Want a home with a truly spectacular view? It doesn’t get any better than the eye-popping vistas included in some of the luxury real estate changing hands this week. From Katy Perry’s sweeping canyon surroundings, to Balthazar Getty’s bird’s-eye view of LA, check out the latest crop of luxury star-studded homes.
Katy Perry’s 90210 Estate
(5 bed, 5.5 bath, 5,427 sq. ft., US$19 million)
BOUGHT: The original California Girl has just added a classic Hollywood mansion to her growing real estate portfolio. Singer Katy Perry has plunked down $19 million on this spacious, gated estate, surrounded by sweeping Coldwater Canyon views, in a private, off-market deal. Inside, this white stucco home features three fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling glass walls (perfect for taking in the heavily-treed landscape), and a roomy terrace. Plus, she’ll have plenty of celeb friends to invite over for dinner: Adele, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lawrence are just some of the A-list stars living nearby.
Balthazar Getty’s Picturesque LA Compound
(6 bed, 8 full + 3 half bath, 6,000 sq. ft., US$9.85 million)
FOR SALE: Balthazar Getty, known for the TV series Brothers & Sisters, and a member of the storied Getty clan, is selling off this truly majestic Los Angeles compound. Nestled in the hills high above the LA basin, this contemporary structure offers glorious views that stretch as far as the Pacific Ocean. It’s also nice to look at inside with a gallery-esque aesthetic, including high ceilings, Fleetwood pocket doors, and light hardwood. A gourmet kitchen, pool, and alfresco cooking and dining area (plus a four-room guesthouse), round out this impressive property.
Jeremy Renner’s California House Flip
(4 bed, 3.5 bath, 6,408 sq. ft., US$569,000)
FOR SALE: When he’s not acting as a member of The Avengers (or the alternative Bourne), Jeremy Renner has a lucrative side gig – remodeling and selling luxury homes. This Modesto, California home is his latest project, having picked it up in 2007 for $565,000. A lovely black and white Tudor originally built in 1927, this house features dark wood flooring, exposed brick accents, a solarium dining room, gourmet kitchen, and a tucked-away rooftop patio. And for the relatively cheap price of US$569k, it could be yours!
Brandon Flowers’ Las Vegas Mansion
(6 bed, 7 full bath + 2 half bath, 8,229 sq. ft., US$4.95 million)
FOR SALE: The Killers frontman and his family are packing up and leaving the strip – and they have to part with this lovingly renovated Hacienda mansion before they do. Built in a rustic Spanish style, this home has received $2.5 million in renos, and it shows – check out that gorgeous open kitchen, log-vaulted ceilings, and custom spiral staircase, imported from Belgium. Outside, the spacious lot includes a pool, two-storey guesthouse and private courtyard. Plus, with your own private music room, you can make all the noise you want, without fear of bothering the neighbours.