This Year in Celebrity Real Estate

December 20, 2017

The lifestyles of the rich and famous are always fun to check it on.  There were plenty of big moves in 2017.  Let’s take a look at a few of some of the big name stars that bought and sold luxurious properties last year.


Kristen Wiig lands Pasadena’s Case Study House No. 10 for about $3 million

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Former SNL star and Ghostbusters actress Kristen Wiig scored this awesome modern home in LA. The floor plan is so wide open, you could park several cars in the living room. The outdoor bar and patio area is perfect for entertaining and the pool really puts a cherry on top of this amazing contemporary home.

Adam Levine puts another L.A.-area home up for sale at $15.9 million

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The Voice star Adam Levine listed this amazing LA home in November. The living area show above could easily be used as a department store floor, due to its massive openness.  The master suite has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pool and a breathtaking view of Beverly Hills. Plus, it’s got a super-cool blue theater room for watching America’s Got Talent. Just kidding, Adam!


Hockey great Wayne Gretzky scores a sale in Westlake Village

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If you like classic decor, The Great One’s home in Westlake Village would be right up your alley. He unloaded it for $3.4 million in early December. The new homeowners will enjoy a double-island kitchen, an absolutely gorgeous pool and surprisingly, no ice skating rink.

Simon Cowell buys an ocean-view compound in Malibu for $24 million

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Apparently, Simon Cowell gave this amazing Malibu compound a yes earlier this month. It has lots of marble, a stunning ocean view and one of the coolest master bathrooms we’ve seen in a while. This is a quintessential Hollywood mansion, evident especially in the outdoor living area. The pool, seating areas and views are truly remarkable.

Turns Out Prince Purchased the Purple Rain House

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After his unfortunate passing last year, news came out that Prince had actually purchased the home from the film Purple Rain. According to Curbed, Prince bought the home just a few years before his death. It’s no Hollywood mansion, but it was apparently a sentimental choice for Prince. The Minneapolis home was listed for just $110,000 in July of 2015.


Ellen DeGeneres puts house up for sale at $45 million

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This 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom retreat in Santa Barbara was owned by talk show host and professional dancer Ellen DeGeneres.  It’s got modern amenities and old world details all over, including a pavillion designed to look like a 17th century Tuscan Villa. Pretty amazing place, and it’ll only set you back $45 million!


Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s private paradise in the Bahamas

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Faith and Tim bought the property where their new paradise is located back in 2003, but didn’t finish the updates until earlier this year. Curbed calls it “indoor-outdoor living at its best” and we agree. The home was featured in Architectural Digest, showing off the stunning living spaces that flow beautifully from indoors to outdoors with incredible ocean views.


‘Modern Family’ star Ty Burrell selling Culver City condo for $1.4M

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Our favorite TV Realtor, Ty Burrell sold another one! This time it was his own $1.4 million penthouse in Culver City, California. We’re assuming he used an actual realtor for the sale instead of just winging it from what’s learned playing one on TV!


Kevin Costner selling coastal slice of paradise for $60M

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Ever wonder what 10 acres on the California Coastline goes for? How about when it’s owned by Kevin Costner? Well, if you guessed $60 Million, you’d be right! According to Page Six, the actor once considered building a home on the land, but has since decided to put it on the market.  Next time he’s at Wonders of Wildlife, you can tell him you bought his land!


Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson sell side-by-side mansions for $17.5M

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America’s dad, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson recently sold side-by-side mansions in California for a cool $17.5 million.  One of the homes is a Spanish Villa that dates back to 1933 and it’s beautiful! The other is 1950s English Cottage-style home and it’s also pretty amazing. For the price tag, it better be!


Marilyn Monroe’s LA hacienda sells for $7.25 million

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According to Page Six, this is the only home Marilyn Monroe ever owned and it was the site of her apparent overdose back in 1962. She originally paid just $80,000 for the home, which sold most recently for over $7 million!


Robert Downey Jr. buys Malibu mansion almost as cool as Iron Man’s

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Tony Stark’s home in the Iron Man trilogy doesn’t actually exist. It was digitally created by the filmmakers, so RDJ bought one that really does exist that is strikingly similar to the on screen mansion. It’s not quite as grand as the fictional home of Stark, but it’s a sight to behold nonetheless.  It’s got a really great view with a deck looking over the ocean and a really cool pool! Only one photo of the interior is available, but it’s a great shot of the kitchen!


Dean Martin’s remodeled estate on sale for $27.95M

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This place is so cool! Of course it is. It was once owned by Dean Martin! The previous owner wanted to maintain the aura of the Rat Pack’s heyday while making updates to attract buyers in the current market and we have to say, they nailed it! The modern style is highlighted by state-of-the-art amenities at every turn. It’s a masterpiece inside and out. Check it out!




Lena Headey selling Sherman Oaks home for $1.9M

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Queen Cersei sold her castle recently in Sherman Oaks, California. It sold for $1.9 million in July to a lucky buyer who will enjoy some really cool features. The outdoor living area is absolutely amazing. It has a large pool lined with trees to create a private area to enjoy the warm evenings in the area. The interior looks like its been taken straight from the pages of Dwell magazine. It’s expertly staged and has so many great features built in!



Jay-Z and Beyoncé buy $26M Hamptons mansion

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Beyonce and Jay-Z are more than just recording artists and business people, they’re also real estate moguls. Every year, they’re in the news for buying or selling massive estates all over the country. Last year, the couple famously purchased a $135 million Bel Air mansion that is absolutely mesmerizing.  This year it was a $26 million Hampton’s estate. You name it, this place has it. Unbelievable place!


Tom Petty’s lakeside villa put up for sale

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Fans of Rock music mourned earlier this year when the legendary songwriter Tom Petty passed away. He was a prolific performer and wrote so many hit songs that have been part of a soundtrack to American life. After his passing, his famous retreat in Thousand Oaks, California hit the market. It has previously been home to other musical legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby. The home is the stuff of dreams. You’ve really got to take a look!


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