After many months on the market, multiple price chops, and a few failed deals, it looks like Katy Perry has finally snagged a buyer for the Hollywood mansion she bought during her marriage to ex-husband Russell Brand.
Purchased by the songstress on June 24, 2011 for $6,500,000, Perry intended to make the 3-acre estate compound near the famed Chateau Marmont her and then-husband Russell Brand‘s marital love nest. Amid rumors of an impending divorce and before the moving vans could even get in the front gates, the duo split for good – and the home remained vacant.
Shortly thereafter, Perry made her unlucky love nest a “pocket listing” and was trying to sell it without officially listing the home for sale. Perhaps she was asking too much money or people just didn’t want the bad juju associated with the home, but Perry couldn’t find her buyer. She officially listed it April 2013 and has been desperate to part with it ever since.
Despite having a red-hot new love life with crooner John Mayer, Perry was still without a buyer for her marital home. She discounted the home twice, in hopes that a lower price will entice someone to make an offer.
Now, the home is listed as “pending” and the deal is expected to close soon.
The home, dubbed “Park Hill,” was built in 1921 and is comprised of a significant Mediterranean residence with two-story grand entry that continues into two-story living room overlooking all of Los Angeles and the city’s dramatic skyline. The property has a separate two-story guest house that was formerly a caretaker’s apartment on the lower level and a Carriage House on the second level for auto storage.
In 2004, another guest house was built and could be used as a private residence, as it comes complete with a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The lushly landscaped backyard has a lagoon-style pool with waterfall and small bridges. Adding to the allure of this property, the home neighbors Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Storer House.
Perry has since moved on to a two-home compound that she purchased for $11 million and Russell Brand recently spent $2.2 million on a hilltop bachelor pad.
Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties is the listing agent.