We all want to know what our favourite celebrities are wearing, what they like to read, who their best chums are, but what better way to get to know them by actually living in their previous abodes! If you in the happy situation of having a few, well, make that several millions of dollars in your bank account, or mummy and daddy own a clutch of hotels, then check a load of these homes, recently put on the market. Tell us which you’d put on your Christmas wish list and we at Shoppersbase will have a whip round!
Elizabeth Taylor – Bel Air – $8.6 million
By now you all should know that Ms Taylor’s trustees are auctioning off some of her most iconic jewellery and dresses, well now one of her houses is up for sale. Elizabeth Taylor truly epitomises everything about Hollywood glamour and has been called the greatest movie star of all time. Her Bel Air residence reflects the opulence and glamour that she herself once was. The house is on the market for the first time since she bought in 1981. The house is built on 1.3 acre estate and has its own guard house, a 7,000-square foot main house, and a stunning iridescent mosaic tile pool with adjoining sauna. In amongst the grounds are formal gardens, a bamboo jungle, rose gardens, a koi pond and greenhouse for cultivating orchids.
Sean “Diddy” Combs Estate, NJ – $13.5 million
Just look at this house! You cannot really call it a house which is why the venders have named it an ‘estate’, because of the impressive grounds and whopping acreage, it’s huge! And if you buy it, you can hope that some of P Diddy’s chums may have forgotten that he has moved and might drop by for a coffee! I’m talking Jay-Z and Beyonce! The music impresario Sean “Diddy” Combs has only just recently listed this 3-acre Alpine, New Jersey estate on the market so you are still in with a chance of buying it. The 17-room main house occupies an enormous 26,000 square foot, plus there is a guest house, pool, tennis court, and putting green.
Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Malibu Retreat, CA – $14.75 million
Now why would you want to move out of this gorgeous place? Just look at the view – it’s stunning! What a superb place to relax. And imagine when Kate Hudson brings all her new friends over from the UK, you could meet the likes of Kate Moss, Stella McCartney etc etc because I am sure ditsy Goldie would forget to send a forwarding address onto her daughter! Anyway, I digress, this oceanfront home of Goldie and Kurt was renovated in 2005 and now features a huge 4,300 square-feet of designer living space. There is a master bedroom with ocean views, Chinese Onyx bath area, designer kitchen and a separate guest house. Outside there is a partially covered outdoor area and a gated courtyard and fountains.
John Madden Apartment, NYC – $4.4 million
This has to be the smartest apartment in New York City! The NFL player, coach, TV commentator and video game guru John Madden sure knew how to kit out his place in NYC. He is offering his classic 2-bedroom New York City apartment for $4,395,000. No don’t be put off, it is in The Dakota, which was also where John Lennon was fatally shot outside. The hotel was also the film location for Rosemary’s Baby. The classic apartment has high ceilings, just as well for the tall NFL player and it has retained the elaborate original molding, fireplaces. John has had built in tons of bespoke bookshelves and cabinets, he must be an avid book reader!
Nicolas Cage Newport Beach Home, CA – $28.5 million
Can you imagine all the goings on that happened in this house? I just hope Nicolas left some of his bits and bobs in the attic for us to explore! Not to sell on to unscrupulous journalists I hasten to add! Just for the memorabilia ahem! Right, we’ve worked it out and at $28,500,000, Nicolas Cage’s Orange County six-bedroom home is selling for a cool $3,411 per square feet. For that price you’d expect some pretty fancy features and you’ve got some. There are several grand entertaining rooms, a completely detached guest-house and expansive manicured lawn. The property has huge terraces where you can view the tropical gardens, and sits at the water’s edge. And finally it features a private dock facility which accommodates boat enthusiasts.
Kenny Rogers Golf & Horse Estate, GA – $20 million
Do you love horses and golf? Do you love Kenny Rogers? Then I think I can make your dream come true. That’s if you have $20 million to spare. The Country & Western singing star and part time actor, Kenny Rogers has put his former estate up for sale at a whopping $20 million but boy is it worth it! With its own 18-hole golf course, world-class equestrian facility, several pools and tennis courts, two gyms, a movie theater and a 30-acre lake, you could make money on this estate just by renting out the facilities! Oh and did I mention it has a beach house, all on 1200-acres just outside Athens, GA? I haven’t even mentioned the main house yet which is 13,000 square feet, and there are several others. At present it is being operated as a private-takeover boutique resort while awaiting a buyer at $20 million.