Back on July 26, we asked our readers to help us track down the house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills that the July 30 Us magazine had reported that the actor Orlando Bloom had purchased for $2.8 million. orlandobloom_2731.jpg Now, with a tremendous amount of help from our readers (thanks to you all for all of your comments!), we can report that Bloom, 30, actually paid $2,750,000 through his Kit Stone Trust on February 13 to purchase the 3,248-square-foot house at 2645 Outpost Drive in the Hollywood Hills, according to public records. The house at one time was owned by 'Dharma & Greg' actor Thomas Gibson, who sold it in 2004 for $2.6 million to prominent civil rights attorney and former police commissioner Melanie E. Lomax. Gibson had purchased the house in 1996 for $760,000, according to public records. Records show that Bloom purchased the house from the estate of Lomax, who died in September 2006 at age 56 when her Jaguar fell down a slope near her home and landed upside down on Outpost Drive. LAObserved.com wrote an excellent recap of this sad story, shortly after Lomax's death. Features in Bloom's new house, which was built in 1940, include four bedrooms, four baths, a spa and a waterfall pool, all on a 0.75-acre lot, according to public records and Us magazine. The house reportedly was renovated, although the minimal price differential between Gibson's 2004 sale and Bloom's 2007 purchase suggests that it was actually Gibson who did the renovating, and not Lomax. As one of our readers astutely noted, Bloom's new house is indeed very close to the 4,352-square-foot house at 7222 Senalda Road that actress Scarlett Johansson purchased earlier this year. Bloom's new house is just a block or so west of Johansson's house, and the equivalent of just three or four lots to the west of Scarlett's pad. Bloom's purchase was recorded on Mar. 28, according to public records.