Celebrity Homes

Orlando Bloom’s former black, LA mansion hits the market

The former Hollywood Hills home of actor Orlando Bloom, infamously targeted by the ‘Bling Ring,’ is now on the market for US$5 million, Mansion Global has learned.

Located in the Outpost Estates neighbourhood of Los Angeles, this four-bedroom home spans about 0.3ha, featuring a terraced garden, refreshed landscaping, and views of downtown LA.

Built in 1940, the 308sq m ranch-style home, with its distinctive blue shingled roof, was recently renovated by Blueview Real Estate, which acquired it through foreclosure in 2022.

The home, painted black and blending seamlessly into the landscape, is tucked away from the road.

Claire and Sam O’Connor of O’Connor Estates, who are listing the property, noted its subtle integration with the surroundings.

Orlando Bloom’s former LA home is for sale. Photo: NILS TIMM

“When Orlando did it, it was very controversial, and now it’s pretty trendy to have a black house,” Mr O’Connor said.

“It does a great job camouflaging the house,” Ms O’Connor added.

This house, however, has garnered attention for more than its exterior. In 2009, it was raided by the ‘Bling Ring,’ a group of teenagers who burglarised celebrity homes, later depicted in a Sofia Coppola film.

Orlando Bloom’s former LA home is for sale. Photo: NILS TIMM

They reportedly stole Rolexes, Louis Vuitton luggage, and art, according to Curbed.

Bloom, who lived in the home with then-wife Miranda Kerr during the robbery, recounted the incident on The Late Late Show with James Corden last year, expressing the emotional impact of losing his watch collection.

Orlando Bloom’s former LA home is for sale. Photo: NILS TIMM

Despite the ordeal, Bloom managed to recover half of the stolen watches by confronting the fence who had them.

Bloom sold the home in 2014 for US$3.9 million.

Orlando Bloom’s former LA home is for sale. Photo: NILS TIMM

The 2022 buyer defaulted on a loan, and Jeff Martin, a former Hulu executive and current owner of Blueview Real Estate, took possession of the property for US$3.1 million.

Martin saw potential in the home’s original architecture and undertook extensive renovations, including installing white oak flooring, custom cabinetry, and enhancing outdoor spaces like the pool and patio areas.

Orlando Bloom’s former LA home is for sale. Photo: NILS TIMM

The home, featuring a versatile fourth bedroom suitable as a recording studio, fitness room, or office, retains its sunlit charm and offers ample possibilities for new owners.

“Every room has a door to the outside, so it’s a very lovely flow,” said Sam.

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