BUYER: Russell Brand (and Katy Perry)
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 4,706 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Walled and gated, this stately home has been renovated and updated with style and flair. Wood floors, marble surfaces, and floor plan. The living room is large and bright, with den, formal dining room, a large chef's kitchen with family room, and 4 bedrooms/4.5 baths. The master bedroom is over sized and has unusually high ceilings and city views. The grounds are expansive, with rolling lawns, formal gardens, pool and spa, with a gated entry and driveway.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Okay chickens, Your Mama is going to try and clear up a little matter about the Los Angeles house controversial British comedian Russell Perry bought where he and girl kissing singer/songwriter Katy Perry will, allegedly, live in sin because we're hearing something very different that what has been widely reported.
Your Mama has received numerous emails the last few days from the children wanting to know if the international reports about Mister Brand buying Britney Spears' old house up in the Summit community above Beverly Hills, which–the poor lamb–has been unsuccessfully trying to unload for years.
We're not sure quite how that real estate rumor got started but, based on the very good word of Phoebe Fillsyourmamainonallthingslosfeliz, we can tell you that Mister Brand and Miss Perry did not only not purchase the former home of back in the superstar saddle Miss Spears', they didn't even buy a mansion in the guard gated Summit community at all. No babies, according to our well informed sources, Mister Brand bought a house in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, a far cry from the not quite Beverly Hills Summit community.
Property records show the 4 bedroom and 4.5 pooper property was picked up for $3,250,000, which is only an itty bit higher than the $3,200,000 the tax man's records show the seller–award winning music video director Mark Romanek and his wife Brigette–paid for the house back in May of 2006.
Situated on a corner lot above lovely Los Feliz Boulevard, the residence stands four stories tall and measures, according to property records, 4,706 square feet. The walled, gated and highly hedged property can be accessed via a walk gate at the front of the house or an electronic drive gate at the side the leads around to a motor court and three car garage.
According to property records, the residence was built in 1922 but has subsequently been fully updated and renovated with modern standards and a contemporary aspect. The white-walled rooms have dark chocolate wood floors, marble counter tops, and numerous French doors that open to multiple awning covered terraces and balconies with views of downtown and beyond.
The formal entry opens to a large, square-ish, step down livng room with fireplace. The corner living room opens to a small den/library as well as the dining room with a trio of arched windows, a crystal dripping chandelier and a shimmering, blue and silver wallpaper applied to one wall. The gore-may, eat in kitchen has white cabinetry with glass fronted uppers, marble counter tops, a large work island with breakfast bar, lots of windows for lights and all the high end cooking accoutrement one can and should expect in a three and some million dollar house.
Upstairs, antique carved wood double doors open to the rather large master bedroom, which has high ceilings, a fireplace, city views and enough multi-paned French door to make a cleaning gurl hate you. The master bath has industrial feeling, dark gray concrete floors set off by luxe amenities like a double vanity, spa tub and separate shower. At the time of the sale, one of the other three bedrooms was finished with a stunning stenciled and gold leafed ceiling which is the perfect decorative accent to some of Miss Perry's rather inventive and colorful 1940s inspired outfits.
The terraced grounds have flat lawns, stone balustrades, fountains, swimming pool, spa and several terraces for outdoor entertaining and early afternoon cocktailing.
In addition to buying a big house in Los Angeles, Mister Brand has also, it has been widely reported, listed his glamorous and dramatically decorated and excessively wallpapered, 5-floor London terrace house (shown above) in November of 2009. Listing information shows Mister Brand's London house has a double reception room on the first floor, 3-4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms–one of which Mister Brand uses as an office/study and another as a yoga room, and a hot tub in the wee back yard. The property is currently listed at £2,500,000, which becomes a much more substantial sounding 4,006,080 U.S. dollars at today's rates according to Your Mama's currency converting contraption.
As for Miss Spears, well puppies, as fer as Your Mama knows, when she's not strutting her stuff while on tour she's hunkered down in a huge leased house in a double gated community in Calabasas, CA. Her former 6 bedroom and 6.5 pooper faux-Tuscan white elephant in the Summit community that Mister Brand was erroneously reported to have purchased does not appear to be currently listed on the open market nor, according to property records, does it appear to have been sold.