Katy Perry secures ownership of $15 Million Montecito mansion

Perry secures her dream home after a multi-year courtroom battle over the stunning Montecito property.

Pop Culture & Art May 25, 2024
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Katy Perry, the renowned pop star, has officially become the owner of a lavish Montecito, California home, concluding a years-long legal saga, as confirmed by PEOPLE. 

The property, acquired under the LLC named DDoveB in tribute to her daughter Daisy Dove with fiancé Orlando Bloom, symbolizes a new beginning for Perry and her family.

The Wall Street Journal, having access to property records, reported that Perry took title to the Santa Barbara County estate on Friday, May 17. 

This acquisition comes after her initial purchase of the 1930s mansion from entrepreneur Carl Westcott for $15 million in July 2020. 

The estate features eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and is spread across 9,285 square feet on approximately 2.5 acres. 

It boasts an infinity pool, jacuzzi, outdoor fireplace, kitchen area, and a three-bedroom guesthouse with ocean views.

However, the deal soon hit a snag when Westcott, diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease in 2015, attempted to rescind the sale. 

He cited mental incapacity due to the effects of painkillers following spinal surgery. 

His attorney, Andrew Thomas, during opening statements, claimed Westcott experienced "delusion" and "intrusive thoughts" at the time of the sale. 

Nevertheless, the court later found no persuasive evidence that Westcott lacked the capacity to enter into the real estate contract, as stated in the court's decision.

The legal proceedings extended into late September 2023, culminating in a "Final Statement of Decision" issued in December 2023, which favored Perry’s business manager Bernie Gudvi. The court mandated specific performance of the real estate transaction, with further trials regarding potential damages set for July.

As Perry secures her family's future residence, her lawyer has chosen not to comment on the resolution. 


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