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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom to buy Montecito Compound for $ 14.2 million

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New parents Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom bought a retreat for their growing family. The two superstars, both of whom listed homes in the Los Angeles area shortly after their engagement last year, recently bought 8.9 acres of Montecito property for $ 14.2 million. They reportedly still own a Beverly Hills mansion where they live, despite Perry listing her second home in the area earlier this month.

Your new property is located at the foot of the Santa Ynez and consists of four separate but contiguous plots. There is a four bedroom Mediterranean main house, a detached four car garage topped by a guest house, and a pool house with two additional bedrooms on-site. According to Variety, the property was originally built by Edwards and Plunkett in 1934 and was later renovated by Lutah Maria Riggs, the first woman to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

The main house still retains much of its original aesthetic, such as a white stucco facade and a red tile roof framed by tall, swaying palm trees. An entrance to the rotunda leads to a quaint living room with a full wall of French doors opening onto a shaded brick dining terrace. Sand-colored wooden floors and a wooden beam ceiling give the room a warm feeling.

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The kitchen has a unique green patterned wallpaper that not only covers all four walls, but also the ceiling. The rustic sea green cabinets add a fun touch to the room, which opens onto a breakfast nook and separate butler pantry. The master suite takes up more than half of the upper floor and offers a variety of amenities, including a stately wood-burning fireplace, two bathrooms, a large, individually decorated dressing room and a separate walk-in closet. A private deck overlooks the rest of the property and the Pacific beyond. The underground level houses a wood-paneled private office and a conference room. Outdoors, the property continues to shine with a large tennis court, lawns, many formal gardens, and several fountains on the property.

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