Wonderwall.com is taking a look at stars who have extravagant homes, from swanky townhouses to multimillion-dollar estates… starting with this power couple. In August 2017, Beyonce and JAY-Z purchased a home in the prestigious Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air for a reported $88 million. The 30,000-square-foot mansion, which was newly built at the time, includes a media room, four outdoor swimming pools and spa and wellness facilities, among other amenities. The property also boasts 10,000 square feet of outdoor space with multiple patios and terraces plus a basketball court. Keep reading for more…
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With properties in California, New York and Florida, Jennifer Lopez and fiancé Alex Rodriguez already boast an impressive real estate portfolio. But in 2020, the power couple reportedly made another purchase — a waterfront estate on Star Island, one of Miami's most elite and private enclaves, for a cool $40 million. The stunning compound sits on a 40,000-square-foot lot and features 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and a gigantic outdoor swimming pool. There's also a library, a wine room an elevator and a chef's kitchen.
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In 2020, Grammy-winning pop star Ariana Grande purchased a $13.7 million mansion in Los Angeles's Hollywood Hills. With famous neighbors who include Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves and Bobby Flay, Ari's 10,000-square-foot contemporary pad — which is located in the famed "Bird Streets" neighborhood — is certainly in good company. The home includes four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a wellness center, a fitness studio and a large wine cellar. It also came complete with an infinity-edge pool and floor-to-ceiling windows, so we get why the "Rain on Me" singer fell in love with the place!
Oprah Winfrey owns many properties but the jewel in her real estate crown just might be her estate in Montecito, California, which is valued at well over $100 million. Often referred to as the Promised Land, the luxurious property sits just outside Santa Barbara and spans 70 acres with a main house that measures 23,000 square feet. With six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, two home theaters, a library, a wine cellar, an office and several living rooms, this sprawling Neo-Georgian mansion is certainly what dreams are made of. The media mogul's estate also includes tennis courts, a pool and pool house, a koi pond and a 4,000-square-foot two-bedroom guest house.
While Kim Kardashian West and hubby Kanye West initially purchased their mansion in California's Hidden Hills for $20 million in 2014, their estate — per momager Kris Jenner — is now worth well over $60 million thanks to a renovation and rebuild that took years and the purchase of other nearby properties. The reality TV star and SKIMS founder has described her ultra-modern monochromatic home, which spans nearly 16,000 square feet and has nine refrigerators, as "a minimal monastery." The home, which was remodeled by Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt, sticks to a strict color palette that consists almost exclusively of muted shades of white, gray and brown.
Kim Kardashian West isn't the only member of her famous family who owns incredibly expensive properties. In 2020, billionaire baby sister Kylie Jenner dropped $36.5 million on an ultra-chic home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills. The 19,000-square-foot compound includes seven bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 20 parking spaces, a chef's kitchen and a 24/7 guardhouse. There are also several bars, game rooms, a gym, a basketball court and an outdoor projection screen. Kylie snagged the home for $8.5 million less than its original asking price of $45 million.
In 2013, Taylor Swift purchased a sprawling 11,000-square-foot Rhode Island mansion for $17.75 million — and she reportedly paid for in cash (no big deal!). The oceanfront property, which was built in 1930, is located on the highest point of the state's Watch Hill and features panoramic views of Little Narragansett Bay — a great view for all the A-list guests to take in when the pop star used to host big Fourth of July parties there. There are eight bedrooms, eight fireplaces and a large backyard pool too. Not a bad place to get away, if you ask us!
Since 2018, Rihanna's been based just outside of London in an incredibly luxurious $40 million rental mansion that reportedly has a price tag of $21,000 a week. The pop star and Fenty Beauty founder's North London place has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, a landscaped garden and a gym. "[I enjoy] walking around the block. When I go walking, I try to keep it a little incognito," she nonchalantly told The New York Times of her London lifestyle.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas shelled out $20 million for their Encino, California, mansion in 2019. The modern estate, which consists of seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, an infinity pool and a backyard that boasts panoramic views, is just three miles from the home Nick's bandmate and brother Joe Jonas and his wife, actress Sophie Turner, purchased for $14.1 million. Nick and Priyanka's estate also includes a two-lane bowling alley, a movie theater, an indoor basketball court, a gymnasium, a wet bar and a chef's kitchen.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith reside on a Calabasas, California, estate that's worth an estimated $42 million. Construction on the property began in 2003 and was completed in 2010. Their spread includes various sports courts (basketball, volleyball and tennis), a pool and its own lake! Designed by landscape architect Daniel Busbin, the 25,000-square-foot mansion sits on 150 acres and has nine bedrooms, a theater, a meditation lounge and a recording studio.
While Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos own their fair share of properties, it's their breathtaking primary home — a townhouse in New York City's elite Upper East Side — that takes our breath away. The pair purchased the 7,796-square-foot residence in 2013 from designer Luca Orlandi and his model wife, Oluchi Onweagba, for a cool $27 million. Built in 1882, the gorgeous home is comprised of five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two fireplaces, walk-in closets and an elevator that that travels from the basement to their rooftop garden, which offers sprawling views of the Big Apple.
Another A-list couple that's spent a lot of money on luxurious real estate? NFL quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen. The couple originally listed their Brookline, Massachusetts, home for $39.5 million and later dropped the price to $33.9 million in late 2019. Built in 2015, the sprawling 12,112-square-foot mansion, which was custom built by famed architect Richard Landry, is located just outside of the Boston area. It consists of five bedrooms and four bathrooms and also includes a chef's kitchen, a recreation room, a wine cellar, a spa, a gym and a multi-car garage. The backyard also includes a 2,400-square-foot rustic guesthouse! In early 2020 after he left the New England Patriots and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom rented pal Derek Jeter's 30,000-square foot waterfront home on Florida's Davis Islands.
Considering she's the 10th highest earning celebrity of the 2010s, it makes sense that Lady Gaga would have an impressive real estate portfolio. Among her most stunning properties? Her estate in Malibu. Purchased by the Grammy-winning icon in 2014 for $22.5 million, the beachside pad measures 10,270 square feet and sits on an almost six-acre lot situated across from Zuma Beach. Gaga has often referred to it as her sanctuary and told Vogue it's her "gypsy palace." The Mediterranean-style home, which was designed by architect Steve Giannetti, boasts panoramic views and contains three bedrooms — many other rooms have been converted into closets and areas for storage for her wild wardrobe. Additional amenities include an at-home theater, a two-lane bowling alley and a saltwater swimming pool.
In 2020, "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara — also known as one of television's highest paid actresses (in 2019, she made a casual $44.1 million) — and her husband, "True Blood" alum Joe Manganiello, shelled out $26 million for a home in the gated community of Beverly Park in Los Angeles. Originally built in 2000, the 17,000-square-foot Tuscan-style estate sits atop two acres of land and is comprised of a main house, a guest house and a poolside cabana. The main home includes six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, an Art Deco-style wet bar, a massive kitchen and a spacious movie theater.
Though David Beckham and Victoria Beckham have been quarantining in their Cotswolds home during the coronavirus pandemic, their stunning property located in London's Holland Park is where they typically reside. Following an extensive 2016 renovation that cost more than $10 million, the home was in 2020 valued at about $41 million. It features a gym, a wine cellar and a state-of-the-art kitchen among other luxuries. It also includes separate living quarters for their adult son, Brooklyn Beckham, to give him privacy.
While they purchased the property in 2018, Matt Damon, wife Luciana Barroso and their four children didn't move into their luxury New York City penthouse apartment until July 2020 — and when they did, they had to shut down an entire street so a crane could safely lift furniture and trees onto their terrace 14 stories up. When the Oscar-winning actor purchased the 6,000-square-foot triplex penthouse for $16.5 million, it was Brooklyn's highest priced apartment. It's located in the Standish, a Beaux Arts building locals have reportedly nicknamed "the standoffish." The building is also home to A-listers John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.
In May 2020, lovebirds Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton purchased their first home together, a 13,000-square-foot mansion in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Encino, for $13.2 million. The built-on-spec residence sits atop 1.6 acres of land and includes a four-car garage, a large motorcourt, a home theater, a large pool and a cabana complete with a wet bar and outdoor kitchen — perfect for Blake to barbecue.
In 2020, Lori Loughlin and designer husband Mossimo Giannulli purchased a $9.5 million home in California's Hidden Hills enclave. The 12,000-square-foot mansion sits on 1.57 acres and includes six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a gym, a theater and a chef's kitchen, among several other amenities. The infamous couple — who pleaded guilty in a college admission cheating scandal in 2020 — reportedly got the property for a major steal as it was originally on the market for $11.75 million. They snagged it $2.25 million less than the initial asking price. Their purchase came after they sold their sprawling Bel Air home to Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen for $18.7 million — around $10 million less than they wanted.