Viewing someone's home allows you to see deeper into who they are as a person and that goes for celebrities too. These stars didn't hold back when it came to renovating gorgeous mansions, ranches and beach houses to match their personal style. And while you might figure that Tiger Woods would have a golf course on his property, and Christina Aquilera has a recording studio in her home, some of these stars have some rare requirements in the perfect home.
Julia Roberts Loves Malibu
After selling her Greenwich Village apartment in New York, actress Julia Roberts has had more time to spend at her prime property in Malibu. Costing $9.5 million (and a total of $20 after renovations) Roberts' home with her husband is full of energy-savvy appliances and powered by solar panels. The property is huge, with a total of 6,000 square feet right next to the beach with beautiful views of the water up close.
In fact, Roberts owns two properties in the famed beach community. In 2017 she purchased a second Malibu home for $3.895 million near Point Dume.
Brad Pitt Enjoys A Rustic French Property
Going through a divorce can often mean downsizing your home and compromising on some things that made life more comfortable. This wasn't the case for Brad Pitt. When the actor and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie split, Pitt took the keys to the $90 million estate in France.
The property spans 35 bedrooms and plenty of land to spread out. Pitt's sprawling French getaway is ideal for someone of his high-profile to retreat to some peace and privacy.
Bill Gates' Lake House Is Incredible
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Mega Billionaire Bill Gates can buy any home in the world. One of the properties he chose was this lovely land and home on Lake Washington in Medina, which he had custom designed. The home is a massive 66,000 square feet with plenty of land and water around the home for privacy. However, Gates is planning to make the home even bigger!
Right now the property's estimated worth is $124 million, complete with a 60-foot pool and locker room. He also has a reception hall to seat 200 guests, 24 bathrooms, and six kitchens. And of course, he has $80,000 worth of computers.
Jennifer Aniston Owns Mansions Around LA
Actress Jennifer Aniston has had her hand in the Los Angeles real estate market for a while. One of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, Aniston has bought mansions as a single woman, as well as with her ex-husbands Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux.
Her Beverly Hills mansion, pictured above, features five bedrooms and a gym, which she listed for $42 million. Aniston is also in the process of selling her $22 million Bel Air home that she bought with Theroux. The home is also where they got married.
Alan Jackson's Lakefront Home in Tennessee
Country artist Alan Jackson purchased a 135-acre property in Franklin Tennessee with plans to build a custom home. Inspired by Tara in Gone With The Wind, Jackson designed the whopping 18,622-square-foot home with four bedroom suites and a nanny's quarters.
It took two years of construction before the house was ready to move in, in 1997. The house has a stunning view of the lake, and plenty of living and dining space for family and guests.
Meghan Markle's Private Life in Toronto
Before she became the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle lived in Toronto, Canada in a quaint home. The modest appearing home, sitting close to neighbors leads into a modern interior. Meghan rented the home from a couple while filming Suits in the city.
The house features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Meghan has since moved to England to be with her husband, Prince Harry, and the residence hit the market for $1.395 million.
Howard Hughes' Lake Tahoe Estate
Billionaire Howard Hughes lived a full life and acquired a great deal of wealth in doing so. One of the properties he bought was a gorgeous log cabin on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. The property is named "Summertide" and comes with its own private pier into the lake and 500 feet of shoreline.
The views are to die for, and 5.5 acres of property makes this house a true gem. It has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a four-car garage. The property was listed on the market for $19.5 million in 2017.
Tyra Banks' Real Estate in LA
It's hard to keep up with the property that Tyra Banks owns. That's because the model and TV host buys and sells properties quite often. Each house has a lot in common, as they're all large estates with contemporary design, located in Los Angeles.
Her latest purchase is a $6.99 million home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of LA. It has five bedrooms, a full bar and wine cellar, a gym to keep up her fitness and of course, a view to die for of both the Pacific Ocean and LA.
Chumlee's Las Vegas Mansion Had a Perfect View of the Strip
In July 2017, Chumlee’s Las Vegas mansion went on the market. Built in 1981, the home was in serious need of an upgrade when Chumlee purchased it in 2012. He quickly went to work renovating the property inside and out, turning it into a party-lover's paradise.
The 6,206 square-foot home boasts Brazilian countertops and floorings, Venetian plaster, custom cabinets, and a rooftop deck with an enviable view of the Strip. The home is perfect for entertaining as it has a luxurious four-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse on the property along with a 2,100 square foot RV garage. Rumor has it, the Pawn Stars star made sure a stripper pole was installed as soon as he moved in.
Michael Wolfe's Home Is Where Old Meets New
Michael Wolfe has made a living doing what he loves. For fans of American Pickers, you know that means exploring sleepy towns across the country to find forgotten gems from past eras. While some might call these relics trash, Wolfe has a knack for making the old lookgood as new, sometimes even better. So it's no surprise that Wolfe, his wife, and their daughter would live in a drool-worthy home full of unique antiques and other offbeat items.
Wolfe's home may not pack the same glitz and glamour as the other mansions on our list, but don't let that fool you. The Tennessee mansion is equipped with significant upgrades and state-of-the-art appliances among other creature comforts.
Rihanna's Home Base is in West Hollywood
Rihanna ran into a bit of bad luck in the housing department when she first moved to Los Angeles, including legal issues and stalkers, but the star is back on track with her new residence in West Hollywood.
Her new Mediterranean estate is private and secure, surrounded by land. She paid $6.8 million for the six-bedroom home that boasts 7,130 square feet. This estate is made for entertaining, which Rihanna loves to do, with a movie theater, infinity pool, spa, and lounge areas.
Mila Kunis Lives in 90210
Actress Mila Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher sold their individual properties to purchase a Beverly Hills home for $10.22 million. The home is big enough for the family a four, with over 7,000 square feet of living space. The contemporary style home has a pool and beautifully manicured backyard.
The exterior is painted a classic white with blue shutters and a huge porch for relaxing. The couple also purchased a beach home in the Santa Barbara area for $10 million.
Meryl Streep Has a Gorgeous Estate in Pasadena
East of Los Angeles, iconic actress Meryl Streep purchased a mid-century modern home in Pasadena for $3.6 million. It features a long driveway for privacy and 3,087 square feet of living space. The house sits on beautiful piece of land, with views of the San Gabriel mountains and the city of Pasadena.
A pool is tucked away in the backyard which gives the place an even more secret-getaway vibe. Unlike many actresses, Meryl has held onto the properties she's purchased with her husband Don Gummer. They also have two vacation homes in the northeast.
Miley Cyrus's Malibu House
With a net worth through the roof, artist Miley Cyrus has purchased a few multi-million dollar properties before turning 25. Her main estate appears to be her Malibu home, which she purchased for $2.5 million. The four bedroom, 1,383 square foot home sits in Ramirez Canyon and was designed in 1958.
The grounds feature a jacuzzi and gazebo, which is a far simpler place to keep-up, compared to the horse ranch she purchased and sold in the Hidden Hills. It's not clear whether or not she's married to fiance Liam Hemsworth, but he also owns a home down the street.
Alicia Keys' Lavish Living in Phoenix
Artist Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz listed their Phoenix home for sale after purchasing it in 2008 for $3.9 million. However, it appears they had a change of heart when they took it off the market. Swizz Beatz calls the home "a magical place" and we agree.
Sitting in the desert, the home has incredible views of buttes and boulders and a dreamy backyard. The high ceilings, 20-foot windows and glass waterfall are absolutely incredible. We can see why they chose to keep it!
Jerry Seinfeld Sold His Posh LA Home Pretty Quickly
Even comedian Jerry Seinfeld couldn't resist purchasing a piece of California. According to Forbes, the New Yorker bought his Los Angeles mansion in 1992 for $2.8 million. Within six years of buying it, he sold it to an executive producer on his show. Since he hardly spent any time actually at the mansion, it turned out to be a huge "waste of money" in Jerry's words.
Today when he's not on the road, Seinfeld spends most of his time in New York, at his home in East Hampton.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Getaway in Santa Barbara
When you work hard, you need a place to relax, and power couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi know this. That's why they purchased a 6,000 square foot mansion in Santa Babara. The incredible property boasts four bedrooms, gorgeous interior design, and incredible ocean views on an acre of land.
Everything about the home exudes luxury, with a contemporary chef's kitchen and large dining table overlooking the ocean. The couple purchased the home for $45 million, and while pricey, they earned definitely earned it!
Tucker Carlson's Gulf Coast Mansion
In 2022, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson bought a gorgeous mansion on the Gulf Coast of Florida in the upscale Boca Grande community of Gasparilla Island. Little is known about the property since it was not publicly listed.
What people can glean, though, is the property is located on a quarter-acre of property and is about 2,800 square feet with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Tiger Woods Owns Amazing Grounds
You may have seen pictures of professional golfer Tiger Woods' black escalade torn apart in front of his Florida home, but maybe you haven't seen it from this angle. The serene property on Jupiter Island is right on the water and of course, includes a private golf course spanning 3.5 acres.
The property stretches from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean. As one of the richest athletes of all time, Woods had plenty of money to spend on his home, for which he spent $40 million.
Snoop Dogg Lives On The Eastside Of LA
While Snoop Dogg has money to spend, he bought a mansion in the gated community of County Estates in Diamond Bar, California, for only $720,000. The four-bed, four-bath, and 4,000-square-foot home sits on 2.4 acres of land and is located in a cul de sac.
The suburban home also features a pool, spa, and, because he's Snoop Dogg, a private basketball court.
Hillary Clinton Lives Near Washington's Embassy Row
Hillary Clinton and her husband have lived in many places across the United States, one being in the iconic White House. Most recently, though, the two live in a brick home in Washington, D.C.
The house is near Washington's Embassy Row and sports six bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms. On top of that, the home has a whopping $2.85 million price tag attached to it!
Simone Biles's Beautiful Texas Home
Tied for the record as the most decorated Olympian in history, gymnast Simone Biles has accomplished a lot for her young age, including buying her own home! Biles purchased her gorgeous home North of Houston, Texas in July 2020, estimated to cost under $750,000.
Built in 2019, the home spans nearly 4,000 square feet with a brick exterior and modern interior complete with an open floor plan, tray ceilings, high-end appliances and quarter countertops in the kitchen. Her bathroom resembles a luxurious spa and her two French bulldogs even have their own washing station. It's rumored that her boyfriend, NFL player Jonathan Owens also lives with Simone in her stunning home.
Clint Eastwood Owns Many Properties in Monterey
An icon for his roles in Western films, Clint Eastwood prefers to live in a ranch-style home off-camera, too. Eastwood has developed an affinity for the Central coast of California, purchasing several homes in Monterey County.
Take a peek inside his Pebble Beach home featuring style and inspiration from a Spanish Farmhouse. The home is situated on 4.7 acres and is valued at $9.75 million.
Selena Gomez Gets Cozy in Studio City
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Artist Selena Gomez made her first big property purchase in her home state of Texas, but sold the grand mansion for $3 million in exchange for a residence in Los Angeles.
The young singer had a home in Calabasas for a short while, before settling on a 1951 single-story home in Studio City, which is much more quaint and classic compared to her previous homes that were more suited to entertain guests.
Rob Lowe Went Big
Actor Rob Lowe didn't compromise on anything when it came to his mansion near Santa Barbara. The property spans 20 bedrooms and features a Georgian-style home that brought Architectural Digest knocking at his door for a magazine spread.
His wife told the magazine, "The minute I drove onto this land, I said, ‘This is it!'" Lowe bought the home for $42 million and spent another $6 million on renovations to encompass the exact southern style the Virginia-native envisioned.
Eddie Murphy's Mega Mansion
Eddie Murphy built this huge mansion in Granite Bay, California with his ex-wife Nicole. The 10 bedroom house is absolutely insane and was used as a summer house for the family of five children.
The home is an incredible 11,000 square feet on 2.5 acres of land with views of Folsom Lake. There's also a guest house that is way bigger than most people's homes at 5,200 square feet. The property has a home theater, arcade, gym, swimming pool and huge outdoor kitchen. Murphy ended up selling the property for $6.1 million.
Petra Ecclestone Stunt Owns One of the Biggest Homes in LA
Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone Stunt owns an incredible estate in Bel Air, California that boasts 39,000 square feet. This makes it among the biggest homes in Los Angeles.
Petra is also a British model and purchased the house from Candy Spelling in 2011 for $85 million. She's now turned around and listed it on the market for $200 million if anyone can afford that.
Kate Hudson's Pacific Palisades Home
The prestigious neighborhood of the Pacific Palisades includes some well sought-after real estate. Located on the coast between Santa Monica and Malibu, the stretch of coastal cliffs is gorgeous.
So when Kate Hudson needed more space than her current Pacific Palisades home offered, she opted to purchase the house next door. The actress spent $5.3 million on the beautiful home that features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, as well as a pool and spa.
Will Smith Has Quite the Compound
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Actor Will Smith and his famous family aren't the reserved, quiet types and neither is their home. Located just outside of Los Angeles, the Smiths purchased their mansion for $20 million but is now valued at $42 million. The property is complete with basketball courts, tennis courts, a golf course, and a recording studio.
Even with all that, Will's son Jaden sought emancipation at the age of 15 and bought his own home, a $4 million property nearby in Hidden Hills.
Celine Dion Built Her Own Custom Waterpark
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Artist Celina Dion is another resident of the exclusive Jupiter Island in Florida. Dion's massive property competes with Tiger Woods, with 5.7 acres of beachfront and 9,825 square feet of livable space.
Dion has also built a custom waterpark on her property, complete with water slides, a lazy river, and two 50-meter Olympic swimming pools. The 8 bedroom home reportedly cost $65 million.
Christina Aguilera is Living the California Dream
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Pop artist Christina Aguilera loves to come home to a lavish home in Los Angeles. Where exactly, she's not sure. The artist has moved around quite a bit over the years! She purchased an incredible Hollywood Hills home for $3.7 million in 2001, which she fully renovated and designed. Of course it also included a recording studio.
Now she lives on a property in the gated community of Mulholland Estates, a mansion filled with marble and a giant kitchen, spanning 11,107 square feet. She lives across the street from Kendall Jenner.
Courteney Cox's Malibu Hideaway
If you're going to purchase a home in Los Angeles, Malibu is a great way to go. Courteney Cox knew this when she bought this beautiful house on the beach for an impressive $33 million. The modern style home features four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
For entertainment, she has a theatre, saltwater swimming pool, tennis court, and cottages for guests. It would be a hard place to leave!
Meg Ryan's BiCoastal Lifestyle
Meg Ryan bought this Bel Air home for $8 million in 2000. Her neighbors include Clint Eastwood and Nicholas Cage. The large estate spans 7,000 square feet with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It's also designed with a screening room and a gorgeous swimming pool.
The actress also keeps a residence in New York City. She sold her SoHo loft for $9.84 million in exchange for a new spot in the Tribeca neighborhood. No matter which coast she's on, Meg Ryan is set!
Nicole Kidman Owns a Mansion and a Farmhouse
Nicole Kidman owns quite a few properties. The Australian native owns a $4.8 million farmhouse Down Under, which she bought in 2008, as well as a $4.7 million Beverly Hills mansion, pictured above.
The modern style home offers five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a total of 3,977 square feet. We hear the master suite is to die for, full of chic design. If you're as busy as Kidman, with an international lifestyle, the luxury of the mansion and the open space of the Australian farmhouse sound like a perfect combination.
Reese Witherspoon Has Great Taste
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Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon is another Hollywood star who has bought her fair share of real estate in Southern California. She purchased a gorgeous estate in Ojai sitting on six acres of property.
She has since moved closer to LA and the beach, moving into new digs in Pacific Palisades. Her Instagram account has her fans swooning over her perfectly designed property that is chic and cozy at the same time.
Drew Barrymore Has a Bit of Bad Luck
A native of Los Angeles, actress Drew Barrymore has owned quite a few homes in the LA area. The home pictured above is Barrymore's "dream home", sitting on 1.5 acres with a gourmet kitchen and a gym. She bought it after her home with ex Tom Green caught fire in Beverly Hills.
Barrymore then bought a Montecito home with now ex-husband Will Kopelman, customized to their own personal style.The renovation took nearly three years, but they were elated with the end result.Sadly the couple has split and sold off that home too.
Jerry Seinfeld's Massive Home In the Hamptons
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New York native Jerry Seinfeld doesn't mess around when it comes to real estate. Just take a look at his mansion in East Hampton! The property sits on 12 acres and cost Seinfeld $32 million before remodeling. (Billy Joel was the previous owner.)
This massive property is simply their vacation home where they stay in the summer. We suppose that after living in the city for so many years, Seinfeld and his family need a place to spread out!
David and Victoria Beckham's Beverly Hills Mansion
Another celebrity couple to make Beverly Hills their home is the Beckhams. Their house spans 12,000 square feet with six bedrooms and ten bathrooms. The backyard is huge, sitting on 1.25 acres, complete with a large swimming pool and beautifully manicured lawn. However, there's talks of them selling it for something larger.
This is just one of the homes the famous couple owns. The Beckhams also have property in France, Dubai, and of course, the UK.
Taylor Swift's Beach-Side Rhode Island Home Is Beyond Dreamy
What do you do when you're one of the biggest pop stars in the world and have a net worth somewhere in the ballpark of $320 million? If you're Taylor Swift, you buy a drool-worthy mansion on the coast of Rhode Island
Taylor's 11,000 square-foot abode was built in 1930 and maintains much of its original charm, but with all of the modern creature comforts you could want. Located on the highest point in Watch Hill, her home has an impressive 700 feet of shoreline and enviable views of Little Narragansett Bay. With eight bedrooms, eight fireplaces and a large pool and deck area, T. Swift's place is the perfect getaway for her girl squad. We're still waiting for that invite.
Selena's Lone Star State Mansion
Selena Gomez may have sold this piece of Texas heaven for a slice of Los Angeles pie, but her former home is still worth mentioning thanks to its enviable features. The 10,000 resort-style home features fives bedrooms and six and a half baths, three fireplaces, a game room, and a home theater.
The home is truly an outdoor lovers paradise as it features 1.5 acres, a saltwater pool, a putting green, an outdoor kitchen, and both a tennis and basketball court. Gomez put the home on market in April 2018 at a listing price of $3 million.
Beyonce and Jay-Z Own an $88 Million Mansion In Bel-Air
Beyonce and Jay-Z have a history of scooping up impressive Westside real estate but they made their most extravagant purchase of all in 2017. The power couple purchased a newly built mansion on Cuesta Way in Bel-Air. The price tag? A cool $88 million.
So what does $88 million get you in Southern California? For the Carters, it's 30,000 square feet, a spa and wellness facility, a media room, and four outdoor swimming pools. Oh, and the windows are bulletproof.
Kim and Kanye Spent $20 Million Just on Renovations
Spending $20 million on a house is insane — but $20 million for just the renovations? That's beyond. When you realize the homeowners are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, it all starts making sense.
The couple purchased the mansion back in 2017 but spent over a year bringing the home up to their standards. The 15,000 square-foot home is anything but humble and sits on three acres with vineyards and multiple pools. It seems Kimye's hard work had paid off too — a recent appraisal put the home at an impressive $60 million.
Dick Van Dyke's Impressive Malibu Pad
Dick Van Dyke has had an impressive career spanning more than seven decades — and he's got the luxury real estate to prove it. The actor and entertainer owns this enviable in the Encino area, which sits on more than an acre.
With over 12,000 square feet inside, Van Dyke's home boasts a library and impressive wine cellar stocked with rare (and pricey) buttons of the best vino around. Want to get some time in the sun? Not a problem. The house also includes a saltwater pool and a full-sized tennis court.
Katy Perry Got In a Legal Battle With a Nun When She Tried to Buy a Convent
Leave it to Katy Perry to get in a bizarre legal battle like this one. The saga started in 2015 when Perry tried to purchase a Medieval-Spanish-Gothic-Tudor estate. The estate had been sold by the sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Dana Hollister, a restaurateur, who then tried to sell it to Perry.
The nuns were not OK with Perry buying the estate, which includes 30,000 square feet of living space, a pool, a tower, and an adjoining prayer house all for an asking price of $15 million. Perry took the battle to court where things only got weirder. Tragically, while in court, Sister Catherine Rose Holzman collapsed and died. Before her death, Holzman said in an interview that, "Katy Perry represents everything we don't believe in" and "It would be a sin to sell to her."
Ryan Lewis' Enviable View In the Pacific Northwest
Ryan Lewis made it big when he joined Macklemore and released hits like "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us." The DJ seems to keep his personal life relatively quiet, but he did cause quite the stir when he purchased this insanely gorgeous home outside of Seattle.
The Pacific Northwest home was purchased for $3.3 million in 2014. Lewis did extensive remodeling on this house, adding lion statues, gold-leaf ceilings, and taxidermy throughout. The most impressive feature of the home, however, is its enviable view of the ocean.