Katy Perry, Russell Brand put Los Feliz home on the market
The 1922 Mediterranean-style house features white contemporary interiors – and one pink refrigerator.
The entertainers' 4,600-square-foot home in Los Feliz, which recently sold, has white contemporary interiors. (Michael McNamara)
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.