Celebrity Homes

Katy Perry roars into Sierra Towers junior penthouse

Katy Perry, the renowned singer and American Idol judge, has made headlines again with her recent purchase of a luxurious condominium in the famous Sierra Towers skyscraper located in Los Angeles.

After selling her Beverly Hills mansion for $18 million and moving back to Santa Barbara, Perry has decided to maintain a residential foothold in the city where she began her career. The price tag for her new abode? A cool US$11 million, according to dirt.com.

Described as a “junior penthouse” in the listing, Perry’s new residence was sold to her by Jen Kao, the daughter of billionaire Garmin founder Min Kao.

Records reveal that Kao acquired the 278sq m condo in 2016 for US$9.3 million and invested a significant amount in customising the space to suit her unique taste. After a few months on the market with an asking price of US$12.5 million, Perry made her move and sealed the deal.

The condo boasts an array of extravagant features that set it apart. Inside, a ruby-red movie theatre awaits entertainment enthusiasts, while a built-in yoga wall beckons those seeking relaxation and wellness.

The wet bar, crafted predominantly from exotic zebra wood, adds a touch of opulence. Black walnut hardwood floors and doors grace the interior, accompanied by automated blackout shades and steel windows.

Glass doors open to a balcony offering breathtaking jetliner views of the surrounding hills.

Additional highlights of Perry’s new residence include a sleek and chic kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and a walk-in pantry.

A private office caters to her professional needs, and a master suite with a marble bathroom provides a luxurious retreat.

Notably, the unit itself is a one-of-a-kind creation, resulting from the combination of two smaller condos into one expansive space featuring two large bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The Sierra Towers skyscraper, an iconic landmark towering above the bustling intersection of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, the Hollywood Hills, and the Sunset Strip, has attracted celebrities for decades.

Designed by renowned architect Jack A. Charney, the 31-storey building boasts a star-studded list of residents, including the Osbournes, Adam Sandler, and Mary Hart.

Perry’s partner, Orlando Bloom, is expected to share the Los Angeles pied-à-terre with her.

While Perry primarily resides in Montecito, where she purchased a US$14 million estate three years ago, she continues to invest in her connection to Los Angeles.

It’s worth noting that her new acquisition is not far from the home of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

As for Jen Kao, she has relocated to a hilltop Beverly Hills residence purchased several years ago from Jodie Foster.

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