When you earn more than what you can spend, you are not left with any other option than making flamboyant investments. That is exactly what celebrities do! They splurge on expensive watches, deck their wardrobes with designer clothes and build majestic mansions that boast all those amenities that a commoner cannot even think of! Read on as we list the top ten celebrities who have the most expensive abode.
10. Will Smith
The most popular actor, producer, and rapper Will Smith invested in a 25,000 square foot magnificent abode situated in Santa Monica mountain range, above Malibu, near Calabasas, California. This $20 million ranch style estate has all the amenities one can ever dream! From full size tennis court, basketball court, golf course, sand volleyball court to gymnasium, pool and wonderful private lake, this abode is truly one of its kind!
The design of the interior and the dÃ©cor of the mansion replicate the ancient culture. The front door of the house echoes the royalty of the Kings in northern India; as a matter of fact, massive front door of the house originally belonged to a fort in North India. The aesthetic of the house resembles different interpretations of Spanish, Persian and Moroccan cultures. Furniture are custom made that further enhance the classy look.
9. Michael Jordan
The house of the NBA Superstar Michael Jordan lies behind high privacy gates and is surrounded by greeneries. The house features a myriad of high-end features and is full of Jordanâ€™s custom touches-emblazonment of the tall gates with the numberâ€˜23â€™ (the jersey number of Michael Jordan)Â and the NBA-regulation basketball court are two of the most striking examples that attest the statement!
There are nine bedrooms, fifteen bathrooms and five fireplaces. Out of the nine bedrooms, six are located in the main part of the home, having en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has three-sided fireplace, his-and-her baths and a private lounge area.
The lower level of the house is being allocated for entertainment purpose which includes a cigar room and custom-built walk-in humidor, wine room and tasting space along with a â€œgentlemanâ€™s retreatâ€ space. The mansion has also got a library, billiards room and a full wet bar. The estimated cost of the entire property is $21 million.
8. Jennifer Aniston
One of the successful Hollywood actresses Jennifer Aniston invested $22miliion to move into an older contemporary 8,500 square-feet house, in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. The house was designed by A.
Quincy Jones in 1965. Simple geometrical shapes with splashes of bright colors deck up this wonderful abode boast. Some of the spectacular features of this house include picturesque views of the ocean and city through the full-wall expanses of glass, a guesthouse, a pool, a wine cellar, and last but not the least- a vineyard! The interior of the house upholds mid-century essence with the gleaming wood floors along with amazing fireplace detail.
7. Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds, the former MLB All-Star had the most successful run with San Francisco Giants, but owns an enormous (read â€˜larger than lifeâ€™) estate in Beverly Park, Los Angeles which is worth $25 million. Blooming with extraordinary features, the estate stands out in terms of luxury and magnificence. Covering a square feet area of 17,100, the estate has a home theater, gourmet kitchen, office with leather wall upholstery, in-house spa with tanning salon, hydrotherapy tub, sauna and Swedish full-body therapy rooms.
Extensive patio space holds an outdoor kitchen along with a number of lounging areas. The abode opens to high ceilings inside that measure 30 feet in height and is adorned with travertine tile work and hand-painted murals. The most striking feature of the house is that all the outbuildings are controllable by iPad.
6. Christie Brinkley
Americaâ€™s one of the most successful supermodels, Christie Brinkley owns a house in Long Island, New York. There are eleven bedrooms and nine bathrooms along with an observation deck that rises up to 50 feet. The worth of this beautiful mansion is nearly $30 million. Now you know how to make the best out of your earning, donâ€™t you?
5. Bob Weinstein
At number five, we have the American film producer Bob Weinstein. Bob Weinstein has been involved with many projects which include â€˜The King’s Speechâ€™, â€˜My Week with Marilynâ€™, â€˜Shanghai, â€˜Piranha 3-Dâ€™, â€˜Inglourious Basterdsâ€™ etc. He owns a waterfront estate which he bought back in the year 2000 for $16 million. Measuring 12,788 square feet, Bobâ€™s grand estate captures picturesque views of the water from the colossal enormous windows that line the rear of the home. The sloping stone terrace, the lush green manicured lawn and private sandy beach with dock pushes the value of the mansion to $32 million.
4. Jon Bon Jovi
â€˜Nearly all glassâ€™- thatâ€™s how you can describe the luxurious abode of rockstar Jon bon Joviâ€™s abode! The SoHo penthouse offers a 360-degree view of Manhattan. The house was bought in the year 2007 and reportedly Bon Jovi spent millions in refurbishing its looks. The house covers a 7,452 square foot land area and the floor-to-ceiling windows capture astounding panoramic view. The house has 11 feet-high ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, media room, two chefsâ€™ kitchen, a formal dining room and three landscaped terraces. The master suite has a dressing room and spacious marble bath.
3. Bob Hope
Located in the secluded neighborhood of Southridge, the John Lautner-designed property that Bob Hope owns is a true architectural wonder. The 23,366-square-foot house is custom designed and is unarguably one of the most amazing work of art by Lautner. The design of the house resembles a volcano and offers enthralling views of the Coachella Valley. The modern structure is primarily made of concrete and glass, and an undulating copper roof rises to an open semi-circle at its center. A house that has a gross value of $50 million, does not surprise anyone when it features among the top three position in the list of most expensive celebâ€™s house.
2. Richard Gere
Richard Gereâ€™s grand mansion is known as Strongheart Manor. Covering an overall space of 12,000 square feet, this house features modern furnishes and has twelve bedrooms, twelve bathrooms and more than 300 feet of waterfront shaded by green trees. The spacious gourmet kitchen, widespread lawns, beautiful gardens, outdoor fireplace pavilion and cozy balconies that offer amazing views are enough to take its value to $65 million. The tranquil teahouse perched on the waterfront adds to the benign aura.
1. Celine Dion
Celine Dionâ€™s marvellous Jupiter Island estate in Florida is spread over six acres of land, with more than 400 linear feet of waterfront. A true vacation paradise, the residence boasts a large waterfront estate and it goes without saying, itâ€™s just enthralling!
The estate is inspired from Bahamian-style resort. The wraparound terrace has hot tub and out of the five bedrooms, the master bedroom includes a walk-in closet with an automated rack for clothing and shoes. The main residence of the singer covers 10,000 square feet area and has guest rooms and additionally, there is a separate guesthouse with eight bedrooms within the property. The gross value of the house is $72.5 million which makes it the most expensive house owned by a celebrity.