Celebs are always making the news. Celebrity relationships, breakups, and scandals are sometimes all anyone can talk about. They make major news when they party hard all night long or wear a scandalous outfit to an awards show. However, celebs that enjoy spending their money will always steal the spotlight. They make headlines with their expensive purchases, especially their homes. In fact, many Hollywood stars are known for purchasing an extravagant and lavish mansion. These mansions aren’t just ordinary mansions. They have special features that the average person could only dream of having in his/her home.
Celebrity homes are sometimes on the market for years before they’re purchased and often not at the original asking price. Many of these homes are built in beautiful locations with views that are worth the purchase. In the last few months, several world-famous celebs have sold their enormous homes and became even wealthier. Additionally, several famous stars are looking to sell their home in the coming year. Here is a look at 20 Celebrities Selling Their Huge Homes (And What Comes With Their Price Tag).
20 Johnny Depp – For Sale (Asking Price: $2.9 Million)
Critically-acclaimed actor Johnny Depp has starred in cult classics, big-budget blockbusters, and Oscar-worthy films. All of his fame and fortune helped him purchase an awe-inspiring mansion. The 5,944-square-foot home is located in Lexington, Kentucky.
He first bought the farmhouse in 1995 for $950,000 but sold it in 2001 for $1 million.
He bought it back in 2005 for $2 million. The impressive 40-acre property features two horse barns, a gourmet kitchen, a pool, and sun room. The house first hit the market in December of 2016 at an asking price of $2.9 million. After failing to find a buyer, the house went up for auction in 2017. Depp deemed the highest bid of $1.4 million to be too low and rejected the offer. The house is back on the market at its original asking price.
19 Emily Blunt & John Krasinski – For Sale (Home Was Barely Lived In)
In 2016, Hollywood stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski purchased their dream home for $6 million. Due to both stars’ hectic schedules, the world-famous entertainers were spending very little time in their home.
The 5,200-square-foot townhouse is on the market for $8 million.
The townhouse is described as “a French Renaissance Revival” and was built in 1909. The home includes seven bedrooms, stained-glass windows, and heated floors. The couple clearly wants to stay in their Brooklyn dream home but are so busy they aren’t able to enjoy it. Krasinski said, “We’ve been nomads for a while now, but that’s the nature of the business.” He went on to say, “The house is so special—someone who can spend every night there should have it.”
18 Celine Dion – Sold (Estate Included A Waterpark)
Celine Dion is an iconic recording artist that has released a plethora of chart-topping singles.
She lived in a lavish and grand estate that took her several years to sell.
Celine and husband René Angélil purchased a 5-acre lot for $7 million in Florida. Construction on the 20,000-square-foot home began in 2010. The house sits on 400 feet of a private beach and waterfront. However, it also included a waterpark in the backyard. The waterpark features two water slides, a Treehouse, a lazy river, water canons, and two swimming pools. If that wasn’t enough, it also includes a tennis court and golf simulator. The house first went up for sale in 2013 at $72 million. After René’s death, Celine was finally able to sell the home in 2017 for $38.5 million.
17 Tom Cruise – Off The Market (Didn't Want To Lower The Asking Price Of $59 Million)
Tom Cruise is one of the biggest actors in the world so it makes sense for him to own one of the biggest celebrity homes. Cruise spent years designing the mansion, which was completed in 1994. The 10,000-square-foot home is located near the city of Telluride, Colorado. The gated estate includes a four-bedroom main house and a three-bedroom guesthouse.
The property also features a basketball court, a private trail system, a tennis court, and an ice hockey rink.
The house first went on the market in 2014 at an asking price of $59 million. However, he couldn’t find a buyer for the house and wouldn’t lower the price. He took the house off the market after two years, although there is a chance that it’ll go back on.
16 Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie – $55 Million Vacation Rental
Everyone assumed that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were the one couple that would be together forever. However, they shocked the world in 2016 when they announced their divorce. The couple shared several massive properties all over the world. They rented a summer vacation home in Long Island, and despite being rented, it was a massive mansion that spread over 47 acres. It was known as the Sassafras and the family began renting the home in 2009. The main house features eight bedrooms and a spectacular entrance.
The property also includes a barbershop, a spa, and a fallout shelter.
Additionally, the house featured a pier and a waterfront cabana with a full kitchen. Their divorce was finalized in 2017, and all matters with the properties were settled. The incredible mansion is back on the market for $55 million.
15 Bruce Willis - Sold (One Week After Going On The Market)
World-famous movie star Bruce Wills owns several properties all over the world. He decided to sell his Central Park West duplex because he has been spending most of his time at his 8,000-square-foot mansion in Bedford Hills.
He bought the apartment for $17 million in 2015.
The 6,000-square-foot house went on the market at an asking price of $17.75 million. The home includes a media room, a spa-like bathroom, and a phenomenal view of Central Park. The house was sold one week after going on the market in early 2018. Willis has spent most of his life in the city and is sad to go. He said, “I’ll always be an Upper West Side guy. I’ve been living up here on and off since the ‘70s.”
14 Ken Jeong – Sold (For $2.5 Million)
Ken Jeong is best known for his roles in Community, The Hangover, and Dr. Ken. He has quickly made an impact in the television and film community. He is also making that same impact in the housing market. In 2015, he purchased a 6,700-square-foot home in Calabasas, California for $3.95 million. The beautiful home includes just about every feature that a big star like Jeong requires. The Tudor-style home includes a temperature-controlled wine cellar that can hold up to 3,000 bottles.
It also includes a gym, four bedrooms, and a private balcony.
To top it off, the home includes a modern chef’s kitchen, his-and-hers closets, and a private screening room. He recently sold the home in December of 2017 for $2.5 million.
13 Mel Gibson – For Sale (Asking Price: $17.5 Million)
Academy Award-winning actor Mel Gibson has starred in classic movies, directed unforgettable epics, and stirred up a great deal of controversy. Now, the famous actor is looking to unload his spectacular Malibu mansion. He purchased the 5.5-acre Malibu property in 2008 for $11.5 million.
The compound includes a 5-bedroom main house, a guesthouse, and a gym and pool house.
The home doesn’t include any wild perks like a tennis court or basketball court. However, the purchase of the house also includes access to the exclusive La Casta Beach and Tennis Club. Memberships usually go for around $100,000. Gibson is looking to sell the beautiful residence and recently put it on the market. The 6,578-square-foot house is listed at an asking price of $17.5 million.
12 Seth Myers – For Sale (Asking Price: $4.5 Million)
Seth Meyers is best known as the host of the late night talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has been hosting the show since 2014. He was formally the head writer of the groundbreaking sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Recently, Meyers put his New York West Village condo up for sale. He purchased the 994-square-foot home in 2013 for roughly $3.5 million. It’s a modest two-bedroom apartment with an incredible view of the city.
Over the last several years, he has renovated and updated the home, including upgrading the kitchen, bathrooms, and reframing the fireplace.
The condo might not be as glamorous as some other homes but it’s still a very impressive residence. The condo is currently up for sale at an asking price of $4.5 million.
11 Matt Lauer – For Sale (Has Been Attempting To Sell For Several Years)
Matt Lauer is the former host of The Today Show who was fired in 2017 over allegations of inappropriate behavior. He has been attempting to sell his Long Island home for several years. The 8,000-square-foot home is located in Sag Harbor.
The 25-acre mansion first went on sale in 2016 for a price of $18 million.
Lauer lowered the asking price of the estate to $14.9 million. After the allegations broke, it was reported that Lauer had been spending a majority of his time at the Hamptons home with his family. The house features a 70-by-20-foot heated pool, a tennis court, and a pool cabana with a wet bar. It also includes a kitchen with a special-edition chandelier and a dining room with hand-painted wallpaper.
10 Louis Tomlinson – For Sale (Property Includes Japanese-Style Tea House)
Louis Tomlinson first became a worldwide star as a member of the boy band One Direction. He is now embarking on a solo career with his first album set to debut in 2018. In the meantime, he is trying to sell his extravagant mansion and just put it up on the market.
The 4.69-acre property is located in Calabasas, California, and the asking price is £9,895,000 million.
He purchased the 9,659-square-foot home in 2015 for £7.1 million. The house includes an outdoor living room with built-in barbecue, a waterfall, and swimming pool. Additionally, the massive compound includes a fitness center, a large library, and a personal screening room. Just for fun, the house also features a Japanese-style tea house and a games room. If anyone is looking to buy a new home, Tomlinson has one that you might like.
9 Jennifer Lopez – For Sale (Top Two Floors Of The Whitman Mansion)
Jennifer Lopez has done it all, from dancing to acting to singing. She is known for being in several high-profile relationships that are always headline news. In 2017, she started dating former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez and created a lot of buzz when they went house shopping. The buzz was even louder when J-Lo put her extravagant penthouse for sale.
The 6,540-square-foot New York City apartment is on the market for $26.95 million.
The penthouse is on the top two floors of the Whitman Mansion, a boutique building built in 1924. The penthouse features a 600-square-foot media room, which leads to a huge terrace. It also includes a fitted dressing room, glass-fronted wine storage fridges, and a snack bar. Additionally, one of her neighbors is Chelsea Clinton.
8 Kevin Jonas – For Sale (Asking Price: $2.5 Million)
Kevin Jonas achieved worldwide fame as member of the boy band The Jonas Brothers. Kevin and his brothers became teen idols and very wealthy in the process. After years of wild success, Kevin finally started to build his ultimate dream home.
Kevin had a 7,000-square-foot mansion built by his company, Jonas/Werner Fine Custom Homes.
The house sits on two acres at the end of a cul-de-sac. It includes a waterfall and a salt-water pool. It features a custom-built play area, a gym, and large rec room. The first floor includes a gourmet kitchen, dining room, and billiards room. The Montville Mansion first went up for sale in early 2017 but was taken down by the fall. However, it’s back up for sale at an asking price of $2.5 million.
7 Miley Cyrus – Sold (For A Reported $5 Million)
Miley Cyrus went from being an innocent Disney star to a provocative and sensual celeb to one of the biggest stars in the world. She also owns an impressive portfolio of incredible homes. Recently, she sold her extravagant 5-acre equestrian estate. She bought the home roughly three years ago for $5 million. The home has all the equestrian essentials, such as a 10-stall barn, several fenced padlocks, and a riding ring. The gated residence features a 5-bedroom home with a pool, spa, and wet bar with a 1,000-bottle wine cellar. It also includes an outdoor fireplace with built-in barbecue. Additionally, the property features a small hillside vineyard, as well as vegetable and citrus gardens. She reportedly sold the incredible home at an asking price of $5 million.
6 50 Cent – For Sale (Lowered His Asking Price T0 $5 Million)
In 2003, 50 Cent became one of the biggest stars in the world. He purchased a $4.1-million home in Farmington, Connecticut. The 50,000-square-foot home was previously owned by boxing legend Mike Tyson. 50 put $10 million into renovations and upgraded the gym, racquetball courts, and nightclub by adding dancer poles.
The house also includes a helicopter pad and a casino.
50 suffered numerous financial issues and setbacks. In 2015, he put the house up for sale for $18.5 million. After he filed for bankruptcy, he lowered the price to $8.5 million. Rumors circulated that he finally sold the home and that it was going to be converted into an assisted living facility for the elderly, but that was proven to be false. The mansion is still up for sale but now at a price of $5 million.
5 Ellen Pompeo – Unique Design For Sale
Ellen Pompeo is best known for her role as Dr. Meredith Grey on the immensely popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Currently, Pompeo is the highest-paid actresses on television. In December of 2017, she sold her Hollywood Hills home for $2.08 million. Recently, she put her Sag Harbor Hamptons home up for sale as well.
She purchased the 8.3-acre property for $925,000 in 2011. The 2,400-square-foot home is now on the market for a listing of $3.8 million.
The home includes two wood burning fireplaces, a media room, and a gunite swimming pool. She did a great deal of renovations to the home and said, “I was looking to do something modern and hip and young, and I wanted to do something you don’t see out there—I wanted to do something different.”
4 Michael Jordan – For Sale (Asking Price: $14.5 Million)
Michael Jordan is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA. On the court, there truly is nothing he can’t do. However, off the court, it turns out that he can’t sell his house no matter how hard he tries.
Jordan has put the 56,000-square-foot estate on the market for several years.
It first went up in 2012 at a price of $29 million. The extravagant and personalized home is built to his specifications. The large front gates include Jordan’s jersey number, 23. The home is located in a suburb of Chicago. It obviously includes a full-size basketball court. It also features a tennis court, world-class gym, putting green, and reflecting pool. The house is still up for sale at a price of $14.5 million.
3 Petra Ecclestone – For Sale ($200 Million)
Legendary television producer Aaron Spelling built the 56,000-square-foot home, The Manor, in 1988.
The jaw-dropping mansion is one of the largest properties in California.
The spectacular home includes a barbershop, doll museum, a swimming pool, and a koi pond. Additionally, the compound features many items that the average person could only dream of, such as a nightclub, an aquarium, and an indoor skating rink. It also has a room for storing silver, a room for cutting flowers, and several gift-wrapping rooms. In 2011, socialite Petra Ecclestone purchased The Manor for $85 million. She did some renovations, and removed old chandeliers and fireplaces. She upgraded the home and was soon looking to sell it. In 2016, the house went on the market at an asking price of $200 million.
2 Johnny Depp – For Sale (Has Struggled To Sell Since 2015)
Johnny Depp owns several gorgeous homes all over the world. Recently, he’s been trying to unload a few incredible properties. In 2015, he put his 10,000-square-foot mansion located in Plan De La Tour, France up for sale.
The home is more like a small village including several other structures.
He purchased the 37-acre estate in 2001 and did $10 million worth of renovations. Several of the structures were built in the 1800’s. The property includes a former church now converted into a unique guesthouse. Additionally, the property includes an art studio, swimming pool, and a private restaurant, Café Marcheline. Depp has struggled to sell the house since going on the market in 2015. It was taken down and re-listed at a higher price of $63 million.
1 Katy Perry – For Sale (Asking Price: $9.5 Million)
Katy Perry is one of the most recognizable and famous recording artists in the world. She is known for her unique and eccentric fashion sense. That same original style is also reflective in her awe-inspiring home. Recently, the chart-topping superstar put her house on the market. The incredible residence is located in the Hollywood Hills. The asking price for the 7,416-square-foot home is $9.5 million.
The house was built in 1954 and consists of four different buildings. There is the main house, a guesthouse, a security guardhouse, and a fitness building.
The main house is where Perry entertains her guests and spends most of her time. The impressive home also includes a spouting fountain, a swimming pool, and a cabana with spa bath. Two acres of the property are surrounded by gardens featuring fruit trees.