It’s no secret that Hollywood elites have their fingers on the pulse of all of the top real estate options in the nation. From sprawling California oceanfront properties to quiet cottages nestled in the Colorado mountains, these homes feature not only the most modern accommodations, but also boast the finest amenities that money can buy.
If you’re wondering which celebrity homes netted the highest ticket price in 2022, here is an inside glimpse into some of the more impressive real estate transactions that occurred last year.
Larry Ellison – West Palm Beach, Florida
Florida is home to some of the most exclusive houses in the country, and Larry Ellison’s purchase is no exception. This Oculus founder’s transaction ($173 million) was the most expensive in the state’s entire history and for a good reason. Spanning a notable 16 acres of land, the property includes not only the main mansion (clocking in at over 62,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a wine cellar, a chef’s kitchen, and a home theater) but also an attached guest house.
There’s also a pair of beach cottages, a pool, a tennis court, and a nearby home for the property manager. The outdoor living area includes lush landscapes big enough for someone to land or take off in a helicopter. And if you were wondering how to get to and from these buildings, the obvious answer is to traverse the hidden underground tunnels linking them.
Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr – Los Angeles, CA
All good things are worth waiting for, as supermodel Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel proved when they closed on their luxurious Malibu home. After nearly two years in the escrow, the power couple could finally move into this expensive abode after paying a whopping $145 million.
This property features a fairly sizable chunk of land, sprawling across 4 acres in the Holmby Hills neighborhood. Part of the delays in closing on this dream home was the sheer amount of paperwork needed to get it into their hands, but the numerous upgrades – such as the Olympic-sized swimming pool – made it more than worth it.
Tina Turner – Lake Zurich, Switzerland
Legendary singer and actress Tina Turner and her husband, Erwin Bach, splashed out $76 million on a ten-building luxury home in Switzerland, earlier last year. Although she has lived in many cities across Europe, the pair decided to settle in a prime location in Switzerland. The stunning estate spans 240,000 sq ft and features ten bedrooms, a pond, a swimming pool, and a jetty on Lake Zurich (in the neighborhood that is also home to Roger Federer).
After having to rent a home in Switzerland for many years, Tina Turner and her husband were finally able to secure their own home after they obtained their citizenship in the country. This lakefront home offers unobstructed views of the surrounding lush mountains and hosts an array of modern amenities – a luxury, the actress claimed they will relish as a weekend retreat.
Drake/Robbie Williams – Los Angeles, CA
Months after rumors started swirling around that Drake took a shine to Robbie William’s estate in Beverly Crest, records confirmed that the rapper did purchase the pop star’s 20-acre Tuscan-style home for $76 million. The luxury mansion and the guest houses host ten bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, an in-house movie theater, a tennis court, a wine cellar, a gym, a game room, a pool, and an elevator, spanning over 24,000 sq ft of living space.
Resting behind a lengthy drive on 20+ manicured acres – making it one of the biggest mansions in Los Angeles – the stunning home boasts lush gardens, an 11-car garage, and a motor court, in the outdoor living space. Records suggest that Williams gave the original Mediterranean-themed interior a modern makeover – with new elegant light fixtures, slabs of marble, and lots of white paint.
Kim Kardashian – Malibu, CA
In September 2022, Kim Kardashian acquired Barret Swatek’s beachside Malibu mansion for $70.4 million. Once a centerpiece of a six-acre estate previously owned by Cindy Crawford, Kim was able to secure this Mediterranean-style villa for $29,000,000 less than the initial list price. In a bid to stray away from public attention, Kim and her four kids found the perfect home to unwind.
The living space is a sprawling 7,500 sq ft boasting four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a patio, a fully-equipped gym, a pool, an outdoor fireplace, a spa, and stairs that lead to a secret beach. As for the interior, the villa sports contemporary decor, large doors, and ceiling-high windows which offer panoramic ocean views.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi – Santa Barbara, CA
The real-estate-loving duo, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi recently expanded their real estate portfolio with a $70 million mansion – making it the most expensive transaction in Santa Barbara County’s history. Resting atop an oceanside Carpinteria, the property consists of a Tuscan-style farmhouse and an outdoor living space with lush lawns and a lake.
Spread across 9,066 sq ft, this estate boasts five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, a private spa, a wine cellar, and a movie theater. Outside, there is a mosaic-tile pool, an outdoor kitchen, a raised garden, a dining area, and a fire pit, whereas the interior sports an immaculate Italian decor with designer marble slabs, stone archways, and mosaic tiles.
Adele/Sylvester Stallone, $58 million
Adele kicked off 2022 by dropping a whopping $58 million to acquire Sylvestor Stallone’s Beverly Hills mansion. You might be surprised to find that the sold price was a bargain compared to the $110 million the Rocky star asked for. The 3.5-acre property boasts plenty of pedigree – not only because it’s located in Beverly Park – and a resident history that includes big names such as Denzel Washington, Magic Johnson, and Justin Beiber.
Spanning 21,000 sq ft, this luxury estate features eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a separate dining area, a movie theater, a bar, a gym, and a cigar room. The London native owns several properties in California and this was the latest addition to her real estate portfolio.
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