'Hunger Games' Star Josh Hutcherson Buys Heath Ledger's 'Tree House'

Josh Hutcherson Heath Ledger House

It’s been a good year for 19-year-old Josh Hutcherson.Hot off the nearly $4 billion success of “The Hunger Games” and after news that the leading actors will almost double their paychecks for two subsequent films, Hutcherson has purchased a tree house-like Hollywood Hills home previously owned by both Ellen DeGeneres and Heath Ledger.

Ledger called the 2-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,861 square-foot property home throughout he and Michelle Williams‘ relationship, including where the two had their daughter, until their split in 2007.

After Ledger’s death in January 2008, the family’s former home, which he originally purchased from DeGeneres for $2,100,021, was put on the market and sold that July for $2.5 million.

Since then, the mid-century has bounced on and off the market, most recently listed for $2.995 million. It’s unclear whether Hutcherson snatched the home for a deeper discount—not that the star of the “Hunger Games” trilogy is hurting for cash.

Images courtesy of Zillow.

Front gate, perfect for the home's celebrity owners who want privacy—including Ellen DeGeneres, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, and now Josh Hutcherson.

Brick staircase leading to entrance.

Front door to the home, which was built in 1951.

Living room. Ledger purchased the home from Ellen DeGeneres in August 2005 for $2,100,021.

He and his girlfriend, Michelle Williams, lived there throughout their relationship and the birth of their daughter until their split in 2007.

Dining Room. After Ledger's death in Manhattan in January 2008, the Hollywood Hills home was put on the market and sold that July for $2.5 million.

Kitchen. While the home has only 1,861 square feet of living space ...

It boasts over 2,000 square feet of outdoor living spaces.

One of the decks has a movie projector and lounge area.

Other spaces feature more seating, a barbecue, and dining area

Shower (good thing the house is gated for privacy!)

Private Patio.

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