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Celebrity Homes With Planes That Prove We’re Doing It All Wrong

Jessica Frye
Jessica Frye

Celebrity homes are notorious for their luxurious amenities. Most are lavishly equipped with tennis courts, swimming pools, and manicured lawns and gardens. But for a select few of Hollywood’s most successful, lifestyles of the rich and famous include landing strips for their personal private jets.

John Travolta

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One celebrity known for his love of flying, Mr. Travolta, has openly shared information about his home at Jumbolair Aviation Estates in Anthony, Florida. The 550-acre community caters to people who want access to the skies. Mr. Travolta’s home was modified to his own specifications so that he could roll his plane right up to the back door at the end of the 7,500-foot runway.

“We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment’s notice, and we succeeded at that,” Travolta said during an interview on Australia’s “Today.” Of the house, the movie star said, “I can’t call it modern – it’s really a midcentury-style home.”

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Mr. Travolta stated that he and his wife Kelly Preston had moved into a guest home while the house was built to his specifications. The home is designed with an aviator’s eye; the great room is glassed with a huge, curved window wall that looks out on the tarmac. Colors are light with polished wood and silver, and the walls boast murals with paintings of planes and airports with bright blue skies.

Angelina Jolie

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A celebrity who is also an accomplished pilot, The “Maleficent” star owns and flies a single-engine Cirrus SR-22. It should come as no surprise that Angelina Jolie would want access to air travel from her door. During her marriage to Brad Pitt, the couple purchased Château Miraval, an estate and vineyard in the village of Correns, France. The sprawling property is equipped with two helicopter pads.

The Chateau, which the couple purchased in 2012 for $60 million, has been a summer home for the Pitt-Jolie family. The warm and inviting 1,000 acre estate includes 750 acres of vineyards, as well as olive trees and ancient forests.

The former owner of the property, American businessman Tom Bove, told E! Online, “The grounds have actually improved since [Jolie and Pitt] took it over. Miraval has 20 sets of terraces in the grounds, each one is half a mile long; they are huge and date back to Roman times, and Brad has started rebuilding them. It’s a big place and takes a lot of energy, and I am happy it has been passed to people who are going to keep it in good repair.”

Sadly, or perhaps happily for the next investor, time for the Jolie-Pitt estate ownership is drawing to a close, and the land will be sold due to their divorce.

Tyler Perry

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Mr. Perry’s French Provincial 17-acre estate is outfitted with an airstrip. The home, built in 2007, has seven bedrooms, nine full baths, and five half baths.

The mansion is equipped with a swimming pool, tennis court, gym and spa, and a home theater. The grounds include a hobby house, gardens, a caretakers’ suite, and an underground ballroom. The estate borders the Chattahoochee River and has two gated entrances.

The home sold in 2016 for 17.5 million, shattering Atlanta’s real estate records.

Wayne Newton

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Wayne Newton’s famed estate, Casa de Shenandoah, is a sprawling 52-acre compound in Las Vegas, NV that epitomizes the star’s decades-long career is Sin City. There are 8 different homes on the property, over 35 horse stables, tennis courts, and most surprisingly of all, an airplane terminal that houses Wayne’s private jet.

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In 2010 a developer purchased the home for $19.5 million, to help Wayne out of bankruptcy, in a deal that allows Mr. Netwon and his wife to live on the property while it is operated as a Wayne Newton museum and attraction. Between the horse stables, ponds, miniature arenas, and exotic animals enclosures, this property is definitely a must-see for anyone who’s lucky enough to bag a tour. The property is now open to the public and offers a glimpse into the mass of collectibles, from John Wayne’s car and prized Arabian Horses to U.S. President’s letters and his private plane. Literally, this is a celebrity home with planes!

In 2015 it hit the market for $70 million, which drew laughs as one of the most over-priced properties ever listed. It has since been removed from the market.

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Jessica Frye
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Jessica Frye

Jessica loves two things most in this world; celebrities and her dog. She can be seen walking along Venice Beach with her yellow lab mix in tow, staring off into the sky hoping that looking uninterested and deep will get her discovered. She may or may not have followed Justin Timberlake's every move back in the day but now she is content to write out her obsession for Velvet Ropes along with ghost writing novels about celebrity romance. Jessica recently decided to bring her passions to Twitter. When she's not busy writing and making plans for her celebrity life after being discovered, you can find her there.