Celebrities definitely know how to spend their hard-earned money well. Don’t believe us? Check out the incredible places these actors, athletes, singers, and TV anchors call home. Although the price tags are jaw-dropping, these star-studded abodes are nothing short of spectacular!
ANDERSON COOPER — THE HAMPTONS, $3.1 MILLION
Anderson Cooper is probably one of the most popular journalists out there. An author and television personality as well, he is the host of Anderson Cooper 360 degrees. Because of the extent of his career, we are sure that the thought of bankruptcy has never even occurred to him. He is so loaded that he is able to buy this $3.1 million home in the Hamptons. We adore the old world charm of his English style cottage!
LESTER HOLT – MANHATTAN, $6.4 MILLION
We daresay that Lester Holt made the right move when he bought this gorgeous Manhattan apartment in 2007. The NBC journalist and news anchor managed to sell it for almost double the price at $6.4 million! The marble flooring in the bathrooms are lovely, and the balcony offers a great view of Madison Square Park.
ANDREW NAPOLITANO — NEW JERSEY, PRICE UNKNOWN
After Andrew Napolitano finished law school, he started teaching the subject matter. He ended up becoming the youngest judge in history! He has also written columns for The Washington Times, Fox News, and others. This powerful man has two lovely homes to his name. One is located in Manhattan, and the other is a New Jersey farmhouse. Apparently, he produces maple syrup in his farm! He has a net worth of $9 million, so it is as easy as pie to maintain his houses.
LISA BONET & JASON MOMOA – CALIFORNIA, $3.6 MILLION
Actress Lisa Bonet and actor husband Jason Momoa live in Topanga, California with their 2 children Lola and Nakoa. Their 6,759 square foot mansion sits on a whopping 10.1 acres of land. The home has a laid-back contemporary feel throughout with views of the impressive landscape from every window. The couple has been together for years, but only recently tied the knot in 2017.
O.J. Simpson: $1.8 Million, Las Vegas
Since his release from his nine-year stay at the secluded Lovelock Correctional Center, O.J. Simpson has rebounded quite nicely. He now lives in his friend’s $1.8 million mansion in Las Vegas. The 5,000 square-foot property is fully equipped with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a backyard golf area, and a pool. Not to mention that the house is in a private gated community just miles from The Strip.
Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne: $3.6 Million, Dorset
51 year old British soccer player Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne is one of the most celebrated English athletes. Similar to American celebrities in Hollywood, Gascoigne wanted to have a lavish lifestyle with his well-earned money, so he bought himself an incredible home in Dorset. Dorset is considered one of the most peaceful neighborhoods in the world, so it’s only fitting that after such a hectic career he wanted to settle down into a more quiet and calm area.
Dr. Phil: $29.5 Million, Beverly Hills
Dr. Phil’s $29.5 million mansion is located in the middle of the hills of Beverly Hills, mostly hidden from view. The 15,000 square-property has 5 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, and 2 half bathrooms. To top it off, it also has a gated driveway, a pool, and a sunken tennis court as well as a guest house. As if all that wasn’t enough, the estate is surrounded by lush greenery and has spectacular views of the city.
Meghan McCain: Hollywood, Price Unknown
Living in a one-bedroom, loft-style apartment in a renovated 1927 Hollywood building, Meghan McCain’s home looks like a tidy boutique hotel but with a darker twist. Her style reflects her personality flawlessly, with smoky hardwood floors, velvet seating, and gilded furniture. Every last detail has been carefully thought out: from the contemporary black leather couch in the living room to the mounted deer head on the wall next to the fridge.
WESLEY SNIPES – $10 MILLION
57-year-old actor Wesley Snipes has earned himself a reputation as an action man when it comes to movies. He gained fame when he played the character of Blade in the Marvel Comics Blade trilogy. Snipes’ net worth sits at approximately $12 million, and he has an impressive home to show for it. His New Jersey home boasts a massive swimming pool, a cinema, and numerous bedrooms. The house is worth an estimated $10 million.
LAURA INGRAHAM – $1,000,000
Fox viewers are familiar with conservative television presenter and radio talk host Laura Ingraham. She is the editor-in-chief of LifeZette magazine and has been the host of her own show The Laura Ingraham Show since 2001. In South Glastonbury, Connecticut is where you will find her 6,336-square-foot mansion where she lives with her husband. It is a five-bedroom, eight-bathroom rustic paradise that comes with an ample-sized pool.
JOANNE WOODWARD – WESTPORT, CT, $7.5 MILLION
American actress and producer Joanne Woodward lives in this $7.5 million home. She and her deceased husband, Paul Newman, bought this home in Westport, CT years back and raised their three girls there. The 10.46-acre estate is nothing short of spectacular, with sprawling manicured lawns, numerous gardens and a heated Gunite swimming pool.
GUY FIERI – CALIFORNIA, $1.5 MILLION
American restaurateur Guy Fieri is known for his bigger than life personality on the small screen, oh, and for his incredible cooking skills! He and wife Lori bought this Santa Rosa, California fixer-upper for $1.5 million. They re-did it to their liking with a 27,500-BTU Viking gas wok burner, orchards of fruit trees, 27 skylights and a stunning outdoor kitchen. Only the best for a chef!
SELENA GOMEZ – LOS ANGELES, $2.35 MILLION
In 2017, Selena Gomez bought this gorgeous house in Studio City for $2.35 million. Built in 1951, it has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The house is about 3,100 square feet in total. One interesting detail is that you can’t see inside the house from the street since there are giant hedges all around the house. Inside, every room has a sky-lit ceiling and hardwood floors. With a pool and two fireplaces, we’re sure it’s a very nice place to live in!
CHERYL TIEGS – LOS ANGELES, $18.5 MILLION
Cheryl Tiegs is a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who now lives in her $18.5 million Los Angeles house. The 4,770 square-foot house has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a pool, and lily ponds. Not to mention, the interior is very impressive, with cathedral ceilings and exposed wood beams in the living room and floor-to-ceiling windows. To top it off, the location is perfect since it’s secluded while still being close to town.
MAGGIE SMITH – WEST SUSSEX, $1.8 MILLION
You’ve probably seen Maggie Smith in at least a movie or two, not to mention on a TV show. The legendary actress now lives in a gorgeous little town in West Sussex. The 15th-century farmhouse was bought by Maggie and her late husband Beverly Cross back in 1981. The house has 5 bedrooms, three barns, a vineyard, a horse stable, and an orchard that has apples, mulberries, pears, plums, and walnuts.
VICTORIA PRINCIPAL – LOS ANGELES, $2.7 MILLION
Victoria’s L.A. house is now on the market for $2.7 million. The actress lived in this house for a while but has recently decided to sell it. The property is wonderfully designed, with great use of space and light. The interior has a soothing palette in order to create a comfortable atmosphere and keep it casual but still luxurious. While living there, Victoria upgraded several things in the house including the chimneys which were rebuilt, new pool equipment, two new water heaters, and new plumbing. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, this house sounds amazing to us!
RICHARD JENKINS – RHODE ISLAND, $12.9 MILLION
The American actor and Emmy Award winner, Richard Jenkins, now lives in Rhode Island in his $12.5 million home. The house spans over 2.16 acres and is 10,530 square feet. With 10 bedrooms and 9 full bathrooms, this house has just about anything you could want. It has a pool and a recently-renovated kitchen as well as easy access to the beach below.
MIKE WOLFE – LEIPER’S FORK, PRICE UNKNOWN
American Pickers’s Mike Wolfe now resides in a stunning 5,100 square-foot house with his family. Spread over 32-acres of woodland, this is his dream house. With an 18th-century gate and front door, the house’s design clearly shows the owner’s love of antiques. Inside, the first thing you see is Mike’s collection of over 40 motorcycle helmets as well as a built-in phone booth. The 12-year-old house is set a quarter-mile from the road, ensuring total privacy. Off the library, there are bookcases that hide a tiny office, there are wide staircases that open up the house, and even four porches with branch-like railings.
NICOLAS CAGE & ERIKA KOIKE – SAN FRANCISCO, $10.95 MILLION
Erika Koike is a popular social media sensation and makeup artist. She is the better half of big star Nicolas Cage. Apparently, they recently put their San Francisco home on the market. The huge property spans 6,305 square feet and comes with four floors and a great view of the Bay. There is also a library, a formal living area, an incredible dining room, a massive kitchen, and a classic staircase. It goes for $10.95 million!
BETTY WHITE – CARMEL, $2.2 MILLION
We wouldn’t expect the legendary Betty White to have anything less than great when it comes to a home! She currently has a $2.2 million house in Carmel, California. The house has 3 bedrooms – each one completed with an en suite bath and big closet space. Both the big room and the family room have stone fireplaces and overlook a private courtyard. Of course, no celebrity house could be seen without a pool!
Keith Lemon’s real name is actually Leigh Francis. The English actor Director, comedian and all-round entertainer gave a quarantine tour of his house for fans to see. He lives with his wife Jill Carter and their two children in North London. His house is the ultimate reflection of his bubbly and eccentric personality. Equipped with the ultimate home bar, a music room and decorations/ memorabilia from his career his house is a sight to see. Some of the memorabilia includes the bear from his creation Bo Selecta!
Amanda Holden- Unknown
The Britain’s Got talent Judge has 2 homes- in Surrey and in Cotswolds. She has an unbelievable flair for interior design, she also has a love for day drinking, making us love her! Her interiors boast velvet, emeralds and tons of light adding to the overall dynamic. She truly invests in the lighting spending £5,000 on a pendant hanging overhead piece from Timothy Oulton. The Judge slipped into a pink bikini where she uploaded she was spending the day tanning before it was back to school for her girls.
GEORGE CLOONEY – BERKSHIRE, $12 MILLION
Of course, George and Amal Clooney wouldn’t buy just any home. Their $12 million estate has 10 bedrooms along with amenities like a spa, huge gardens, a boathouse, and closed-circuit TVs for extra security. The almost 9,000 square-foot home is set in 4 acres of land and is surrounded by trees, giving the couple plenty of privacy. Oh, did we mention that it has a pool house as well as a home theater?
JEFF BEZOS – BEVERLY HILLS, $165 MILLION
Everyone knows who the CEO of Amazon is, but for those who don’t…his name is Jeff Bezos. In February 2020, Bezos purchased the extravegent Warner Estate, which is an enormous compound in Beverly Hill, California. It was reported that the world’s richest man visited roughly 40 properties before settling on this one, which is also the most expensive home to ever be sold in California.
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This modern mansion will take your breath away. Chuck Norris does not shop alone although he does everything else alone. He purchased the house with his beloved brother Aaron. The country-style and ranch-themed home is incredibly modern. Equipped with a top-class fitness center and stunning pool with a variety of amenities.
TOM SELLECK – LOS ANGELES, $15 MILLION
Tom Selleck, the famous actor, now lives on a ranch that rests on 65 acres of land and was built in 1926. The ranch has a 20-acre avocado farm as well. According to Selleck, his home is the ideal escape from Hollywood. The one-story house has a three-car garage outside as well as additional parking space in the roundabout driveway. Not to mention, decorative ponds and fountains. Back when Selleck bought it, he paid $5 million or so, but now, it’s worth around $15 million.
Pat Sajak: $699K, Glendale
Pat Sajak and his wife, Sherill, used to own this house up until it was completely renovated. Once that was done, the house was put on the market for $699,000. The two-story house was built back in 1911 and still has historical details in its structure. Now, the house is equipped with a kitchen, 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, and a laundry room.
KATE BOLDUAN – WASHINGTON DC, $3.2 MILLION
The CNN congressional correspondent, Kate Bolduan, owns this charming 5-bedroom house. It was built in 1952 and has been renovated since. Bolduan spoke about the way she designed the house, saying that she wanted it to be both modern and classic at the same time. While the house has no family room, the living area is the casual area where she can relax, entertain, and watch TV.
ANN COULTER — EST. $577K, UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC
Political and conservative social commentator Ann Coulter is the lucky owner of a posh pad on the Upper East Side. She bought the place for $577,000 but today it’s worth around $1.8 million! The massive high rise comes with a fireplace, 2 bedrooms, and 12-foot tall ceilings. We’d love to call her place home!
JADA & WILL SMITH – CALABASAS, $42 MILLION
With a combined net worth of $300 million, Will and Jada Smith can buy whatever home they want. The couple decided to buy a home in Calabasas, California that set them back by $42 million. They raised their two children in this 25,000 square feet home that comes with a golf course, a recording studio, and plenty of parking spaces.
ALAN JACKSON- GEORGIA, $6.5 MILLION
This country star is quite well-known in his community and has a large and dedicated fanbase. He and his wife Denise Jackson own a few properties, but one of the most impressive ones is on Lake Burton in Georgia. The home is estimated at $6.5 million and has an incredible set-up.
BRAD PITT – FRANCE, $60 MILLION
This is probably the most famous of the properties previously owned by Brangelina. This 1,200-acre property in Chateau Miraval, France cost them $60 million. Can you believe that it boasts of 35 bedrooms? Whoa. This French Castle could have been the venue of their wedding if the split did not happen.
RACHAEL RAY- SOUTHAMPTON, $4.69 MILLION
Rachael Ray is a household name due to her many talents: television personality, businesswoman, celebrity chef, and author. It’s no surprise that her kitchen is absolutely gorgeous, as cooking is what she’s best known for. She and husband John Cusimano own a home in Southampton, which is worth $4.69 million.
MARTHA MACCALLUM – MASSACHUSETTS, PRICE UNKNOWN
The Fox News anchor is not the sort of person who would live somewhere dreary and dark. That is why we think her Massachusetts retreat is perfect for her. She turned it into her very own bright abode that looks like the perfect place to spend the summer in. The cost of the property has not been disclosed, but the size alone indicates that it is worth millions.
BRIT HUME – VIRGINIA. $1.925 MILLION
Well, it was only natural that Brit Hume would reside in Hume, Virginia. The ABC News host owns a huge property over there, but it seems like he wants to get it off his hands. We are sure someone out there will snap up the 72 acres of land soon since he only wants $1.925 for it.
MO ROCCA – GREENWICH VILLAGE, PRICE UNKNOWN
If we could choose anywhere to live in, Greenwich Village in New York is definitely on the list. Have a look at the place Mo Rocca calls home. We especially like the high-quality decorations he has over there, such as a bust of Grover Cleveland. The entertainment industry veteran made a fortune on CBS News Sunday Morning and The Daily Show, so he can afford something like this without any problems.
JANE PAULEY – NEW YORK, $2.2 MILLION
For people like us, we would be more than happy to live in a $2.2 million home like this one. However, journalist Jane Pauley and her partner must have thought it was a downgrade. They used to live in a $13 million house near Central Park West, though it was much too large for two people. At least this 3-bedroom 3-bathroom one is smaller and less of a hassle to maintain. It has a great view of the skyline too!
MARK ZUCKERBERG — LAKE TAHOE, $59 MILLION
Clearly, buying a lake house wouldn’t cut it for multi-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, so he bought an entire compound. He recently bought two side-by-side mansions on Lake Tahoe, spending a total of $59 million. The two properties total about 10 acres and have a total of 15 bedrooms. Not to mention numerous piers to house multiple boats. The smaller mansion, Carousel Estate, was built back in the early 1930s. The other house, Brushwood Estate, was built in the 1960s and has two adjoining guesthouses. The mansions have a rustic farmhouse style and views that are worth every penny. To top it off, there is a good deal of privacy in the estate since it’s surrounded with plenty of lush foliage.
AMY ROBACH – FLORIDA, $9.975 MILLION
Amy Robach made a name for herself across the country thanks to her work on television. She has worked on shows such as Today, 20/20, and Good Morning America. Her Florida home shows us how much money she has earned from her great career, though we are sure that actor Andrew Shue, her husband, also chipped in. The 5-bedroom home has been placed on the market at an asking price of $9.97 million. It won’t give them profit since she actually paid $11.75 million for it in 2008.
Aaron Rodgers: $2.05 Million, California
Aaron Rodgers is an NFL quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Although he loves his team and the state of Wisconsin, he missed California, the state where he was born and raised. He found himself buying a plot of land and building a custom dream home. He currently resides there with his girlfriend Danica Patrick. We bet they never tire of that Olympic-sized swimming pool!
RACHEL MADDOW – MASSACHUSETTS, $1.5 MILLION
Rachel Maddow earned a lot of attention when she hosted The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. She holds a doctorate in politics from Oxford University. The liberal political commentator launched a podcast called Bag Man in October 2018, much to her fans’ delight. Her Western Massachusetts abode is a pre-Civil War farmhouse. Her favorite part of the house, and ours as well, is the bathhouse in the back!
EVA MENDES – CALIFORNIA, $1.269 MILLION
Eva Mendes bought this Hollywood Hills property in 2008. The mid-century villa has been called “an artistic sanctuary”, and it is easy to see why. With its three bedrooms and two full baths, the place is estimated to be worth $1.269 million. The 1,700 square feet property was obtained by the actress in 2002. She reportedly bought it for $584,000.
NORAH O’DONNELL – NEW YORK, $5 MILLION
As one of the most successful journalists in the United States, Norah decorated her New York apartment with all the awards she has received in the past. Aside from that, you will be able to tell that she hails from a military family thanks to the military coins you will find there. She is still pretty young, but she is a familiar face if you watch CBS This Morning as well as MSNBC Live. Among other things, we are glad that this mother of three is doing just fine when it comes to work-life balance!
DANICA PATRICK – ARIZONA, $4 MILLION
Danica Patrick is best known for her time on the race track. One of the best-known racecar drivers in the world, she has sustained numerous injuries over the years. Now retired, she opted not to move into her Scottsdale, Arizona property even though it comes with a breakfast bar, a wine cellar, amazing interiors, and more. Don’t worry, it seems like she is still pretty attached to the place she calls ‘The Jetson House’.
PIERCE BROSNAN – MALIBU, $18.7 MILLION
Pierce Brosnan is probably our favorite person to portray James Bond! After the release of Golden Eye, he bought this incredible Mediterranean villa in Malibu that spans 6,000 square feet. It boasts of handmade tiles that give the place an authentic appearance. We think he did the right thing by investing in this incredible home, even if it did set him back by $18.7 million.
BILL HEMMER – NEW YORK, $1.75 MILLION
Bill Hemmer established himself in the world of television as a Fox News Channel anchor, though he worked for CNN before that. The current host of America’s Newsroom bought this beautiful property that spans two acres in Sag Harbor, New York. It was only built two decades ago, so the four-bedroom home is still very modern.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. – EAST HAMPTONS, $11.9 MILLION
Robert Downey Jr. is no fresh face in the entertainment industry. He has racked up quite a fortune, which explains his numerous real estate properties. The most recent purchase he made is called the “Edward DeRose Windmill Cottage” in the East Hamptons. He bought it for $11.9 million. The 7-bedroom 4-bathroom mansion rests on four acres of land. It also comes with a windmill, a tennis court, a huge pool, an office, and a library! Aside from the main house, there is also a 2-bedroom guest house.
MIKE DITKA – FLORIDA, $3 MILLION
The National Football League decided to keep Mike Ditka around even when he was no longer active on the field. He was a coach for a little while as well. His long career resulted in his purchase of this $3 million home in Florida. He started his career in the ‘60s and had a great run with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys. He is currently recovering from a recent heart attack.
BARBARA EDEN – BEVERLY HILLS, PRICE UNKNOWN
Barbara Eden has a successful acting career under her belt. The Hollywood star is now in her twilight years and nearing retirement, but that does not erase the fact that she was all the rage in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. She has not disclosed the cost of her home, but one can only assume that is in the millions since it is located in Beverly Hills.
WINONA RYDER – BEVERLY HILLS, $4M
This 1920 house in the Beverly Hills is the property of actress Winona Ryder. Manhattan-based actor and interior designer Kevin Haley helped her with the mansion, which is why it looks so glorious. Her love of furniture shows in the curtain rods and wrought-iron fixtures. We like how it looks sophisticated and modern at the same time! What else did you expect from this amazing woman?
DIANE KRUGER – NEW YORK, $4.2 MILLION
You will only find the rich and the famous in Tribeca, so it was only natural that Diane Kruger owns a 2-bedroom loft in this neighborhood of New York. It set her back by $4.2 million, which might seem like a lot of money for such a small space but keep in mind that it is not at all a bad price for this area.
BRIAN STELTER — MANHATTAN, PRICE UNKNOWN
The Reliable Sources host and chief media correspondent used to work for The New York Times. Brian Stelter is also married to someone from the industry: Jamie Shupak of NY1. The two of them live in the Upper East Side, and we adore their family-friendly and bohemian abode! We are sure that this gorgeous house is the perfect place to raise their cute little daughter in.
ROB GRONKOWSKI – BOSTON, $2.2 MILLION
The New England Patriots star has been making news for the wrong reasons. However, we are glad he can always find sanctuary in his $2.2 million 2,063 square feet villa in Boston. The 2-bedroom penthouse comes with a subzero fridge, a private roof deck, and a built-in office. What else could you ever need?
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – NEW YORK CITY, $18.5 MILLION
A younger man would probably prefer something smaller, but this performer has a family and bigger needs. When he and his wife Jessica Biel wanted their own home, they opted to get the $20 million 443 Greenwich apartment to go with the 2,598 square feet SoHo Mews penthouse he bought in 2010. There is a lot to say about the $6.5 million bachelor pad, but they have since put it on the market for $18.5 million.
JERRY SEINFELD – HAMPTONS, $32 MILLION
When you are as big as Jerry Seinfeld in the entertainment industry, you will not have a problem buying a mansion like this one. His Hamptons home cost him $32 million and bears similarities to the presidential villa! Ok Magazine called it the ‘party house’. The 12-acre home certainly cost an arm and leg, but it looks like the actor thought it was worth it for the amenities and features that came with it.
KIM & KANYE WEST – BEL AIR, $17 MILLION
Someone has overthrown Will Smith in Bel-Air! The new royalty in town happens to be none other than Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The two of them paid $11 million for their house in the exclusive neighborhood, though renovations ended up ramping its value up to $17 million. How impressive is that?
CANDICE BERGEN – CALIFORNIA, PRICE UNKNOWN
Candice Bergen has enjoyed a great acting career. The former model has appeared in shows like Murphy Brown and Boston Legal in the past. She might be in her 70s now, although her legacy will last a lifetime. She loves Spanish style houses, so her house is built in this style. She also grew up in one, so it must remind her of her childhood.
TONY SHALHOUB — UPPER WEST SIDE, $3.9 MILLION
Actor Tony Shalhoub and his wife Brooke Adams tied the knot a long time ago. Their Los Angeles house was placed on the market in 2016 at the asking price of $3.9 million. Their 4-bedroom house was great, although they found something even better. They have since adopted two children, which must be why they wanted something bigger. Their new $4 million home is located in the Upper West Side.
MARSHAWN LYNCH – RICHMOND, $3.3 MILLION
Ah, what could be better than coming home to a luxurious waterfront property after training the day away? Marshawn Lynch decided that nothing could top that, which is why he paid $3.3 million for his 7,000 square foot 5-bedroom Richmond home. It comes with a dock and a view of the Bay as well.
BELLA THORNE – LOS ANGELES, $2 MILLION
Bella Throne started out on Disney and while she has not reached the same fame her costar Zendaya has, she sure did well for herself. She bought a $2 million Sherman Oaks mansion that comes with a pool, a wine room, a spa, and a barbecue area. It has 6 bedrooms and 6 baths as well. Good for her!
NAOMI CAMPBELL – TURKEY, $390 MILLION
Although many celebrities pay for their mansions out of their own pocket, Naomi Campbell received one from Vladislav Doronin, her billionaire boyfriend, for her 41st birthday. It is located in Turkey and worth $390 million. Whoa. It is definitely a grand gesture worth admiring, but let us hope she will never run out of money to maintain the 25-bedroom house.
LORDE – AUCKLAND, $2.8 MILLION
Ella Yelich-O’Connor is better known as Lorde. The pop icon bought her multimillion home in New Zealand, her home country. At such a young age, she was more than capable of buying this 4-bedroom Auckland property for $2.84 million. It spans 182 square foot, which is definitely more space than most of us have. We are glad to hear she is doing well for herself.
CARSON PALMER – DEL MAR, $24.9 MILLION
We have yet another athlete who likes cool mansions as well as the act of flipping them over. Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals paid $4.4 million for this 8,000 square foot mansion in 2010. However, he was able to increase its value to a staggering $24.9 million! Whoa. He renovated it by turning it into a three-story mansion complete with 6 bedrooms, a wet bar, and an infinity pool.
RYAN LEWIS – SEATTLE, $8 MILLION
Ryan Lewis is known for his eccentric music taste. The successful DJ bought his Seattle villa-like home for a cool $8 million. The 4-bedroom waterfront estate measures 7,610 square feet. It comes with marble floors, gold leaf ceilings, and a music studio. It sure seems like he knew what he wanted and went out to get it.
DIANE KEATON – LOS ANGELES, $1.5 MILLION
This Academy Award winner decided to take a hiatus from acting and started to visit construction sites in her search of a suitable place. She decided to buy this 8,000 square feet Los Angeles farmhouse, which she talks about in her book “The House That Pinterest Built”. She paid $1.5 million for it and designed the place. It took her three and a half years, but it was worth it for her “dream home”. We adore the white cabinets, raw wood, subway tiles, shiplap walls, and antiques!
CHER – MALIBU, $45 MILLION
Cher used to be the proud owner of this Renaissance-style property, although things have since changed. It is now owned by none other than Beyonce herself! She and Jay-Z had been on the lookout for a new home when Cher put the Italian-style home for sale. When you consider the fireplaces, artifacts, and Gothic chandeliers, we bet the $45 million price was worth it.
REESE WITHERSPOON – CALIFORNIA, $20 MILLION
Reports say the Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, her CAA agent husband, are trying to sell this gorgeous mansion for $20 million. It is located in Amalfi Rim, Pacific Palisades and set the couple back by $12.7 million. When they find a buyer for it, they are bound to make a huge profit!
TRAVIS BARKER – CALIFORNIA, $2.8 MILLION
Blink 182 is one of the greatest punk rock bands to have ever existed. Drummer Travis Barker also happens to be a good businessman. He clearly knew how to spend his money. One of his most recent purchases is this Calabasas home that is valued at $2.8 million. It spans 7,200 square feet and boasts of 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a fire pit, a swimming pool, a spa, a walk-in closet, and a home cinema.
VANESSA HUDGENS – STUDIO CITY, $2.7 MILLION
Reports say that the lovely Vanessa Hudgens was just 19 years old when she moved out of her parents’ place in Los Angeles and bought this studio city mansion. Regardless of whether this is entirely true, we cannot deny that this Moroccan-style house is nothing short of stunning. It cost her $2.7 million.
LIAM HEMSWORTH – MALIBU, $6.8 MILLION
Did you know that Liam Hemsworth got his start on Aussie television? Of course, he eventually made his way to Hollywood. He bought this Malibu home and ended up calling it home with his wife Miley Cyrus. The 1,980 square feet property comes with 3 bedrooms, high-tech systems, and concrete walls.
DRAKE – HIDDEN HILLS, $7.7 MILLION
We have no doubt that Drake “lives it up” in his estate in Hidden Hills. The mansion originally had a price tag of $27 million, although the rapper only ended up paying $7.7 million for it. The place sure screams “money”, “paradise”, and “class”. His net worth is $75 million, which explains the swimming pools, waterfalls, and hidden caves that come with it.
CHLOË GRACE MORETZ – LOS ANGELES, $3.4 MILLION
Chloe Grace Moretz is yet another celebrity who brought her own home when she was very young. The multimillion-dollar mansion measures 5,600 square feet. The studio city property comes with 5 bedrooms, and we bet the $3.4 million she paid for it was well worth it.
BEYONCE & JAY Z – LOS ANGELES, $45 MILLION
Forbes say that this power couple has an incredible net worth amounting to $1 billion. Whoa. They can definitely pay for whatever house they want! They had no reservations looking for dream homes, such as this $45 million California mansion with over 123 rooms. Whoa. It has a night club, a bowling alley, an aquarium, a home theater, and even a branch of “M&Ms World”.
HARRY STYLES – HOLLYWOOD HILLS, $7.9 MILLION – HOLLYWOOD HILLS, $7.9 MILLION
After he tried and failed to flip this 5-bedroom Hollywood Hills, Harry Styles of One Direction singer listed it at $8.5 million before reducing the price to $7.9 million. He bought it for $6.87 million, so it is not that bad. He was not the first celebrity to buy a home and flip it to make profit.
PHILIP RIVERS – SAN DIEGO, $3.5 MILLION
NFL star Philip Rivers refused to relocate to LA and stayed at his San Diego home instead. The quarterback says that the 160-minute drive to and from Orange County is nothing to him if it meant work-life balance. We are sure that he is still smitten with his $3.5 million 6-bedroom mansion!
SIMON COWELL – BEVERLY HILLS, $29 MILLION
Now, this is one cool mansion, but we did not expect anything less from Simon Cowell! The $29 million home comes with lavish interiors and an eccentric style, although we think nothing is more amazing than the technological features that come with it. There is a retina scanner and fingerprint analysis installed in there. Whoa.
MICHAEL JORDAN – CHICAGO, $15 MILLION
When you are the most famous basketball player to ever live, you can easily afford to pay for a 9-bedroom 12-bathroom luxury estate with an indoor basketball court, a wine cellar, a bar, a huge gym, and large TV screens that are tuned in to every imaginable sports channel. On the outside, there is also a tennis court, green lawns, and circular ponds. Michael Jordan is clearly living the sweet life in his $15 million Chicago home.
ROB LOWE – SANTA BARBARA, $42 MILLION
Rob Lowe and his wife purchased this lovely Georgian-style home for the price of $42 million, though they spent another $6 million for renovations. This mansion has been featured in Architectural Digest in the past, and what’s not to like about the castle-like property that is both modern and old-fashioned?
SHERYL CROW – NASHVILLE, $5.8 MILLION
The famous singer-songwriter and single mum has a Nashville home worth $5.8 million! The 50-acre property is solar-powered and comes with all the convenience you will ever need. It has a recording studio, a piano room, and its very own church. Now that is what we call fancy.
JADA & WILL SMITH – CALABASAS, $42 MILLION
With a combined net worth of $300 million, Will and Jada Smith can buy whatever home they want. The couple decided to buy a home in Calabasas, California that set them back by $42 million. They raised their two children in this 25,000 square feet home that comes with a golf course, a recording studio, and plenty of parking spaces.
JUDD APATOW & LESLIE MANN – MALIBU, $11.5 MILLION
Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann own this beach home in Malibu. The 2,550 square feet property is estimated to be worth $11.5 million. They decided to put one of the coolest mansions in the area, however. The former colony enclave ended up going to a high-profile attorney.
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD – HOLLYWOOD HILLS, $2.9 MILLION
Bryce Dallas Howard sold off her home in 2013, just several months after she got married to Seth Gabel. The actress actually ended up giving the two-story place away at a loss. Valued at $2.9 million, the Hollywood Hills property has a cozy kitchen, a landscaped patio, and master bedroom with an en suite.
LAUREN CONRAD – CALIFORNIA, $4.9 MILLION
Until Lauren Conrad got pregnant in 2017, she lived in this Mediterranean-style home in Pacific Palisades. The former reality star thought the 5-bedroom home might be a bit small, so sold the 5,900 square foot property for $4.9 million despite paying $4.4 million for it.
VINCE VAUGHN – CALIFORNIA, $4.8 MILLION
Vince Vaugh decided to put his La Canada Flintridge home up for sale, which is surprising because it is a gorgeous piece of property. The 5-bedroom home spans 5,563 square foot and comes with wood panels, mahogany floors, and detailed ceiling medallions. However, good luck refusing when DreamWorks Studio CEO Michael Wright comes knocking at your door… Vaugh bought it for $3.925 million and sold it for $4.8 million!
SAMUEL L. JACKSON – NEW YORK, $13 MILLION
We are sure that you will be thrilled to hear that the talented Samuel L. Jackson is also talented at flipping houses! He bought this Upper East Side apartment for $4.8 million in 2005. He spent 13 years there before he decided to move out of the 4-bedroom 3.5-bathroom place, which he put on the market for $13 million. The actor is clearly a man of many talents.
MATT DAMON – PACIFIC PALISADES, $20 MILLION
If you are looking for a new home and have serious cash on you, perhaps you want to consider the ‘best house in the Palisades’ owned by Matt Damon. The actor lived in the 68-acre 7-bedroom house for five years before he decided to flip it for the price of $20 million.
JENNIFER LOPEZ – HAMPTONS, $9.9 MILLION
Jennifer Lopez bought this $9.9 million home in the Hamptons. The upscale 8,500 square feet property is found in the Water Million neighborhood. It comes with a tennis court, a sparkling pool, 8 bedrooms, and other luxurious features. Good for her!
ALICIA KEYS – NEW JERSEY, $14.9 MILLION
It is interesting to learn that a family is capable of outgrowing a house with 32 rooms. That was what happened between Alicia Keys and her $14.9 million house in New Jersey. What caused her change of heart? Apparently, she decided that she would rather build her own house instead of buying one!
JACKIE COLLINS – BEVERLY HILLS, $30 MILLION
Jackie Collins originally listed her Beverly Hills property for $30 million, though it got sold at $21 million instead. The award-winning writer lived in the 21,784 square feet property before she flipped it only a year before she succumbed to breast cancer. We are glad that her novels live on, however. RIP.
LAURA DERN – LOS ANGELES, $2.75 MILLION
If you are a film buff fond of the Bohemian aesthetic, you might like Laura Dern’s Los Angeles home. She has a mini Tyrannosaurus rex figurine from Spielberg himself and Golden Globe statuette, among other things! You will certainly have a blast taking a look at the posters, memorabilia, and everything else in her $2.75 million abode. She sure is one interesting lady.
GWEN STEFANI – BEVERLY HILLS, $35 MILLION
If you are in Hollywood, it can be tricky to buy a home with your spouse. Gwen Stefani had to give up her $35 million mansion after breaking up with Gavin Rossdale. This 12,000 square feet property comes with the most intricate but grandiose details. It has a marble fireplace, gorgeous tiles, and an outdoor living area.
CINDY CRAWFORD – MALIBU, $60 MILLION
Supermodel Cindy Crawford lived in this upscale Malibu home before she decided to sell the beachfront property at almost $20 million less than the estimated value. Whoa. Her 5-bedroom Beverly Hills home must be the reason she has no problems giving it away at such a steal. If only we had the money…!
BLAKE SHELTON – NASHVILLE, $3 MILLION
Before Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert got divorced, the two of them owned this $3 million home in Nashville. After they decided to call it quits, they ended up selling the five-bedroom place. Blake then proceeded to build a Hawaiian home for his new beau, Gwen Stefani, and her three kids in Oklahoma.
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY – NEW YORK, $6 MILLION
We all know how much Keira Knightly loves all things romantic, and this is reflected in her Manhattan apartment as well. The $6 million 3,820 square feet apartment is located in Tribeca and comes with 3 bedrooms and her own patio. The bohemian appeal and romantic aura are to be expected of this happy-go-lucky actress.
SELENA GOMEZ – TEXAS, $4 MILLION
Even though Selena Gomez is famous on an international scale, she still makes time for her friends and family. That is why she bought this 10,000 square feet Fort Worth home. The real estate property covers nearly two acres of land. It has an entertainment room, a home cinema, and parking for 8 cars. The mansion is just as luxurious on the outside as it is on the inside with a huge pool and courts for sports.
CHARLIZE THERON – CALIFORNIA, $3.8 MILLION
A source has reported that this South African actress sold her California home fairly recently. The new owner purchased the 3-bedroom property for $3.8 million even though she paid $3.625 million for it in 2009. That does not sound like much of a profit, but it does not seem like she a problem with that.
JARED LETO – HOLLYWOOD HILLS, $2 MILLION
Let us face it, what else could you possibly want than something like this? Jared Let owns this 2-story 4-bedroom abode with a full bar, an entertainment room, a recording studio, a fireplace, a huge pool, and 3 bathrooms. It is located on a street of its own, so he has no problems with privacy whatsoever.
CAMERON DIAZ – MANHATTAN, $4.25 MILLION
We could not help but fall in love with the actress’ New York abode after chancing upon it in Elle Décor in 2013. Luckily, it can be all yours if you have $4.25 million to spare! She put it on the market after her marriage to Benji Madden in 2015. The price is only $1.3 million more than the price she got it for in 2008, so she probably does not care about the profit all that much.
JIMMIE JOHNSON – MANHATTAN, $14 MILLION
Jimmie Johnson’s luxurious Manhattan home is a gorgeous combination of art and comfort. The floor plan is flexible and open, which lends the place an airy vibe. This seven-time NASCAR champion decided to keep the colors neutral, which gives it a sophisticated feel. What a lovely home!
JENNIFER LAWRENCE – BEVERLY HILLS, $8 MILLION
Jennifer Lawrence happens to own the former home of Jessica Simpson. The 5,500 square feet offers a lifestyle that is both simple and extravagant. The 5-bedroom house in Beverly Hills is valued at $8 million and boasts of intricate French details.
LEA MICHELE – LOS ANGELES, $3.3 MILLION
The Glee star seems to prefer living somewhere low-key and quiet. Lea Michele opted to buy this 4-bedroom party house in West Los Angeles, which is ironic since the actress bought it to be away from the tourists and fans. The $3.3 million home has appeared in Style’ Home & Design issue in the past.
NICK FOLES – NEWPORT, $2.7 MILLION
Nick Foles ended up becoming one of the most famous athletes after winning big at the 2018 Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has a net worth of around $6 million, though it has probably grown even more since then. He is the owner of this lovely 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom Newport beach house, which he paid $2.7 million for.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS – CALIFORNIA, $3.2 MILLION
TV personality Giada De Laurentiis spent quite some time in this Pacific Palisades home where she and Todd Thompson used to live. This two-story property is spread across 1,600 square feet and worth $3.2 million. It came with a private roof deck, a dining room, a family room, a living room, and an incredible master bedroom. On the outside there is a limestone terrace, a herb garden, and a fire pit as well.
JOHN TRAVOLTA – FLORIDA, $12 MILLION
John Travolta is a Hollywood legend, so it is a no-brainer that he lives somewhere this lavish. He calls this $12 million Florida mansion his home. He built it with two airport hangars since he is a licensed pilot who enjoys flying to get places! Aside from that, the house also has a mini golf course, a full chef’s chicken, and an indoor pool.
NATHAN MORRIS – ORLANDO, $4.9 MILLION
Nathan Morris sure charmed all of us with that smooth baritone of his. The Boys II Men crooner has always been a favorite through the years. He now appears on Hit Properties with Nathan Morris, a show on the DIY Network. He recently remodeled an Orlando country club mansion and converted it into a gorgeous contemporary home. He put it up for $4.9 million and we bet someone will snap it up soon!
DENNIS QUAID – MONTANA, $14 MILLION
Reports say that Dennis Quaid is planning to put his massive Montana Ranch property for sale. Can he truly live without the gorgeous house? This 418-acre property is perfect if you love the countryside. It has four guest houses, stables, horse-riding trails, three big garages, and numerous ponds! The main house spans 5,300 square feet and looks like a modern cabin with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
ELTON JOHN – BEVERLY HILLS, $33 MILLION
Elton John is not only a talented musician but also a family man. He resides in this $33 million Beverly Hills home, which comes with white lacquer walls. With the kids running about, he paid special attention to corners and surfaces. He has a Jeremy Blake print and a David LaChapelle painting on the walls too.
KATE HUDSON – PACIFIC PALISADES, $5.3 MILLION
This actress has a net worth of $40 million and recently spent $5.3 million of it on this mock Tudor property right next to her current home in Pacific Palisades. You can clearly see her appreciation for everything British. Aside from the décor, she owns two multimillion houses in London as well!
RIHANNA – BARBADOS, $22 MILLION
If you are an expat or immigrant, you will know that nothing beats living in your homeland. We bet Riri knew this as well since she bought this Barbados tropical house for $22 million. It comes with 5 bedrooms, direct access to the beach, a spa, golf courts, tennis courts, a gym, an outdoor pool, and two docking areas for her yachts. Color us impressed.
HALLE BERRY – BEVERLY HILLS, $5 MILLION
This Academy Award-winning actress has a net worth of around $70 million, so she did not mind paying $2.3 million for this property. The Beverly Hills mansion is currently on the market with a price tag of $5 million. Halle Berry has numerous other mansions, so she has plenty of options when it comes to her place of residence.
BRITNEY SPEARS – CALIFORNIA, $9 MILLION
Britney Spears paid $9 million for her 13,264 square feet California home with its five bedrooms, two media rooms, an outdoor spa, a guest area, three full kitchens, and sports courts. The mansion also has great gardens, fountains, terraces, and pools. The Hidden Hills mansion is valued at $13 million.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA – LOS ANGELES, $13.5 MILLION
Christina Aguilera loves home makeovers and tried her hand at it several times in the past. With her unique taste, it was no wonder she decided to use different concepts and colors in all the rooms of her 11,00 square feet property in Los Angeles. It ended up costing her $13.5 million to do this!
JESSICA ALBA – BEVERLY HILLS, $9.95 MILLION
Jessica Alba is yet another celebrity with unique taste. She got her Beverly Hills home for $9.95 million. If you want to know what style it is in, it has been described to be “East Coast-inspired Hamptons traditional”. That sounds like one rocking description to us! Good job, Jessica.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO – BELIZE, $1.75 MILLION
Leonardo DiCaprio knew the sky was the limit when he was buying real estate. He opted to buy an entire island instead. He paid $1.75 million for Blackadore Cave in Belize back in 2005. The actor wants to turn it into an environment-friendly resort. Construction is nearly done and will result in 36 villas and 36 homes running on solar panels. They are rumored to be worth $5 million each. Whoa.
DJ KHALED – BEVERLY HILLS, $10 MILLION
Well, we have to say that there is nothing unexpected about DJ Khaled paying $10 million for his Beverly Hills crib. The hip-hop legend is the proud owner of this one-acre 10,681 square feet home with 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a media room, a recording studio, a gym, and a massive kitchen.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC – MIAMI, $15 MILLION
If you want to invest your hard-earned money, you should follow in the footsteps of Novack Djokovic. He paid $15 million for his Eighty-Seven Park complex condo in Miami. The 5-bedroom unit offers a great view of the ocean, a spa, a gym, and pools. We are sure the tennis player is happy with it.
HAYDEN PANETTIERE – NASHVILLE, $2.1 MILLION
This Nashville home is owned by none other than Hayden Panettiere. Thea actress decorated it with rustic fixtures and childhood memorabilia. The cabin-like living room is gorgeous with the bookcases, logs, and decorations. She also has a music room to house her guitars! We bet she did not mind paying $2.1 million for something this lovely.
JOHN TRAVOLTA – FLORIDA, $12 MILLION
This $12 million Florida property owned by John Travolta has everything you could possibly want. It has hangars, a landing strip, a golf course, and numerous swimming pools. We are sure having his very own airport changed the game for him in more ways than one. Good on you, John!
MICHAEL PHELPS – SCOTTSDALE, $2.5 MILLION
The so-called Human Fish decided to settle in Scottsdale, specifically in this gorgeous home with its five bedrooms, six bathrooms, four fireplaces, formal dining room, and huge kitchen. Estimated to be worth $2.5 million, we are sure that he is perfectly happy to rest there after training.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY – AUSTIN, $4 MILLION
For Matthew McConaughey, his dream home was a Spanish Mediterranean property in the Rivercrest area of Austin, Texas. This 10,000 square feet property has seven bedrooms, four parking spaces, and dock. Yep, his $4 million place is definitely more luxurious than the ones we live in.
MEG RYAN – SOHO, $10.9 MILLION
When we talk about the modern Soho loft owned by Meg Ryan, you should know that it is a place we would love to live in! Full of character and style, it is breathtaking and elegant. The 4,100 square feet property has received 9 renovations thus far! It comes with 13 windows, 8 closets, a gallery, exposed brick walls, French doors, and ebony floors. Its $10.9 million value sounds reasonable to us.
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & DAVID BURTKA – EAST HAMPTON, $5.5 MILLION
We are already jealous of this couple for the love they share, but we are green with envy after seeing their $5.5 million mansion in East Hampton. The estate is spread over 13.5 acres of greenery and comes with a tennis court, a cabana, a swimming pool, and a tea house. The two-story main house has four bedrooms, four fireplaces, a chef kitchen, and a library.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO – CARBON BEACH, $10.95 MILLION
Leonardo DiCaprio is known for being passionate about the environment. He decided to finally ditch Carbon Beach, which is where his chic waterfront Malibu abode can be found. The actor put the strip of land on the market for $10.95 million!
JUSTIN BIEBER – HOLLYWOOD HILLS, $20 MILLION
Justin Bieber always had problems with the pap, so many were confused by his decision to live in a glass house. After all, this is the worst idea if you want privacy! He only rents the $20 million glass mansion, but his net worth is a lot higher than that. Who knows why he opted to rent instead of buying it outright?
GERALDO RIVERA – OHIO, $2.8 MILLION
When you have a beautiful home like this one, you are going to want to get out of work as soon as possible! This is the 6-bedroom Ohio mansion owned by Geraldo Rivera. It measures 13,000 square feet and boasts of an elegant white theme. The house also comes with a bar, a wine closet, a private swimming pool, and skylights.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN – NEW YORK, $3.1 MILLION
Greta van Susteren is the proud owner of the apartment you are looking at below. The huge property is now on the market, but she lived in it for quite some time. She sold it several months after she resigned from her previous job as a Fox News host. The 2-bedroom apartment is huge, and we are sad to hear that she is giving it up.
CHARLES OSGOOD – FRANCE, PRICE UNKNOWN
It seems like Charles Osgood is living two lives. One of these happens in New York where his career and the rest of his life happens. Meanwhile, the other one takes place in the south of France. He adores his European abode because of its ambiance. According to him, he usually eats more whenever he stays there. Now retired, the former television writer worked on CBS News Sunday Morning, Horton Hears a Who!, and other projects.
WOLF BLITZER — MARYLAND, $1.34 MILLION
Up next, we have another veteran journalist and reporter. This host has been working for CNN since 1990. The respected journalism star is the host of The Situation Room and considered to be the lead political anchor of his network. The award-winning reporter has been residing in Bethesda, Maryland for three decades now. He bought the house for $710k, but its value is now believed to be $1.34 million.
SEAN HANNITY – NEW YORK, $8.5 MILLION
Don’t you think Sean Hannity has way too much on his plate? He is a talk show host, political commentator, and writer all at the same time! His views lean heavily to the right, but he lives in liberal-dominated New York. The 11,000 square foot mansion in Centre Island he gets to call home has a value of $8.5 million! It has seven bedrooms, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and 7 ½ baths.
CHRIS WALLACE – WASHINGTON, DC, PRICE UNKNOWN
Chris had a great career during his television host days. He has won numerous awards over the years for his political reportage. We are sure it gets stressful, but at least he has his wife and beautiful two-story house waiting for him when he gets back from work. He has not disclosed how much it is worth, although we are sure he paid a pretty penny for it. He is now in his seventies, but he is still going strong!
SHEPARD SMITH — NEW YORK, $3.95 MILLION
Shepard Smith made a name for himself by working as a Fox News anchor. There is also his own show called Shepard Smith Reporting. It doesn’t look like he is anywhere near retirement. He purchased a condo in Greenwich Village for $1.875 million in 2004, although he has put it up for sale at $4 million. When no one bit, he reduced the price to $3.95 million, but that did not work either. In February 2012, he took it off the market.
MELISSA GILBERT – CALIFORNIA, $3.5 MILLION
Actress Melissa Gilbert is best known for playing Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. She and her former spouse, actor Bruce Boxleitner, lived in this mansion in Calabasas, California. The estate is fit with a 4-car garage and 7 acres of land. It is set back off of a little dirt road with barely any neighbors in sight.
BILL O’REILLY – LONG ISLAND, PRICE UNKNOWN
Bill O’Reilly has plenty of experience in the field of journalism. He was fired by Fox News after allegations against him surfaced. Before that, he worked for ABC News and CBS News. He is now a senior citizen with a net worth of $85 million even if his career suffered a little bit towards the end. We do not know the value of the house, but we are sure that the gorgeous Long Island villa is worth a lot of money.