Let’s face it, we’re all obsessed with the lifestyles of the rich and famous. From the outrageous cars they drive, to the potential names of their unborn children, to the luxurious homes they live in, we all love to keep up with our favorite celebrities. As a culture, we are completely consumed in pop culture.
But the end of the day they are just people like you and me, right? Wrong! They can afford things that we can only dream about. That is what makes them appear like royalty.
You may be able to answer trivial questions about your favorite celeb, but where he or she calls home may leave you speechless. Get ready to be amazed. We are about to explore eight of the most luxurious homes of the rich and famous.
Jay Z and Beyonce’s Legendary “Sandcastle”
You would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Jay Z and Beyonce. This power couple is currently renting a private home in Bridgehampton, New York known as the “Sandcastle.” Jay Z and Beyonce dish out $400,000 a month to call this 31,000-square-foot mansion home.
The abode includes 12 bedrooms, a walnut library, a 2,800-square-foot master bedroom, bowling alley, virtual golf, media room, rock climbing wall, and a disco performing area for the children. As if this wasn’t enough this luxury mansion also includes an indoor skateboarding ramp. It’s safe to say this couple isn’t holding anything back. We hope they have a low interest credit card or two to furnish that house!
Rihanna’s Barbados Hideaway
When Rihanna is not hard at work or on tour, you’ll find her kicking back at her $22 million, 5-bedroom villa in Barbados. Here, Rihanna can enjoy gorgeous ocean views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea, around-the-clock concierge, and service staff ready to meet her every need. The pop star’s villa is also equipped with an infinity pool, outdoor whirlpool, and state-of-the-art gym.
With the property, Rihanna also has access to a private beach, golf and tennis court, and two yacht docking areas. Security isn’t an issue at this beach oasis. The place even has its own Biometric fingerprint lock, closed-circuit camera, and full security team that resides on the property. Rihanna shows there’s nothing wrong with playing hard as long as you work hard. We wonder if she goes on Caribbean yacht cruises on her private yacht.
Oprah Winfrey’s Estate, “The Promised Land”
Oprah may be one of the most iconic women in our society. Even though her daytime talk show ended, Oprah remains a Hollywood powerhouse, and her $50 million mansion in Montecito, California is nothing less of a spectacle. A house like that definitely needs some home insurance! Oprah purchased her home, known as “The Promised Land,” in 2001.
This mansion sits on 42 acres, and provides both mountain and ocean views. “The Promised Land” includes six bed rooms and 14 bathrooms, and is equipped with a man-made lake, guest house, barn, tennis court, orchards, wine cellar, gourmet-style kitchen, two movie theaters, and 10 fire places. Oprah is known for generosity on and off camera. Wouldn’t it be nice to be the lucky recipient of this home?
John Travolta’s Sky High Mansion
Just when you thought celebrity houses couldn’t get more outrageous, we come across John Travolta’s $4.9 million estate located in a “fly-in” community in Ocala, Florida. Yes, you read that right, a“fly-in” community. The actor, and certified pilot, owns five planes and literally has two runways on his property that lead directly to his front door.
Travolta states that the house was designed to have access to the world at a moment’s notice. If you can make it past security, you can stare in awe at Travolta’s personal Quantas Boeing 707 in the front yard, and Challenger jet in the backyard. Clearly the sky’s the limit with this guy. Hopefully the mortgage rate wasn’t sky high as well.
Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen’s LA Mansion
Tom Brady may arguably be one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, so of course he needs a mansion to match his game. It took three years to build Brady’s $20 million, 22,000-square-foot Los Angeles home. This epic mansion includes a resort-style pool, a castle-like play area for the couple’s children, wine cellar, six-car garage, and of course a state-of-the-art gym to help Tom keep in top shape.
Brady’s eight-bedroom, six-car garage mansion even has a moat that runs across the front of the property equipped with a bridge over it. Brady’s home is nothing short of spectacular, and is also extremely eco-friendly. Brady boasts that his castle-like abode uses solar power as the main source of electricity, in addition to an eco-friend water supply, and eco-friendly heating and cooling system.
As if that wasn’t enough, Brady and Bundchen also plan to plant their own herbs, fruits, and vegetables, which they have stated publicly is their favorite part of the house. Have any guesses where the Super Bowl party will be if the Patriots win this year? They should thank the real estate agent that got them affordable mortgage rates on this house.
Steph Curry’s Alamo Mansion
Steph Curry may be one of the hottest players in the NBA right now. Curry is now making major plays off the court with the recent purchase of his $5.77 million home in the East Bay town of Alamo. Curry’s 10,290-square-foot home is even located on Stephanie Lane, and is equipped with five bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, five fireplaces, billiard room, state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, library, and even a Finnish-style sauna to help him unwind after games.
If you aren’t impressed yet, look no further than the basketball star’s infinity edge pool and outdoor pavilion with full kitchen. Still not impressed? Check out Curry’s six-car garage and detached guesthouse. The Washington Warriors’ MVP holds nothing back when it comes to his living quarters. We bet Curry got an affordable mortgage rate as impressive as his game for this luxury home.
Kim Kardashian & Kayne West’s $20 Million Compound
You know there’s no way we could get through this list without mentioning Kim Kardashian and Kayne West. From the realty show, “Keeping Up with The Kardashians,” to Kayne’s sometimes controversial and obscure behavior, the couple has taken over the tabloids.
Kardashian and West’s Hidden Hills 5-acre compound was purchased in 2014 for $20 million and includes two swimming pools, a full-size movie theater, and even a vineyard. In addition, the 3-acre estate includes a master suite with dual baths, a stone fireplace, skylights, custom walk-in closets, sauna, and mirrored dressing area.
If all that wasn’t enough, the mansion also includes a two-story playroom for the couple’s young children. The mansion makes it clear that nothing is too expensive for this couple. However, if you’re like us and want to cut down on expenses, look up some affordable home insurance before purchasing a home like this.
Taylor Swift’s Watch Hill, Rhode Island Mansion
Taylor Swift is one of the highest-paid singers in the world, and topped Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list in 2016, raking in $170 million. So, it makes sense that she has used her money to purchase and rent multiple residences all over the country.
One of Swift’s more impressive real estate ventures is her 11,000-square-foot Rhode Island mansion that she paid just over $17 million for in 2013. But, get this, she paid cash. Who needs an investment portfolio or Forex trading when you’re one of the most popular singers around?
The impressive estate includes eight bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, and eight fireplaces. Swift only has to walk a mere 65 feet to reach the ocean, making it a popular retreat for her in the summer. Swift’s Rhode Island mansion was built in 1930, and is the gathering spot for many lavish Hollywood parties Living amenities are a top priority to Swift. She has spent about $44 million total in real estate.