It is interesting to learn about luxurious homes owned by celebrities and we may even wish to have one in our life time, but it’s important to remember that the home should be the place where we find happiness whether it is big or small!
10. Michael Jordan
In Highland Park, IL is situated the Jordan Estate owned by NBA superstar Michael Jordan and is equipped with a regulation-sized basketball court, gymnasium, circular infinity pool, putting green, tennis court and cigar room each with Jordan’s signature touch. This million dollar property has been on the market since 2012 starting at $29 million.
9. Will Smith and Jaden Pinkett Smith
$42 million worth of lavish Malibu property in Calabass, California so large, that it has its own zip code! The 150 acre complex is sitting on a 25,000 square foot lot designed by Stephen Samuelson and has 9 bedrooms, a meditation room, a state of art recording studio, a big pasture and even a lake with a gazebo. Additional amenities include full basketball and tennis courta and a 3 hole golf course.
8. Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi
This Italian Villa inspired home, owned by Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi, is located in Santa Barbara and is a beautiful piece of art with classic barrel-tiled roof, terracotta surfaces, rustic exposed ceiling beams, 18th century Italian tiles, vintage light fixtures, walls of locally quarried stone and stands on 17 acres land. It was built in 1930 and boats majestic views over the Pacific and surrounding mountains. The main house contains 6 bedrooms, 9 fireplaces, an 800sq. feet living room, swimming pool, sunken tennis court, classic fountains and a guest house called Jordan Hall. Described in Ellen’s own design book “Home”, this exquisite property is on sale for $45 million.
7. Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest, Host of American Idol, radio personality, television host and producer, is the owner of a $49 million Beverly Hills home that he bought from close friends Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi. Sitting on 2.87 acres of land, his 9200 square foot house includes 3 guesthouses with a main house containing 9 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms. There is also a separate 3 bedroom house on the grounds. This awe-inspiring house of Seacrest also has a pond situated right next to his swimming pool.
6. Tiger Woods
Being one of the most successful golfers, Tiger Woods, an American professional golfer possesses a lavish house in Jupiter Island for which he paid $50 million plus mortgage in late 2010. According to AOL Real Estate Blog, the estate includes tennis court, oxygen therapy room, a fitness center and multiple pools. The main house has his-and-her master bathrooms, 3 bedroom suites in addition to the master, a gym, media room, basement wine cellar and its own elevator.
In addition, a separate guest house and a detached garage increase the extravagance of the Woods’ house. Tiger Woods’ yacht ‘The Privacy’ can be docked on the inter-coastal side of the house, some reports say.
5. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Sitting on 1200 acres land on Roman road containing multiple structures from 17th century, remnants of a Romanesque Chapel, pine forests, olive groves, sprawling hillsides, a private lake, numerous fountains, vineyard and a moat to keep unwanted visitors away, the couple’s $60 million worth chateau Miraval houses a castle and a vineyard in the tiny town of Correns, near Aix-en Provence in the south of France. This million dollar valued property features spa, gym facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, a professional home theater, a state-of-the-art video game room, a dirt bike course and two helicopter pads. And, despite their divorce, their Provence wine estate will not be on sale.
4. Oprah Winfrey
The extravagant estate in Montecito, California covering 42 acres, equipped with 10 fireplaces, 14 bathrooms and 6 bedrooms with mountain and ocean views is what the TV host legend Oprah Winfrey owns. Rose garden, art gallery, tea house, wine cellar, barn, guest house and a massive pool embellish the house and is therefore estimated to have the value of $85 million dollars. However, this luxurious home became one of those affected by deadly California mudslide in January, 2018.
3. Beyonce and Jay-z
Hip-hop power couple Beyonce and Jay-z paid a king’s ransom and paid an arm and a leg for the $88 million worth newly built mansion in Cuesta Way developed by Dean Mckillen in August. Incorporated with six structures with about 30,000 square feet of living space, spa and fitness facilities, a media room, 4 outdoor swimming pools, 15 car garages, a full basketball court covering 2 acres of land and bulletproof windows and pocketing glass, this mansion of the couple is perfect epitome of lavishness. Furthermore, patios and terraces create additional 10,000 square feet of outdoor living space.
2. Hugh Hefner
The infamous Playboy Mansion of entertainment icon, the Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner tops the list after Bill Gates’ mansion which had been the host of number of wild and crazy parties. This Los Angeles Estate was never technically owned by Hefner and is a property of Playboy Enterprises for which he had to pay rent annually. This 5 acres property, designed in a Gothic Tudor Style in 1927, on the edge of Los Angeles Country Club abodes main mansion and 4-bedrooms guesthouse, 29 rooms, home theatre, wine cellar, separate game house and gym besides all of usual bedrooms. What makes it fancier is a tennis court, a private redwood forest, a swimming pool, and the infamous cave-like ‘grotto’ site of many evening adventures. Howbeit, in last year of the icon, in August 2016, this nearly 20,000 square feet house was sold for $100 million to Daren Metropoulos, a principal of the private equity firm Metropolous &Co. and a former Co-CEO of Pabst Brewing Company.
1. Bill Gates
Microsoft Co-founder, billionaire Bill Gates’ large earth-sheltered mansion, Xanadu 2.0 in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington is on the topmost position. This Pacific Lodge Styled house of billionaire is designed in modern way, filled to the brim with gadgets and high tech details. Classic features like private library with dome shaped roof and oculus, an estate wide server system, 60 feet swimming pool with an underwater music system, a 2500 square feet gym, a 1000 square feet dining room and heated floors and driveways make the estate to cost the fortune of $147.5 million according to Public Assessor’s Office.
It is interesting to learn about these luxurious homes owned by celebrities and we may even wish to have one in our life time. But most importantly home should be the place where we find happiness whether it is big or small one.