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California, Here We Come! “The O.C.” House Is for Sale

Live like Seth Cohen for just $6.2 million.

If living it up like your old friends Ryan, Marissa, Seth, and Summer strikes your fancy, then you’re in luck: The home that served as the exterior for The O.C.’s most famous fictional family, the Cohens, is currently on the market for $6.25 million.

Tucked behind gates in the exclusive beachside city of Malibu, CA (that’s right: The home is actually in Malibu — quite a haul from Newport Beach in Orange County), this sophisticated Italian villa overlooks both the ocean and the beautiful sunsets of SoCal. Situated on 4 acres of stunning state parklands, the property offers intense privacy for residents who want to avoid the prying eyes of paparazzi … or evil surfer dudes named Volchok.

The six-bed, seven-bathroom home exudes warmth and charm. The chef’s kitchen, which is perfect for a home-cooked meal (or Chinese food on Chrismukkah), opens to a breakfast area with top-of-the-line appliances.

The 6,376-square-foot home also includes a library, sunroom, and home office, plus a beautiful formal dining area, which is perfect for a wholesome/dysfunctional family dinner with Sandy, Kirsten, Ryan, and Seth. A beautiful balcony off the master suite provides the perfect spot for catching the California sunsets overlooking the water.

Side note: Benjamin McKenzie, who played troubled bad boy Ryan on the show, sold his Nichols Canyon home in the Hollywood Hills just a few months ago. And while we’re at it, Leighton Meester — expecting baby number one with Adam Brody, who starred as Seth Cohen on The O.C. — also unloaded her bachelorette pad not long ago.

Can’t swing the $6.25 million for this luxury home? Just remember: There’s always Chino.

Images courtesy of Pacific Palisades Brokerage. The listing agents are Jeffrey Thompson and Amy Alcini.