Judge Clears the Way for Katy Perry to Buy $15 Million L.A. Convent

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Katy Perry on February 13, 2016, in L.A. Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

Katy Perry may end up getting her dream property after all. A Los Angeles judge blocked the sale of a former convent on Wednesday, April 13, potentially paving the way for the pop star to buy the stunning eight-acre estate.

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As Us Weekly reported last July, the "Roar" singer, 31, offered $14.5 million to buy the hilltop property in L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood only to be rebuffed by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who instead agreed to sell it to restaurateur Dana Hollister for $15.5 million.

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But the sisters' plan was put on hold when the archdiocese filed suit last year, arguing that the nuns did not have the authority to sell the property to Hollister, who had planned to turn the property, which has stunning views of downtown L.A. and the San Gabriel Mountains, into a boutique hotel.

Two of the nuns who resided in the convent argued that the property was theirs to sell to Hollister, while Archbishop Jose Gomez claimed that he had authority to sell the estate and that he planned on selling it to the "Firework" singer.

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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick approved the archdiocese's motion to block the sale to Hollister on Wednesday, voiding the purchase documents and deed, Reuters reports.

Perry's lawyer said that the judge's ruling puts the singer one step closer to buying the convent, according to the Los Angeles Times, but an attorney representing the two nuns said that he's considering an appeal on his clients' behalf.

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