Orlando Bloom is ready to sell the home that fell prey to the Bling Ring back in 2009, placing it on the market for $4.5 million. Bloom has been renting the home since August 2013 for $16,500 a month, but it looks like he doesn’t want to be a landlord anymore. Meanwhile, he and wife Miranda Kerr have moved to New York City, where Bloom is currently making his Broadway debut in “Romeo and Juliet.”
Bloom purchased the ranch-style home in March 2007 for $2.75 million, and upset his neighbors when he painted the entire thing black. A few years later it was burglarized by the infamous Bling Ring, who stole designer clothes, Rolex watches, and a large amount of cash, all together worth nearly half a million dollars.
“After Orlando’s home was robbed by the Bling Ring in 2009, it’s clear that security became a priority for him. There are security cameras installed throughout the house, and there’s a gate at the driveway to make it difficult for any quick getaways. Tall trees and hedges line the property, creating a private little sanctuary,” said Eric Tan, a Redfin real estate agent in Los Angeles.
The four bedroom, 3.5 bath home spans 3,248 square feet, and is surrounded by trees on 3/4 of an acre. The home itself is located in a gated community, and then there’s a long driveway that leads to another gate. The home is designed to take advantage of the lush landscaping, with an outdoor dining patio with built-in barbecue, a master suite that opens out onto the pool and spa area, and a large loggia that takes advantage of evening city light views. The pool comes equipped with a swim machine, where Bloom could work out. There are fireplaces in the den, kitchen, and living room, and the interior features hardwood floors and French/Mullioned windows.