The Star: Katy Perry
The Splurge: Three adjacent lots in the Hollywood Hills, including one with a mid-century home and guest house on it
How Much: $11.2 Million
Why It's Quite a Feat: None of the properties were actually on the market
Katy Perry is proving that she's not just a California "Gurl" … she's a Hollywood Hills one, too. Though her current home in the area still for sale, Perry has plunked down a reported $11.2 million for a house and three plots of land in the star-studded neighborhood.
According to property records obtained by real estate website Zillow, none of the adjoining parcels were on the market, nor was the home, which the 28-year-old purchased for $3 million via a trust held by her manager. Clearly, she must have made the owners an offer they couldn't refuse!
Eat your hearts out, mid-century modern enthusiasts. Perry's new pad, built in 1953, is a perfect specimen of architecture from the era with angular rooflines, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and an open floor plan. The home features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, city views, a living room with 14-foot ceilings and a fireplace, and a kitchen with stainless steel countertops and Miele appliances (that's all new, of course). And the gregarious Perry won't have any problem hosting pals whenever she likes. The property also includes a big yard and pool as well as a two-bedroom, one-bath guest house, for those friends who don't want to make the windy drive home.
The two houses sit on nearly an acre of land, while the additional properties totals three acres, bringing her compound to nearly four acres. Perry put her other Hollywood Hills house on the market last month for nearly $7 million. That Spanish-castle-style manse has seven bedrooms and totals nearly 9,000 square feet, but isn't half as hip as her new bachelorette pad if you ask us … or at least not a place we can picture her hanging up her cupcake bra.
Check out more pics of the Perry pad here ...