The Most Jaw-Dropping Celebrity Homes
In 2021, Forbes listed investor and tycoon Warren Buffett’s net worth at over $108 billion, but don’t think that means he’s living a lavish lifestyle. In fact, instead of residing in a ritzy Beverly Hills villa or living in a mansion in the sky overlooking Central Park in New York City, Buffett calls a quiet neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska, his home. Buffett’s modest house, which he bought in 1958 for $31,500, was worth an estimated $652,619 in 2012, according to CNBC. “I’m happy there,” the billionaire once told the BBC. “I’d move if I thought I’d be happier someplace else.”
Buffett may be a wildly well-off person who could lead a flashy lifestyle if he so desired, but he chooses to keep things understated. As the businessman once said (via Forbes), “If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell the things you need.”
There are a number of celebrities, however, whose jaw-dropping homes suggest they do not share that sentiment. Some might even say it seems like A-list celebs are battling it out to see who has the most impressive home. From installing a private waterpark in their backyard, a 20-car garage, and a pool that resembles a lake, these celebs are living more like kings and queens.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher show off their stunning modern LA farmhouse
It’s not every day that a celebrity couple decides to build a barn-style mansion from the ground up in Los Angeles. As Architectural Digest shared in May 2021, actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher spent five years creating their dream home with the help of architect Howard Backen, interior designer Vicky Charles, and their respective Pinterest boards.
In the aforementioned issue of Architectural Digest, Kunis and Kutcher invited fans into their stunning, six-acre property that they have named KuKu Farms. The space, which combines rustic (“reclaimed wood, board-form concrete, and glass”) and glamorous (“an extravagant 10-foot-long crystal chandelier that seemed completely antithetical to the architecture’s humble forms”) elements, uses photovoltaics to keep things running. As Backen told AD, “The ideals of sustainability and regenerative farming aren’t just abstract concepts to them.”
Talking about their jaw-dropping home, Kutcher shared with AD, “We wanted the house to look like an old barn, something that had been here for decades, that was then converted into a house. But it also had to feel modern and relevant.” The massive project began when Kunis was pregnant with their daughter Wyatt. Since then, the “That 70’s Show” pair has also welcomed a son, Dimitri.
Of course, this isn’t their only property. In 2017, The Dirt reported they acquired a $10 million spot in Carpinteria. According to Variety, the Kunis-Kutcher family quarantined there in 2020 as “they await[ed] completion of their dream megamansion.” Not too shabby of a setup.
Natalie Portman's concrete and glass home is perfectly tucked away in Montecito
Serene, dreamy, and luxurious are all words that can describe actor Natalie Portman’s jaw-dropping Montecito, California home. According to Architectural Digest, “The steel, glass, and concrete home was designed by Barton Myers” and is “a hidden oasis along the Pacific coast.” Perfectly tucked away on a lush hill, the property has a backyard that opens up to the never-ending Pacific Ocean.
According to ET, the estate was purchased by the “Black Swan” actor for $6.5 million, who moved to the area with her husband Benjamin Millepied, and their son, Aleph, after living in Paris, France for two years. It is a huge change of scenery for the actor, who was once living in the bustling French city. However, the outdoor/indoor space is pure perfection where views of the ocean can practically be seen from every room of the house thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, while there is also a rock garden, swimming pool, and outdoor fireplace, according to AD.
The 3,991-square-foot mansion has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, and a library filled with books is perfect for the Harvard University graduate. Surrounded by hilltops and tall trees, some of Portman’s neighbors include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and new residents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Mark Walhberg is living large in his Beverly Hills mansion
Mark Walhberg’s career has only skyrocketed ever since he made the transition from his rapper persona “Marky Mark” to a sought-after actor. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Walhberg has a net worth of a whopping $350 million and it has been spent lavishly when he purchased a mansion in Beverly Hills, where he currently resides with his wife, Rhea Durham, and their four kids, Brendan, Grace, Ella, and Michael (per Closer Weekly).
The 30,000-square-foot French manor has 11 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms with The Hollywood Reporter stating that the actor turned to architect Richard Landry, who is “one of the city’s most in-demand designers and the king of Beverly Park mansions” to create his dream home. While the home is massive compared to his previous 11,500-square-foot Beverly Hills home, Landry shared, “There are no ginormous rooms here — there’s no ballroom, no bowling alley, no indoor basketball court. I’ve done most of those kinds of things in other projects, but here it’s really a good traditional family house with no craziness to it.” Who knew a 30,000-square-foot house could sound so relatable?
Walhberg is indeed a family man, sharing several photos and videos on Instagram with his wife and four kids inside his stunning mansion. The actor and his family have everything they could ever need: As The Hollywood Reporter noted, the abode boasts “a home theater, wine cellar, large-scale gym, a double-height, wood-paneled library, a putting green and a large, rock-scaped pool with a waterfall and diving rock.” See? Relatable.
Taylor Swift owns a spectacular waterfront home in Rhode Island
In 2013, Taylor Swift bought a spectacular and historic seaside home in Rhode Island that would eventually inspire “Folklore” song “The Last Great American Dynasty.” (No joke, the house even has its own Wikipedia page.) According to TMZ, Swift reportedly paid $17.5 million for the mansion… in cash. Built in 1930, the home, which is located in Watch Hill, features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and offers “unobstructed views of the water, all the way to Montauk Point,” according to Forbes. The outlet also pointed out that not many celebrities reside in the area and the residence provides Swift “some much-needed privacy.”
As Cosmopolitan noted, the same year Swift scooped up the property, she started throwing lavish Fourth of July parties. Over the years, her star-studded roster of guests has included Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Emma Stone, and Blake Lively. However, the award-winning musician hasn’t held her annual Fourth of July party since 2016, with The Guardian sharing that it didn’t have anything to do with tension among the women in her “squad” but “Swift’s disillusionment with her country.”
And that is just one of Swift’s pieces of real estate. In addition to the Rhode Island home, she has places in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Nashville. In 2020, Trulia (via Business Insider) estimated all of her US properties combined were worth around $81 million.
Sheryl Crow's Nashville compound was made for a country star
Sheryl Crow’s 50-acre Nashville compound has everything a country star could ever need while it also is the perfect home to raise her two sons, Levi and Wyatt. According to Architectural Digest, the “Soak Up the Sun” singer gave a tour of her home which featured family rooms filled with various antiques like equestrian-inspired pieces, and a den that leads to the outdoors, which was a selling point for the star, sharing, “And for me, raising two boys, my main objective is for them to be more outside than inside, more in nature than into electronics.”
Aside from her beautiful home filled with unique objects she found while on the road touring, Crow revealed to AD that she created a barn for her horses with a saloon where Guinness beer flows. Above the barn/saloon, the singer-songwriter has her very own recording studio that also happens to hold her collection of guitars.
For relaxation and meditation, Crow built a small church on the property with the songstress telling AD, “This little room is for pure inspiration.” Most of the building’s elements — including the stained-glass windows, flooring, and some of the unique items — were found on eBay by the singer herself. “I do feel like there should be some sort of 12-step program for people like me who cannot stop the madness of collecting,” she joked to AD.
Robert Downey Jr.'s Hampton's home features a 19th-century windmill
The one thing that makes actor Robert Downey Jr.’s home unlike any other celebrity’s million-dollar mansion is the lovely windmill that sits right in front, while the rest of the home is nestled behind it. According to Behind the Hedges, the “Iron Man” star’s home was built in 1885 and features “a two-bedroom guest house, a studio, a three-car garage with potting shed, 50′ pool, tennis court, lovely gardens with brick walls and tall hedges.”
Architectural Digest visited RDJ’s property, which he shares with his wife, Susan Downey, and their two children. “We wanted something we haven’t seen a million times,” the actor shared. “We didn’t set out to do something conspicuously wacky. We just enjoy a bit of whimsy and fun. And we definitely don’t like boring.” Well, the home definitely is not boring with plenty of unique and colorful artwork throughout the house and a larger-than-life sculpture of a praying mantis out in front.
The actor and his producer wife also share a home in Malibu, but it’s their unique dome-shaped guesthouse that has been getting all the attention. Featured in Purist, it took nearly a decade to complete and runs on wind turbines and solar-generated water systems. The guest house also features a futuristic living room, a hanging nest in the playroom, and a large pool.
Kendall Jenner finds peace in her L.A. home
Kendall Jenner’s love of art shines throughout the house tour she gave to Architectural Digest in 2020. Designed by Kathleen Clements, her son Tommy Clements, and Waldo Fernandez, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashian” star’s property features pieces of contemporary art, including a James Turrell wall sculpture right when guests enter. The home opens up to a peaceful courtyard and a theatre room that the model turned into a quiet art studio when she feels “stressed out” from working. “Her taste was surprising, more bohemian and funky than the rest of her family,” Tommy told AD. “The mood she described was totally understated and down-to-earth.”
“I like a house that has character,” the reality TV personality told the outlet. “When I walked into this place, I was immediately drawn to the peaceful Spanish-y, farmhouse-y vibe. My life involves a lot of chaos and travel and high energy, so I wanted a home that feels serene, a place where I can simply zone out and relax.”
With earthy tones, tons of sunlight coming through every room, and a comfortable Cloud couch, Jenner can find all the peace she needs in her gorgeous home.
Drake lives lavishly in his hometown of Toronto
If any celebrity wants a few tips on how to live large then they should just take a look at Drake’s 50,000-square-foot mega dwelling in his hometown of Toronto, Canada. The “What’s Next” rapper, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, welcomed Architectural Digest to his home in 2020, taking inspiration from traditional Beaux-Arts architecture with its grandiosity, and is “constructed of limestone, bronze, exotic woods, and other noble materials.” The interior is magnificent, with a great room that has 44-foot high ceilings and a chandelier made up of “more than 20,000 pieces of hand-cut Swarovski crystal” and is only the “second-largest installation of its kind.”
Every room in the rapper’s mansion is a sight to behold. Drake’s master suite is a whopping 3,200-square-feet and his favorite area of his home, sharing with AD, “The bedroom is where I come to decompress from the world at the end of the night and where I open my eyes to seize the day.” Drake’s home also wouldn’t be complete without an NBA-sized court, recording studio, a two-story closet, and a 4,000-pound tub made of black marble. Toto, we have a feeling we’re not at Degrassi Community School anymore.
Drake has a lot of pride in his home, sharing, “I think the house shows that I have true faith in myself to take on this task when I was just 27 and see it through. I also think the house says that I will forever remain solid in the place I was born.”
George and Amal Clooney spend their summers at their Lake Como villa
Imagine spending summers at an 18th-century Italian villa overlooking gorgeous Lake Como in Laglio, Italy. With landscaped gardens, a private outdoor theater, tennis court, and swimming pool, it’s a life of luxury that only a megastar can attain. Of course, that A-list star is George Clooney and his wife, Amal Clooney, who call Italian property Villa Oleandra home. The Oscar winner purchased the property in 2002 for $14 million, with Closer Weekly reporting that the home is now worth over $100 million.
The picturesque estate sits right on the water and has 25 rooms, a large garage for Clooney’s motorcycles and vehicles, and access to his multiple boats. Initially, Clooney had no plans on buying property on Lake Como, however, he shared with The Sun (via Digital Spy), “I thought maybe I would spend a few weeks vacationing. But then I realized how beautiful life was in Italy and how it really helped calm me and not feel so pressured.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was also the place where he met then-Amal Alamuddin when she was with a mutual friend on her way to Cannes in 2013. He shared, “I thought she was beautiful, and I thought she was funny and obviously smart.”
Clooney also owns a restored 17th-century mansion in London. And when Amal’s working in the Big Apple? They stay in their luxury apartment in New York City that’s located near the United Nations.
Jennifer Lawrence's Beverly Hills mansion was a favorite among many celebs
Jennifer Lawrence secured her place in Hollywood after she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in 2013’s “Silver Linings Playbook.” During that time, she also became the owner of a mansion in Los Angeles. In 2014, Variety reported she dropped over $8 million for a 5,500-square-foot Beverly Hills home that used to belong to Ellen DeGeneres and Jessica Simpson. Chatting with “Extra” host Mario Lopez about the abode’s previous residents, Lawrence joked, “I was outside and some girl said, ‘I grew up in this house.’ Beat it kid. Everybody’s lived in this house.”
Unsurprisingly, the place is a stunner. As House & Home noted, the five-bedroom house’s “sweeping staircase makes a rather grand impression upon arrival” and the property boasts a “gorgeous backyard oasis” that includes a koi pond and swimming pool. Oh, and her huge closet “doubles as a makeup and hair station.”
In 2020, the actor purchased a stunning townhouse in New York City’s West Village for a reported $21.9 million, which she shares with her art gallerist husband Cooke Maroney (per New York Post).
Celine Dion's former Jupiter, Florida home has its own waterpark
Just minutes from the beach, Celine Dion built a massive 11,000-square-foot mansion in Jupiter, Florida, in 2010, that also came with its very own private waterpark. According to Town & Country, the impressive five-and-half acre property has 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, a large pool house with its own kitchen, a living room with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beach, and three separate pools. While the entire estate is jaw-dropping, the waterpark is the crown jewel of the home.
When Jonathan Ross asked her about this unique and extravagant backyard feature in 2013, Dion replied, “Why not? Some people do drugs and go out every weekend, I built a waterpark.” Fair enough. According to Daily Mail, in 2013, Dion decided to put her beautiful mansion on the market for $72.5 million after spending most of her time in Las Vegas during her residency at Caesars Palace. After almost four years of trying to sell the property, she finally sold it to an American buyer who wanted it as a vacation home for $38.5 million.
Speaking of Sin City, the songstress also scooped up a home in Henderson, Nevada. According to Las Vegas Sun, Dion bought a house just southeast of the Las Vegas Strip for $1.2 million in 2002.
Blake Shelton brought Hawaii to his Oklahoma home
Country superstar Blake Shelton has planted roots in his hometown of Oklahoma. According to Country Fancast, the singer has his very own ranch named Ten Point Ranch in the small town of Tishomingo, where Shelton and singer Gwen Stefani ride horses and enjoy the great outdoors. “We cook and get muddy and dirty,” Stefani told Marie Claire in 2017. “There are ATVs. Being a mother of three boys, it’s kind of the perfect place.”
As the Daily Mail reported in 2016, he even purchased property not too far from his ranch on Lake Texoma, where he and Stefani have spectacular views of the biggest lake in the state. What makes Shelton’s property so unique is its tropical theme, which makes it look more like a Hawaiian resort than a lake house in Oklahoma. Daily Mail noted that the estate, which he reportedly had built for Stefani as a wedding gift, features palm trees surrounding the entire area, a main house that looks like a beach house, a pool with its own tiki bar, and three guest houses.
Speaking with ET, Shelton shared how overjoyed he was that Stefani and her children genuinely enjoy spending time in Oklahoma. “It’s been a lot of fun for me to be the one to get to expose them to this — out in the country,” he said. “They love it so much, her entire family.”
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's adobe-style Malibu home is their 'spiritual endeavor'
When they aren’t working on their next major movie or television show project, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith spend most of their time at their sprawling Malibu home. The estate is extremely personal to the A-list couple, with Will telling Architectural Digest, “Everything needed to be done by hand. We wanted to feel the love and labor that went into every piece of this place.” Speaking with the house about the publication, architect Stephen Samuelson shared that they drew from “various interpretations of adobe in Persian, Moroccan, Spanish, as well as Southwest American cultures.” The couple’s “collection of antique carved panels, doors, and architectural details” from all over the world are featured throughout. “I have a thing for doors,” Jada shared.
Each room is filled with custom furniture, and the walls are painted in lively reds, oranges, and yellows. Their mega-mansion also features a meditation room, a recording studio, and a free-form pool that resembles a lake. The property is secluded in the mountains, making it a perfect getaway for the entire Smith family.
Speaking about their oasis, Jada shared with AD, “For Will and me this home was always a spiritual endeavor. We’re very earthy, organic people. We wanted to create a family retreat, something made by hand and as natural as possible, something that ties back to the land.” Aside from their Malibu compound, Will also owns a $2.5 million, two-story RV which he uses when he is busy filming his movies (via Celebrity Motor Homes).
Floyd Mayweather's Las Vegas estate was built for a king
If anyone wants to know what it’s like to live like a king, just ask boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. In 2018, the champ bought a $10 million home in Las Vegas that looks more like a palace that you’d pay to take a tour of than a place you could go see with a real estate agent. According to the Los Angeles Times, the home is a total of 21,861-square-feet with 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, two guesthouses, indoor and outdoor pools, and a 20-car garage.
Mayweather even gave fans an inside look at his estate on Instagram. In the video tour, he showed off the front of his column-lined home and his turf-and-stone courtyard with a fountain pool in the middle. The boxer also showcased his impressive garage filled with just a few of his cars, one of his floor-to-ceiling closets which held his extensive collection of sneakers, and his “all-marble kitchen” which held his “Versace-only” glassware.
The Los Angeles Times reported that it was the second home that Mayweather purchased for eight figures. After coming out of retirement in 2017, he fought and defeated MMA fighter Conor McGregor and purchased a $25.5 million French-modern-style home in Beverly Hills.
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