Josh Hutcherson, who gained more fame this year for his role as Peeta Mellark in the hit film "The Hunger Games," has purchased a piece of Hollywood history. 


According to various sources, the 19-year-old has picked up a 2-bedroom 2-bath house in the Hollywood Hills for around $3 million. Nicknamed "The Treehouse," the home features stunning natural views, dense foliage, Zen-like gardens, and rare privacy on more than a half acre. Additional amenities include an outdoor theater, brick fireplace and modern kitchen


The last owner of the property was the late Heath Ledger, who moved into the home with then-girlfriend Michelle Williams after purchasing it from Ellen DeGeneres in 2005 for $2.1 million. 



The new home should provide plenty of space for Hutcherson and 3-month-old pit bull "Driver," who he recently adopted from California's Downey animal shelter. Like some other celebs (including George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston), the actor was adamant about saving a dog from a shelter. 


"Josh is very, very happy," said a rep for the group Hands Paws Hearts, noting that Driver is "very active and playful. He doesn't complain. He's a really nice dog." 


Check out more photos of Hutcherson's new home here

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Heath Ledger's 'Treehouse' sold to 'Hunger Games' star
Josh Hutcherson of "The Hunger Games" scoops up $3 million Hollywood Hills home with stunning natural views.