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Josh Hutcherson talks about his new 2012 film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island with OnTheRedCarpet.com at the February 2 premiere. / Josh Hutchersons Hollywood Hills home appears in a photo from MLS listings. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / MLS

Josh Hutcherson buys Heath Ledger's 'tree house' in the Hollywood Hills

05/23/2012 by Olivia Allin

Josh Hutcherson has cemented his place in Hollywood, purchasing a home formerly owned by the late actor Heath Ledger, located in the Hollywood Hills.

The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home was built in 1951 and is referred to locally as the "tree house," due to the dense surrounding foliage and large deck area with an outdoor screening room, grill and fire pit.

The 19-year-old actor, who plays Peeta Mellark in the hugely popular franchise, "The Hunger Games," has not commented on the purchase.

The property, which is located on nearly an acre of land, was listed at $2.9 million in September, though it is unclear whether the young actor paid the asking price. Other features include a vibrant garden, modern kitchen and spacious bedrooms.

Ledger, who died of an accidental drug overdose in January 2008, bought the property with his then-girlfriend Michelle Williams in 2005, from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Last year, Hutcherson appeared in the film "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" as Vanessa Hudgens' love interest. He has also appeared in the films "Journey to the Center of the Earth," "Bridge to Terbithia," "and the Oscar-nominated movie "The Kids Are All Right."

Hutcherson was romantically linked to Vanessa Hudgens. The pair finally admitted that they had dated in an awkward interview on an Australian morning talk show in January.

Hutcherson recently made headlines after undergoing surgery to fix a deviated septum. He was photographed with bandages on his nose.

He Tweeted of the surgery, "just had surgery to fix my broken nose. Recovery sucks...thank god for a marathon on lifetime...#theclientlist."

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