Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Your Mama Hears...

...from Knancy Knowsthedish—an always impeccably informed source deep inside the celebrity real estate game—that freshly divorced pop star Katy Perry has done moved out of the celebrity-style Los Angeles, CA mansion she briefly shared with her shaggy-maned ex-husband Russell Brand and into a rented three bedroom condo in one of West Hollywood's most dignified apartment houses where previous residents are said to have included silver screen sirens and icons like Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Norma Talmadge, and Clark Gable.

Your Mama isn't sure how much Miss Perry shells out each month for her bachelorette pad but we did find some evidence on the intereweb the apartment had been available for lease earlier in the year at $8,500 per month.

Property records show Miss Perry and Mister Brand coughed up $6,500,000 for their (now former), 2.98 acre, double-gated marital compound perched on a semi-private knoll near the West Hollywood mouth of Laurel Canyon in June 2011. This was just a few short months before they officially (or at least publicly) called it quits. The celebrity-style estate includes an 8,835 square foot Mediterranean mansion with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and five fireplaces, plus two additional detached guest residences.

She of the Candy-colored Hair was granted ownership of the Laurel Canyon compound in their July (2012) divorce settlement and the scuttlebutt on the celebrity real estate street is ex-Missus Perry has begun to hunt for a new and private multi-million dollar estate in Tinseltown. Both Knancy Knowsthedish and Patty Propertyseller—another source from deep within the Platinum Triangle real estate game—told Your Mama that Miss Perry would like to unload her fixer-upper mansion in Laurel Canyon but that it's unlikely it will every be listed on the open market.

The missionaries' daughter and the foul-mouthed former sex and drug addict were married only briefly but, in quintessential celebrity style, managed to rack up a number of multi-million dollar residences. In September 2010—shortly before their October 2010 nuptials in India—the then-happy pair picked up a petite two bedroom and two bathroom duplex penthouse in New York City's TriBeCa for $2,680,000. The penthouse was sold at a small loss in mid-July (2012) for $2,625,000.

On the west coast, the erstwhile couple first settled into a four-story house with 4,706 square feet in L.A.'s Los Feliz 'hood snatched up in December 2009—right around the time they got engaged—for $3,250,000. Alas, they quickly caught a classic case of The Celebrity Real Estate Fickle and sold the walled and gated mini-estate for $3,300,000 in July 2011, just a month (or so) before they picked up the aforementioned and no-longer-wanted Laurel Canyon crib.

It all just kinda makes yer head spin, don't it?

Mister Brand, if anyone cares or is curious, reportedly decamped to a 4,017 square foot contemporary residence high above the Sunset Strip rented, according to documents we quickly and easily dug up out of the internets, in early 2012 for $16,000 per month.


Anonymous said...


It sounds like the Leland Bryant designed building on Havenhusrt is where Ms. Perry is camping from your description.

If so, Roddy McDowall helped Betty Davis find her apartment (or condo) there. I bet the realtor had fun with that pair... Jamie Lee Curtis was the President of the HOA at the time and Betty Davis would call in the summer wanting the heat turned on b/c she was chilly. Jamie Lee would tell her she couldn't turn the heat on in July and would suggest that Betty get space heaters. Davis would bitch that running space heaters would run up her electric bill.

Jamie Lee Curtis suffering through being an HOA president with Betty Davis as a complaining member while living in a unit located by Roddy McDowall. In the end, we're all just people, aren't we?

Anonymous said...

I heard that she is doing a monster renovation on the house and the move isn't permanent.