What comes to your mind when you think of your dream house? Is it a house where you could immerse yourself in a serene garden, enjoy drinks at a luxury bar, or set new personal records in a fully equipped home gym? Those are some of the over-the-top elements common in in world-renowned celebrity houses. From Oprah Winfrey, to hits artists and talent shows producer, Simon Cowell, let’s take a sneak peek into these mansions.
It takes seven cultural heritages to make up the Wonders of the World, and Oprah Winfrey also gas the same number for her extravagant mansions. Despite owning multiple properties, the $90-million mansion in Montecito, California, seems to be the most lavish, with over one hectare of gardens and a house farm nearby.
Best known as “The Promised Land”, it was originally built all the way back in 1912, yet still looks immaculate. The expansive mansion comprises six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a fanciful kitchen, a shining dining room, expansive closet space, a tranquil reading room, theatres, a breathtaking-view pool, an exotic garden, graceful ponds, a tennis court, a wine cellar, and a guesthouse. Not to forget, you can also find the tea house as the perfect place to detach from the digital world and simply give yourself a quality time as in sipping tea.
Hard to deny that Kylie Jenner’s $36-million residence in the Los Angeles suburb of Hidden Hills is a house goal, especially for grown-up girl. The home design completely aligns with her playful and fun-loving personality. Just take a look at the pink decorations that fill this makeup mogul’s mansion, particularly in her boutique-worthy closets, glam room, and dining room. Need some more fun? Come all the way to the art-filled bar or lounge to keep being entertained while enjoying a glass of bubbly or two.
The $13.5-million Lake Como Mansion of George Clooney in Laglio, Italy, is one of the most spectacular lakeside retreats. The villa that was constructed during the 18th century and blends the original architectural style with modern features. The luxurious property has 25 rooms designed with ornately carved ceilings and tile floors. What’s more, there's an outdoor theatre, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a home gym, and landscaped gardens, in case the beautiful lake out front ever bores you.
It seems like stepping into a wonderful oasis when you visit Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's Family Home in Beverly Hills, California. The simplicity of neutral colours in the interior design is at its finest since the goal of the two Danish designers is to embrace the minimalist Scandinavian vibe. The use of wooden furniture adds to the warm tones, balanced with a stunning green landscape that frames the house. Inside this Californian home are several contemporary art ornaments from diverse places, such as Peru and Japan.
Unlike his blockbuster movie title, living in a dreamy house is not a mission impossible for the legendary actor, Tom Cruise. After selling his most well-known house in Beverly Hills, California, he moved to a lavish two-storey penthouse in Florida.
The real estate is also worth a fortune, added to the fact that it has amazing amenities, such as an outdoor dining area, a chic kitchen, a rooftop terrace where the host would invite his guest to indulge in a swimming session while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Sunshine State from the greenery garden.
The definition of a luxury mansion is seemingly best depicted in this seaside palazzo of singer Andrea Bocelli in Versilia, Italy. He bought the house and redesigned it himself with the assistance of his architect brother. Renovated from the post World-War II hotel into a family home, the mansion is separated into three distinct functions for each floor: the first floor for living and dining room, the second floor for working spaces and guest rooms, and the top floor for bedrooms and private spaces. The beautiful design of the pale pink building also ultimately strengthens the sense of warmth. Could you imagine spending your summer here?
"Home is where the heart is", that saying truly reflects how Mandy Moore set up her five-bedroom home in Pasadena Hill, St. Louis County, Missouri. architect With the help of architect Emily Farnham, and interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, the actress successfully restored a 1950s home and opted for a mix of classical style with an elegant Mediterranean flair.
Inside the $2.6-million house, a timeless fireplace, terrazzo floors, and brick walls make up an aesthetically pleasing interior. This nostalgic house also includes several luxurious features, from the living and family rooms, laundry room, library, indoor and outdoor kitchens with marble detailing, and a stunning pool.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z are no strangers to the list of extravagant home owners, especially since their $88-million residence is one of the most expensive real estate deals to ever take place in the City of Angels.
What makes this Bel Air property so expensive? First of all, it's a sprawling 7600 sqm with floor-to-ceiling windows, bulletproof glass walls and a 15-car garage. And here’s also the perfect space for self-indulgent pleasure-seeking as the numerous amenities, from a full basketball court, a recording studio, expansive patios, special massage room and a spa, to four swimming pools.
Jason Statham must have fallen in love with the sweeping vista of the beach and ocean of Malibu, California, when he bought this once-surf-house, because it is undeniably superb. Since this breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean can be enjoyed from most corners of the house, including the cosy living room, it allows Statham to reconnect with nature without going outside.
The 370-sqm house speaks to his passion in refurbishing his own property — the British actor restored the house while keeping most of the original elements without employing a designer. He selected a warm overtone, pared down Danish furniture and lean accessories to achieve beauty in simplicity.
When you’re someone as successful as Simon Cowell, you might include X-factor features that escalate your lair to the next level, making everyone else green with envy. Cowell's beachfront Malibu property definitely offers solace through unobstructed ocean views. On top of that, the $24-million residence has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, along with five fireplaces, a tennis court, a swimming pool, pristine green lawns, a spa, a hot tub, a wellness facility and more, in a sprawling 930 sqm area.