40 of the Most Luxurious Celebrity MansionsBy John P.
Being in the limelight has its perks, one of which is that you really get to live the life you’ve always dreamed of living. Celebrities love finding ways to show off their wealth by living in the most expensive houses in the world. These stunning abodes are fitted out with luxury amenities that are out of reach for most people.
From having their own mini-theater, a spacious backyard, and majestic views of the beach to having their own basketball courts and tennis courts, these celebrity homes are anything but ordinary. Filled with extravagance and intricate architectural details, the value of these celebrity cribs starts at $10 million, and it’s only uphill from there! Prepare to be blown away by these lavish celebrity mansions.
The Spelling Manor
Having enjoyed plenty of success as a renowned film producer, the late Aaron Spelling left a lasting legacy for his family. With a net worth of an estimated $600 million, he lived in a mega-mansion known as, The Manor. After he died in 2006, the property was put on the market and eventually acquired by British heiress Petra Ecclestone for $85 million.
Built in 1988, the mansion apparently has specific rooms for different purposes. With 56,500 square feet of living space, that’s totally possible. The manor has rooms designated for flower cutting, gift wrapping, and a bowling alley, just to name a few. It also reportedly has 123 rooms in total, with 27 bathrooms and 14 bedrooms.
Making it also on the list is Bill Gates’ massive property with an estimated value of $127 million. Located in Medina, Washington, it is known as Xanadu 2.0 (named after the protagonist in Citizen Kane). The mansion measures an astounding 66,000 square feet.
Apart from being massive, the mansion is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology, such as the 60-foot swimming pool that has an underwater sound system and even an underground cave. It also features seven bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, and a reception hall that can accommodate up to 160 guests.
The Playboy Mansion
Just by the name alone, you can immediately tell who the owner of this palace-like mansion is. Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, lived in this “Gothic-Tudor” style mansion (as described by Forbes magazine) from 1974 up until he died in 2017.
This 4.3 acres estate was built in 1927 and features a total of 29 rooms. It also houses a wine cellar with a Prohibition-era secret door, a zoo, and a huge swimming pool area with an attached bar. As you can imagine, it’s the perfect spot to host parties and events for the rich and famous. It was Daren Metropoulos who acquired the property a year before Hefner’s death.
The Promised Land
Oprah Winfrey is not just a renowned talk show host, actress, philanthropist, and self-made billionaire. With numerous multi-million dollar properties to her name, Oprah is also a talented real estate mogul. This Montecito property, also known as the Promised Land, is just one of many Oprah owns.
Formerly owned by Robert Veloz along with his wife, Marlene, the 23.36-acre Neo-Georgian-inspired mansion was built in 1912. It features six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a home theater, a wine cellar, and ten fireplaces. What sold Oprah the most is the majestic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Tom Cruise’s Telluride Mansion
Sometimes, you just need to relax, escape from your busy life, and take a breather. That’s what Tom Cruise had in mind when he decided to build this vacation home. With nearly 300 acres of land, this $59 million mansion is just a few minutes away from the resort town of Telluride, Colorado.
Completed in 1994, with walls and ceilings made out of cedar wood, this luxury-rustic home was designed to make you feel as if you’re in a cabin. It features seven bedrooms and nine spacious bathrooms. With everything made out of wood, it instantly gives you a warm, cozy feeling the moment you enter the house. All that’s left to do is brew up some hot cocoa and enjoy the majestic views of the mountain through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Tiger Woods made sure to have the best of both worlds with his home, which is situated on Jupiter Island, Florida. Apart from owning beachfront property, he also has a golf practice facility on the side where he can freely enjoy playing his favorite sport as much as he likes.
Sitting on 12 acres of land and occupying 9,000 square feet, this mega-mansion was purchased by Woods for $40 million in 2011. However, it has also been reported that he spent a lot on major renovations amounting to $15 million. It features a 60-foot diving pool, a basketball court, a gym, four bedrooms, and an elevator.
Stern’s Palm Beach House
Radio show host Howard Stern and his wife Beth Ostrosky Stern purchased a Palm Beach mansion in 2013 amounting to $52 million. The couple did not publicly announce their purchase until 2018 when it was revealed that they had bought the home from Martin Trust, a textile and apparel executive.
Stern’s mansion, which is located in Palm Beach, Florida, is said to be his most expensive purchase yet. This 18,673-square-foot mega-mansion sprawls across more than three acres. Constructed in 1992 and featuring 12 bedrooms along with a guest house, it is said to be the retirement home of the Sterns.
Will and Jada’s Malibu Home
Living as they do in a home worth an estimated $42 million, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and their children are truly enjoying a life of luxury. This 25,000-square foot adobe-style house is said to be their family’s hideaway.
Apart from featuring nine bedrooms, a state-of-the-art recording studio, and basketball and tennis courts, the mansion is also full of intricate and handcrafted details. Will Smith mentioned how hundreds of woodworkers, metal smiths, crafters, stone makers, and plasterers worked hard to make their dream home into a reality.
Jennifer Lopez’s Bel-Air Mansion
Owned by renowned architect Samuel Marx in 1940, this Bel-Air mansion features floor-to-ceiling windows, ten carved stone fireplaces, and a vaulted ceiling. With a 14,000 square foot area, it has a pub downstairs, a 30-seat movie room, and an amphitheater that can accommodate up to 100 people.
Originally, the property was put up for sale for $40 million. However, in 2016, American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez bought this property for the “bargain” price of $28 million. The mansion also features two guest houses and a terrace overlooking an infinity pool.
Long before Jennifer Lopez acquired her Bel Air Mansion, this Hollywood Hills property was her home. She picked up this mansion in 2006 at a cost of around $13.25 million. Years later, this 12,000-square-foot residence was bought by Gwen Stefani along with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.
With views overlooking Beverly Hills and Studio City, this property was known as The Summit. The best part about this home is that it has a guarded gate to ensure maximum security. It boasts six huge bedrooms and a detached guest house that features an astounding view of the San Fernando Valley.
Lori Loughlin’s Bel-Air Mansion
Having acquired the property for less than $14 million, Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli (the fashion designer) decided to give the house a major makeover. After a few upgrades here and there, they were able to increase its value to $35 million.
The neo-Mediterranean-inspired mansion features six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a few special architectural features to accentuate the bar connected to the living area. Unfortunately, the property had to be used as collateral to bail the couple out after they were charged in the college admissions cheating scandal.
Celine Dion’s Jupiter Estate
Who wouldn’t love having their own resort water park at home? Well, Celino Dion is living that dream. She and her late husband acquired the 10,000-square-foot property in 2008 for about $7 million.
Sitting on 5.7 acres, this Bohemian-style estate features its own water park, complete with waterslides and a lazy river. It even has its own tennis court, simulated golf range, and pool house. Another great thing about this property is the 400-foot-wide view of the ocean.
P. Diddy’s Beverly Hills Mansion
This two-story villa inspired by European architecture became P.Diddy’s family home in the year 2014. He was able to acquire this 17,000-square-foot property for $40 million. However, prior to this purchase, he has already made other real estate investments.
Sitting on an acre of land, this eight-bedroom mansion is located in Holmby Hills, California. From the gym and movie theater to the spa pavilion and beauty salon, it truly has everything you could hope for in a home. It even has an underwater tunnel!
Commonly referred to as The Villa, this property has passed through a few celebrity hands. Before Ryan Seacrest acquired the property in 2012, the house was owned by the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her partner, Portia De Rossi. Built in 1930, this mansion boasts majestic views overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Seacrest was able to purchase this 10,000-square-foot mansion for $49 million. It features an 850-square-foot living area with exposed beams made out of wood. It also has Italian tile floors from the 18th century, a fireplace, and a library to create that rustic feel.
Demi Moore’s NYC Penthouse
Having been one of the celebrities to have a home situated in the iconic San Remo complex, Demi Moore sold the sought-after property in 2017. It originally had an asking price of $75 million but was later sold at the much lower price of $45 million.
Apart from being located in a good location, the penthouse includes six bedrooms along with five and a half bathrooms. It also features a fireplace covered with turquoise tile, a terrace that spans 1,500 square feet, and a projection room. Word is that the HOA fees for this property are in the ballpark of $19,000 monthly.
Sting’s Central Park Apartment
After acquiring the property for $26.9 million in 2008, the English musician (whose real name is Gordon Sumner) sold his apartment to an anonymous buyer. Aside from the great views of Central Park, it also boasts four bedrooms, a library, and a kitchen designed for chefs.
Sting apparently bought another penthouse designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the same building where Ariana Grande resides. The deal had reportedly closed at $65.75 million in 2016. The 5,807-square-foot apartment has three bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms.
Jay and Bey’s Bel-Air Mansion
Talk about charisma. It seems like the power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce worked their charms after getting this two-acre Bel-Air compound at such an amazing price. The property was originally sold at $135 million, but just like magic, they were able to close their deal at $88 million.
Sitting on 1.88 acres of land, it is no wonder that it has six different structures. The main house spans over 30,000 square feet and features eight bedrooms with 11 bathrooms and an entertainment area. It also has a garage that can fit up to 15 cars.
Purchased in 1974, the Skywalker Ranch was developed and consistently renovated by its owner, the acclaimed film director George Lucas. It has been reported that he has so far spent $100 million on renovations. Apart from being his home, the ranch also serves as his workplace.
Skywalker Ranch has plenty of uses. The 4,700-acre property served as the office of LucasFilms and, at the same time, a place where they do all the motion picture sound mixing and recordings. It also works as a ranch, complete with a barn for the animals.
Brad Pitt and his now ex-wife Angelina Jolia acquired this French chateau in 2008. The property, valued at $67 million, was named Chateau Miraval. Aside from serving as their family retreat, the chateau also contains significant memories as this was also the venue of their wedding in 2014.
Sitting on 1,300 acres of land, the property looks as if you’ve stepped back in time thanks to ancient stonework that’s said to have been built during the 17th century. It features a private lake, vineyard, fountains, and its own forest.
KimYe’s California Estate
Rapper Kanye West and his now ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, acquired this property located at Hidden Hills for $20 million in 2014. To suit their taste and fit into what they visualized their home to be, the couple spent millions remodeling and renovating the mansion.
They worked together alongside a Belgian architect as they were inspired to make their three-acre property look as if you were in a Belgian monastery, complete with an all-white aesthetic. It has eight bedrooms and fireplaces, a music lab for West, and a vineyard.
Lady Gaga’s Million Dollar Mansion
Formerly owned by the founder of Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products Division, the House of Gucci star, Lady Gaga purchased this mega-mansion for $23 million in 2014. The Mediterranean-inspired estate sits on six acres of land located in Malibu.
However, the property is not just about the scenic views of the Pacific Ocean. The house includes five bedrooms with seven bathrooms, a gym and a 1960s-style bowling alley, its own home theater, and a wine cellar containing more than 800 selections.
Kylie and Travis’ Mega Mansion
Before she’d even left her teen years behind, Kylie Jenner had reportedly purchased at least five properties, spending more than $40 million. This contributed to people’s belief that she was the youngest “self-made” billionaire in the world. Starting their own little family, Kylie and her boyfriend Travis Scott now reside in this $16-million abode.
The house pretty much features everything a woman dreams of having. The mansion is said to have a Barbie Glam room, four closets, and a fitting room. Of course, the room wouldn’t be complete without the full range of Kylie Cosmetics products.
Katy Perry’s Beverly Hills Mansion
Home to other famous celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Adele, and Cameron Diaz, Beverly Hills is indeed the suburb of the stars. Valued at $18 million, Katy Perry acquired this Beverly mansion in 2017. The lush property’s location is indeed perfect for A-listers as they can completely enjoy their privacy.
Throughout her stay, the area has been expanded to 5,427 square feet. The house comes with large glass-paneled windows through which to enjoy gazing at the spacious backyard. It also features five bedrooms and bathrooms, an infinity pool, and even a veranda that allows you to enjoy views of the canyon.
George Clooney’s Italian Abode
Long regarded as one of the best actors and most attractive men alive, George Clooney isn’t just sexy because of his looks but also because of his impeccable taste in luxurious living. The actor was able to acquire the property you see below in 2001 for $13.5 million.
Located in Lake Como and constructed during the 18th century, the villa features 25 rooms, a gym, a tennis court, and an outdoor pool. It also has a spacious garage where the actor can live out his love for vintage motorbikes and display his collection.
Beckham’s California Mansion
After 11 amazing years, the Beckham family bid farewell to their luxurious Los Angeles mansion. Despite the H-shaped property not being publicly put up on the market for sale, they were able to close a deal for $33 million in the blink of an eye.
The property offers a lot of space, with six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It also has an elevator, library, music room, tennis court, and a pool complete with a spacious backyard where they can enjoy pool parties. The Beckhams are rumored to be going back and forth between their London and Cotswolds homes and might even be looking for a new home in Miami.
Christie Brinkley’s Hampton Home
Christie Brinkley sold her beachfront property for $25 million in 2019. Built in 1843, the mansion features gorgeous 19th-century architecture but took a while to appeal to the eye of any buyers. The former model mentioned that she prefers the more unique properties that don’t sell as quickly as others.
The 5,500-square-foot property was reportedly on the market for more than two years before it found its buyer. The home features five bedrooms and five and a half bathroom rooms. It also has a terrace that allows you to enjoy views over the waters of Sag Harbor Bay.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s New York Mansion
The star of Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker, purchased two townhouses along with her husband and fellow actor, Matthew Broderick. These two townhouses were then renovated and combined to build a mega-mansion that now measures 13,900 square feet.
The townhouse includes 12 apartments and a surprisingly expansive garden and outdoor space. The mansion is said to have been bought by the couple from the nonprofit United Methodist Women for $35 million. But in 2019, Parker and her husband listed the property for sale for $28.6 million.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s Mansion in Beverly Hills
This 10,000-square-foot property features a traditional American vernacular style. It was originally built in 1933. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, bought the property for $34 million in March 2018.
Since then, Adam Levine allegedly spent $8 million renovating the furnishings and adding various new features. The Beverly Hills mansion is home to seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a theater, a gym, and two kitchens. A year later, the couple decided to put the house up for sale for $45 million.
Taylor Swift’s Holiday House
In 2013, pop singer Taylor Swift apparently paid a whopping $17.75 million for this luxurious mansion. The property, located in Rhode Island, was originally built in 1930. Since the musician moved there, she has continuously renovated the place, spending millions of additional dollars.
It sits on the highest point of Watch Hill, which is the highest peak of the shoreline on the whole Eastern Seaboard (as mentioned by Business Insider). It features eight bedrooms, fireplaces, and a pool that is home to Swift’s annual parties during the Fourth of July weekend.
Tyra Banks’ NYC Apartment
The supermodel’s lavish apartment boasts 7,000 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. It also features a dressing room, hair salon, personal gym, and dining nook. The apartment also allows you to enjoy views of the Hudson River in Manhattan.
As mentioned by Architectural Digest, the apartment can be rented for $50,000 per month. But apparently, the house is also currently listed on the market for $17.5 million. This is because the model and television personality prefers to stay with her family on the West Coast.
Reese Witherspoon’s Bel-Air Home
Designed by the famous residential architect Gerard Colcord, this estate was originally built in 1969. This Bel-Air mansion occupies 8,772 square feet and was formerly owned by actors Reese Witherspoon and her husband Ryan Phillippe, who sold the property for $16 million.
The house was designed to look as if you were inside a church, with oak floorings, cathedral ceilings, and brick fireplaces. It also features four bedrooms and five bathrooms, a kitchen, media room, and swimming pool. One thing to also note about this house is the spacious kitchen with a marble-topped island.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas’ Los Angeles Property
With 15,110 square feet of living space, the estate boasts seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three half bathrooms. The couple initially bought the property in 1999 for $4.2 million. They felt like they needed more space, so they decided to also purchase the property next to it a year later.
The house features a recording studio, gym, separate apartment for guests and staff, and a private pool in the central courtyard. A year after their split, Griffith and Banderas decided to sell the estate with an asking price of $16.1 million. Ten days later, the mansion found its new owner at $15.9 million.
Mark Wahlberg’s Beverly Hills Estate
Mark Wahlberg’s mansion is said to be a paradise for fitness junkies. With 11,500 square feet of space, the property boasts seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a paradise pool with a 12-foot waterfall, and a variety of luxurious living areas.
The best part about the house is the basketball court inspired by the Boston Celtics. A cinema and a billiards area with a wet bar are also among the key features of this property. The home had originally been priced at $30 million, but it was sold for $12.4 million in 2018.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Tribeca Apartment
Purchased in 2007 by the award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, this property is said to be filled with ethereal details. Designed by Roman and Williams, the color palette used for the home was mostly white, lavender, and gray. This gives it a light and homey feel.
The 3,900 square-foot property was bought by Paltrow along with her then-husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. At the time, it was valued at $5.1 million. Hand-embroidered walls, textiles, and flowers can be seen throughout the living area. It combines vintage and centuries-old craftsmanship with bold and light modernism. This penthouse apartment was sold for $10.7 million ten years after it was purchased.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ Oceanfront Property
Two of Hollywood’s most famous on-screen and off-screen couples, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, purchased an oceanfront property in Carpinteria, California. A few miles from Santa Barbara, this classic beach house is just steps away from the sand and sea.
Valued at $10 million, the property is ideal for the actors and their growing family as they can enjoy the beach as well as their privacy. The mansion also features a mini estuary, an open kitchen where they can accommodate guests, and a balcony overlooking the ocean.
Conan O’Brien’s Pacific Palisades Estate
The popular television host made a brilliant choice when he purchased this mega-mansion. O’Brien acquired this stunning Pacific Palisades property in 2013 for around $20 million in value. He did so just after selling his Los Angeles property for $9.25 million.
Though it is certainly spacious enough, the TV host wanted to expand the lot further. That’s why he decided to also purchase the property next to it, making the space a total of 11,600 square feet. The property is also absolutely stunning, with views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s Former Beverly Hills Property
With 12,000 square feet of living space, this property located in Beverly Hills was previously owned by former married couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. It features five bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, and two living rooms. The mansion was initially bought by the couple in 2001 for $13.5 million.
The house was designed by renowned architect Wallace Neff in 1934. It boasts hardwood flooring, a fireplace located in the master bedroom, and a bar area that can be transformed into a mini-movie theater. The last time the property was listed on the market, it was for an asking price of $49 million.
Jerry Seinfeld’s East Hampton Home
Stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld bought this mansion in 2000 for $32 million. He picked it up from its previous owner, Billy Joel. What makes the property amusing is that its location is right near the house that was shown in The Hamptons episode of Seinfeld.
The 12-acre property features a huge three-bedroom manor house with multiple pools, a guest house, and a barn. Being a big fan of the New York Mets, Seinfeld added a baseball diamond. This spacious property is now home to 22 of his most cherished loved ones – all vintage cars.
One Sandy Lane
Renting the same property for quite a while wasn’t enough for Rihanna. When she fell in love with this resort, she didn’t think twice about spending $22 million on her own slice of paradise. Located on the Caribbean Island of Barbados, the One Sandy Lane Resort features a 10,000-square-foot villa.
Her frequent stay during Christmas with her family inspired her to buy the property. The resort houses eight apartments that are positioned near the beach. It also boasts five en-suite bedrooms, each of which has its own terrace and dressing room.
The Brady-Bündchen’s Boston Estate
A lush green lawn and cobblestone pavement surround this 9,716 square foot property. Owned by former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen, this Boston mansion is valued at around $39.5 million.
A 2,400-square-foot barn-style guest house with a yoga studio and sleeping loft is just one of the major selling points of the property. It also houses two kitchens, an eat-in and a chef’s kitchen, a playroom for the kids, a wine bar, a spa, and a home gym.