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Leighton Meester buys Encino home

"Gossip Girls" star Leighton Meester bought a new home in California.

"Gossip Girls" star Leighton Meester bought a new home in California.

"Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester recently bought a $1.48 million home in Encino, California, in the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles area also is home to newlyweds Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo.

The four-bedroom, 2,850-square-foot home was built in 1948 with a pool, brick built-in barbecue, and a pool cabana with a kitchenette and bathroom. The main home has a living room with a fire place and family room with French doors leading to a covered outdoor space that has a dining table and lounging area.

The home recently purchased by Lachey and Minnillo is a bit more lavish, with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The $2.85 million home has a Spanish influence throughout its 8,000 square feet, including vaulted beam ceilings, many balconies and patios, and a pool.

Moving trucks may be a more common sight in Encino, which has many large houses that have been home to stars like Dave Grohl, Tom Petty, Phil Hartman and Richard Pryor. The average listing price for the week ending September 21 was $1.03 million, down 1.7 percent from the week before. The median sales price from June 2011 to August 2011 was $450,000, up 13.6 percent from that period in 2010.