With his wedding to Katy Perry on the horizon, English Lord of the Rings actor Orlando Bloom is selling the house he bought in Beverly Hills after an extensive renovation. He had planned on living there before he proposed to Perry on Valentine’s Day. Though there is much speculation about when and where the marriage will take place, neither the date nor location has been announced and Bloom, 42, has now put his Hollywood-glamour house on the market, priced at $8.99 million.
Located on “Billionaires’ Row” with stunning views over the city and ocean, the 4,011-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath contemporary exemplifies the indoor-outdoor living that characterizes the celebrity lifestyle up and down the California coast. The wide sweep of the open floor plan, sliding walls of glass, and lightly defined living areas supply Hollywood drama from its sunken living room conversation pit, with views of the zero-edge pool and spa as well as outdoor dining and conversation areas. All in sparkling white from walls to furniture, the house is a perfect foil for art collections and perfectly sized for entertaining on an intimate or large scale.
The house was originally built in the 1960s. Bloom added the new pool and reinforced it with caissons installed 50 feet underground. He also added the Ipe wood decking, built-in seating, LED lighting, a fire feature behind the pool, and reconfigured the kitchen to open to the dining room. The master bath opens through sliding glass to a private walled deck that invites au naturel sunning. Grounds are beautifully landscaped for privacy and pleasure.
Orlando Bloom is well known for his roles as Legolas in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. He likes to mix things up and return occasionally to stage acting, but soon he will be filming a war drama, The Outpost, with Scott Eastwood and Caleb Landry Jones.