Actress Cassandra Peterson, best known for her role as the weekend horror movie host "Elvira," has paid $1,698,000 to purchase a four-bedroom house in Los Angeles' Silver Lake/Echo Park area, according to public records.

In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the purchase by Peterson, 57, who currently is divorcing husband Mark Pierson. The purchase, which she made under the name Cassandra Pierson, closed on June 6 and was recorded with Los Angeles County on June 13, according to public records.


Built in 1938, Peterson's new house had been listed for $1,599,000, meaning that there likely was a bidding war for the house. Features in the house, at 2347 Moreno Drive, include three baths, a media room with a fireplace, a flat-screen TV and surround sound, a den, French doors, a gated entryway, a contemporary kitchen, and a private living room, according to listing information. Outside are a matching pool and spa, according to listing information.

Check out an online listing sheet for Peterson's house--complete with photos--here.

Peterson previously had owned a 3,756-square-foot house at 5800 Valley Oak Drive, which historically has been a celebrity-intensive street in the Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood. As we previously had noted on May 31, Peterson sold that house in late 2005 for $2,750,000, according to public records. That house had experienced significant flooding--including its basement being under a foot of water--in February 2005. Elvira also famously sold an adjacent, 5,338-square-foot house in the same neighborhood--at 5769 Briarcliff Road--to actor Brad Pitt in 1994 for $1.7 million, according to public records. Pitt continues to own that house to this day.