Katy Perry Goes Mid-Century Modern
California Girl Katy Perry paid $11.2 million for three parcels totaling about 4 acres to serve as her new L.A. landing pad. The purchase includes a nifty and sleek mid-century modern abode that comes with the requisite list of former celeb owners.
Perry’s new 2,100-square-foot Hollywood Hills home once belonged to a Getty oil heiress and drummer/bandleader Max Weinberg, but the pop diva added her name to the deed after looking for a fresh start after previous forays into more traditionally styled dwellings. Perry gets all that and more in her new open-floor planned, 5-bedroom ranch that has ample amounts of glass and angular roof lines from where she can spy the sprawling metropolis that Perry glorifies in her chart-topping tunes.
Drew Barrymore Moving On
Drew Barrymore has listed the 6,000-square-foot Santa Barbara home that served as her wedding ceremony site. The all-grown-up childhood star has listed the Montecito-area home for $7.5 million just a year after getting married to Will Kopelman.
Another Really Big Set for the Real Ellen Show
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi can’t get enough of that real estate stuff. The Hollywood couple and serial real estate flippers have reportedly picked up a new property in Montecito, Calif., for $26.5 million.
DeGeneres is no stranger to pricey properties, but this one comes with a name: Saladino Villa.
The 1928-era estate was designed by architect Wallace Frost and remodeled in 2009 by designer John Saladino. But there’s no doubt that the eternally busy Ellen will be monkeying around with the décor in the 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 13-acre mansion that overlooks the Pacific.
Upping the Ante in Greenwich
The real estate market is booming in many ZIP codes around the country, but it takes a special sense of entitlement to try and fetch the record for a single-family “home” in America.
Good morning, Greenwich, Conn.!
A 50-acre waterfront estate overlooking the Long Island Sound has hit the market with a list price of $190 million, making it the most expensive listing in the U.S.
What do you get for that kind of money? A 13,519 square-foot home with 12 bedrooms and 9 baths, for starters. But it’s the two parcels and 4,000-feet of frontage that pushes the price to the sky for this Old-World charm kind of estate not too far from Manhattan.
In addition to 12-foot ceilings, a solarium, 1,800-foot driveway and a grass tennis court, the 1898 estate comes with formal gardens, a carriage house with clock tower, apple orchard, two greenhouses and a 75-foot-long heated pool.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Lauder Greenway family built the home and that George Lauder was a partner in Carnegie Steel. It was sold 31 years ago to its current owner, John Rudey, who leads several timber companies.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was written by Laura Vecsey.