Welcome to the Neighborhood

By Richard Mineards   |   November 5, 2020

It was just four months ago that singer Ariana Grande splashed out $6.75 million for a Tudor-style home, The Porter House, consisting of two bedrooms and three bathrooms in two antique barns that had been imported from England, and just a month later Prince Harry and his wife Meghan spent $14.5 million for a nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom home on six acres in Riven Rock.

Now local warbler Katy Perry, 36, who was a student at Dos Pueblos High, together with the father of her baby daughter Daisy Dove, British actor Orlando Bloom, 36, have forked out $14.2 million for a six-bedroom, seven-bath estate on 8.9 acres, which belonged to C. Robert Kidder, former CEO of Chrysler and the battery giant Duracell, for more than 20 years.

The property, which has multiple structures, including a pool house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, was first listed for sale for $20 million last year and was then reduced in price to $16 million.

Katy earned $84 million last year from 115 concerts, as well as a reported $25 million salary as a judge on the ABC show American Idol, while Orlando, who has starred in Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean, two of the most successful franchises in recent cinema history, is reportedly worth around  $40 million.

Katy put her Beverly Hills guesthouse on the market for $8 million, while Orlando has a $9 million home in the ritzy enclave which has been on the market for the past two years.


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