There are certain things a house needs to appeal to celebs: a living room that can accommodate impromptu parties of 200, a palatial closet for designer gowns and a gawker-free pool where they can practice yoga in peace. We’ve rounded up some of the essentials that make their homes — and lives — so enviable.
Demi Moore’s $75 million penthouse takes hosting to another level with its own “entertaining floor” equipped with twin projectors and a descending screen. This 7,000-square-foot Manhattan triplex not only has the size to accommodate a huge guest list of notable luminaries (Bono is the sole neighbor), but the skyline view of Central Park is enough to make just about anyone desperate to snag an invite.
Photographer: The Modlin Group
Trust Leo to know how to let the good times roll. A bar, like this fieldstone-clad beauty in Leonardo DiCaprio’s modernist, Donald Wexler-designed Palm Springs estate, is a focal point. (He has been too busy to enjoy mixing up cocktails here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t — it’s available for
rent at $4,500/night)
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Leo’s Palm Springs estate.
Gwen Stefani’s enviable abs don’t come without some major sweat. The fully kitted-out gym in her Beverly Hills compound is a testament to her dedication, especially when it’s situated right beside a seductive view of the pool.
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Gwen Stefani’s Beverly Hills home.
Trust the lady who brought Jimmy Choo into the popular lexicon to have a closet that would make her alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw, squeal in delight. Sarah Jessica Parker’s Manhattan townhouse walk-in closet is a treasure trove of expertly curated clothing.
Photographer: Southeby's International Realty
The wraparound vista from Alicia Keys’ modernist glass home near Phoenix’s Camelback Mountain is pretty hard to beat. And although most people associate stars’ homes with views of the Hollywood Hills, the air here is smog-free.
No star home is complete without a pool, but actor Jeff Bridges went one step further in his Tuscan villa-inspired Montecito home. Instead of a standard rectangle, his pool resembles a naturalized creek-fed lagoon. The adjoining elevated deck and outdoor fireplace are all serviced by their own kitchen, bath and changing rooms.
When you’re a Hollywood actor, a screening room is an elegant way of bringing your work home. In Jason Segel’s former vintage Hollywood Hills house, a relatively discrete home theater lets him catch the latest releases (and perhaps old episodes of his TV shows,
Freaks & Geeks or How I Met Your Mother) in privacy.