Inside 'The Bachelorette' mansion

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A south Charlotte mansion used as the backdrop for the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette” is for sale for $5.9 million and NewsChannel 36 has video inside.

In September 2010 Peters & Associates gave NewsChannel 36 an exclusive tour of the home when it was being used for a high style photo shoot. At the time, the footage aired in a story by anchor Bobby Sisk about real estate agents posing as models to sell luxury homes like this one.

The home has been on the market for several years now.  In 2006 it was listed for $5.9 million.  In 2007 the price went up to $6.8 million.  And it went on the market again in 2012 at a lower price of $5.9 million. The home is listed by Mirium Peters of Peters & Associates.

The house is located in the Evermay gated community and sits on 5.01 acres.  It has 12,000 square feet with six bedrooms and seven full bathrooms with three half baths.  It was built in 2006.  The Mecklenburg County tax value of the home is $5 million.

The European style house has a hard stucco and stone exterior with a four car garage.

The house even has an elevator and a ballroom.  It has a fenced yard with an outdoor patio, an outdoor kitchen, in-ground pool and terrace.

‘The Bachelorette’ is filming inside the Charlotte home because the Queen City is home to the new Bachelorette, Emily Maynard and she wanted to stay clooe to home.

"The Bachelorette" will be filming at the N.C. Music Factory on Friday night.

The eighth season of the show will premiere on May 14.  Maynard, who has a 6-year-old daughter, was engaged to NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick before he died in a plane crash in 2004.