April 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM ET
This week in celebrity real estate, Katy Perry listed her home officially on the market, Charlize Theron sold a home that once inspired a Beatles song and singer Colbie Caillat’s home is for sale.
Katy Perry lists Hollywood Hills home for $6.925 million
Katy Perry and Russell Brand finalized their divorce in July 2012, and by most accounts have moved on with their lives — Perry dated singer John Mayer for a while, and Brand has been spotted with model Zara Martinin London.
However, a few links to their relationship still remain; namely real estate. Not only do the two own an apartment in New York — one they’ve had listed for several years — but they own another residence in Hollywood Hills that Perry just listed on the open market for $6.925 million.
According to property records, Brand and Perry bought the home, located at 8159 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069, for $6.5 million and reportedly never lived there. Perry has been trying to quietly sell the home without officially listing it for quite some time. Sticking it on the MLS as an official sale seems to be her final attempt to dump the property.
Besides the celebrity ownership, the three-acre estate has quite a bit going for it. Built in 1921, the home is near the Chateau Marmont and Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Storer House. Perry’s two-story property is gated and private, with 8,835 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms and 11 baths. The property also includes two guest houses, a carriage house and the ubiquitous celebrity-style pool with waterfall.
Charlize Theron’s home—once a muse for George Harrison—sells
It’s widely known that 1567 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069 once served as the inspiration for George Harrison’s hit “Blue Jay Way,” but the mid-century property was also recently owned by Charlize Theron.
The South African actress just sold the property, according to a source. The buyer, represented by Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland, paid $3.8 million for the three-bedroom.
Theron purchased the home in 2009 for $3.625 million and has had it on and off the market since 2012. Rodeo Realty held the listing, slowly dropping the price from $4.599 million to $3.999 million over 10 months.
The story goes that Harrison was sitting in the Hollywood Hills home, playing an organ, while waiting for someone to pick him up. In those few moments, inspiration struck, and his hit song was written.
Blue Jay Way has long been coveted, for more than musical inspiration. Perched above Los Angeles, it’s within the “Bird Streets,” a residential area known to be an exclusive enclave popular with celebs. Windy, secluded with stunning views of the city lights, the area has been home to Jennifer Aniston, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Jodie Foster and Keanu Reeves.
Theron’s home was constructed in 1964 and measures 4,116 square feet with three bedrooms and three baths. Built in a “U-shape,” the home has walls of glass with spectacular views of downtown, a media screening room, outdoor living spaces and a pool.
Colbie Caillat’s home, featured on MTV’s “Cribs,” for sale
Despite her chart-topping pop hits such as “Bubbly,” Colbie Caillat lived with her parents for quite a while during the beginning of her career and even showed off her parents’ Tarzana home in an episode of MTV’s “Cribs.”
Caillat comes from a musical family; her father won a Grammy in 1977 for co-producing Fleetwood Mac’s iconic “Rumours” album, and Caillat reportedly wrote songs for her album “Breakthrough” at the home.
Situated behind gates and a long drive, the private residence has lush landscaping and a secluded pool with waterfall. The 3,701-square-foot home has four bedrooms, 4.5 baths and an updated kitchen with granite counters.
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