34 stunning celebrity homes
Have you ever been curious to know how the other half lives? The short answer is: very well. The world’s richest and most famous people reside in spacious mansions on acres of beautiful land. Get ready to turn green while we guide you through the lavish homes of the stars.
1. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
The former *NSYNC singer and superstar actress reside in a luxurious Los Angeles mansion along the famed Mulholland Drive. The 12,545-square-foot home includes five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as an impressive guesthouse. Timberlake purchased the epic home from actress Helen Hunt in 2002, 10 years before marrying Biel.
He’s recently added a blue full-size basketball court to the yard. Quite the sportsman, Timberlake has also added a putting green and swimming pool. The home will seem familiar to fans of the show Punk’d — it’s where JT was tricked into believing the IRS was repossessing all of his belongings.
2. Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson
In the mid-’90s to early 2000s, Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson had a tumultuous on-and-off relationship marred by several highly publicized scandals. The relationship started with their marriage in 1993 — it started with a marriage because the stars had only known each other for four days before they eloped.
The big-haired pair lived in a luxurious six-bedroom, six-bathroom Malibu mansion — a home that was built for Lee himself in 1991. The 7,462-square-foot property includes a pool, koi pond, billiard room with a wet bar, spa inside the master bedroom, and wine cellar. The house went on the market in February 2018, with an asking price of $3.4 million.
3. Jeff Bridges
The Dude abides — and resides in Montecito. He seems to enjoy it there: After selling his first Montecito home (shown below), Bridges purchased another — right in between Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres. He didn’t quite get what he wanted for the first property, settling for $15.9 million — barely over half his original asking price. Hopefully his luck will change, as he’s decided to list his new, smaller home for $8 million.
He and his wife, Susan Geston, purchased the four-acre ranch for $6.85 million back in 2014. It has everything the actor needs, including guest- and pool houses, a swimming pool/spa area, and horse stables. It’s also got a sauna, workshop, and private well. The beautiful main house features French doors, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and contemporary furnishings. But the rug ties the room together.
4. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has come a long way in his career, but since leaving South Philadelphia, he’s made a home for himself in Los Angeles. His breathtaking Calabasas home is far from modest. It was already epic when Smith purchased the property back in 2003, but since then, it’s only gotten better.
The rebuilding process took seven years to complete. The home has nine bedrooms, a pool room, meditation lounge, Moroccan-themed home theater, and recording studio. Outside, there are basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, as well as an impressive gazebo, where Will likes to go to think. If you fancy a swim, there’s a pool and a lake. When you get tired of all that, you can bounce around on the built-in trampoline. The property is estimated to be worth $42 million.
5. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
The High School Musical stars spent a lot of time in Hudgens’ Studio City mansion during the four years they dated. Her 5,200-square-foot property doesn’t have a large backyard or lawn, but what it lacks in grass, it more than makes up for in its breathtaking views of the canyon and city from the vantage point of its several balconies.
There’s a pool and spa area, with a waterfall behind the home. Inside, there’s hardwood flooring and custom large windows that fill the spacious rooms with natural light. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and blue cabinetry. Hudgens recently put the six-bedroom, six-bathroom home on the market for $3.9 million. She’s since purchased Gary Oldman’s old home in Los Feliz for $5 million.
6. Celine Dion
The Canadian superstar singer purchased an epic “resort” just outside the city of sin. The mansion overlooks a beautiful lake and golf course in Henderson, Nevada. It gets hot in Las Vegas, so it’s fortunate that the property houses an impressive pool to cool off — and that’s not all.
There’s also a basketball court for the “My Heart Will Go On” songstress to play on, and a helipad in case she needs to make a quick getaway. A frequent Vegas performer, Celine Dion ended a residency in Las Vegas after performing 1,089 times at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
7. Jerry Seinfeld
The comedian spends a lot of time in cars getting coffee, but we can’t imagine why — not when he has a $17,000 espresso machine right at home. His fabulous estate, which he purchased from singer Billy Joel back in 2000, sits on 12 beautifully maintained acres in Amagansett, New York.
The property hosts a giant manor, three-bedroom guesthouse, two pools, and a 22-car garage. Seinfeld is an avid antique car collector, and at one point owned the most vintage Porsche automobiles of any private owner in the world. He’s also a huge baseball fan (he’s a lifelong fan of the New York Mets), and apparently likes to play too: He’s got a full-size baseball diamond in the yard.
8. Chip and Joanna Gaines
Chip and Joanna Gaines, HGTV’s power couple, are known for their incredibly trendy remodeling jobs on other peoples’ homes, but it’s their cozy farmhouse that is the real gem. They haven’t been shy to share glimpses of their Magnolia home via social media, especially since it’s comprised of the styles they so passionately share with their fans.
This farmhouse was originally built in 1895 and they spent about a year working on it before they could even move in. They turned this two-bedroom house into a home for seven. They designed this masterpiece with an open floor plan and additional living room space for more casual gatherings as they are so well-known for.
9. Britney Spears
When Britney Spears visits her hometown, the sleepy town of Kensington, Louisiana, she stays in the first house she bought after she made it big. The mansion, which she purchased for $3 million back in 1999, gives her the privacy she needs to relax away from Hollywood’s prying eyes.
Kensington has always held a special place in the singer’s heart — and the residents of the town stayed by her side when she dealt with her highly publicized issues. Britney’s sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, lives there most of the year. It’s a great place for her to raise her two young daughters.
10. Betty White
No, we’re not talking about the “Golden Girls” house, we’re talking about the Golden Girl herself. Betty White has owned this home since 1981. Her husband and game show host, Allen Ludden, sadly passed away only 3 days after the home was completed.
In 2015, White shared some pictures of her home on Instagram and her abode is every bit as sunny and welcoming as we had hoped. She also gave a tour of her home showing off her antique furniture and gorgeously unmatched kitchen. The average home in her neighborhood costs around $2.5 Million, so we can be sure Betty’s is worth much more!
11. Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy is one of the most successful comedians of all time. His groundbreaking stand-up and his ability to play multiple leads in a single film propelled him to international stardom in the 1980s. That’s probably why Murphy purchased a home fit for a star overlooking Folsom Lake in Los Angeles, California.
The 12,600-square-foot abode has heated floors, luxurious custom furnishings, seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a home theater, billiard room, and even a Shrek-themed guest bedroom. The yard has a guesthouse with three additional bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a large infinity edge pool and spa. Murphy auctioned the house for $5 million, which somehow seems…low?
12. Salma Hayek
Ever wanted to live like an A-list celebrity? Well, now’s your chance. Actress Salma Hayek is renting her enviable Los Angeles mansion while she builds her new Bel Air home. The rental property includes seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, multiple islands, and a beautiful contemporary kitchen.
Outdoors, there’s a lovely pool house, swimming pool, and veranda that offers a beautiful view of the city. The place is surrounded in order to shield guests from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Hayek had purchased the property shortly after her breakout role as the female lead in Desperado. If you’re interested, you can rent the place for around $11,000 a month.
13. Bob Dylan
Inconspicuously located behind an unassuming metal gate, the legendary singer-songwriter resides in a lavish Los Angeles paradise. Dylan has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Hibbing, Minnesota; in 1979 he bought the giant home for $105,000 (the dollar went a lot further back then, but still), and gradually acquired a ton of surrounding acreage.
The main house is 6,029 square feet and includes six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Outside, there are several structures that have been added over the years, but Dylan has kept their purpose hidden (a recording studio, perhaps). To the chagrin of his neighbors, the eccentric singer has been known to keep several portable toilets on the property for his security. Reportedly, he’s positioned fans so they keep the offending smell “Blowing in the Wind” — away from his home. Recently, a superfan purchased Dylan’s childhood home in Minnesota for $84,000.
14. Rob Lowe
Teenage heartthrob, DIRECTV devotee, and Parks and Recreation superstar Rob Lowe owns an epic Montecito home, complete with six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a gym, and wine cellar. For outdoor activities, there’s also a championship-sized tennis court as well as an outdoor pool house with its own bedroom and kitchen.
The scopious property was designed by a superstar cast of designers: Don Nulty contributed building designs, Mark Rios did the landscape architecture, and David Cho the feng shui. Rob Lowe, however, has decided to move on to greener pastures. He is currently selling the 3.4-acre property at an asking price of $47 million.
15. Alec Baldwin
With all these modern homes, it’s nice to see some appreciation for classic styles. Mr. Baldwin clearly has refined taste — his beautiful East Hampton mansion outdates the United States as an independent country. The Long Island residence was built back in 1753, and later converted into the two-story home the Baldwins reside in today, decades later.
The interior is spacious and open, making for a relaxing escape from the stresses of life in show business. Baldwin has made a conscious effort to spend more time here, and less time in bustling Manhattan. Can you blame him? With a luxurious farm home in the Hamptons, who would want to leave?
At last count, this talk-show-host-turned-mogul owned half a dozen homes. Perhaps the most impressive of the bunch is her enormous Montecito estate, which she reportedly purchased for around $50 million back in 2001. Apparently, it’s Oprah’s favorite too — of all her luxurious homes, she spends the most time here. Can you blame her? With all the upgrades she’s made, inflation, and rising real estate prices, the “promised land” now has an estimated value of $90 million.
The house sits on an impressive 42-acre property, but that must not have been enough space for Oprah. Oprah purchased the adjacent 23-acre property (and 5,000-square-foot home) in 2016 for $28.5 million. Her original home stands at 23,000 square feet, complete with six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a theater, wine cellar, and more — so it’s doubtful she’ll be moving into the adjoining home any time soon.
17. Ellen Degeneres
The Ellen show host owns a fabulous home in Los Angeles that she shares with her wife, Portia De Rossi. The $38.9 million mansion is 13000 square feet, complete with nine bathrooms and six bedrooms. The inside is furnished in gorgeous modern design, with ornate gold doorknobs shaped like goats that open into the main living area. Modern art hangs from the walls and sculptures are strewn throughout the interior.
Outside, there’s sleek fountains that pour into a large pool, a giant deck with lounge furniture, and a full-sized tennis court. The beautiful landscape is covered in lush green lawns, exotic plants and tall trees. It’s good to be Ellen Degeneres.
18. David and Victoria Beckham
Former soccer star David Beckham and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham recently sold their beautiful Beverly Hills home in secret — making an impressive $15 million profit on the $33 million sale. Combined, the photogenic pair are worth close to $1 billion.
The house is concealed by trimmed hedges that obscure the view of the long driveway that winds up to the 11,497-square-foot abode. Inside, there are six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Outside, there’s a swimming pool, as well as a lovely courtyard patio on one side, and a wide terrace shaded by palm trees on the opposite side. There’s also a large treehouse the pair had to fight their neighbors to get built.
19. Steve Harvey
This comedian and game show host knows how to live in style. Residing in a 11,700-square-foot Atlanta mansion, Steve Harvey has plenty of space to enjoy himself — and house his impressive cigar collection. Clearly, Harvey has come a long way from his humble beginnings as a coal miner’s son in West Virginia.
The extravagant mansion is actually two homes combined — there’s the main house, where Harvey resides, and a guest house so his guests can visit comfortably, too. There’s a total of five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. The interior of the home is beyond ostentatious, with ancient Greek-style columns dividing the living room and the hallway.
Cher’s stunning home was featured in Architectural Digest for good reason — the home was designed as a collaboration between the singer-actress and her friend, celebrity designer Ron Wilson. The Italian Renaissance-style mansion features an expansive courtyard, tennis court, and infinity edge pool. When looking out of the loggia, the pool seems to blend seamlessly into the Pacific Ocean.
19th-century oil paintings adorn the walls, and each room is furnished with breathtaking pieces designed by Wilson. The beautiful home was raided by police in 2018, but the reason had nothing to do with the legendary songstress — they were after her assistant’s son.
21. Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds
This pair of Hollywood heartthrobs were married for a three-year period, starting in 2008. They purchased this beautiful mansion for $2.9 million in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. Some real estate experts argue that they overpaid, but if you love the home and you can afford it, why not?
The superhero action stars promptly added solar panels to the roof of the 2,835-square-foot home, which houses a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. There’s also a saltwater swimming pool and deck, and pot fountains intended to drown out noise and give residents some privacy. After the pair divorced in 2011, Reynolds put the house on the market for $3.6 million.
22. Jennifer Lopez
Jenny from the Block has moved out in style. The singer owns several homes, but her Miami Beach residence deserves special mention. Located right on the edge of the water, the $10 million mansion has plenty of amenities to keep the singer “Feelin’ So Good.”
Lopez has been steadily building her own real estate empire, buying and selling multiple upscale New York City properties for a hefty profit. She also loves to share the knowledge she’s learned through her enterprises. Lopez and hubby, former Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, dropped in to help teach a real estate class in her hometown of the Bronx.
23. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
When you think of places to find A-list celebrities, Idaho doesn’t necessarily come to mind. But when you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of Hollywood life, what better place to unwind? Willis and Moore met at the premiere of the 1987 film Stakeout and were married later that year. The marriage lasted until 2000, over the course of which they had three daughters.
When the pair weren’t acting, they’d spend a great deal of time at their 20-acre ranch in Hailey, Idaho. The 8,400-square-foot home overlooks the Aspen mountains, and features a gym, six bedrooms, and a guesthouse. Willis added several streams and ponds to the property, as well as an impressive heated pool, complete with waterslides and waterfalls. Willis sold the whole shebang for $5.5 million in 2018, breaking the town record.
24. Julia Roberts
The Academy Award-winning actress enjoys living off the radar and (mostly) out of the tabloids. Her husband Daniel Moder may not be a household name, but he’s well-known in the film and television industry for his work behind the camera. Roberts and Moder met while filming The Mexican.
She spends most of her downtime on her 40-acre ranch in New Mexico, where she lives with her husband and their twin children. New Mexico provides a welcome change of scenery from her busy work schedule in Hollywood. However, it’s not all about the quiet life for Roberts — she also owns multimillion-dollar properties in Malibu and Hawaii, proving that you really can have it both ways.
25. Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid were married for nine years — that’s almost a century in Hollywood! Ryan and Quaid met on the set of the 1987 sci-fi movie Innerspace, but it wasn’t until they starred together in the thriller D.O.A. one year later that they got together.
The pair owned the beautiful home in Brentwood shown above. Located on the west side of Los Angeles, Brentwood is home to many A-list celebrities. A few years after their divorce, Quaid moved back into the $6.5 million home with his new wife Kimberly. Kimberly Buffington Quaid is a real estate agent — she had the real estate listing. They divorced in 2018.
26. Madonna and Guy Ritchie
This superstar sex symbol and gangster film auteur were married for eight years, beginning in August 2000. The pair had two children together. While they were together, Madonna and Guy Ritchie purchased an impressive Beverly Hills mansion for $12 million. To say the home is epic would be an understatement.
It stands a whopping 17,000 square feet and has nine bedrooms. A 500-foot driveway leads up to the home, which is obscured by rows of enormous trees for privacy. The property includes a giant swimming pool, full-size home theater, gym, and tennis court — everything a material girl could ask for. Madonna sold the home in 2013, pocketing an $8 million profit.
27. Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett
Blonde bombshell Farrah Fawcett and her famous husband Ryan O’Neal owned an epic $2.5 million Malibu beach home in 1996 ($4 million in today’s currency). Unfortunately for the pair, the home ended up being the subject of a bitter lawsuit.
The construction company sued the two stars for unpaid construction work — an amount totaling around $62,000. Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O’Neal, and their son, Redmond, have all struggled with self-destructive habits. In 2008, Ryan and Redmond were arrested at the home, and Redmond ended up serving time for violating probation. Sadly, Fawcett succumbed to her battle with cancer a year later.
28. Courteney Cox and David Arquette
These two film and television stars owned a beautiful, sleek home in Malibu, designed by famed architect John Lautner. The 7,000-square-foot house features his signature avant-garde engineering and modern, yet classic, design. Long before their 14-year marriage ended in 2013, they put the house on the market.
The home was scooped up by Jamie McCourt, former CEO and co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, for $27,250,000. An avid swimmer, McCourt installed a 25-meter indoor swimming pool during a renovation of the property. She intended her renovations to be sympathetic to the original design while turning the property into the home of her dreams.
29. Kirk Douglas
The 102-year-old legendary actor, philanthropist, and author owns several luxurious properties. His main home is located in Beverly Hills, but he frequently spends long weekends with his wife and children at his Montecito home, shown below. You’d be hard-pressed to find better places to divide your time.
The Young Man with a Horn star’s health has deteriorated over the years — he’s suffered a stroke, and been involved in a serious car accident. Despite this, he still manages to take short walks around the property and communicate with his family via Skype on his iPad. It doesn’t seem like he has plans to sell the property any time soon.
30. Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford
Television host Kathie Lee and football star and broadcaster Frank Gifford married in 1986. Their marriage lasted 29 years, surviving several public scandals. Frank Gifford passed away at the couple’s Connecticut home in 2015. Their luxurious Greenwich mansion was revamped in 2012 following damage done by Hurricane Sandy.
There’s a fully stocked outdoor bar and dining area — perfect for entertaining guests — that hosts an enviable view of the water. On a clear day, you can see the Manhattan skyline in the distance. With a tennis court, pool, and special parking area for staff, it’s almost like Kathie Lee has her own private island.
31. Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias is the best-selling Latin singer of all time. He’s carved out an impressive home for himself in Miami. The community where he resides, Indian Creek, has been dubbed the “Billionaire Bunker,” as its 86 residents have a combined income of $37 billion (Iglesias falls short of a billion, with a net worth of $600 million).
He decided to tear down and rebuild the 1954 home in 2008, stating that the spot wasn’t “family friendly” (read: not big enough). Iglesias recently decided to unload four sizable vacant lots he owns in Indian Creek for a record listing of $150 million. However, he’s keeping his home, so if you’ve ever wanted some famous neighbors, this may be the place for you.
32. John Cleese
“And now for something completely different.” John Cleese has had quite the storied career — beginning as a scriptwriter and performer for the Cambridge Footlights Revue, he went on to find continued success as a comedian and actor. This success means that he can afford to buy a really expensive home.
For close to a decade, he lived in a magnificent 3,942-square-foot home in a private cove in Montecito. Overlooking the water, the spacious home has a fireplace, skylights, beamed ceilings, and a giant wine cellar. The master suite takes up the entire bottom floor and has its own private balcony, as well as two massive walk-in closets. The Monty Python actor sold the property in 2010 for $5.1 million.
33. Noah Wyle
The ER star prefers the ranch lifestyle, or at least he did. Wyle sold his lavish Los Feliz home and bought a sizable chunk of property in Santa Ynez in the early 2000s. The ranch includes a 5,000-square-foot home and two apartments for caretakers to reside in, as well as a horse arena and barn.
It’s a nature lover’s paradise, complete with diverse trees, valleys, and grazing cattle. The main house has three beds, three bathrooms, patios and terraces, and plenty of tall windows to let in the natural sunlight and offer a stunning view of the scenery. Wyle sold the property for close to $2 million in 2013.
34. Hayden Panettiere
Before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, the Heroes and Nashville star owned a lovely 3,120-square-foot house in the Hollywood Hills. Purchased the day after the 2008 presidential election, the home features an open floor plan. It includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a fancy kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances.
Outside, there’s a beautiful pool where visitors can relax, as well as spacious decks where they can enjoy stunning views of both the ocean and the city. Next-door neighbors include none other than Drew Barrymore and Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame. Panettiere tired of the place after six years, selling it for close to $3 million.