Actor Channing Tatum has paid an undisclosed amount for a three-bedroom, 2,538-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills that most recently had been on the market for $2,999,000.  The Los Angeles Times' new 'Hot Property' columnist Ann Brenoff shared the fine scoop on Wednesday of the purchase by Tatum of the house, which is at 2364 Hermit's Glen in the Laurel Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills, near Lookout Mountain Avenue. Indeed, public records show that Tatum closed on the house on February 15, with the deal being recorded on March 28. Brenoff reported that the house closed for $2,595,000. We have no reason to doubt that (particularly since it appears that someone who was part of the transaction gave the scoop to Brenoff -- often a tip-off of this, dear readers, is when an item names both the listing agents, who are publicly known, and the buyer's agents, who aren't). However, we ourselves have not yet been able to see Tatum's final purchase price in public records; it should be available in the next few weeks. hermits_1.png Built in 1927, Tatum's new house has three baths, a separate den/media room, a bonus floor, a curved teak staircase, and flagstone fireplaces and patios, according to public records and listing information. Other features include a second-floor master suite with floor-to-ceiling windows, wraparound terraces, and 12-foot pitched wood and beam ceilings that give the feel of a 'Balinese tree house,' according to listing information (not that any of the potential buyers of the home ever would have *been* to a Balinese tree house anyhow!). Outside on the gated property are a guest house, a bluestone slate entertainment patio, a free-form swimming pool and a two-car garage, all on a 0.31-acre property, according to public records and listing information. Tatum's new house once was owned by film director Ron Shelton, who directed 'Bull Durham,' 'Tin Cup,' 'White Men Can't Jump' and 'Hollywood Homicide.' Records show that Shelton sold the house in 1998 for $560,000 to the family that just sold it to Tatum. The house is just around a hairpin turn from the 2,334-square-foot house at 8605 Crescent Drive that Duran Duran's John Taylor had owned from 1995, when he purchased it for $575,000, until late 1998, when it went to his ex-wife, Amanda Decadenet as part of a divorce settlement, according to public records. Taylor now owns a 6,282-square-foot house on Oporto Drive that we wrote about on February 14 in our item about DJ Paul Oakenfold having his 4,573-square-foot house on the market for $10,000,000. Check out a property website that contains the house's address that is still active -- and has many photos -- here.