Russell Brand has bought a home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million.
The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known for his period revival work.
A somewhat modest entry opens to 4,800 square feet of interior space with arched doorways, an office, a home theater with two tiers of seating, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A dramatic arched-ceiling living room features a fireplace.
Balconies and decks sit off the multi-story dwelling providing room for outdoor dining, a bar and a lounge area and taking in city and canyon views.
Brand, 38, is known for his starring roles in "Get Him to the Greek" (2010) and "Arthur" (2011).
The comic actor was married to singer Katy Perry from 2010 to 2012. She recently reduced the price on the nearby home they bought together two years ago to $5.988 million. Called Park Hill, that house features a baronial stone foyer with a sweeping staircase, a two-story living room, stained-glass windows and a carved fireplace mantel in the living room, a pub, a study and a media room.
The Movieland Directory identifies Brand's new property as an early 1930s home of acting great Laurence Olivier.
Billy Rose, Joshua Myler and Gina Martino of the Agency in Beverly Hills were the listing agents. Blanche A. D'Souza of Keller Williams Realty's Brentwood office represented Brand.