Like a celebrity romance, those mega-mansions and beautiful real estate celebrities own seem to follow the same fate – courted, loved, and then they move on.
But before you shed a tear for those poor little homes, rest assured they’ll once again be courted, loved, and snatched up in a heartbeat. Now they have that celebrity pedigree, a provenance that ups their price and keeps them up with the Jonas – or sometimes the Jethros.
Joe Jonas and his wife Sophie Turner
Speaking of the Jonas, Joe Jonas and his wife Sophie Turner just bought this spec-built estate in Encino, CA so say hello to the new kid on the block, now officially a celebrity labeled home. This 15,000 square foot home was purchased for a cool US$14.1 million. So what’s it like?
For starters, the outdoor grounds are curated & designed by Jae Omar Design. Then there’s the historic oak tree at the epicenter of the property, turning heads from every angle.
Natural woods, stone & tile were exclusively chosen, & placed to combat the generic modern look.
Walnut flooring carries throughout where large windows & sliding glass doors seamlessly open for an indoor-outdoor experience.
The backyard is a hidden oasis with a black bottom lap pool, spa, dining space, & multiple outdoor amenities.
Throw on the two-bedroom guest house with a kitchen, living space, and you have a nice compliment to the main home’s 8 additional bedrooms + 14 baths, and amenities like the custom wine cellar, prep kitchen, home theater, gym, and office. We’ll call this one loved.
Just down the road in Calabasas, CA we find celeb Katie Holmes saying see ya! to her real estate. She’s listing her home for US$4.6 million. Per the agent’s listing;
This is a contemporary grand European Manor situated on an expansive and private lot. This home features 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, one of which is a separate Guest Casita.
Extensively customized with the finest finishes, the residence offers a gourmet center island kitchen with professional-style appliances, dark distressed wood floors, and the use of rare stones and marble accents. Sounds like Katie knows all about dreamy furnishings.
The open floor plan offers several entertaining courtyards, including one adjacent to the dramatic formal living and dining rooms.
A grand foyer is accentuated by an open library+ loft. The master suite has a sitting area and a large outdoor sun deck.
The stunning resort-like rear grounds feature an oversized pool with a sunken fire pit lounge area, several seating enclaves, covered loggia, a large grassy area, kitchenette, and sports court.
We’ll call this one loved and soon to be forgotten, but it’s now officially dubbed a celeb pedigree so it’ll land back on its feet. For sure.
Kinda like any home Ellen DeGeneres touches. Loved and left often, although Ellen’s Montecito, California hideaway seems to still be loved.
Looking further across the way, actually clear across the country, Norah Jones Lists her vintage Brooklyn Brownstone for US$8 Million.
The top jazz artist did a droll-worthy, extensive renovation to the home. Per the listing;
The chef’s kitchen on the garden level is the heart of the home. Equipped with an antique Garland stove and custom teak wood island, this home sings.
Throw in Energy Star Appliances, reclaimed wood pantry, and a working fireplace, this kitchen is ready for festivities and entertaining.
Adjacent is a media room with a pocket door and custom-tiled powder room, as well as an expansive breakfast sunroom overlooking one of the most spectacular backyards in Brownstone Brooklyn. Have to say to this home, c’est la vie.
Nestled in one of the most charming blocks in Cobble Hill is 166 Amity, a 25’ wide townhouse of unparalleled elegance with a rare three exposures and an extra-deep, South-facing yard featuring a disappearing heated pool and hot tub.
This 4-story home is a serene oasis with the light of a corner house but the quiet privacy of a mid-block residence. Meticulously preserved original details meet state-of-the-art technology for the perfect balance of old and new.
A lush garden and bluestone patio complete a shaded backyard with a heritage Wisteria canopy.
Brad Pitt’s earlier home
Now we find ourselves at the humble beginnings of one of Brad Pitt’s earlier homes- as he does goes through these like water.
But like we say, these A-listers move around a lot and Jetsetty’s on it. Brad’s already called sayonara on this one, so we will too. It’s now being sold by Aaron Paul. See how these pedigree homes are buyer magnets?
Per the listing;
Set high above West Hollywood, this Spanish-style home offers a lush urban sanctuary with far-reaching views that span to downtown L.A.’s cityscape.
Through the foyer is the main level’s spacious living area with a fireplace, kitchen with Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, and a bright dining room with access to the home’s backyard. Here, steps lead to a tranquil outdoor seating area with a fountain and fire pit.
The second story features three bedrooms, including the master suite with a generous closet, full bath, hardwood flooring, and access to an expansive balcony with unobstructed city vistas.
Complete with a den, movie screening room, and bar area on the lower level, this abode provides the ultimate setting to relax and entertain.
We’ll end this story finally shedding a tear and back at the west coast. Here we have Michelle Pfeiffer’s tear-down listed at US$8.4 Million.
Can nothing be done to salvage this celebrity real estate? This is LA folks, and tear-downs do go for millions. Per the agent’s listing;
Lot size, just over 15,000 square feet. It has 4 beds and 3 baths but we’re calling all of that a moot point. This is an amazing opportunity to acquire this sensational Santa Monica view property!
Enjoy breathtaking views spanning from Santa Monica Canyon, to the white water of the Pacific Ocean, to Catalina Island. Perfect opportunity to tear down and build your dream home, or construct an amazing remodel.
Close proximity to world-class shopping and dining, as well as easy access to Malibu, PCH, Brentwood, and more.
Boasting a sprawling 125′ wide frontage, the potential of this one-of-a-kind property is limitless.
Create your story here, and enjoy short jaunts to Canyon School, Rustic Canyon Park, and the beach. It might have been a while since this home was loved and it’s on its way to the pasture, but we sure do love the land!