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Rich & Famous: Celebrity Homes

Take a look inside the homes of the rich and famous: celebrity homes from the past and present as well as historical properties.

The Top End of London Real Estate Thriving Thanks to the Rich and Famous

Property in London has always been attractive to international buyers and now it seems the trend headed by celebrities may be driving house prices up. The proportion of £2m-plus London house sales which have gone to non-UK buyers hit 52%, according to Knight Frank. For properties worth more than £5m, the figure was 64%.

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The Top 10 Most Exclusive Streets in the World

The world’s most desirable addresses have largely been sheltered from the slump in property prices felt elsewhere, according to a survey of the most expensive residential streets in the world. To compile the list, researchers asked international and local property specialists to name what they considered the highest-priced streets according to the average price of residential property. A shortlist of 10 was drawn up using price in euros per square meter of property.

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$100 Million Silicon Valley Estate is Highest Price Ever Paid in United States

A Russian billionaire investor paid $100 million USD for a French chateau-style mansion in Silicon Valley, marking the highest known price paid for a single-family home in the U.S. The purchase of the 25500 square foot home in Los Altos Hills, California underscores the strength of some luxury properties in an otherwise depressed housing market.

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“It” Couple Heidi Klum and Seal Purchase Foreclosed Property

Heidi Klum and Seal obtained this foreclosure in the Brentwood Country Estates, California community following a bidding war last year, reportedly paying significantly more than the $13,400,000 USD asking price.

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The Former Luxury Home of Celebrity Couple Beyonce and Jay-Z

This palatial two-story Mediterranean-style concrete waterfront property, built in 1991, was the onetime residence of Beyonce and Jay-Z. It’s 7,888 square feet with 7 bedrooms, 8 full and two partial baths, a tile roof, and a pool and is situated on an exclusive golf and residential island located between Bal Harbor and Miami Beach.

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Georgio Armani Purchases Greek Island Amongst Fierce Competition

The Greek island of Skorpios, formerly belonging to Aristotle Onassis, the famed Greek shipping billionaire, and the site of his wedding to Jackie Kennedy in 1968, has been purchased after a hot bidding war by fashion titan Georgio Armani.

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The Latest Most Expensive Home in the World is in Monaco

It seems that as soon as we report that a home has been sold to become the most expensive in the world, the record is just as quickly eclipsed. So, the news that a home in Monaco has been sold for a record-breaking $305 million USD should come as no surprise.

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The Sultan of Brunei’s Garage for 7000 Vehicles

When you have 7000 cars with an estimated value of $5billion USD the problem is not only finding time to drive them, but also where to store them. The Sultan of Brunei, as always, does not let such a trivial issue stand in his way.

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The One and Only House Marilyn Monroe Owned is for Sale

A traditional Spanish-style colonial house located on a secluded cul-de-sac in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood that was the only home ever to be owned by icon Marilyn Monroe, and where she died, is on the market for sale. Monroe paid just $90,000 USD for the house, and her monthly mortgage repayments were a tiny $320 USD per month.

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James Bond 007 Buys in TriBeCa, New York

Actor Daniel Craig, better known as the current James Bond 007, has recently purchased a penthouse apartment in New York’s trendy TriBeCa area. For a somewhat sensible $1.9 million USD, the actor gets 1,124 square feet of living space spread over two levels, which includes one bedroom and two bathrooms. That represents $1,700 per square foot and the monthly carrying costs are $2,265.

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