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Sarah Paschall
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Updated on July 3, 2021

Whether he’s Iron Man, Detective Holmes, or just a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude, one thing is for sure – Robert Downey Jr. is in a league of his own. Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor best known for his roles in The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, and Dolittle. While his latest works are often what he’s most recognized for, RDJ has actually been acting since age 5. Even through his real-life ups and downs, Downey has always managed to continuously surprise audiences with his incredible performances on screen. Now that we’re through with introductions, let’s get to the good stuff – the full scoop on the Robert Downey Jr house!

Where does Robert Downey Jr live?
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Where Does Robert Downey Jr Live?

So, where does RDJ live? Robert and Susan Downey live at their 19th-century whimsical windmill house in East Hampton, NY. While this is their primary residence, they also own some impressive real estate in Malibu.

Robert Downey Jr Windmill House

The Robert Downey Jr house Hamptons, aka windmill house, looks like something straight out of a fantasy film. Filled to the brim with colorful décor, artwork, and furnishings – it somehow perfectly encapsulates Downey’s quirky personality.

Architectural Digest was given the full tour of the home’s interior by the Downey’s back in 2017 and it didn’t disappoint. The 19th-century windmill folly was originally a playhouse that was later transformed into a full-fledged residence when additions were added.

Where does Robert Downey Jr live?
Architectural Digest | François Dischinger

Designer Joe Nahem, a family friend, was the one who actually introduced the couple to the unique piece of real estate. After showing Mr. and Mrs. Downey the home, the couple fell in love with it and made the purchase in 2016 for $10.5 million.

The New York City-based Fox Nahem team was then tasked with a mere 6 weeks to renovate the 7-bedroom abode before the family moved in.

As part of the renovations, the living room was sunk by several feet and the fireplace underwent a makeover. With the help of ceramic artist Peter Lane, the fireplace was given an intricate ceramic front that really completes the room.

Beyond the living room is the colorful octagonal foyer with stairs that lead up to Mrs. Downey’s office at the top of the windmill. Oh, and for those wondering – the windmill was meant to resemble a local windmill; it was never functional.

Where does Robert Downey Jr Live?
Architectural Digest | François Dischinger

Some amenities include a 3-car garage, tennis court, putting green, and 50-foot pool. Additionally, there’s even a 2-bedroom guest house and a spacious pavilion on the 4-acre property. The pavilion, near the pool area, alone features a dining space, outdoor living room, television, and bar.

Oh, and if all that’s not cool enough – there’s also a gorgeous view of the ocean from the home’s several verandas!

Where does Robert Downey Jr live?
Architectural Digest | François Dischinger

Robert Downey Jr House Malibu

His part-time residence, the Robert Downey Jr home in Malibu was purchased by the actor back in 2009 for $13.4 million. The massive 7+ acre property includes a main house as well as a uniquely shaped secondary structure near the pool area.

Where does RDJ live?
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Sure, it’s not 10880 Malibu Point 90265, where character Tony Stark lived, but this place is still pretty incredible.

What makes it so special, however, isn’t just the quirky architecture – it’s also the full-time residents. Downey’s property, much like his character’s abode in Doctor Dolittle, is home to tons of animals!

That’s right, he literally has a private zoo filled with alpacas, pigs, goats, etc. During his time spent at the 3-bedroom, 3,538 square foot home – Downey frequently snaps pics with his furry friends.

Where does RDJ live?
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Robert Downey Jr House Venice

While it’s true that RDJ purchased a home in Venice back in 2009, its purpose may not be what you think. The truth is, Downey dished out $5.6 million for the home to transform it into the headquarters of Team Downey.

Team Downey, operated by both Jr and his lovely wife Susan, is a entertainment company founded in 2010. The company produces films, television, and invests in various digital media ventures.

Where does Robert Downey Jr live?

Though it’s said that the Downey’s do stay here from time to time, it’s listed as a business – not a private residence. The 3,397 square foot home sits on a busy main road surrounded by commercial buildings.

According to records, the house-turned-business has 5-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms and was constructed in 2007.

How Much is Robert Downey Jr Worth?

So, you can imagine the Robert Downey Jr net worth is impressive, like well over $100 million impressive, right?

Considering Downey reportedly raked in $75 million for Infinity War and an additional $75 million for Endgame, yeah – he’s rich. In fact, Robert Downey Jr’s net worth is estimated to be around $300 million as of 2021.

Robert Downey Jr Family

Robert Downey Jr. was pretty much born into the business. His father, Bob Downey Sr., was a filmmaker and actor and his mother, Elsie Ford, was an actress that frequently appeared in her husband’s films.

Downey has Hungarian-Jewish, Lithuanian-Jewish, and Irish on his father’s side, and Scottish, Swiss, and German from his mother. Robert also has an older sister, Allyson Downey.

Robert Downey Jr Family

While growing up in showbiz sounds pretty cool at first, things were far from perfect in the Downey household. Robert’s first introduction to drugs was at age 6, when his father, a severe addict, allowed his son to try weed. Sr. would later state his regret for this decision.

As he grew up, Robert continued to do drugs with his father and began developing a drinking problem in addition to his issues with substance abuse. Robert’s parents would separate in 1994 and his mother would pass in 2014. His father is still alive and he and his son have reportedly reconciled.

Robert Downey Jr Wife

Robert Downey Jr.’s wife Susan is an American producer. Susan was formally Co-President of Dark Castle Entertainment as well as Vice President of Production at Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures.

It was during the filming of the 2004 thriller Gothica that Susan first crossed paths with her future husband-to-be. When Robert first asked her out, however, Susan turned him down.

Robert Downey Jr Family

Since this was her first solo production job, she was determined to keep things professional, but Downey was determined to get the girl. So determined, in fact, that he asked Susan for a date 3 separate times until she finally said yes.

Susan did have one condition if the two were to continue dating though – the drugs had to go. At the time, Robert was still struggling with substance abuse, so Susan made it clear that if he went back to drugs, she was gone.

The couple married in a Jewish ceremony in 2005 and remain head-over-heels for one another. Thanks to his wife, RDJ was able to kick the habit and rebuild his career.

Robert Downey Jr Kids

Robert Downey Jr has 3 children: Indio Falconer Downey (27), Exton Elias Downey (9), and Avri Roel Downey (6). Indio is from Downey’s former marriage to Deborah Falconer, where his other two children are with Susan Downey. 

Robert Downey Jr Family
Architectural Digest | François Dischinger

Robert Downey Jr. Age

How old is Robert Downey Jr? The Iron Man himself was born on April 4, 1965.

How Tall is Robert Downey Jr?

A common question among fans of RDJ is “How tall is Robert Downey Jr?” The actor stands at 5-foot 9-inches.


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