When it comes to luxury real estate, celebrity homes are at the top of the list. Most celebrity mansions are beautiful and well-designed, and famous people are always finding ways to take their estates to the next level. To inspire you with design ideas, we’ve compiled a list of the most expensive celebrity homes. From Bill Gates to Oprah Winfrey, here are the biggest mansions of rich and famous celebrities.
Bill Gates’s Enormous Estate
The co-founder of Microsoft owns a bona fide compound, so calling it a house is clearly an understatement. The lavish property, named Xanadu 2.0, is valued at almost $150 million and it overlooks Lake Washington in Medina. It includes a Pacific lodge style mansion, a swimming pool with an underwater music system, and a huge gym. Since Gates is a voracious reader, the mansion also features a gorgeous private library with a dome-shaped roof.
George Clooney’s Italian Villa
Clooney’s incredible Lake Como mansion, which is valued at $100 million, has gained notoriety over the years, with paparazzi always nearby hoping to snap pics of the actor and his family. Luckily, Clooney and Amal enjoy well-deserved privacy behind the gates. The mansion, Villa Oleandra, was built in the 18th Century and boasts 25 rooms and an outdoor theater. According to the Design Ideas Guide, the home is a charming mix of modern and traditional interior design styles and captures the original décor but with updated ideas.
The Famous Skywalker Ranch Owned By George Lucas
Located in a secluded area near Nicasio, California, the Skywalker Ranch incorporates vineyards, a barn with animals, a lake, and a hilltop observatory. George Lucas owns the entire property but doesn’t live there. Instead, the compound includes a motion picture sound mixing and recording facility and is considered to be somewhat of a filmmakers’ retreat. Visitors aren’t allowed to share information about the ranch or post pictures, so you won’t find any virtual tours online. The property is estimated at $100 million.
Oprah Winfrey’s Promised Land
Valued at $88 million, Oprah Winfrey’s 70-acre estate in Montecito, California features a mansion with two home theaters, 14 bathrooms, and multiple bedrooms and living rooms. The gardens are equally impressive as they host a swimming pool, stables, a guest house, a koi pond, and more entertainment areas. The Montecito property is often referred to as the Promised Land and it’s where Winfrey spends most of her time, so you can easily catch behind-the-scenes décor glimpses if you follow her on Instagram.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Bel Air Mansion
If you’re into modern design, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s stunning Bel Air property will be more up your alley. Valued at $88 million as well, the estate includes six structures for a total of 30,000 square feet of living space. The list includes the main mansion but also an entertainment building, a huge garage, a spa and fitness center, and multiple outdoor pools. As for features, the mansion is equipped with a helipad and bulletproof windows.
Tom Cruise’s Colorado Mountain Estate
Cruise’s sprawling rustic ranch is surrounded by extraordinary scenery, so it probably makes for an amazing oasis between filming sessions. Valued at almost $60 million, it’s located in Colorado and perfectly blends into its surroundings thanks to its subdued yet elegant design. The house boasts a home gym, a game room, and a library, while the outside is perfect for hiking or other types of sports.
The Jupiter Island Home of Tiger Woods
Located on Florida’s Jupiter Island, which is home to less than 900 people, Tiger Woods’ mansion is valued at around $54 million. According to reports by the Daily Mail, the property is split into two sections, one for living quarters and another that serves multiple purposes and hosts a world-class gym, game room, media center, and wine cellar. A glass-covered walkway bridges the two sections, allowing inhabitants to take in the amazing views.
Cindy Crawford’s Custom-built Malibu Beach House
Cindy Crawford has impeccable taste, which is obvious if you take a quick glance at the star’s Malibu beach house, valued at $50 million. The mansion has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, as well as direct access to the Pacific Ocean. Add an infinity pool and impressive garden into the mix and you’ve got yourself a majestic property.
Demi Moore’s Former New York Penthouse
Demi Moore currently lives on an idyllic ranch in Idaho, but her former New York residence remains a landmark for real estate enthusiasts. Located in the popular San Remo apartment building, the apartment boasts wonderful views overlooking Central Park and occupies three floors, which is plenty of space by New York standards. The penthouse is valued at $50 million.
Eye-Catching Santa Barbara Property of Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are no strangers to real estate deals, as the couple is known for buying and selling properties at an impressive rate – more than 20 since 2003. Their former Santa Barbara home, however, is one for the history books, valued at $45 million. The property’s 10,700 square feet includes the main house, a guest house, a security office, and a fitness compound. Designed to resemble a Bali resort, the property boasts spectacular ocean views and a marvelous pool.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Awe-Inspiring Malibu Home
Valued at $42 million, Will Smith’s groovy Malibu mansion is a home fit for a superstar. Designed by Stephen Samuelson, the house incorporates a recording studio, a jaw-dropping screening room, and a meditation space. There’s also a superb pool and a gazebo so that the family can properly enjoy their generous outdoor space.
Dr. Dre’s Imposing Los Angeles Mansion
Dr. Dre purchased his dazzling California home from Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen back in 2014. Valued at $40 million, the house has five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Based on reports from Page Six, amenities include a jaw-dropping infinity pool, a moat, a poolside cabana, and an outdoor bath. The estate may be located in one of Los Angeles’s most affluent neighborhoods, but the superstar has enough space to keep prying eyes at bay.
P. Diddy’s European Style Villa
Also valued at $40 million is P. Diddy’s phenomenal Beverly Hills house, a European-style villa located on a lavish property that also incorporates a guest house and a spa pavilion. The hip-hop mogul has a fabulous pool with an underwater tunnel leading to a grotto. That should be reason enough for all his acquaintances to visit him as often as possible.
Gwen Stefani’s Eclectic Beverly Hills Mansion
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton currently share a mansion, but the pop star’s former contemporary-style compound in Beverly Hills is what caught our eye. Valued at $35 million, the house has a professional-level gym, a pool, and a spa. It also used to boast a gift-wrapping room, because sometimes you just need to indulge your passions.
J. Lo’s Bel Air Family Home
Growing up, Jennifer Lopez used to live in a small apartment in the Bronx with her family. Now, she’s no stranger to luxury homes. Her real estate portfolio is impressive, with her Bel Air mansion topping the list at $28 million. Designed by Samuel Marx back in the ‘40s, the house even features a pub. The singer knows how to take entertaining to a whole new level.