Thursday, 23 February 2012

World’s Most Luxurious Celebrity Homes

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Only 7 bedrooms? Are you kidding me…who do you think we are!
With celebrity life comes fame and fortune, something most A-listers use to splash out on cars, plastic surgery and every fad going. However some of these high flyers take the more extravagant option; spend millions on a home and refurbish it inside and out.
Here are some of the most luxurious refurbished homes owned by celebrities.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is American television tycoon who has a personal wealth of $2.7 billion, not too shabby. In 2001, with that gigantic stack of cash, Oprah bought Californian home for $50 million. The property covers 42 acres of land and the mansion alone covers 23,000 square feet.
Since buying the house, Oprah has added her own touch of luxury by splashing out on some pricey refurbishment, installing a state-of-the-art home cinema, a man made lake with exotic fish. Oh and the house has 8 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, bit small really.

50 Cent

50 Cent’s stunningly enormous 51,657 square foot luxury home located in Connecticut has an impressive 19 bedrooms, 37 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 5 Jacuzzis, 2 snooker rooms (cos one obviously isn’t enough), an indoor swimming pool, a night club, a gym, an indoor racquetball court, a tennis court, a home cinema, indoor shooting range and oh yeah a pond. Bling bling!
Fiddy bought the home from boxing legend Mike Tyson and spent an estimated $6 million in refurbishment. Lavishly furnished with personalised rennovation to match – this home is everything a self-styled celebrity could need.

John Travolta

Well, look who’s talking now! Hollywood star John Travolta owns a not so beautiful but very luxurious and impressive style Florida mansion. Its cost: $2.5 million. Parking facilities? Of course, mainly one huge hangar for his Boeing 707 and one for the Gulfstream… and of course several smaller garages for his collection of 15 cars. His mansion just near Ocala, FL is called “Jumbolair”, a pretty inventive and fun name for a home!

Rod Stewart

Aerial view of the house Rod Stewart lives in in a gated community. The house has an adjacent football field. Beverly Hills, California - 02.06.2010 **Not available for Publication in France** Credit:
Rock star legend Rod Stewart owns a mega mansion painted all in sunshine yellow in Palm Beach area. Its cost was $12.5 million, and a very impressing feature is that it has it own private beach, football pitch and a carting track.
He is a big fan of paintings, and he boasts with owning the biggest pre-Raphaelite painting collection in the world. Moreover, he is also a great fan of original Regency furniture and marble statues. Art Nuveau and Art Deco are the driving influences in both the outdoors and indoors decorations of his lavish and tastefully elegant home.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion owns a $20 million “Water-park” house, on Jupiter Island, Florida. The mega structure water park construction around the house uses no less than 6 million gallons of water per year; however, she and her husband Renee have constructed on the property 5 huge private wells so that they will never encounter a water shortage. The entire mansion is surrounded by huge pools and artificial rivers that definitely are forte points for both kids and grown ups alike during torrid summer afternoons! The interior of the home is entirely decorated in elegant black and white furnishings and accessories.

Will Smith

Still the Fresh Prince for many, while for others a very dear character from the “Pursuit of Happiness”, and for others of a certain generation the lyrical mastermind behind the shake your hands from side to side masterpiece “Boom boom shake the room”. Will Smith lives in a refurbished castle in Calabasas, California.
Truly exclusivist and luxurious, this little castle is estimated at $20 million, and of course it comes with its own lake and huge sports arenas such as an ultra modern tennis court & basketball field. Together with his beautiful wife Jada-Pinkett Smith and their children, they enjoy all the luxuries money can buy in this fairytale castle, which by the way, has its own zip code!

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner has a personal worth of over $40 million all thanks to his Playboy Empire. His Playboy Mansion is both is home and headquarters, the notorious Californian party home covers a total of 6 acres of land and has a staggering 26 bedrooms in the main property that takes 20,000 square feet.
The luxurious refurbished home features the infamous Grotto, an underground water area which comes with the sacred rule, ‘what happens in the Grotto, stays in the Grotto’.

Jerry Seinfeld

Comedy super star Jerry Seinfeld bought this luxury estate from rocker Billy Joel for a reported figure of $32 million and has been refurbishing it ever since.
The East Hampton, New York home has a 22 car garage to fuel Seinfeld’s motor passion and as a devoted New York Mets fan, he even has his very own private baseball pitch. The luxuriously refurbished property was voted as the #1 celebrity party house by OK! magazine.

Larry Ellison

Oracle software founder and CEO Larry Ellison, is very famous not only for his work related achievements, but also for his real estate acquisitions. He spent $65 million on a collection of beachfront houses in Malibu, and transformed them exactly the way he wanted them: into comfortable, luxurious little beachside palaces. His real estate list does not end here, as he owns 12 homes in total in Malibu, on which he spent $180 million.
The one that can be seen in the picture is a mega palace with its own cable railway for when someone wants to be “transported” to the pool.

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

Aerial view of the house Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes live in. Beverly Hills, California - 02.06.2010 **Not available for Publication in France** Credit:
“Top Gun” star and his wife simply love ludicrously expensive real estates. They own several homes, one of which in London UK, and the other in Telluride Colorado, but none of these two homes exceed $6 million. The real deal is their home in Beverly Hills, which they bought for the exorbitant price of $35 million. Luxury, elegance and opulence are describing this palace both inside and out!
The home has 9 bathrooms and 7 master bedrooms, with private pools and a tennis court. The mansion features a fence enclosure, so that the family can enjoy their privacy. The building was originally completed in the 30s, but went through several refurbishments and maintenance works. Today, the establishment occupies 1.4 acres, which gives plenty of private space that is for sure!

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

The ultimate celebrity couple own this $40 million estate in Long Island, New York and if you think it looks nice on the outside then you should see the inside. It has a ridiculous 18 refurbished bathrooms, yes 18! The Tudor style property covers an incredible 22,000 square feet and it comes with both a swimming pool and private tennis courts.

Steven Spielberg

He’s the man behind such great films as Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and the last Indiana Jones film, okay scratch the last one but with a personal wealth of over $3 billion, he’s bought a pretty amazing home.
His recently refurbished East Hampton property in New York is worth approximately $25 million and like any self respecting billionaire would have, their is a state-of-the-art film studio. Spielberg’s home even has a private stables and a guest house so his A-list celebrity friends can stay over.

George Clooney

When Clooney isn’t making blockbuster films in Hollywood, he tends to enjoy the quiet life, this is optimised with this Italian villa in the small town of Laglio which has a total residency of only 930 people.
He bought the luxury property in 2002 for $10 million and has added some nice refurbishment touches. It now boasts having it’s own private jetty into the water, a swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, tennis courts and beautifully manicured gardens.

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk is a skateboarding superstar and he has the crib to match, trust me with a personal brand worth over $1 billion, you get an extremely luxurious house. His Southern Californian home covers over 3,800 square feet, it has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms which he shares with his family.
He even has a recently refurbished guest house so his A-lister friends can stay over in their own private building. To complete the package, he has his very own skate park which he often skates in with his kids.

Robbie Williams

It’s not easy being a millionaire pop star that’s loved by millions of woman world wide, oh wait a sec, yes it actually is very easy. Robbie ‘I like to take my shirt off’ Williams’ LA home boasts an impressive 10,681 square feet of land.
The entire property has been refurbished with an astonishing total of 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The property’s tor de force is the outdoor aquatic arrangement, the pristine swimming pool and relaxing hot tub just oozes luxury.

Gene Simmons

Former Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is used to a life of luxury and wealth, this is truly reflected in his regularly refurbished home. His Californian house covers 16,500 square feet of space and that includes 4 bedrooms and a whopping 6 bathrooms!
The pierre de resistance of Simmons’ home is his archive room where he has just about every piece of Kiss memorabilia out there, even a Kiss coffin!

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is a multi-millionaire known as much for her controversial nature as for her successful modelling career. Her modest Jamaican ocean front home only has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, which for a major celebrity is a small property, but for Campbell it’s all about luxury and simplicity.
A former owner of the property was the famous author Ian Fleming and he wrote every single 007 James Bond novel in the beautiful Jamaican retreat.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock’s New Orleans property may not look as extravagant on the outside but once inside, it’s all bells and whistles.She bought the house for $2.25 million and it covers an astonishing 6,615 square feet.
It has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, it’s also been refurbished with marble mantelpieces and antique mouldings. Outside she has a lavish swimming pool with barbeque area to keep all guests entertained.

The Osbournes

The Black Sabbath singer and family who rose to wider fame with the self titled MTV reality TV show, share the luxurious Hidden Hills in California shared with other A-list celebrities.
Their property takes up 10,953 square feet of land and cost an estimated $10 million. The home that covers 2.3 acres has 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, they also have the almost compulsory outdoor swimming pool.

Mary J. Blige

Grammy winning soul singer Mary J. Blige is a bit of a bargain hunter when it comes to real estate as this property shows. She bought this lavish 18,250 square feet home for a snip at just $12.3 million, a mark down of over $5 million from the original price.
The New Jersey mansion comes with a 14 seat home cinema, a fully equipped personal gym, a basketball court and even an elevator!

Jennifer Lopez

Hollywood’s much loved couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony live literally in a wonderful palace in LA area, with an interior resembling a museum of art collections rather than being a simple family home. Elegance and sumptuous luxury in white and other soft tones are the perfect words to describe this wonderful mansion.
The home is equipped with 7 spacious bedrooms and no less than 14 bathrooms, all of these wrapped in an area of almost 12,500 square feet! Still Jenny from the block though!

Halle Berry

Halle Berry is an Oscar winning actress, and she’s definitely got the swanky home to match. Her West Hollywood home in California has a modest 4 bedrooms, the outside alone has an extravagant swimming pool, a hot tub and even two fire pits made of out real volcanic lava. Now that’s some luxurious refurbishment.

David and Victoria Beckham

This celebrity couple have enjoyed plenty of media attention since well forever, but for what they are truly famous for is that they like to “collect” only ultra luxurious and expensive homes. While they own more than just one home both in the US and in Europe (UK), the mansion they have in Beverly Hills is the truest gem of all.
This is a vintage-style castle home, which cost the football star only $10 million. Nestled among lush tropical gardens, this is the perfect family home anyone could enjoy!

Eddie Murphy

Comedy star Eddie Murphy’s property acquisition (completed in 2005), cost the actor $20 million. This mansion is located in famous Beverly Hills 90210 area. Several large sized cool and heated pools, tennis courts, wonderful landscaping, a bowling alley, a personal library that has two floors and additional entertainment spaces are wrapped into a whooping 40,000 square meters mega size.

Aaron Spelling

The late media mogul Aaron Spelling has always been famous for having only ultra luxurious and exorbitantly expensive homes. Rumors say that this little castle is estimated at $150 million, and among the tens of luxury facilities, it is important to note that it has exactly 123 rooms, around 6 lavishly landscaped gardens, around 10 mega-impressive fountains and several bars. At first sight, it looks like a luxury hotel resort, but it is actually the home of Candy Spelling now.

Richard Gere

Romantic comedy star and heartbreaker of entire generations of women Richard Gere, owns a $9 million home in Hampton. Many would expect to see a lavishly decorated mansion, but instead this is a luxurious American farmhouse style establishment. Many critics praise his choice, as one would never say such a great star lives in such a farmhouse style, almost vintage home. Highly chic, with a classic tone and natural beauty, are the expressions that best describe it!

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