Celebrities are often on the hunt for dream-like properties. Not only do they want to spend their vacations in heavenly places among mountains or near the ocean, but they also want to give their children a beautiful life. At times, however, they have to sell these properties as investments or to buy even better ones. Here are some celebrity mansions that are on sale, or have been sold, in the market:
1. John McEnroe’s 8 Bedroom Mansion
Located in Southampton, McEnroe purchased this impressive 8,000 square foot mansion in 1999 for $4.2 million. In June of 2017, it sold for $11.25 million, according to real estate records.
Features to the home include a tennis court (of course), a gunite swimming pool, a library, a gym, casual and formal dining rooms, and lush gardens throughout the grounds. The property even has its own private beach! Seriously, who wouldn’t want a private beach?!
2. Jason Derulo’s Mansion with a Waterfall
Originally purchased in 2012 for $1.75 million, Jason Derulo has listed this home twice, dropping the price from $2.9 million to $2.25 million. The singer would end up actually selling the home, however, for $1.9 million in 2017.
The contemporary-style property, located in Broward County, fl, sits on 2-acres of land (half of which is considered a nature preserve) and boasts 7-bedrooms, 9-bathrooms. Some of the property’s more opulent features include a fitness room, a gourmet kitchen, Italian marble flooring, a luxurious swimming pool, a recording studio, and an electric gated fence.
3. Tom Cruise’s Exorbitant Mansion
You can’t expect a mega-celeb like Tom Cruise to do things small. He’s a big star with big things to do. Probably one of the most expensive homes owned by a celebrity, with a price tag of $59 million, Tom Cruise’s massive rustic-style home in Colorado has been on the market for years now. Originally listed in 2014, the home was removed after spending 2 years on the market and then re-listed once again in 2017. Built in 1994, and completely designed by cruise himself, the 10,000 square foot home sits on 300-acres of land and features 7-bedrooms, 9-bathrooms.
Exposed-beam ceilings, lots of wooden interior, panoramic views of the nearby mountains, a private elevator, a sporting court used for basketball, tennis, and ice hockey, a helipad, horse stables, and forest trails can all be found on this incredible property. Additionally, there’s even a 1,600 square foot guest house with 3-bedrooms and 3-bathrooms.
4. Alicia Key’s Feature-Rich Mansion
Located in Englewood, NJ, Alicia Key’s originally purchased this 25,000 square foot home for $12 million from actor Eddie Murphy in 2012 with husband Swizz Beatz. In 2015, however, the couple would place the property back on the market for $14.9 million. Sitting on 5-acres of land, this mega-mansion boasts a whopping 10-bedrooms, 10-full bathrooms, 4-half bathrooms, and 2 elevators on the south and north wings of the home!
Amenities include a 2-lane bowling alley, a movies theater, gym, tennis court, a wooden spa, an indoor pool, a lounge and bar area, and a recording studio. There’s also a guard house at the property’s entrance that protects the home from any unwanted visitors.
5. Tommy Lee’s Mansion for Musicians
Tommy Lee originally placed this 10,000 square foot musician’s dream pad in Los Angeles on the market in 2017 for $6 million, but would later have it removed and re-listed for $4.6 million in 2018 with the help of a new agent. The 3-story abode, built in 1987, has 6-bedrooms, 8-bathrooms, 2 kitchens, a recording studio, and a gym.
Noteworthy features include a piano-shaped salt water pool, an atrium, an indoor waterfall, and a koi pond. If you’re a petrol-head in need of a pad that facilitates your car collection, this home also has a 13-car garage with your name written all over it!
6. Britney Spears’ Hilltop Mansion
Originally purchased in 2012 for $6.7 million, Britney’s gorgeous Spanish-style mansion, located in Thousand Oaks, CA, was placed on the market by the singer in 2016 for $8.9 million and then sold a year later at a reduced price of $7 million. The 8,500 square foot home, built in 2010, has 5-bedrooms, 7-bathrooms, a home theater, game room, a dressing room that sports a jaw-dropping chandelier, and a huge kitchen with 2 islands.
As for the outdoor amenities, there’s a wet bar, wine cellar, built-in barbecue, covered patio, and a swimming pool equipped with a waterfall. The home also features lush gardens and incredible views of the grassy green hills in the distance.
7. Lil Wayne’s Manson in Miami Beach
Wayne originally purchased this slice of Miami paradise back in 2011 for $11.6 million. In 2015, however, the rapper decided it was time to part ways with the property and listed it for $18 million. Finally, after dropping the price considerably, the home sold in 2017 for $10 million.
Features to this tropical abode include 9-bedrooms,10-bathrooms, an elevator, a 2-story master suite, several kitchens, a recording studio, a home theater, 3-car garage, and a swimming pool. The tall hedges that surrounds the property ensure privacy and block any prying eyes that might look to sneak a peak at the house beyond.
8. Frankie Muniz’s Manson with High Ceilings
This hacienda-style house, built in the 1930s, is located in Arizona and was where Malcom in the Middle star, Frankie Muniz, called home until he sold the property in December 2017 for $3.2 million, a slightly reduced price from the $3.5 million Muniz was asking for when he listed it in 2016. The home offers 5,300 square feet of living space, 4-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms, and a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen with all stainless steel appliances.
For fun or relaxation, there’s a Bocce ball court and a meditation room that are perfect for blowing off steam. If you’re looking for something a little more nature-oriented, however, why not take a stroll through the ground’s lush gardens? Though the home is gorgeous no matter what time of day you see it, the place almost shines gold at night with its beautifully adorned walls and antique-looking gate.
9. Emily Blunt’s Manson with a Spa
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s Ojai, CA home is a Colonial-style estate in the hills of Southern California. The 4,177 square foot home was originally listed at $4.25 million but was reduced by $500,000 after months without a buyer. It would end up selling for $2.4 million in 2017 after sitting on the market for a year.
The 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom property features gorgeous views of the Topatopa mountains, 4 fireplaces, a fire pit, a swimming pool with a spa, solar panels, a 3-car garage, and sits on over 5 acres of land. Fun fact: The property was originally home to the Oraj Foothills Hotel before it was made into a private residence.
10. Keith Richards’ Sky-High Apartment
This chic sky-high apartment, located in Greenwich Village, boasts luxuriousness from its every corner. Brightly colored walls with a dark hardwood floor create an elegant contrast in this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom apartment.
Additionally, the location is only a block away from Washington Square Park. Richards listed the penthouse back in 2016 for a whopping $12.2 million, but ended up letting it go for $9.95 million after the place spent 2 years on the market.
11. Katharine Hepburn’s Vacation Manson
Built in 1939 for Katharine Hepburn, this Colonial-style home was she and her family’s vacation retreat for decades. The 6-bedroom, 7-full bathroom, and 1-half bathroom home comes in at 8,400 square feet and spent several years on the market for $11.8 million before selling in 2017 for $11.5 million.
Some features to the stunning mansion include gas fireplaces in several of the bedrooms, a massive chef’s kitchen with a marble-topped island, a tennis court, a private dock, and a private beach. There’s also gorgeous nature trails around the property as well.
12. Michael Jackson’s Theme Park
Neverland Ranch, renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch, was purchased by Michael Jackson in 1987 for $19.5 million. The 12,598 square foot mega-mansion, which sits on 2,700 acres of land, was originally listed for $100 million in 2015, but was later removed from the market and re-listed at $31 million in 2019.
The French-Normandy style property features a 50-seat movie theater, a 14-foot lagoon-themed swimming pool, a Disney-inspired train station, 2 guest houses, a barn, a tennis court, and a dance studio. Despite all the luxurious amenities, however, the home remains for sale. If you’re looking for one seriously unique piece of famous real-estate, this ranch is for you!