“This is the scene from my patio,” Perry captioned a May picture he posted to Instagram (a social-media platform he joined only in February). “No masks, one foot apart. This is the thing that makes want to scream. Until I remember that I have a kickass Malibu house.”
Indeed. The 5,500-square-foot home in the tony enclave west of Los Angeles boasts a secured front gate and covered entry corridor. A loft-like, open-format main space boasts a steel-and-wood floating staircase, exposed ceiling beams and floor-to-ceiling windows. Over two stories, the Pacific Ocean-facing property contains four bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms, custom wardrobes, a galley kitchen with commercial-style appliances and a private sitting room. (Which is definitely where, in April, Perry baked cookies while nude.)
Don’t forget the sexier, celebrity-style amenities: a designer pingpong table, two balconies (one with a fire pit), a home theater and a hot tub in a wood-decked courtyard shielded for privacy by opaque screens.
Variety was the first to report the listing, which hit the market Monday and is repped by “Million Dollar Listing” star Josh Flagg and his real-estate-agent husband, Bobby Boyd, both of Rodeo Realty.
Perry, 51, quietly purchased the property from LA developer Scott Gillen — who had rebuilt the beach mansion roughly 10 years prior — in an off-market deal in 2011, when it was valued at $12 million, according to Mansion Global.
The actor is also trying to offload his 9,300-square-foot, decadently decorated Los Angeles penthouse. It listed last August for $35 million, Mansion Global reported at the time, a price tag that made it the city’s most expensive condo for sale. The price has been chopped to $27 million, according to Realtor.com, and Gregory Holcomb of Compass is the listing agent.
That freshly renovated property also has a home theater, as well as four bedrooms and four terraces. Perry bought the property, touted in the listing a “mansion in the sky,” for $20 million in 2017.
A source told Mansion Global that both listings are motivated by Perry’s desire to spend more time in New York City.
Perry, who joined dating app Raya after his split from talent manager Molly Hurwitz earlier this year, is filming the “Friends” reunion special for HBO Max in California alongside all of the beloved sitcom’s original cast members.