The 10 Most Influential Celebrities In Real Estate

Celebrity real estate is fast paced and cut throat. Over the past 10 years, many of our favorite celebrities have scored incredible pads and lost big in attempted investments.

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah owns a lot of houses. She’s even owned a 2.-bedroom in a small Indiana town. Recently, she bought a high-tech mansion in the box-canyon ski town of Telluride Colorado – complete with a seven-person hot tub and a “wine mine” – for $14 million. She also recently bought an enormous horse farm in Montecito California for $28.8 million.

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Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and host Ellen has been a savage in the real estate market for many years. The funny part is she never intends to sell when buying. “I’ve never bought to sell” she says “I always say ‘this is it I’m never moving.’ People laugh at me now.” She bought this home from fellow flipper Brad Pitt

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Nicolas Cage
“Other people own beachfront property; I have ghost-front property,” says Nicolas Cage of owning the most haunted mansion in New Orleans, the Lalaurie house.

He’s called over a dozen other places home throughout the past decade: a castle in Bath, England and a castle-esque residence in Rhode Island which ended up costing him.

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Cher
The infamous entertainer found time over the last decade to buy an sell numerous properties, including purchasing a home in the coveted 90210 zip code. She also sold her Hawaiian estate for $8.72 million recently.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
This power couple has bought at least six homes over the past decade. They recently cut the listing price on the New Orleans mansion they bought in 2006 for the hit movie, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by $850,000.

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Julia Roberts
Roberts purchased her main home, in Malibu’s Point Dume, in the early 2000s but that hasn’t kept her out of the real estate game.

She’s asking $26 million for a Hawaiian estate near two other properties she owns. When she dropped the price she raked in $5.35 million on a Greenwich penthouse for which she paid $3.9 million in 2010.
She’s sold homes all over the country including Georgia, the Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Venice California, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
The Rock has sold at least ten homes in Florida over the past decade – include his mega-mansion outside Miami which includes two 3-car garages and a deluxe master bath.Vernon-Carey-House-Southwest-Ranches-Florida.jpg

 

Rosie O’Donnell
Her most recent score is a West Palm Beach mansion with 180 feet of waterfront. She paid $5.3 million for it, fully furnished, after having sold her Greenwich Village penthouse for $9 million a couple years ago.

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Kelsey Grammer
He’s unloaded many holdings over the years including her main home in Malibu. He has also sold homes in Beverly Hills, Hawaii, The Hamptons and a ski retreat in Colorado.

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Reese Witherspoon
For a while, she owned three homes in LA including an “enchanted cottage” that collectively went for $13.6 million in 2014. Witherspoon sold her Ojai getaway at a loss but picked up a $12.7 million Pacific Palisades mansion, along with two homes in Nashville.

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Elegant California Woodland Estate for $32 Million

Tucked between the hills between Healdsburg and the Napa spa town of Calistoga sits elegant Knights Valley Ranch. Designed in the style of an Austrian countryside villa the expansive property sits on 600 beautiful acres of woodlands, pastures and creeks.

The exceptional home features breathtaking views over Knights Valley toward Napa. The breathtaking, oak-studded country setting is reminiscent of Early California. An atmosphere of total serenity entwines with rich architecture and blends into the wooded environment spanning culture and time.

The estate boasts spectacular gardens, old barns, two wells and mountain springs. Sweeping views and vistas are available as far as the eye can see. Every detail has been meticulously selected to reflect the highest quality of luxury and refinement.

Being the day with a light breakfast on the terrace followed by a hike on one of the estate’s many trails. After that, enjoy lunch in the pool house and a swim. Nap in one of the airy bedrooms with breathtaking scenery right beyond the window. Dinner is served in the intimate dining room followed by a movie night in the home theater. Later, enjoy a glass of wine in the inner courtyard under the twinkling night sky.

Specs:
Listed for $32,000,000
5 Bedrooms
5 Baths
7 Partial Baths
Interior: 23,916 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 621 acres (approx.)

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Inside The J. Crew CEO’s Tribeca Apartment

J. Crew’s CEO, Mickey Drexler’s amazing Tribeca loft has been re-listed and is now on the market for a modest $24.9 million.

The living space measures 6,226 square feet – so in Manhattan measurements it’s basically a palace – and features an open floor plan. The five-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom home includes three walk-in closets and is located in the coveted heart of NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood.

The aesthetic is nothing less than what you would expect from a trendy clothing company Exec., with bright pops  of color throughout and flawlessly designed furniture. It basically screams J. Crew at every turn.

With it’s floor-to-ceiling windows and mid-century atmosphere, this luxe apartment is every designers dream and stunning to boot. Take a look.

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Sunset/Sunrise Malibu Beach House

31412 Broad Beach Road
Malibu, California
$25,000,000

Located right on the water, this luxurious Malibu beach home offers exceptional living. This home is the definition of indoor/outdoor living, seamlessly blending the gorgeous natural ocean setting into its meticulous and stylish design.

Designed and furnished by Waldo Fernandez, this home includes breathtaking whitewater and coastline views from every angle. Six bedrooms and 7 baths complete with a large chef’s kitchen that opens to a massive outdoor entertaining deck with a fireplace overlooking the ocean.

The expansive master suite features dual baths and dual closets, a private deck and a separate sitting room or office. The family room opens to an impressive infinity pool and spa seamlessly cascading into the ocean, located one level above the sand. Elevator service for each level as well as a professional training gym and theater room with movie seating.

Listed for $25,000,000. For more information, click here.

Home of the Week: Stunning Mallorcan Escape

This contemporary Mallorcan home is set overlooking Port Andratx, one of the most coveted villa locations in the area. 650 square meters of luxurious living space are spread over 2 floors.

Only the finest materials were used in its construction, which is evident at every turn. Amenities include under floor heating, Italian marble floors, enormous windows, a Brigit Müller kitchen, a spa with sauna, an elevator and more.

The outside of this gorgeous home includes numerous outdoor living spaces including a garden, several open and covered terraces, a heated infinity pool, and a pool house. However, the most distinctive feature are the breathtaking panoramic sea views of the sparkling turquoise water that Mallorca is famous for.

The home is currently listed for $10,602,492.

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Paradise Valley Estate For $35M Is The Most Expensive in the State

This elaborate Arizona mansion has been listed for $35 million by its owner and hedge-fund founder Robert Sussman. If it fetches the asking price, the sale will set a new record for the state.

The 12-acre gated Paradise Valley estate includes a hair salon, a movie theater and an indoor basketball court.

Surrounded by palm trees, the illustrious estate includes views of Camelback Mountain. The main house measures over 30,000 square feet with a domed ceiling and twin stairways at the entrance. The master suite includes the hair salon, a sitting rom, an office a kitchenette and multiple terraces in addition to his and her closets. But wait, there’s more. Also included is a basketball with an electronic scoreboard and a skybox as well as a movie theater outfitted with vintage James Bond posters and its own lobby.

The grounds include a swimming pool and a three-bedroom guesthouse with its own infinity pool. But, if the guesthouse doesn’t afford enough privacy, there are also his and hers pool houses.

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