Celebrities are known for owning the most impressive and expensive homes in the world. Years of hard work finally pay off and they reward themselves with things they’ve always wanted. Most often, they first purchase a brand new home or an expensive car. It’s not uncommon for celebs to go all out for their home and buy something they couldn’t have even imagined in their wildest dreams. In fact, most celebs don’t own a home but actually own an out-of-this-world mansion. These mansions cost more than the average person spends in his/her whole life.
These extravagant mansions include features that the average home doesn’t include. The added features aren’t normal things like an extra room or extended driveway. These are luxury items that are usually for entertainment purposes. The mansions include everything these celebs dreamed of having one day. They can finally afford to splurge on the one ridiculous feature they were told was impossible. Here is a look at Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's Moat and 19 Celeb Homes With Outrageous Features In Their Huge Homes.
20 Oprah Winfrey – Horse Farm (Didn't Come With The Horses, But That Wasn't A Problem)
Oprah Winfrey became a household name after hosting the beloved talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is one of the richest people in the world. In 2016,
she added another gorgeous home to her long list of properties. She purchased a 23-acre farmhouse, Seamair Farm, not too far from her home known as “The Promised Land.”
The farm is located in Montecito, California and cost the entrepreneur $28.85 million. It includes fruit orchards, a fishpond, and two private wells. It has a vast green lawn and swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. 44 acres of the land is being kept for preservation and remains untouched. However, the true highlight of the house is the fact that it’s a horse farm. It didn’t come with horses but she’s done a great job dealing with that.
19 Aaron Spelling – Indoor Skating Rink
Aaron Spelling is one of the greatest TV producers of all time. It’s only fitting that he lived in one of the most spectacular homes ever made.
The 56,000-square-foot home, The Manor, is the largest in California and cost $12 million to build in 1988.
The incredible home features 123 rooms, which includes 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, gift-wrapping rooms, a room to store silver, and a room for cutting flowers. It also features a nightclub, doll museum, barbershop, beauty salon, and spa. Outside is a stunning swimming pool, tennis court, koi pond, and an aquarium. It might seem hard to top all of that but Spelling managed to do that by including an impressive indoor skating rink. The current owner, Petra Stunt, put the house up for sale at an asking price of $200 million.
18 Richard Branson – Necker Island (Available For Rent... For $78,000/Day)
Some celebs achieve a level of fame that allows them to purchase their dream home. They work their entire careers to buy the most extravagant home possible. However, business magnate Sir Richard Branson dreamed of one day owning his very own private island. Branson purchased the 74-acre Necker Island in 1978 when he was 28. He spent the next three years and $10 million to turn the island into a resort and home for himself. The main house is a 10-bedroom Balinese-style villa. Some of the world’s most famous faces have visited the island, including former President Barack Obama himself.
Individual rooms start at $4,280 a night, and the whole island costs $78,000 a day to rent.
It includes two beaches, tennis courts, private pools, a personal chef, and 100 staff members.
17 Markus Persson – Candy Wall (With About $200,000 Worth Of Candy)
Markus “Notch” Persson is best known for creating the popular video game Minecraft. He launched the game in 2011, and it has made him a very wealthy man.
In 2014, he purchased a 23,000-square-foot furnished home for $70 million.
It includes an infinity pool, a 16-car garage, and a wine cellar stocked with bottles of Dom Perignon. He wasted no time in throwing lavish and wild parties attended by the world’s most famous stars. The house also includes a living room set made by Bentley at a cost of $500,000. However, the most impressive and crucial aspect of the house is the giant wall of candy. It costs $200,000 to stock the wall of the 25 different kinds of candy. It also includes statues of the M&M’s characters.
16 Billy Joel – Its Own Pier
Rock icon Billy Joel is one of the bestselling solo artists of all time. He continues to tour to this very day selling out stadiums all over the world. He has also owned several mansions that are as impressive as his long-running career. One of his most memorable homes was a waterfront mansion in Miami Beach. The 8,881-square-foot home is like a tiny island. It features a gourmet kitchen, seven bedrooms, and a wine cellar. That probably doesn’t seem like a lot until you include the rest of the house.
The stellar home sits on 165 feet of waterfront and includes its very own pier.
Joel purchased the home in 2006 for $13.5 million and struggled to sell the house for several years. He eventually sold the home in 2015 for $13.75 million.
15 Hugh Hefner – Secret Door/Waterfall
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner was known for his groundbreaking magazine and throwing lavish parties at his world-famous home, The Playboy Mansion. The mansion was originally built in 1927, and Hefner would purchase the property in 1971. The 21,987-square-foot house is located in California and includes just every possible feature. It includes three zoos, a pet cemetery, tennis court, gym, and a sauna. The game room is a separate building and has pinball machines, a jukebox, and arcade games.
The mansion has many outrageous features but two seem to stick out the most.
The property includes a waterfall next to the swimming pool. Also, since the house was built in the late 20’s, it includes a wine cellar with a Prohibition-era secret door. The house was sold in 2016, although Hefner lived there until his death.
14 Tiger Woods – Golf Course (Because He Likes To Take His Work Home)
Pro golfer Tiger Woods is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He was once one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. In the last several years, he’s been caught up in several scandals and a messy divorce. Now that he’s single, he decided to upgrade his incredible home in Jupiter, Florida that stretches across 10 acres.
The $54.5 million home includes a gym, several pools, an oxygen tank, and a tennis court. It also features a pier and a yacht named Privacy.
However, like any workaholic, he likes to take his work home. The impressive property also includes a large golf course for him to practice. He installed a wedge range, four greens, and a wide range of turfs to get the real feel for the game during practice.
13 Prince – Recording Studio (Now A Museum)
The iconic Prince was known for his incredible talent, eccentric style, and unique personality. He’s considered as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. Prince lived in the lavish mansion, Paisley Park, which was built in 1988. The 65,000-square-foot home is located in Minneapolis.
The home features a relaxing music room, office space, and private quarters.
The second floor includes a vault that contains a stockpile of Prince’s master recordings and unreleased music. It also features a nightclub that holds 1000 people. However, the main purpose of the house was to create and work on music. The first floor of the mansion includes recording studios, production spaces, a rehearsal hall, and a sound stage. After Prince’s death, Paisley Park was converted into a public museum and memorial for him.
12 Nicolas Cage – Mini-Train
There was a time when Nicolas Cage was one of the highest-paid actors in the world. He soon started to develop a reputation for recklessly spending his money. He has owned several properties all over the world, including castles, an island, and even a haunted mansion. So, nobody was really surprised when he bought a lavish home in Bel-Air. The 11,817-square-foot mansion walls are filled with framed comic books.
A real estate agent described the house as a “frat house bordello.”
It also featured an Olympic-sized pool and home theater. The highlight of the house was the trains that run throughout the home. Several rooms in the house included a mini model train set on raised tracks and a central tower. In 2010, he lost the house to a foreclosing lender due to financial issues.
11 Michael Jackson – Amusement Park And Zoo
Michael Jackson is widely regarded as both the greatest artist of all time and the most controversial. In 1988, Jackson purchased a 3,000-acre ranch in Santa Barbara. He named the mansion the Neverland Ranch after the fictional faraway place from the Peter Pan story. The property already included a four-acre lake and five-foot waterfall.
Jackson upgraded the property and added an amusement park, which included a roller coaster, a Ferris wheel, and bumper cars.
The amusement park included two railroads and two steam locatives named Katherine and C.P. Huntington. Additionally, the property included a petting zoo as well. In 2003, he was charged with multiple counts of molesting a minor, and the ranch was raided and thoroughly searched. Jackson was acquitted but felt he could no longer live in the residence and sold it prior to his death.
10 Oprah Winfrey – Man-Made Lake (Among Other Things...)
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey owns many homes all over the world. Each home has its own style but is reflective of Oprah’s personality. One of her most famous mansions is the 23,000-square-foot home in California, which is known as “The Promised Land.” She hired designer Rose Tarlow to give the house more of an Oprah feel to it. The impressive home features a gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, and 10 fireplaces.
It also includes a tea house, orchards, ponds, a basketball court, and indoor and outdoor theaters.
However, the most impressive feature is the large man-made lake on the property that is stocked with fish. Most homes don’t include a massive lake and that includes other millionaires. However, Oprah is clearly in a league of her own.
9 Jay-Z And Beyoncé – Helipad (Because They Obviously Have Their Own Helicopter)
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are considered one of the richest and most influential celebrity couples. They’re known for keeping a low profile and trying to keep their family out of the spotlight. However, they never keep a low profile with their spectacular and stunning homes. In August of 2017, they purchased a 30,000-square-foot mansion in Bel-Air for $120 million. The home includes four different pools including a rooftop pool. However, there are two distinctive features that are not seen in the average household. There is a rooftop helipad for their private helicopter. Additionally, the windows are all bulletproof. Roughly a month later, they purchased a summer home in the Hamptons. They bought that waterfront estate for $26 million.
8 Jerry Seinfeld – Baseball Field
Stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld is best known for co-creating and starring in the groundbreaking sitcom Seinfeld. He has made millions of dollars from the series and has put it all to good use. Jerry is known for being a passionate baseball fan and avid car collector.
His $32-million mansion in the Hamptons is designed with his hobbies in mind.
He purchased this beautiful home from rock star Billy Joel and quickly made it his own. Most houses include a garage but Jerry needs a massive 22-car garage to fit some of his most valuable cars. He also owns a garage in the city for the rest of his beloved vehicles. The house also contains a dressing room, playroom, and two pools. However, the most outrageous feature is the baseball diamond in the backyard.
7 Bill Gates – Underwater Music System
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ 66,000-square-foot home is more like a tiny planet. Its name, Xanadu 2.0, is in tribute to the home of fictional character Charles Foster Kane from Citizen Kane. The home is located in Washington and
took Gates roughly seven years and a fortune to build.
It includes a trampoline room, a 2,100-square-foot dome-shaped library, several parking garages, and a massive reception hall. It is an earth-sheltered house and is built into the natural surroundings. This regulates the temperature in the house and surrounding buildings. However, there is one more outrageous feature that takes the cake. A separate building contains a 60-foot pool, which features an underwater music system and the ability to swim under a glass wall to reach the outside terrace.
6 50 Cent – Casino
At one time, 50 Cent was one of the wealthiest rappers in the world. He took the opportunity to buy a ridiculously expensive house and added even more outrageous features. In 2003, he purchased the former home of boxing legend Mike Tyson for $4.1 million. The home included an indoor pool, nightclub, and a basketball court. 50 spent roughly $10 million on renovations.
He installed a helicopter pad, a private cinema, and upgraded the nightclub.
He also renovated the already impressive gym, racquetball courts, and swimming pool. Despite all of that, the most outrageous part of the house is the private casino. He struggled to sell the house for several years and it’s still on the market, but the price was dropped drastically from $18.5 million to $5 million.
5 Tom Brady And Gisele Bündchen – Mansion With A Moat
New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen are one of the richest couples in the world. They’ve owned numerous properties all over the world with each one more impressive than the last. They once owned an 18,298-square-foot home in California, although it was more like a castle than a home.
The gorgeous eco-friendly mansion included a yoga studio, a wine cellar, a library, and a gourmet kitchen.
However, its most outrageous feature was a massive moat that surrounded the mansion and included koi fish. In 2014, they sold the home to Dr. Dre for $40 million and purchased a custom-designed compound in Massachusetts. The $4.5-million house doesn’t have a moat but includes an extravagant kitchen, a sun room, wine storage, and an impressive gym.
4 Celine Dion – Waterpark (Including A Lazy River)
International recording artist Celine Dion has sold over 200 million records and certainly has more than enough wealth to create the ultimate dream home, which is exactly what she did. In 2008, she purchased a five-acre lot in Florida for $7 million with construction beginning in 2010. The 20,000-square-foot home included all the basic requirements, such as a golf simulator, 13 bedrooms, and a tennis court.
The house sits on 400-feet of a private white sand beach and waterfront.
However, the highlight of the house is the incredible waterpark. The spectacular pool system uses 500,000 gallons of water and features two swimming pools, a lazy river, water cannons, a tree house, and two water slides. After her husband, René Angélil, passed away, she sold the house for $38.5 million in 2017.
3 Will Smith And Jada Pinkett-Smith - Their Own Zip Code
World-famous actor Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith live with their two children, Willow and Jaden, on a property so large it’s as if they live in a tiny city. Will and Jada are two of the wealthiest and most recognizable stars in the world. According to Will, when building their home,
the intention was to “create an infinite cycle that represented what Jada and I had hoped for our love.”
The 25,000-square-foot mansion is located in Calabasas, California. The incredible home features a recording studio and meditation room. It also includes a tennis court, three golf holes, and a basketball court. Additionally, the property has a large pasture and lake. The most unique feature is the fact that the property is so massive that it has its own zip code.
2 Oprah Winfrey – Wine Mine
Oprah Winfrey has done it all from having her own talk show to winning an Oscar to launching her own network. It comes as no surprise that she can afford multiple homes all over America. In 2015, she purchased a $14-million ski mansion in Colorado. The 8,706-square-foot home includes a sauna, 5 bedrooms, and all of the skiing necessities. However, the highlight of the residence is the incredible wine mine. The mine is a 56-foot long wine cellar that can hold up to 1,600 bottles.
The mine resembles a mining tunnel complete with a steel cart and old mine rails.
Additionally, the mine has "sound effects like you're moving through a mine shaft and lights that are computerized to flicker like a lantern would in a mine."
1 John Travolta – Jet Runway To Front Door
John Travolta is best known for his roles in several critically-acclaimed films and TV series. He is also known for his love and passion for aviation. He once said, “I was five years old when I fell in love with aviation.” Travolta is a private pilot and owns several aircrafts.
He owns an impressive home in Florida, which is equipped to handle his intense aviation passion.
The home features two runways for his jets that literally go right up to his front door. In fact, he said, “We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment’s notice, and we succeeded at that.” The house also includes a 16-car garage, although that seems pretty normal compared to living in a mansion/private airport.