Russell Brand buys Hollywood Hills mansion

Los Angeles: Funnyman Russell Brand has brought a USD 2.224 million mansion in Hollywood Hills West.

The 38-year-old comedian`s new home boasts high ceilings, white washed walls, five huge bedrooms with five bathrooms, and an amazing view of the Los Angeles skyline from his own balcony, which also has space to cater for outdoor dining, reported Los Angeles Times online.

The property which spans across 4,800 square feet of interior space was built in 1926 and designed by architect Roy Selden Price.

Brand isn`t the first celebrity to be housed in the gothic style home since late actor Laurence Olivier lived there in the early 1930s.

This is the first property Brand has purchased since he split from ex-wife Katy Perry in December 2011.

Perry recently sold a Mediterranean-style house she bought with Brand in West Hollywood, California, for USD 5.988 million.