As far as we can tell from her gorgeous home, Katy Perry has a taste for more than Cherry Chapstick. Her fully customized Mulholland Drive home bathes in rays of sunlight and gives luxury a new meaning, which probably explains why it was posted for a cool $9.45 million last October. It’s hard to say whether the pics or the price tag are more impressive, so we’re offering up a quick overview to let you be the judge.
First and foremost, let’s just all agree that any house boasting a home gym bigger than the local playground is pretty darn dope. In addition to the glassed-in workout space, which looks to be stocked for fifty starlets, the property houses four bedrooms (more like suites) and six bathrooms.
Admittedly, one of those bathrooms – the master – takes a little puzzling out. At first glance, it appears to be a wing of the Met, but then you realize … no, it’s just a bathtub surrounded by an art-strewn, mosaic-floored room fit for a sultan. Did we mention it has a fireplace and a skylight that could easily accommodate helicopter liftoff? Sign us up.
The kitchen makes use of the same mosaic tiles in the same lovely red, white and gray theme. With tall windows that open onto the fountain courtyard, itself a work of tiled beauty, the kitchen is bright and beautiful, with gray countertops set off by the light wood beams that appear throughout the rest of the house.
Perry’s living room and sunporch are simply appointed, letting the delicate, omnipresent windows do all the work. With a bank of glass on almost every wall, the entire lower story is flooded with natural light, giving ample views of the greenery and Hollywood Heights beyond. The upper stories are charmingly fenced in by narrow verandas, some of which are dressed with greenery, and from all of which are strung old-fashioned bulbs.
The estate has some serious grounds as well, sitting on more than two acres atop Runyon Canyon Park, with a sweeping view of Los Angeles. Thus it has plenty of room for a sprawling orchard, an amphitheater, a wood-fired oven and terraces galore. The entire compound is surrounded by trees, which provide perfect sanctity for the pool and lawn chairs. Which, if anything, are even more stunning at nighttime.
Immediately upon entering the estate, you get a feel for its glam. The driveway is made of hand-carved stone, complementing the texturized tones of the walls and the Spanish tile roofs with aplomb. The rest of the outdoor space transitions seamlessly from stone to gravel to gardens and back, with nooks for sitting, sipping and swapping stories.
All in all? The property is about as Zen as it gets – and that’s before you see the Buddha statue gracing the poolside and looking out over the lights of the city. Our money’s on someone wanting this bad boy soon.