Inside 10 Insane Celebrity Homes
There are a lot of pretty celebrity homes, but some of them are next-level, jaw-dropping, unbelievably beautiful...know what I mean? Let's peek inside the latter group of homes for a little glitz and glamour from your favorite actors, musicians, and athletes.
1. Pharrell Williams: Hollywood Hills Modern
Location: Skyline Drive, Los Angeles
Just imagine having a 360 degree view of the City of Angels from your house. Well, in Pharrell’s case, he doesn't have to imagine it...he bought it. This pad tops Skyline Drive and was designed by California-based architect Hagy Belzberg. The stunning home also features ceiling-to-floor glass windows AND doors (because, duh), an infinity pool, and a home theater and much more.
Pharrell purchased this 4,415 square foot beauty for a whopping $7.14 million.
2. Oprah Winfrey: Seamair Farm
Location: Montecito, CA
Oprah Winfrey purchased the 23.26-acre estate, Seamair Farm, for a cool $28.85 million in the seaside community of Montecito, California.
The main house, designed by California lifestyle architect Cliff May, includes a large backyard, a swimming pool, a surplus of palm trees, and a plentiful, lush garden. Definitely a place to write home about if you catch my drift.
3. Lady Gaga: Malibu Fun House
Location: Malibu, across the street from Zuma Beach
Lady Gaga’s 10,270 square feet Beverly Hills home features 5 bedrooms,12 bathrooms, a fully equipped home theater, game room, and 800-bottle wine cellar.
The home was built by Dan Romanelli, who founded the consumer products division of Warner Bros and worked on Batman products, and went on to build a real underground "Batcave" in the home as a result. When Lady Gaga bought the property, she transformed it into a two-lane bowling alley.
This seems like just my type of place to relax and unwind after a long day.
4. LeBron James: Miami Hotpad
Location: Crystal View Court, Miami, FL
This enormous 12,178-square-foot Coconut Grove pad, features a wine cellar, movie theater, private sun deck, outdoor summer kitchen, bay access, a detached guesthouse and parking for two 60-foot yachts. The private pool even has its very own fluorescent light show at night.
And with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, it's almost big enough for the whole team!
When LeBron James returned to Cleveland, he no longer needed a Miami home so he put it up for sale in October 2014 with a list price of $17 million and later sold it for $15 million. I can't believe he didn't ask me to if I wanted to put in a bid (I kid, I kid).
5. Taylor Swift: Rhode Island Waterfront
Location: Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Let's get real for a moment: Taylor Swift’s real estate portfolio is really impressive. It includes a Nashville penthouse, a BIG New York apartment, a Cape Cod-style home in Beverly Hills, and this stunning waterfront mansion in RI.
Purchased for $17 million, it measures11,000 square feet, has 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, and gives her access to more than 700 feet of private beachfront access. Wowza!
6. Tommy Hilfiger: Dome Penthouse
Location: New York, NY
The Dome Penthouse, located in the Plaza Hotel, is by far one of America’s most enviable homes.
Measuring 5,655 square feet and featuring stunning views of 5th Ave and Central Park, this gorgeous, upscale penthouse is Hilfiger's pride and joy and occupies the 18th and 19th floors of the esteemed Plaza Hotel. I think it can't be stressed enough that this amazing place is smack dab in the middle of NYC where most residents are throwing dance parties for one when they gain access to a private washer and dryer. Just saying. This place is every city dweller's dream!
Think this place couldn't get any better? Since it's located in The Plaza, Hilfiger also enjoys all of the hotel's amenities, like maid service, valet parking, and room service from the Todd English restaurant downstairs.
Hilfiger must be ready to move on to a different home though, since he put it on the market for $68.95 million earlier this year.
7. Ellen DeGeneres: Brody House
Location: Los Angeles, California
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi love flipping houses (who knew?). Over the year's, they have bought and sold many properties including the Brody House, which is considered the most prized mid-century modern trophy home in all of LA.
The 11,511 square foot home has breathtaking interior and exterior spaces, featuring walls of glass and vaulted ceilings, an eye-opening atrium, and plenty of space to throw a luxurious party.
Perhaps the most surprising part? After Ellen purchased the home for $39.9 million dollars, she sold it just months later to Sean Parker, the founder of Napster and first president of Facebook.
8. Tom Cruise: Telluride Ranch
Location: Telluride, Colorado
This beautiful mountain home is tucked away on 298 acres of national forest land and is nearly 10,000-square-feet, with 4 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms. There’s also a 1,600-square-foot guesthouse with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, no big deal.
Tom Cruise bought the home for $1.9 million in 1992 and spent years designing his perfect property, despite not having enough time to really enjoy the home. Now it's back on the market for a just $59 million...just in case you have that much cash laying around and really want to live in Colorado.
9. Sean “Diddy” Combs: Beverly Hills Movie House
Location: Los Angeles, California
The hip-hop artist paid $39 million for this brand-new, 17,000-square-foot home with a 35-seat home theater in August 2014.
The two-story "European-style" estate was developed by Nile Niami, who is known for his outrageous designs. How outrageous? The home also features a pool and grotto that connect in an underwater tunnel, the steam/massage/salon room is state of the art, and his home movie theater is outfitted with a custom, 10 feet, HD screen.
Who would ever want to leave such a place? Apparently, Diddy did. He sold it to Manny Pacquiao for $12.5 million in 2015.
10. Floyd Mayweather: Las Vegas Big Boy Mansion
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
There's a reason Floyd Mayweather Jr. is nicknamed "Money."
His over-the-top, 22,000 square foot home, which he calls the "Big Boy Mansion," is filled with luxuries like marble floors, a two-screen movie theater, fire pit, and garage where he parks cars worth over $15 million...that he never drives.
Want to see more of this home for yourself? Don't worry, this house is so over-the-top, it has it's own Instagram account. No joke.