• Katy Perry sells home

    Singer Katy Perry bought this Spanish-style residence in Los Angeles when she was married to actor-comedian Russell Brand. She put it up for sale less than a year after the couple's divorce in July 2012. The asking price, twice reduced, was $5.988 million. She sold it for $5.565 million.
  • Katy Perry's home gets a price cut

    Perry, according to listing agent Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties, initially was attracted to the home. But the singer's life took a turn, "and there was no looking back."
  • Katy Perry's home gets a price cut

    The Spanish-style residence, which dates from the 1920s, resembles mansions Perry would have grown up with in her native Santa Barbara. Its listing agent admits it "needs some work" to be brought up to date for today's lifestyle.
  • Katy Perry's home gets a price cut

    A stairway Norma Desmond could love: Though the median value for other Hollywood Hills homes is only a fifth of what Perry is asking, hers is rich in romantic '20s architectural details.
  • Katy Perry's home gets a price cut

    Though Perry had dropped the property's price from $6.9 million to under $6 million, price cuts are something the singer can afford: Billboard magazine ranked her number 14 on its 2011 list of top money-makers.
  • Katy Perry's home gets a price cut

    The living room of the "Roar" singer's home sports a hearth that surely could. Whether she and ex-husband Russell Brand ever toasted marshmallows here in the winter of their one-year marriage, Perry's listing agent declines to say.
  • Katy Perry's home gets a price cut

    According to listing agent Ernie Carswell, the home's original kitchen had to be upgraded: "Kitchens were for staff people in the 1920s, not for entertaining." Another of the home's anachronisms: A divided floor plan.
  • Katy Perry's home gets a price cut

    "She's very focussed on her career now," the home's listing agent tells Zillow. "Katy wants the house sale to be final." A final sale has been delayed. though, by two seemingly sure-thing deals that both fell through, one of them an all-cash offer from a buyer who ultimately failed to put the money in escrow.
  • Katy Perry's home gets a price cut

    Sing for your supper: The opulent dining room is a far cry from any Perry would have known as a child, growing up the daughter of two devout Pentecostal pastors and attending religious schools and camps.
  • Katy Perry's home gets a price cut

    The house's grounds, says the listing agent, consist of "3 acres that need as much attention as the house itself." One reason why: When Perry was purchasing the house, the agent tells Zillow, topsoil slipped down from an uphill neighbor's property. The grouds need additional sculpting and design work.
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