
The Schenck Mansion is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the listing states.
Von D was famously known to have dated Jesse James after his divorce from Sandra Bullock, but they split a few months later.
She is the latest of a slew of celebrities who have fled the Golden State in recent years.
Elon Musk recently announced he would be moving his Tesla factory to Austin, listing his final home for sale. Gene Simmons put his longtime LA home for sale to move to Lake Tahoe. And Matt Damon listed his LA home for Brooklyn.
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