Pop singer Natasha Bedingfield has paid $2,300,000 to purchase a four-bedroom, contemporary-style house in Los Angeles' Los Feliz area.

 

This is a house that is long overdue for us to write about. The Los Angeles Times' Lauren Beale broke the story of it way back on July 24, and then our friends over at the Real Estalker wrote about it a few days later. So why are we only getting to it now? The reason is that Beale broke the story online but then never put it into print until this past Sunday, and that reminded us that we needed to weigh in on it.

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As far as celebrity purchases go, this is one of the odder ones. This house, situated on a private street in the gated Laughlin Park area of Los Feliz, originally was listed in 2008 for a whopping $4,495,000, and found no takers. The seller cut the asking price several times (including down to $3,795,000), eventually dropping $2 million off the listing price of the 4,792-square-foot house.

Built in 1953 and recently redone, the three-story house has a living room with walls of glass, a gourmet kitchen, a media room, five and a half baths, a gym and an office, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.32-acre (13,940-square-foot) property include a detached guesthouse/cabana, a resort-style swimming pool, a grassy yard, city and mountain views, a three-car garage and a motor court, according to public records and listing information.

Many others -- including one glossy gossip magazine on newsstands now -- have noted that there have been plenty of other celebs over the years in Laughlin Park, including Natalie Portman.