Hollywood’s Real Estate Carousel: The A-Lister Homes That Changed Hands
Hollywood, the glitzy epicenter of fame, isn’t just known for its star-studded streets but also for its A-list real estate transactions. If walls could talk, they’d recount tales of Tinseltown’s elite. Let’s delve deep into the properties that changed hands among the celebrities and explore this lesser-known nexus of stardom.
From Justin Bieber’s Digs to Khloe Kardashian’s Abode
Khloe Kardashian’s former Tuscan-style villa in Calabasas holds a labyrinth of ownership. Originally belonging to Nicole Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, it was sold to pop sensation Justin Bieber in 2012 for $6.5 million. By 2014, Khloe claimed it for $7.2 million, only to pass it on to YouTube magnate Dhar Mann for a whopping $15.5 million in 2020.
Madonna’s Luxe Purchase from The Weeknd
In 2021, the Queen of Pop, Madonna, splashed $19.3 million on a sprawling mansion previously owned by ‘The Idol’ singer, The Weeknd. A testament to luxury, this property boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an infinity pool, a home theater, and even a basketball court. Their collaboration on the 2023 hit song “Popular” adds an extra layer of connection to this real estate tie-up.
Oprah’s Montecito Collections
Oprah Winfrey, the media titan, is no stranger to Montecito’s lavish lanes. In 2021, she struck a covert deal with Jennifer Aniston for a two-acre property in the vicinity of her 70-acre estate. Details are scarce, but we know Jennifer landed a 4,000-square-foot Tuscan farmhouse out of the transaction.
Oprah’s love affair with Montecito didn’t stop there. In 2019, she acquired the Spanish Revival-style estate of actor Jeff Bridges for $6.85 million, further expanding her Montecito realm.
Unexpected Transactions: Sheen to Jenner and Diaz to Grande
When we think of Charlie Sheen and Kendall Jenner, a real estate transaction isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. Yet, Sheen sold a house originally bought for his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, to Kendall in 2017 for $8.55 million. Kendall revamped this space into a boho-chic sanctuary.
Pop icon Ariana Grande acquired a property from actress Cameron Diaz in Hollywood Hills. Bought by Diaz in 2004 for $1.8 million, plans to demolish it were shelved. By 2022, Grande had it in her name for $4.9 million.
Ellen, Ariana, and a Historic Tudor-style Home
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, have an interesting tale attached to their Montecito property. Initially constructed as two separate barns in Surrey, England, they were taken apart, shipped, and rebuilt in California. Within a year of their purchase, Ariana Grande became its new owner for $6.75 million. Fun tidbit: it’s where she wed Dalton Gomez!
From Lautner’s Estate to Cuoco’s Nest
Post her split from Karl Cook, Kaley Cuoco acquired a property from ‘Twilight’ star Taylor Lautner situated in Agoura Hills.
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, and a Maroon 5 Rescue
After Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s separation, their vast Pacific Palisades estate found a new owner in Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 singer shelled out $32 million for this property, boasting an art studio, gym, movie theater, and more.
Real estate, it appears, is just another stage where Hollywood’s best perform their off-screen dramas and dreams.