Hot Property: Engaged stars Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry get their households in order - GulfToday

Hot Property: Engaged stars get their households in order


The 6,145-square-foot home brings in the views with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass. TNS

LOS ANGELES: Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are changing up their living situations with wedding bells on the horizon.

Bloom put his Beverly Hills bachelor pad on the market for a dollar shy of $9 million, while Perry has sold her Hollywood Hills compound to restaurateur Michael Chow for a little over $12.7 million.

For Bloom, the listing comes after the “Lord of the Rings” actor finished a remodel of the home.

The kitchen was also reconfigured so that it opens to the dining room, according to listing agent Jason Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Group.

Built in the 1960s, the single-story home keeps the eyes moving with brilliant white walls and custom LED accent lighting. A living room with sunken conversation pit is at the heart of the 4,011-square-foot house, which has four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Pocketing glass doors in nearly every room connect the living spaces with the outdoors.

The main house has more than 7,400 square feet of living space, a living room with a fireplace, a great room, an eat-in kitchen and five bathrooms. Artful tile work and exposed beams create visual interest throughout the interior.

The master suite makes up the entire second floor and features a Roman-style bath.


Justin Bieber has made a comeback in the housing market, buying a home in Beverly Hills for $8.5 million.

Home-travel-1Luxury swimming pool, seen in the picture. Photograph: TNS

 The pop superstar had been mostly renting since selling his Calabasas home in 2014 to reality television personality Khloe Kardashian for $7.2 million.

His new house, a 1930s Monterey Colonial, was recently reimagined by Hollywood production designer Charles Infante. The renovation retained the classic shell of the home, including its original weeping brick, while creating an indoor environment that is modern and full of character.

In more than 6,100 square feet of living space are five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a library with original panelling and a centre-island kitchen. Steel-framed windows bring leafy views into the step-down living room.

Outside, a cabana with a fire pit sits above a new zero-edge swimming pool. Olive trees fill the courtyard, which has a fireplace.


Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters fame has listed his artsy abode in L.A.’s Los Feliz neighbourhood for sale at $2.248 million.

Designed by architect William Kesling, the 1937 home is a stellar example of the Streamline Modern style with its curving lines, vibrant splashes of colour and winding stone staircase brightened by a glass block wall.

Through a wood front door, the 2,309-square-foot interior opens to a window-lined living room with a corner fireplace. Other highlights include a retro kitchen, an office with built-ins, a bonus room with a wet bar and a terrazzo terrace with city and treetop views.

Home-travel-2Renovated by a Hollywood production designer, the multi-level house. TNS

Each of the three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, and the master has a private balcony. Outside, hanging lights top a turf yard surrounded by landscaping.


Songwriter-musician Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, have bought a newly built home in Venice for $5.125 million.

The contemporary-style residence sits behind walls and gates near buzzing Abbott Kinney Boulevard.

The nearly 11,000-square-foot lot includes a swimming pool and pool house — noteworthy amenities in the tightly packed beach town.

A vaulted-ceiling living room, a media room, an office, five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms are within about 5,900 square feet of living space.

A balcony sits off the master suite, which features one of the home’s three fireplaces.


Actress-comedian Niecy Nash, who stars on the TNT drama “Claws,” has sold her Northridge home of more than a decade for $970,000.

Built in the 1970s, the hacienda-vibe home sits on roughly half an acre on a cul-de-sac with a separate guesthouse.

Home-travel-3Living area in a renovated house. TNS

Details include picture windows with patterned grilles, box beam ceilings and two fireplaces. The family room features a wet bar.

Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a formal dining room and a sunken living room fill out the floor plan. The house has a little over 3,300 square feet in a single story.


Jeff Jampol, whose company Jampol Artist Management oversees the legacies of stars such as Janis Joplin and the Doors, has listed his scenic Hollywood Hills home for $6.75 million.

Spanning 6,145 square feet, the two-bedroom, five-bathroom contemporary has city and ocean views from its hillside perch.

On the main level, there are a living room with 30-foot ceiling, a formal dining room with a custom fountain and a modern chef’s kitchen with a built-in breakfast nook.

 Other highlights include an elevator, Movie Theatre and gym with mirrored walls, as well as a speakeasy-vibe saloon with.

Outside, a dining area adjoins a saltwater swimming pool and spa.


A well-maintained ranch-style home with a star-studded past has sold in Brentwood for $5.219 million, or about $200,000 more than the asking price.

That the home exceeded expectations comes as little surprise. The 1930s house was designed by architect Cliff May, who popularized the California ranch house and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle synonymous with it. Adding to its pedigree, Rat Pack crooner Dean Martin once lived there.

Inside, the 3,256-square-foot floor plan has five bedrooms and five bathrooms across a single story. Vaulted and beamed ceilings hang over the indoor-outdoor living room, which anchors the interior. Tilework and a wrought-iron chandelier create visual interest in the kitchen.

The property sits on one-third of an acre of grounds and has a grassy courtyard, a basketball court and a swimming pool with fruit trees and a dining area.

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