One of L.A.’s most famously celeb-packed neighborhoods will soon have two fewer A-list residents.
Nestled discreetly into a hidden glen in the upper reaches of Coldwater Canyon, in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, which is part of the city of L.A. and not Beverly Hills, the privately guarded neighborhood has long been popular with showbiz types. Current owners include Jennifer Lawrence, Guy Oseary, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, and Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Adele owns not just one but three homes in the leafy enclave, two right next to each other and another across the street.
However, the neighborhood seems to have lost some of its celebrity-enticing pixie dust. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden, and Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have all moved out in recent years and now, power couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are ready to vamoose.
The almost $19.5 million asking price hung on Perry’s place is a good notch above the not quite $18 million the Platinum-selling pop star paid Canadian construction heir and high-end property developer Cody Leibel for the just over one-acre estate almost five years ago, not too long after she and Bloom coupled up. It is not, however, even close to the $25 million she hauls in every year as a judge on “American Idol,” or anywhere near the $168 million it’s been reported she raked in from her high-camp 32-concert residency at Resorts World in Las Vegas earlier this year, which was so successful it has been extended with another 16 concerts.
Since the “When I’m Gone” singer acquired the four- and potentially five-bedroom and 5.5-bath estate, she and Bloom have gotten engaged, become parents to a toddler daughter named Daisy, and shelled out $14.2 million for an aristocratic nine-plus acre spread in the seaside community of Montecito, next door to Perry’s hometown of Santa Barbara.
Approached by a quarter mile-long driveway hidden behind massive gates and lined with sculpted plantings, Perry’s vine-encrusted European villa sits amid “a forest of parkland” and measures about 5,500 square feet, according to listings held by Hilton & Hyland’s Brett Lawyer.
Highlights include a skylight-topped foyer, a step-down living room with verdant view of the grounds, and a formal dining room that spills out to an al fresco dining loggia. Tie-dyed curtains enhance the denim-blue walls of the library, the kitchen is casual but high end with a huge T-shaped island, and a finished lower level contains a media/family room, while a gym equipped with all the necessary equipment to keep the pop star and her leading man fit as a fiddle is complemented by a sauna, cold plunge and shower.
Privacy is assured, thanks to the estate bordering protected open lands. The lush, manicured grounds offer vast rolling lawns dotted with mature shade trees, a large treehouse, and an infinity-edge swimming pool with spillover spa. Private hiking trails wind around the estate, and the neighborhood offers direct access to the system of trails within Franklin Canyon.
Avid celebrity property watchers will recall that Perry owned a second home in the neighborhood, which was sold last year for not quite $7.5 million, and Bloom has a house in Beverly Hills that he’s unsuccessfully tried to sell several times since early 2019, when it first came to market at nearly $9 million.