04/25/2012 04:16 pm ET | Updated Apr 26, 2012

Lea Michele's House: 'Glee' Darling Buys A Surprising Home In LA For $1.4 Million (PHOTOS)

"Glee" star Lea Michele just plopped down $1.4 million for a two-bedroom home with 1,800 square feet.

The house -- more cottage than Hollywood mansion by anyone's yardstick -- has a solar-heated pool. Beyond that, not quite what you might expect of the 25-year-old starlet who plays a singing high-schooler when she's not playing on red carpets. As one wag put it, "It's too small to have been taken away from its mother." Maybe living within her means is something they taught Rachel in school?

No word on whether her beau, "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith plans on sharing the space with her.

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