08:02 AM EDT 12/19/2014
Originally posted 03/22/2013 02:30PM
It was love at first sight.
Back in 2004, when Jeff Lewis first set foot inside the 3,700-sq.-ft. Los Feliz pad that is now his home, "I had an instant connection," he says. Not that it stopped the reality star from flipping the house for a profit – a decision he later questioned. "This house is so beautiful and interesting," he says. "I regretted selling it."
So when the home came back on the market in 2011, the 43-year-old star of Bravo's Flipping Out and Interior Therapy snapped it up.
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