By Jon Boon – Radar Reporter
The Twilight star has checked out high-rises in Westwood and a unit in Century City, tellingly near William Morris – the talent agency that represents him.
Pattinson, 26, is planning to make London his base and use an L.A. apartment whenever he’s in town for meetings.
“Robert knows he’s going to be back and forth from London and Los Angeles, so he needs an apartment here,” a source said.
“Since putting his Los Feliz home on the market, he’s kept himself busy by looking at bachelor apartments near the Beverly Hills office of William Morris.
“He wants to be in close proximity to his agent for meetings – and if he’s in a high-rise, full-service building with a security guard present 24/7 the home will give him all the privacy he needs.
“Robert doesn’t want to cut his ties completely with Los Angeles – he will still spend a few months a year, reading scripts and meeting directors so he doesn’t fall off the radar.
“London will be where he bases himself though and he’s even looking at the possibility of extending his property portfolio with an apartment in New York. He certainly has enough money to buy what he wants,” the source revealed.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, broken-hearted Robert is considering moving back to the UK.
The handsome actor has his heart set on returning to his hometown, at least temporarily, as he misses his “mates” and family.
“Robert is thinking long and hard about returning to London,” a source close to the star revealed.
“He’s selling his home in Los Angeles, not only because it holds bad memories, but because he wants a fresh start.
“He never fell in love with Los Angeles and has always longed for home. When Kristen Stewart was shooting Snow White and the Huntsman in London, he made his excuses to visit her as much as he could – he missed it so much.
“Despite making friends in America, Robert longs just to have a pint with the mates he grew up with in a local west London pub. He’s just a regular guy.
“He is set to make up his mind very soon – his family hasn’t put pressure on him to return – but he misses them very much and they’ve said they’d welcome him back with open arms,” the source said.