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Katy Perry, Russell Brand put Los Feliz home on the market

The 1922 Mediterranean-style house features white contemporary interiors – and one pink refrigerator.

May 14, 2011|By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
  • The entertainers' 4,600-square-foot home has white contemporary interiors.
The entertainers' 4,600-square-foot home has white contemporary… (Michael McNamara )

Pop singer Katy Perry and her husband, comedian and actor Russell Brand, are listing their Los Feliz home at $3,395,000.

The gated property includes a stately 1922 Mediterranean-style main house and a swimming pool. The 4,600-square-foot home, with a classic exterior that belies its white contemporary interiors, has four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms.

Adding a touch of whimsy is Perry's vintage pink refrigerator, which she brought from a previous residence. It is not included in the sale.

The pair added more trees and landscaping during the year and a half that they owned the house to increase privacy. A 25-foot-tall teepee that Brand bought for Perry stands in the yard.

Perry converted the three-car garage into a wardrobe styling room. "It's 60 feet of costumes," said Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, who has the listing.

Perry, 26, started out as a gospel singer before releasing studio albums including "One of the Boys" (2008) and "Teenage Dream" (2010). Brand, 35, starred in the remake of "Arthur," released in April, as well as "Get Him to the Greek" (2010) and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008).

Given Brand's time on movie sets and Perry's world tour, they have decided to make the New York pied a terre they bought last year their central residence and forego maintaining the compound in Los Angeles.

Public records show the couple bought the Los Feliz house in 2009 for $3.25 million.

It's the talk of WeHo

"Gossip Girl" actress Kelly Rutherford has her West Hollywood bungalow for sale at $1,299,000.

Built in 1926, the Spanish-style home has a living room that opens to a sky-lit dining room. The kitchen is updated with limestone counters and stainless-steel appliances. There are two bedrooms and 13/4 bathrooms. Outdoor living space includes a deck with a bar and a built-in barbecue surrounded by tropical landscaping.

Before her role as Lily van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl" (2007-present), the 42-year-old actress was in the series "E-Ring" (2005-06) and "Melrose Place" (1996-99).

The house is also available for lease at $4,995 a month. Public records show Rutherford purchased the home in 2005 for $1.25 million.

Michelle Ficarra of Rodeo Realty, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.

This man's home was a castle

A home once owned by actor Bela Lugosi, known for his early portrayals of Count Dracula on stage and screen, has come on the market in the Hollywood Hills at $2,367,000.

Called Castle La Paloma, the imposing red-brick 1926 Tudor features interior arches, vaulted beamed ceilings, copper gutters and a slate roof. Its 5,000 square feet include an oversized living room, a library, a breakfast room, a butler's pantry, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a service wing. There are city, canyon and mountain views from the site, which is more than a quarter-acre.

Beyond his trademark role as a vampire, Lugosi, who died in 1956 at 73, played a series of villains. He starred in "White Zombie" (1932), "Bride of the Monster" (1955) and "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959). The Movieland Directory places Lugosi at the Beachwood Canyon address in the 1940s.

Konstantine Valissarakos of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, is the listing agent.

Up in the air in Beverly Hills

Jason Reitman, director and screenwriter of "Up in the Air," has listed his Beverly Hills home for sale at $1,595,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

The redone contemporary house, built in 1962, features walls of glass, vaulted ceilings and terrazzo and hardwood floors. The single-story, 2,459-square-foot home has a media/family room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Glass panels enclose the swimming pool.

Before Reitman, 33, was nominated for an Oscar for directing George Clooney in the 2009 film. Reitman also directed "Juno" (2007) and "Thank You for Smoking" (2005).

Public records show he bought the property in 2003 for $1,171,000.

Brett Lawyer of Sotheby's International Realty, Sunset Strip, is the listing agent, according to the MLS.

Growing up and moving on

The family home of teen actor Colin Ford is up for sale in Encino at $1.95 million.

The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2003, sits behind gates with a circular driveway in the front and a pool in back. Features include marble floors, skylights, a two-story-tall dining room, a bar and a sweeping staircase to the second floor. Including the master suite with balcony and fireplace, the 5,000-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms.

Ford, 14, starred in the movies "Push" (2009) and "Jack and the Beanstalk" (2010) and will star in the upcoming film "Jimmy."

Public records show the Fords bought the house in 2005 for $1,871,000.

Michelle Schwartz and Mauricio Umansky of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, are the listing agents.

She closes a door in Calabasas

Update: Eddie Murphy's ex-wife, model Nicole Murphy, has sold her Calabasas house for close to its most recent listing price of $5.95 million. It had been on and off the market since 2007, returning in 2009 at $8,495,000.

The 9,214-square-foot Spanish hacienda is in a gated community. The open-plan house has a family room with a wet bar and wine cellar, a theater, a game room, an office, seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Other features include six fireplaces, two three-car garages, an elevator, a pool, a spa and a detached casita with a full kitchen.

The MLS shows she had purchased the house in 2006 for $7.9 million.

Bob Hurwitz of Hurwitz James Co., Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Tomer Fridman of Ewing & Associates Sotheby's, Calabasas, represented the buyer.

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