'The Bachelorette': North Carolina mansion reportedly chosen for Emily Maynard's season

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bachelorette-mansion-charlotte.jpgThe upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" starring Emily Maynard is reportedly moving its production from the hills of Los Angeles to North Carolina, where Maynard resides with her daughter Ricki. Both Reality Steve, the "Bachelor" franchise spoiler guru, and WSOC-TV are reporting that a $3.9 million mansion that is currently for sale in the Charlotte, NC area is the location for Maynard's first few weeks of filming.

The house is listed as 12,000 square-feet, with six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. The house has an outdoor kitchen, a pool, a rec room with pool tables, a ballroom and a grand staircase on which Emily will be able to make sweeping entrances and exits.

The last time a "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" show started outside Los Angeles was in 2006, when Prince Lorenzo Borghese's season filmed in Rome, Italy.

"The Bachelorette" premieres at the end of May 2012. Filming has not yet begun.

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