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Hot Property: Breakup with a longtime live-in

Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times on

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LOS ANGELES -- Katy Perry is gearing up for her next release.

The singer-songwriter, whose latest album, "Witness," came out in June, has put her Mediterranean compound in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $9.45 million. She's owned the property for more than a decade.

Tucked behind walls and gates, the 2.33-acre estate comprises a four-bedroom main house, a two-story guesthouse, a gym and a guardhouse. Lush gardens and palm trees fill the grounds, which include an amphitheater, terrace patios and an Italian stone-rimmed swimming pool.

Within more than 7,400 square feet of living space is a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a great room, an eat-in kitchen and five bathrooms. Artful tile work and exposed beams create visual interest throughout the interior. The master suite makes up the entire second floor and features a Roman-style bath.

French doors and picture windows bring city and canyon views inside.

Perry, 32, made another move earlier this year, when she paid $17.995 million for the Beverly Crest home of developer and Canadian construction heir Cody Leibel.

The pop star's albums include "One of the Boys" (2008) and "Teenage Dream" (2010), which had five No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Her latest record, "Witness," debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200.

A PARTING SHOT ON THE WESTSIDE

NBA star Chris Paul, traded by the L.A. Clippers to the Houston Rockets this offseason, has cut a deal for his home in Bel-Air. The sale price was $8.7 million.

He bought the property four years ago from singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne for $8.495 million, records show.

Built in 2003, the Mediterranean-style mansion has nearly 12,200 square feet of living space that includes a 12-seat theater, a billiards room and a gym with a sauna. A commercial elevator services two floors of living space and a subterranean, 10-car garage.

Dark cabinetry and two islands highlight an updated chef's kitchen, which opens to the family room. A subterranean wine cellar has storage for as many as 500 bottles. Nine touch panels are dispersed throughout the house and control everything from the lights to the 48 ceiling speakers.

The master suite has a private sitting room, a fireplace and balcony that overlooks the backyard. There are eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in all.

Landscaped grounds include a swimming pool and spa, lawns and ample patio space. Views take in the canyon and reservoir.

Paul, 32, averaged 18.8 points and 9.8 assists in six seasons with the Clippers. He was dealt to the Rockets in June in a multiplayer deal that brought guards Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams, among others, to L.A.

HIS NEW TROPHY LIES IN GLENDALE

Academy Award-winning film composer Mychael Danna has bought a house in Glendale for $3.78 million.

The Italianate Revival-style estate, tucked behind walls and gates, encompasses more than half an acre of grounds.

Built in 1925, the three-story home has 6,855 square feet of interiors filled with Spanish Baroque details. Imported teak columns, tinted plaster walls and coffered ceilings are among details of note. There are four fireplaces.

A rotunda entry opens to the step-down great room, which takes in garden views through arched windows and French doors. A center-island kitchen, media room and billiard room are among the living spaces. A temperature-controlled wine cellar sits off the kitchen.

Vintage street lamps light paths leading to various gardens, fountains and courtyards. A dining area with a fireplace and pizza oven sits near the saltwater swimming pool. A garden living room features a gazebo/lounge.

Danna, 59, has scores of credits that include "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), "Antwone Fisher" (2002) and "500 Days of Summer" (2009). He won an Oscar for the 2012 drama "Life of Pi."

MASSIVE MANSION GOES FOR A FRACTION

A Bradbury estate formerly owned by commercial real estate magnate Donald Abbey has sold for $24.38 million, or about a third of its original asking price.

The sprawling estate, once listed by Abbey for $78.8 million, was deeded to an asset management company last year and returned to market in February at $39.986 million. More recently, the 35,000-square-foot, Palladian-style mansion was listed for $29.995 million.

Abbey spent nine years building the estate, which occupies an 8-acre knoll with city and ocean views. Among details of note are vaulted 40-foot-high ceilings, domes with hand-painted frescoes and a 2,000-bottle wine cellar. The library spans two floors, and the elevator is outfitted in oak paneling. Two master suites are among the seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

Outside, manicured grounds center on a cross-shaped swimming pool accompanied by shooting waterfalls, a spa and a pool house. Hand-fitted and hand-cut rock walls line the 600-foot driveway. A temperature-controlled pond was once stocked with rainbow trout. Elsewhere on the property is a subterranean firing range.

CHANNELING A MINIMALIST VIBE

The latest work from Marmol Radziner, an eight-bedroom home on Santa Monica Canyon's East Channel Road, has hit the market for $18.5 million.

Completed this year, the 9,422-square-foot house is set behind gates and approached by a landscaped walkway.

A formal entry opens to a double-height living room, where massive windows are split by an indoor-outdoor fireplace. Wood floors line the open-plan living space, which includes a theater room, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar and a chef's kitchen with two massive islands.

An upstairs den with a balcony separates the master wing from four en suite bedrooms. The master wing features massive his and hers closets and a free-standing tub; a wall of windows, lined with grass on the outside, overlooks the pool.

Marmol Radziner, which does all its own millwork, designed all the custom closets in-house. In addition, oversized sliding windows across both levels provide passive cooling to the home. The palette of oak cabinetry and floors is consistent across both floors and, combined with the marble and quartz countertops, gives the home a unified feel.

Sliding glass doors lead to a pool and spa, made private by hedges and a steep hill covered in shrubs. The designer spent about $500,000 to remove a channel running through the front yard and reclaim the entirety of the space. The lot is slightly less than an acre of grounds.

(Staff writer Jack Flemming contributed to this report.)

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