Calabasas isn't cool because it's full of art, culture, or things to do. Calabasas has none of those things — there's an Edwards Cinema, a Sunlife Organics, and an Islands near the entrance to the 101. Oh, there's also an old adobe in case you want to experiment with making your own maize tortillas by hand. Calabasas has (somehow) become cool because it houses dozens of celebrity homes in Hidden Hills and The Oaks. Behind huge beige gates and past the slight smell of horse manure lies the biggest homes in any city, complete with pools, movie theatres, and Drake.
This is how we learned that celebrities are, in fact, not just like us. They may go grocery shopping without makeup or a bra, but they unload their Trader Joe's into stainless steel refrigerators with windows looking out onto mass expanses of land, high above the valley below. In an economy where even modest homes in big cities will cost an upwards of $1.5 million, it's hard to imagine how expensive these truly breathtaking houses are outside of the confines of Architecture Digest and Snapchat. If you've ever wanted a look inside of the most expensive celebrity mansions, read on for some major #LifeGoals.
If you think you don't know Aaron Spelling, you're wrong. Aaron produced Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, 7th Heaven, Charmed, and, ironically, Beverly Hills, 90210. Before he died in 2006, the prolific producer bought six acres of property that used to house Bing Crosby's mansion and built 'The Manor,' also known as the largest single-family home in L.A. An heiress named Petra Ecclestone currently lives in the property (and paid for it in cash!), but The Manor will forever be known as the most extravagant celebrity home in Los Angeles. The home has fourteen bedrooms, twenty-seven bathrooms, and 123 rooms total. I think we just found a way to solve the homelessness epidemic plaguing the city.
Bill Gates lives on Lake Washington outside of Seattle because he's too hip for that L.A. lifestyle. It's huge, obviously, with 24 bathrooms, seven bedrooms, and for some reason, six kitchens, but what makes it really cool is that all of its technology is hidden, even the power outlets. Each room has a touchpad to control lighting, music, and the thermostat, which seems like something Google probably sells now, but Bill has used this technology in his home since the late 1990s when Tamagotchis still seemed futuristic. There's also a dining hall that can accommodate two hundred people, a trampoline room, and a sixty-foot swimming pool.
George Clooney and the only woman who is out of George Clooney's league, his wife Amal, have multiple homes across the country, but the most expensive is their lakefront Italian estate, their eighteenth-century Villa Oleandra. George is apparently loved by the townspeople and has hosted guests including Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for weekend trips. Parts of Ocean's Twelve were filmed at the estate, which George found when his motorbike broke down outside and he was brought in to the home by its then-owners. The best part of the estate isn't its gardens, gym, or views, but its pizza room. Vive Italiano!
Oprah is everything. Everything! Including a real estate mogul because she knows that's the real way to make money. Her most-loved home isn't the farm in Maui or the mansion in Colorado, but the 'Promised Land,' a mansion in Montecito, California. The property has fruit and avocado orchards because of course it does, it's in California. It also has an equestrian ring for all of the horses she keeps in her stables, and a second huge house. The main house also has a wine cellar, a library, a theatre, and ten fireplaces, so it's roughly the same layout as the castle from Beauty and the Beast.
In the most expensive Los Angeles home sale of 2017, Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought a bulletproof home for $88 million, making this pair the most paranoid celebrity couple in all of Hollywood. The home also has four outdoor swimming pools, a media room, a spa, vague 'wellness' facilities, and a full basketball court. The home is spread throughout six structures and kind of looks like the Titanic if you see aerial pictures. The 30,000 square foot property is nestled somewhere in Bel-Air and is one of a few properties owned by the power couple including a historic church in New Orleans.
This is the perfect picture of a dream home. Located near the same ski resort town where Oprah has one of her homes, Telluride, Tom Cruise designed the space himself in the '90s and is basically entirely made of exposed wood like any good luxury cabin estate. It has its own forest hiking trails, stables, and a helipad in addition to its nine bathrooms and seven bedrooms. The estate is surrounded by lush trees and greenery, and it has a sports court for tennis, basketball, and ice hockey. There's also an elevator if you're too tired from all that exercise to walk up stairs.
If you're wondering why this Malibu mansion is worth a cool fifteen mill, peep Cindy Crawford's open-plan living room that opens to a backyard with an ocean view. Their white wooden kitchen looks straight out of Town and Country Magazine, but the real stunner is their tall windows present throughout the home. There's also a lovely brunch nook, tons of patios, and a lagoon-style swimming pool near the private trail to the shared private beach in Little Dume. This home is so lovely, it doesn't need an ice cream room or a private Starbucks to make it a luxurious life.
Taylor Swift has not one, but two Tribeca penthouses next to each other. Orlando Bloom, Aziz Ansari, and Steven Soderbergh also live in the building and Beyoncé has property in the neighborhood, too. But it has much cheaper units in the building than the 50 mil Tay doled out for her crib (so, like, five million dollar apartments). Swift bought the place from Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. The main house has seven bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, a fireplace, a gigantic kitchen for her baking adventures, a movie theatre, a rooftop terrace, and a bar. So, plenty of space for her to keep those gigantic trunks people think she enters and exits the building inside.
So, this house used to belong to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, but was bought by Ryan Seacrest for $49 million. While Ellen lived there, she created a pond, two guest houses, a separate three bedroom home, a media room where Ellen and Portia got married, and a meditation room for massages. Ellen told Architectural Digest that even she doesn't know how many homes she's owned, but another L.A. home bought by the couple has eight cottages, a yoga pavilion, a tennis court, horse stables, and equestrian arenas. Yee-haw, indeed.
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air actually lives in the Santa Monica Mountains near Calabasas and Malibu, which seems sacrilegious, but whatever. The TV-version of Will Smith would still probably approve of this family retreat's tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts, private lake, equestrian stables, pool, and gym. The living room is open-air with Indian-inspired arches. Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith also own a hilarious mobile home that was made to be bigger than many NYC apartments (rude!!!) and includes meeting space for thirty people. West Philadelphia, who?
Finally, a mansion with a moat! No one should be surprised that Dr. Dre knows how to spend his billions, and he's bought Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady's Brentwood home complete with a waterfall, infinity pool, library, and six bedrooms. No football inflation devices, though, strangely enough. Just from the aerial view alone, you can see a sunbathing patio, the biggest bay windows known to man, and a magnificent courtyard. There's also an elevator, and hopefully, some type of tram system because that home is long. The home is made with sustainable building materials, energy-efficient appliances, rainwater recovery systems, and solar energy, so Dre is living large and eco-friendly.
This Hidden Hills estate was bought for twenty million dollars but Kim Kardashian and Kanye West added another twenty million onto the ticket price through vast renovations, additions including a recording studio, and a complete re-landscaping. Kris Jenner hilariously bought the house across the street, and the home includes two swimming pools and acres of vineyards. The house has eight fireplaces, three kitchen islands, two spas, a courtyard that looks like the Getty Villa, closets bigger than my apartment, his-and-her bathrooms, an outdoor entertaining pavilion, and a huge lawn.
Elton John is an international man of leisure with an apartment in Venice, a palace right next to the Queen for when Venice goes fully underwater, a house in Holland Park, a villa in the French Riviera, a condo in Atlanta, an apartment in Los Angeles, and two estates in Beverly Hills. It's the latter Beverly Hills estate that caused the $33 million dent in his bank account (which he likely barely noticed), with ten bathrooms, twelve half bathrooms (so twenty-two bathrooms), multiple living and dining rooms, a wine cellar, a library, a gym, an office, a swimming pool and pool house with a pizza oven, and a lighted tennis court.
With a family of six, the Beckhams are one of the only couples on the list that might actually need six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The elevator, library, and music room are nice added coups, and there is a beautiful pool and outdoor entertaining space, but the British couple is actually selling their L.A. home because they want more space. Honestly, looking at other properties at similar price points, that's fair. They'll probably move to Miami so David Beckham can be closer to his new major league Flordia soccer team before their first season in 2020.
Maybe Posh Spice and David will buy DJ Khaled's Florida home, which he recently listed for sale. At four stories and only one sneaker closet, however, this still might not be enough space for the pseudo-royal family. Khaled's home has Swarovski crystal chandeliers (including two in the master bathroom), a movie theatre, a chef's kitchen, a granite staircase, 240 of waterfront view, and an office. It's waterfront, obvi, and has a pool. And yet it is still one of the smaller homes on this list, which is astounding and slightly horrifying.
Imported materials from Europe and a gravel driveway greeted Bradley Cooper when he went to Lady Gaga's home for spaghetti and meatballs during the casting of A Star Is Born. Do you think it was the giant pool that sealed the deal for him or the stables with ponies? My bet is the ponies. Gaga calls the place her 'gypsy palace' which I'm pretty sure you aren't supposed to say, but the wine cellar, '60s bowling alley, home theatre, and wet bar are still the places Gaga finds peace. She must be a phenomenal bowler.
Adam Levine and Victoria's Secret supermodel Behati Prinsloo live next to the Los Angeles Country Club on an acre of land that includes a three-car garage (so they must have another garage on the property, I'm sure), a two-story guest house, a cabana, and a swimming pool. It also wouldn't be a mansion without a tennis court and a private movie theatre. The couple moved in to have more space for their growing family after Behati gave birth to lil angel number two in February 2018. Will And Grace creator Max Mutchnick formerly owned this home and the home that currently belongs to Ryan Seacrest.
Leonardo DiCaprio bought a house with leaded glass doors for a family member in Los Feliz, a compound in the Hollywood Hills that he bought from Madonna, a bungalow on Billionaire's Beach, an island off the coast of Belize, two apartments in Battery Park, and a Palm Springs home, but his most expensive home is actually a small shack on 610 square feet on a cliff in Malibu near Mark Burnett and Courteney Cox. He's probably going to tear down the current property to build something ~fancy~ because he also owns the 1.76 acres of beachfront around it.
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Another Hidden Hills home, The Weeknd's crib has an "entertainment pavilion" that would make the Great Gatsby jealous with covered patios, fire pits, and an eight-stall barn perfect for ragers. The olive-tree-lined property has a storybook bridge at its entrance, three acres of land, and eleven bathrooms. It's also fully furnished, so I guess his home isn't so empty that he needs a centerpiece anymore. He also has a pool, which should be a given with these homes by now. I'm just surprised there isn't a tennis and/or basketball court.
Jude Law lived in a swanky area of London called Maida Vale, in a modest-looking home that actually had like a greenhouse and five bedrooms. The home has four floors, a 144-foot garden, an oversized Pez dispenser, a small Foosball machine, books everywhere, and stainless-steel appliances. His neighbors include Jonathon Rhys-Meyers, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Bjork, and John Inman, all of whom are huge deals in England and some of whom are also huge deals here in the States. It's also gated, naturally, because I'm sure someone as gorgeous as Jude has a scary amount of stalkers.
The most famous of Tay's homes is definitely her Rhode Island pad that she bought while dating Connor Kennedy, who lives in the area. It's now the location of her iconic, star-studded annual Fourth of July party and features eight bedrooms, eight fireplaces, views of the Bay, a pool, a sub-zero fridge, and an outdoor terrace to better see what is speculated to be the highest point of direct waterfront land on the eastern seaboard. It also has a beach, naturally, and room for an inflatable slide and bouncy castle, as Taylor has proven time and again.
Robert Pattinson reportedly hid out in Reese Witherspoon's Ojai vacation house after Kristen Stewart got caught cheating on him with an old dude. The Spanish Colonial villa was built in the early 1920s ad has two detached guest cottages separate from the main property, each with a private bathroom and fireplace. There's also a smithy, which is apparently a blacksmith's forge. There's an organic garden, pastures, and, (do I even have to say it?), a swimming pool. It's also where Reese and her husband Jim Toth got married in 2011.
Formerly the home of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, and later the home of Ariana Grande and her upside down gothic Christmas tree, this apartment building has a private IMAX theatre, a spa, and a saltwater pool (which is way cooler than all of the other generic chlorine pools on this list). Her unit specifically has a terrace, five bedrooms, and four and a half bathrooms. Sting also leases in the Zaha Hadid property that flanks the iconic New York City High Line and features robotic parking.
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend bought Rihanna's old place, proving that they're the coolest people on Earth and can do no wrong. The pool is long and beautiful, and it has twenty parking spaces. I really hope they have twenty cars for all of their spaces because that would be dope. There are seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a rooftop terrace patio space, a sunroof, and a lot of privacy. Oh, also a hot tub with a view of the sunrise. NBD. The backyard is six thousand square feet and the master bedroom has one of those cool fireplaces that stand in the middle of the room.
This makeup mogul's fourth home is her most expensive and includes a massage room in addition to the required pool, walk-in closets, an outdoor dining room, and eleven bathrooms. Stormi Webster is going to have a lot to do while she's not watching television. Kylie Jenner was only nineteen when she bought this house in Hidden Hills near Kris and Kim (nearby babysitters?) since her last house was supposed to be devoted to working like one big office. That's one way to grow a billion-dollar business — you've gotta spend money to make money, right?