Jeff Probst buys Gene Autry’s $5 million estate

Survivor host Jeff Probst has bought a famous house for $5 million: it’s Gene Autry’s Studio City estate. Jeff paid $5 million, a good deal since it went on the market at $6.9 million last summer.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the 3.68-acre property is a “two-story Monterey-style house of about 8,000 square feet [that] has pegged hardwood floors, a family room with a wet bar, a library/media room with vintage walnut paneling, a breakfast room, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Balconies overlook the acreage, which has winding paths and flower gardens. The grounds also include a guesthouse, a swimming pool and an outdoor entertainment area with a fireplace.”

If the production gets tired of filming the show in Samoa, it sounds like they could soon use Jeff’s back yard.

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Marriage At First Sight

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