Actress and singer Hayden Panettiere has paid $2,635,000 to buy a 3,120-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills area.

 

We're way late to the party on this one, but we wanted to take the opportunity to weigh in on this purchase before it got too stale. Panettiere had been reported either last year or early this year (in some celebrity magazine; we can't remember which one) to be house-shopping in L.A., but it was the fine folks over at Celebrity Address Aerial who appear to have been the first to have provided the details on Panettiere's March purchase of this house. Since that time, our friends over at the Real Estalker wrote a terrific post on the day after the election about the "Heroes" cheerleader's Hollywood Hills purchase.

 

Built in 1962 and situated on perhaps one of the oddest-shaped, single-family lots we've ever seen, Hayden's new house is just a stone's throw (literally, one lot away) from rocker Slash's former 5,539-square-foot house, which the guitarist sold late last year -- as we exclusively reported at the time -- to major-league baseball pitcher Randy Wolf. And the intervening home that lies between Hayden's new house and Slash's old house/Randy Wolf's current house? None other than the 7,756-square-foot home of actress Drew Barrymore, which sits on a 1.246-acre parcel directly that house across the street from Panettiere's new place (as Your Mama over at the Real Estalker also noted). Barrymore paid $4,350,000 in 2002 for her current house, according to public records.

Records show that Panettiere, 19, and her mother, Lesley Vogel, purchased the house in early March 2008, with the deal being recorded on March 25. A separate deed exists, recorded at the same time, involving Vogel having the deed quit-claimed to her by her husband, Alan "Skip" Panettiere, who was famously arrested in August on spousal-abuse charges.

Features in Panettiere's newly purchased, recently remodeled house include three baths, an open floor plan, and an upgraded kitchen with high-end appliances. Outside on the 0.51-acre (22,220-square-foot) lot are city and ocean views, a pool and expansive decks, according to public records and listing information.