Will there be fireworks as Katy Perry slashes thousands off the asking price of the Hollywood pad she bought with Russell Brand

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  • Is Katy Perry's Hollywood home the One That Got Away? The fairytale house is back on the market at a vastly reduced price as it emerges that the glamorous (but doomed) duo never even moved into their palatial pad

    Their whirlwind romance seemed, at first, like a teenage dream, but after only one year of wedded bliss, Katy Perry and Russell Brand called time on their marriage before they even had a chance to move into the Hollywood mansion that Katy snapped up as their first marital home.

    Katy bought the quirky property for $6.5m back in June 2011, however, so
    hectic were the lives of the celebrity duo that by the time they both
    made space in their schedules to move into the property they were already heading for splitzville and the house remained empty as the pair
    separated and divorced. Phew! Life really does move at a different pace
    in La La land.

    Since then, the plush pad has
    languished in an abandoned state. However, Katy is clearly keen to make a
    fresh start. In a determined effort to shift the former love-nest, she
    has reduced the asking price by a whopping $430,000 to lure in a

    The perky pop star initially listed the property for sale in April 2013 but she has now slashed the price to just over $6m, a snip for such an unusual home nestled in the Hollywood Hills and overlooking the iconic Los Angeles skyline.

    Although we must say, we’re not quite sure what to make of the – let’s call it ‘eclectic’ – interior, but then Katy and
    Russell are well known for thir quirky fashion sense and we are sure
    they had grand plans for the dramatic mansion.

    Well, let’s hope so anyway…

    Featuring a vast, sweeping entrance hall, a double-height living room
    and spectacular views it’s certainly got the wow factor. It also
    has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and sits in three acres of land.

    And if you need to bring your own staff with you that’s not a problem either – the property has a convenient two-storey guest house in the grounds to provide accommodation for your caretaker, chef or personal yoga instructor. Obviously!

    Tucked behind the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel, the home dates back to 1925 and previously belonged to National Lampoon chief executive Daniel Laikin.

    There is even a lagoon-style pool in the backyard, complete with a
    waterfall and small bridge; perfect for whiling away a sunny afternoon
    and chatting with friends about what you got up to Last Friday Night.

    Before you worry too much about Katy’s finances, though, rest assured
    that the California Gurl won’t be affected too much if she makes a loss on the sale
    of this house, as she recently shelled out $11.5m for two adjacent
    properties in the Hollywood Hills. That should help her forget about

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