Katy Perry, Russell Brand Buy in L.A.'s Sunset Strip Area









What gives us the most hope in these difficult housing times is when someone is still able to purchase a new house before they sell their first one. It feels so, well, so 2003. Count singer Katy Perry and her actor-husband Russell Brand in this club with dwindling membership.

They just bought the 8,835-square-foot house in the Sunset Strip area that belonged to former National Lampoon executive Daniel Laikin for $6.5 million, reports Realtor.com. Their Los Feliz home is on the market for $3,395,000 and apparently going nowhere fast. And last September, they bought a $2.7 million penthouse in Tribeca. I'm counting three mortgages, how about you?



The house they just bought sits on almost three acres just above the Sunset Strip and has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It includes pretty fabulously landscaped grounds and has a swimming pool and rock features.

Perry is on her "Teenage Dream" album tour -- moving is the best time to be away on the road, don't you think? -- and Brand is busy filming "Rock of Ages" with Tom Cruise. Color us stressed out.

Barry Sloane of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties in Beverly Hills represented the buyer, according to the MLS.

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Gregg

Two No Talents with, Yes money they earned legally...... WHO CARES.... IS THIS REALLY WORTH THE EFORT AND TIME IT TAKES TO COMMENT..............NO!

June 28 2011 at 10:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
susi539

Just one question Katy Perry... who is going to clean the ceilings in your house? Make sure you'll check the legal status of your cleaning team.

June 28 2011 at 9:31 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Robin Egg Blue

An the news is??????????????????

June 28 2011 at 8:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda

What does 2 people need with a house that size? It's pretentious and speaks volumes about them.
When so many people DON"T even have a home...here are these two.....whatever's.....it's disgusting.
She can't sing, and I don"t know if he can act or not, but they won't stay married...I give them a couple of years....

June 28 2011 at 6:48 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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luv4uga

Well, aren't you a Nasty Nancy? Phooey on you. Are these two people not entitled to spend the money that THEY earned as THEY see fit? Are they suppose to move into a 1 bedroom apartment and use their money to purchase homes for other people? NO! You wouldn't so, you shouldn't expect them to. How silly *shakes head*

June 28 2011 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DenaliMan

Wow, someone in the media who actually sounds PO'd at Hollywood types. Sounds like sour grapes and a lot of envy to me and a total non-article. Shame on the author!

June 28 2011 at 6:13 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
flagag

HEY, THEY MADE THE MONEY AND CAN SPEND IT ANY WAY THEY WANT, RIGHT? SO WHO IS ANN BRENTOFF....JUST A JEALOUS WRITER, I GUESS... SHE PROBABLY BELIEVES THEY SHOULD BE TAXED UP THE GAZOO SO THEY COULDN'T POSSIBLE AFFORD THIS HOUSE......AND BE JUST LIKE HER.
NOT

June 28 2011 at 3:35 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Katie

Feel free to buy me a house too Katy and Russell!

June 28 2011 at 3:19 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mom

Mortgages? Be serious.

June 28 2011 at 3:17 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply