When you are paid more than any normal people earn, you will surely invest your money in big and expensive things. This is obviously what celebrities are doing. Since they are paid millions for doing their job, they build mansions equipped with facilities we do not normally see in a typical home.
For them, the sky’s the limit. And, as you can expect, they do have the most luxurious houses money can buy. Below are just among the most extravagant homes owned by some of the biggest names in Hollywood:
10. JLo’s $10 Million Enormous Hamptons Mansion
The Hamptons are a group of hamlets and villages featuring some of the most expensive residential houses in the United States. Although the community is described as the exclusive home to America’s established upper class families, a showbiz superstar now resides here.
Jennifer Lopez has just purchased a $10 million-worth mansion in the area. It is an 8,659 square foot house with eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three garages, and a swimming pool. It has a royal white staircase that leads to the rooms upstairs and a small fireplace that brings warmth to the living room.
Meanwhile, the house’s beautiful white kitchen with chic granite countertops looks like the ones you see featured in magazines. And, its backyard is so huge, it is the perfect playground for her twins Max and Emme.
The mansion’s interiors are as grandiose as the home as well as they are decorated with fittings in shades of cream and ivory. JLo’s dressing rooms are also furnished with candles, couches and curtains in the same hue.
9. Gwyneth Paltrow’s $10.45 Million Cali Home
Designed by Windsor Smith, Gwyneth Paltrow’s $10.45 million California mansion has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and a huge gourmet kitchen. The 8,000 square foot abode is surrounded by beautiful sycamore trees, as well as horse stables.
The house, which is called “The House of Windsor”, was already featured on the cover of Veranda’s October edition. It has been decorated by Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn Ireland, Candace Barnes, and Stephen Block.
8. Katy Perry’s Side-By-Side $11.2 Million L.A. Homes
Katy Perry invested her hard-earned money wisely by buying two adjacent properties in Los Angeles. The main home, built in 1953, has an old Hollywood feel with tall trees around the pool. Inside, you will find three bathrooms and five bedrooms of mid-century design.
The pop singer’s home has a very comfortable modern touch to it. The exterior of the mansion is made up of white stone walls and cobblestones. Its bathrooms have granite countertops, wooden drawers, and windows overlooking the Hollywood hillside.
Among the many highlights of the mansion are its magnificent living room, big office space with wooden drawers and cabinets, elegant study room, and stainless steel kitchenette with wooden tabletops.
Outside lie an inviting pool and a beautiful veranda that looks great when it rains. The backyard is furnished with simple chairs and furniture with upholstered seats.
The other house is a Spanish-style structure previously owned by Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg, who purchased it from Jake Gyllenhaal’s parents.
Perry’s $11.2 million side-by-side home is considered a modern oasis with simple, classy and spacious rooms that make a statement.
7. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Private $20 Million Abode
Located in Calabasas, California, the 25,000 square foot property of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has 9 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. This $20 million abode boasts of a basketball court, a tennis court, a meditation room, a recording studio and a lake with a gazebo.
Despite its size, the mansion is said to have a very intimate environment. The interior of the property showcases custom designed furniture and a walk-through shower that overlooks the mountains outside. It has a circular floor plan that represents the infinite cycle that represents the couple’s love for each other.
This property adds to the couple’s several homes all over the world, including those in Stockholm, Miami Beach, and Philadelphia.
6. Simon Cowell’s $25 Million California Estate
In 2004, the lot on which Simon Cowell’s house in Beverly Hills sits was only worth $8 million. Now, it’s another story. The well-known producer had the original structure destroyed and replaced it with a massive resort home.
The music mogul’s 11,550 square foot mansion has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a luxury spa equipped with a wet steam room, a state-of-the-art gym, a guest house, a lap pool, a solarium and a high-tech media theater.
The estate comes with a gallery where Cowell displays his countless gold and platinum records and awards. It has separate staff quarters for his live-in maid and butler as well.
5. Ryan Seacrest’s $37.5 Million Bachelor Pad
Ryan Seacrest’s home has two guest houses and a separate three-bedroom abode on the grounds. The main residence has nine bedrooms and a media room, where Portia de Rossi and Ellen Degeneres were married.
The 9,500 square-foot room boasts of a beautiful meditation room and a living room that overlooks the city of Los Angeles. Aside from that, it features a tennis court, a swimming pool and a massive wine cellar.
However, the television host already sold the home for just $11 million.
4. Hugh Hefner’s $50M Playboy Mansion
The Playboy mansion, home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, became famous during the 1970s after various media reports of Hefner’s luxurious parties came out. The house is also commonly referred to as the “Bunny House”.
Located in Los Angeles, California, it has been used for various corporate events, civic functions and charitable events. Also, it serves as a valuable venue for magazine photo shoots and film and TV productions.
This 21,987 square foot house is designed by Arthur R. Kelly. It has 22 rooms, which includes a wine cellar, a screening room with a built-in pipe organ, three aviary buildings, a tennis court, a waterfall, a swimming pool, a basement gym with a sauna, a patio and barbecue area, and a grotto.
There is another separate building on the north side of the game house. It has vintage and modern arcade games, player piano, jukebox, stereo, pinball machines and a couch.
3. Oprah’s $55 Million Mega Mansion
Aside from her multiple homes in New Jersey, Chicago, Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Hawaii, and Antigua, Oprah Winfrey also owns a $44 million mansion in Montecito, California. The mansion, which she calls “The Promised Land” in honor of Martin Luther King, is the celebrity’s gift for herself after her long and painful journey to be where she is now.
The mansion, enveloped in a forest of trees, has a private cinema, a lake for her odd fish collection, 6 bedrooms, 10 fireplaces, and 14 bathrooms. Also, it has a tennis court, several orchards, a barn and a guest house.
Aside from these awesome features, The Promised Land is also adorned with a number of rose bushes. Oprah has hired a personal “rosarian”, who cultivates seven different types of roses. One of these types of roses has been named “The Legends”, to honor the African-American women recognized during Oprah’s Legends Ball.
Despite having huge investments for herself, the talk show host is a known philanthropist. She usually gives freebies to the viewers during her shows. Although the show has already ended, she still earns millions with all her endorsements and bestseller books.
2. Tiger Woods’ $60 Million Modern Mansion
Tiger Wood’s mansion, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, boasts of great big windows for beautiful sea views. Also called the Jupiter estate, it has a glass-fronted elevator for anyone who is too tired to climb up the stairs.
Aside from the main house, there are four other buildings in the estate and these include a stand-alone garage, a huge guest house, a boathouse, and a golf training studio.
According to the home’s architect, it has a basement housing a large wine cellar, a private cinema, and a playground for Woods and his children. Outside, there is a 3.5-acre golf course, a tennis court, a diving pool, a 100-foot running track, and a lap lane.
There are two boat docks intended for the professional golfer’s 155-foot yacht, named Privacy. To ensure the privacy and protection of the golfer and his family, tall trees and high boundary walls surround the area.
1. Brangelina’s $60 Million French Chateau
Located in Southern France, the $60 million-worth Chateau Miraval was purchased by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 2007. The chateau, which was built during the 17th century, has 35 rooms and magnificent gardens surrounded by a moat.
The country-style manor is bordered by 926 acres of fountains, woodlands, and olive groves, as well as a 74-acre vineyard. Formerly owned by the French jazz pianist Jacques Louissier, a recording studio was installed here attracting a number of rock stars, such as Pink Floyd and the Cranberries.
Since the Hollywood royal couple took it over, the grounds have drastically improved. They thinned some of the forests and renovated its parts. They also rebuilt the terraces. However, Chateau Miraval is now off-limits to the public.
The list above only proves that celebrities are not like most people when it comes to real estate holdings. Since they make significant amounts of money out of their profession, it isn’t surprising that they also drop massive amounts of cash on luxurious abodes. Whatever reason the celebrities above might have for spending that much, they sure made a nice investment.Most Extravagant Homes Owned by Celebrities by Kathryn Whitworth