There is a reason why one of the first things we say to people is, "where do you live?" For some reason, other people's houses and apartments are intriguing. It can be fun to see someone else decorate a house in a way that you would never understand. Being nosey is human instinct, therefore when we look around people's houses, it gives you a small sense of excitement that can't be replicated elsewhere.
But what if the houses were that of your favourite celebrities? Celebrities, they are basically the same as everybody else, right? They sleep, eat, go to the bathroom, and have a number of homes that they don’t even live in. Wait...Celebrity houses have been an obsession with the general public for as long as we can remember. In fact, we love them so much that there are millions of tours dedicated to just driving by them and taking pictures. Yep, Hollywood houses are a mystery, which makes it so much more intriguing.
For normal non celebrity people, life is usually about finding the one, settling down and owning your very first home, but for those Hollywood A-listers, one house is clearly not enough. So, here are 20 Hollywood houses that will make you severely jealous.
20 Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Perfect for hiding away from the ever annoying paparazzi, the house is hidden away among the trees, making it difficult for sneaky pictures. The mansion, which was once owned by Lisa Marie Presley, has eight fireplaces, a full musical laboratory, a spa, and an ever expanding closet space.
A popular location, the neighbourhood has attracted the likes of Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Sharon and Ozzy Osborne, and Jamie Foxx to name but a few. However, with the recent addition of Kim and Kayne, as well as matriarch Kris Jenner, it seems the popular Hidden Hills neighbourhood is quickly turning into a Kardashian one.
19 Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston has been loved by the general public since Brad Pitt did the dirty on her with Angelina Jolie back in 2005. Going on to marry all round Mr nice guy and the multi talented, Justin Theroux, the pair recently sadly announced their separation, with poor old Jennifer Aniston single once more.
However, the house in which they lived in was one of the most beautiful in Hollywood and was what Aniston described as, "old World meets New World". A keen designer, Aniston often expresses her interest in interior design. In fact, Aniston recently expressed her desire to be one, stating, "If I wasn’t an actress, I’d want to be a designer. I love the process," the actress told the magazine. ‘There’s something about picking out fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul."
18 Beyoncé & Jay-Z
The king and queen of showbiz, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, are the most powerful couple in the world. Now, the proud owners of a $120 million 30,000 square foot mansion, the couple have seriously cemented themselves as one of the richest.
The house is so big that it has a mighty four swimming pools, 11 bathrooms, a 15 car garage, a fitness centre, a spa, eight bedrooms and a kitchen that could probably fit 14 football teams. The living area, which was custom made with fixtures all the way from Italy, is also said to have bullet proof windows.
And, if that wasn't enough, the mansion even has a rooftop helipad, just in case they want to quickly zip off to another of their extremely large and ginormous properties across the globe.
17 Selena Gomez
Unlike most people in their mid twenties, Selena Gomez is pretty darn rich. Wanting to spend some of that well earned money, Gomez bought a $3 million dollar house in Calabasas, California.
Situated next to the famous and lavish Hidden Hills neighbourhood (home of Kim and Kayne and ex/current beau Justin Bieber), Gomez's mansion had five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an open floor living area, a movie theatre and a large swimming pool. In fact, the backyard was a master of its own, with an outdoor kitchen, brick pizza oven and two large al fresco dining areas!
However, never managing to feel safe in the house due to stalker issues and intruders, Gomez listed the mansion in 2015, and was quickly swept up by rapper French Montana, aka the ex boyfriend of Khloé Kardashian.
One of the most famous singers in the world, Rihanna is also one of the most popular. Recently purchasing a mini mansion in the Hollywood Hills, the star was reported to have paid a healthy $6.8 million dollars for the home.
Beautifully designed, the house has six bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a movie theatre, a billiards room (whatever that is) and an envious view of the sunset strip. Known for having a good time as well as making the most of her free time, the house also has a large backyard with all the partying essentials. That's right, from a large swimming pool with an added whirlpool attached, the backyard also has a whole load of patio space and several loungers for lapping up that L.A sunshine and glorious weather.
15 Eddie Murphy
Famed comedian and Academy Award nominee, Eddie Murphy is mostly known for his work on Saturday Night Live, as well as performances in classics such as Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, and the voice of Donkey in Shrek. A multi millionaire to say the least, Murphy is minted, and has lived in some pretty extraordinary houses.
However, it was his 2.5 acre Sacramento estate that really caught the attention of the world, especially when fans were able to look at what was inside when it was listed for sale back in 2007. The house, which was sold for a whopping $12 million dollars, has 14 bathrooms, two wet rooms, two tennis courts, two swimming pools, a 9 car garage, a billiards room, a two staircase hallway, and ten bedrooms (including an actual Shrek-themed decor, no joke).
14 Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and Jack Pinkett met in 1994 on the set of legendary and popular television show, The Fresh Prince of Bell Air. Getting together almost immediately, the two married in 1997 and went on to have two children, Jaden and Willow, with Smith also having a son from a previous marriage.
Nowadays the family reside in their 25,000 square foot Malibu home, situated on a whopping 100 acres. In fact, the house is so incredibly big that it might just be a little too big for some people. However, certainly big enough for the Smith family, the mansion has all the required amenities. From a full size basketball court to a full size volleyball court, the house even has batting cages and a private lake. That's right, this house has got everything, even its own stable and horse ranch!
13 Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is one of the most mysterious people in Hollywood and heavily known for his connections to the notorious Scientology religion. However, whatever the truth may be, Cruise is also an extremely talented actor, as well as stinking rich.
With his wealth shown in the properties that he has acquired over the years, it is his LA Beverley Mansion that really illustrates just how much money he has. Once shared with ex-wife Katie Holmes and their daughter, Suri, the house was originally bought for a healthy $30.5 million.
Extremely big, the property featured seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a swimming pool, a children's playground, several guesthouse and a tennis court. However, the couple eventually separated leading Cruise to sell the property and move to a smaller gated lot down the road.
12 John Travolta
Legendary actor John Travolta is known for super smooth dance moves and career comebacks. Starring in a number of cult movies such as Pulp Fiction, Face/Off and Grease to name but a few, Travolta is nearing on somewhat of a national treasure.
Exceptionally rich, although probably less so since divorcing long term wife Kelly Preston, Travolta has one of the most extravagant houses in the world. That's right, famed for being one of the first celebrities to own land on the Jumolair Aviation Estate, a residential airpark, Travolta has had a long standing affection with the wonderful world of aviation.
A huge flight enthusiast, Travolta is also a certified private pilot and owns a whopping five planes. The house even has two runways with Travolta stating, "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." Yup, you sure did.
11 Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Known as Chateau Miraval, located in the beautiful French countryside, the house was home to the Jolie-Pitts and their rather large brood, up until their very public split. The house, which also hosted their wedding in 2014, features its very own vineyard, private lake, dirt bike course and helicopter pad. But that's not all.
Situated on a whopping 1,200 acres, the site also sits along an ancient Roman road. Dripping in history, the road also contains a number of old buildings from the 17th century, as well as the remnants of a Roman chapel.
10 Steven Spielberg
Serious contender for best director in the entire world, Steven Spielberg is also one of the most famous. Considered to be one of the founders of "new Hollywood" Spielberg is also a prolific screenwriter and Hollywood producer. A career that spans decades, Spielberg has delivered some of the best movies in showbiz. From Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, The Color Purple and more recently, The Post, to name but a few, Spielberg is still regarded as the best of the best.
With a net worth of over $3 billion dollars, Spielberg has one of the nicest houses in Hollywood. Said to be first attracted to the house due to its location, Spielberg stated, "I was attracted to the house by the site and the location of the property, The view was from Los Angeles International Airport all the way to Malibu. On the left it was flanked by beautiful trees. On the right it was flanked by Will Rogers State Park, which was the most attractive thing about the site. I knew they could never destroy the park view with homes. It was like going to Hawaii and finding the perfect cove."
9 Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham
Dubbed the "Queen of all Media", Oprah Winfrey has one of the most famous faces in the world. Best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Winfrey is also a talented actress. However, she is also a famed philanthropist, and was recently voted the most influential woman in the world.
Also, extremely rich, Oprah's house most certainly shows off her wealth. Nicknamed the "The Promised Land" the house is located in Montecito, California, and cost a whopping $50 million dollars. Situated on 42 acres of land, the house has both mountain and ocean views and its own man made lake. Featuring, a tennis court, a guest house, a barn, two orchards, 14 bathrooms, ten fireplaces and two movie theatres, "The Promised Land" certainly lives up to its name.
8 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers in the world as well as one of the highest paid athletes of all time. Caught being unfaithful to his wife, Elin Nordegren, with a number of other women, the marriage ended in divorce.
Obviously not that bothered, Woods swiftly moved into his very own $60 million Florida mansion bachelor pad. The house, which overlooks the Atlantic ocean, boasts ridiculously beautiful ocean views.
Also featuring a movie theatre, a wine cellar, a games area and a number of bathrooms and bedrooms, the house also has its very own boathouse. But that's not the best bit, oh no... Complete with its own private running track and four-hole golf course, Woods nicknamed the complex his "personal practice space". Some people just have it so good.
7 Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen
New England quarterback Tom Brady began dating Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen in 2006, going on to marry three years later in 2009. The couple, who also have two children together, are one of the richest couples in the world, with a humongous shared wealth. Joint owners of several houses across the world, it is their Los Angeles mansion that really shows off their bulging bank account.
Boasting a whopping 18,298 square feet of living space, the property also has five bedrooms, a movie theatre, an indoor and outdoor pool, a library, a gym, a sauna, and its very own moat. However, obviously not good enough, the couple sold the mansion to music mogul Dr. Dre in 2014. Dre, who is also the founder and chief executive of Beats Electronics, bought the mansion for a whopping $40 million.
6 Britney Spears
Britney Spears was one of the most famous faces of the late nineties, and is now bordering on becoming somewhat of a national treasure. Mostly famous for her standout tracks, Baby One More Time, I'm A Slave 4 U, and Toxic, Spears even won a Grammy Award at one point. However, it was her very public meltdown that really got her into the papers, after a string of failed relationships and bad marriages.
Now, enjoying a successful Vegas residency, Spears is bringing in the big bucks again. Showing off the value of her bank account with the size of her house, the 12,000 square foot home is situated just outside of Los Angeles. Boasting a grand staircase and marble floors, the mansion looks more like a hotel than a family home. Extremely beautiful, the house also has its own personal music room, complete with dance studio and practice space.
5 Taylor Swift
Singer songwriter Taylor Swift is mostly known for dating guys and then writing hit records about them. Enormously wealthy because of it, Swift owns a number of fancy houses across the globe. However, it is the 11,000-square-foot Rhode Island mansion that really shows just how rich she is, especially as she reportedly paid the $17 million dollar price tag in cash.
The mansion, which was built in 1930, features eight bedrooms, eight fireplaces, a pool, a music room, a personal gym and a guest house. However, it is mostly famous for being the location of a number of "squad parties", in which Swift and her many famous friends party the night away and post pictures on Instagram. In fact, it was here where the famed "July 4th parties" were held, which boasts a selection of famous faces.
4 Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
American comedian, television host, writer and actress, Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most beloved celebrities in Hollywood. Married to fellow actress Portia De Rossi since 2008, the couple are often seen together on Ellen's hit show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Extremely wealthy, the couple have a number of houses across the globe, and are keen investors of real estate. With their most famous home not that far from fellow talk show host, Oprah, the house sits on nearly 6 acres of land and includes two separate buildings.
The couple, who are also famed animal lovers, have their very own barn and stables for their horses. But that's not all, the houses also contain over 7 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, two kitchens, a personal gym, a spa, and a private olive garden. The dream!
3 Justin Bieber
Canadian pop brat and teen idol, Justin Bieber is one of the most famous singers in the entire world. Love him or loathe him, there is no denying his wealth, frequently shown in the cars and houses that he continuously purchases. Often seen hanging out in a number of properties in Beverly Hills, Bieber's most recent pad came with a mega six bedrooms, five bathrooms and all glass windows. Nicknamed the, "Salad Spinner" due to the way in which it is designed, the house is almost as famous as he is. However, preferring not to buy the bachelor pad, Bieber rented it instead, costing him a whopping $60,000 a month.
Sadly, the stay was short lived, with Bieber deciding to move on and annoy some other neighbours instead. That's right, Bieber has a history of annoying his neighbours, and was famously arrested for throwing eggs at his former neighbour's home in late 2013.
2 Gwen Stefani
Fan favourite and all American girl, Gwen Stefani, is mostly known for being the lead singer of pop group, No Doubt. After the band broke up, Stefani enjoyed a successful solo career with hit singles such as "Hollaback Girl" and "What You Waiting For", and is now a lead judge on hit show, The Voice.
Famed for owning one of the nicest houses in the Hollywood Hills, Stefani originally shared the property with ex husband Gavin Rossdale. The mansion, which is known as The Summit, was once owned by pop icon Jennifer Lopez. Extremely big, 11,845 square feet to be exact, the house includes a theatre room, a gym, two large offices, a guesthouse, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. And if that's not good enough, the mansion also has its very own infinity-edge swimming pool and tennis court.
1 Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most beloved actors around, as well as one of the most talented. Starting his career at a young age, it was his appearance in the blockbuster, Titanic, that really cemented his Hollywood A-lister status. Now a multi millionaire, Leo has houses all over the world, however it is his Pacific Coast Highway beach house that really shows off his good taste and extreme wealth.
Located in a hot Hollywood celebrity neighbourhood with the likes of, Courtney Cox and TV producer Mark Burnett, Leo has it pretty sweet. Famed for his love of the ladies (especially those who model for Victoria Secret), Leo's pad has a whopping six bedrooms as well as a personal spa and swimming pool, perfect for entertaining.
Plus, the house has a lot of history, with the previous owners none other than legendary movie director, Ridley Scott and Florida Panthers owner, Vinnie Viola.