What celebrities live in Beverly Hills? There are hundreds, some more impressive than others, and we’ve uncovered very best!
Taylor Swift purchased this property in September 2015 for $25 million. Known as the Samuel Goldwyn Estate, the property has a lengthy Hollywood history beginning with movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn who used the home as collateral to fund many of his films. Since the purchase, Taylor has spent a fortune on renovations and privacy fences.
Square Footage: 10,982 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6
Lionel Richie dropped $6 million on this Italian Renaissance Revival Palace in 1999. The home, which was built in 1929, overlooks the Los Angeles Country Club. After significant renovations and a total redesign, Lionel says the biggest compliment one can give him is “I could stay here for awhile.” The property is now estimated to be worth nearly $25 million dollars.
Square Footage: 12,787 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 13
This was the last home of Michael Jackson before his death, in his bedroom here, in June 2009. Michael was renting this property for a whopping $100,000/month and used it as the launch pad of what would have been his final tour, This Is It. After Michael’s death, the owners of the home sued a star map vendor who set up just outside the gate for turning off potential buyers. She was ultimately forced to move across the street, which is still 20 feet from the gate. The home was built in 2002 by Mohammed Hadid, father of Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Square Footage: 17,171 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 13
Simon Cowell bought this property in 2004 for $8 million before demolishing the existing home to make way for this masterpiece. Simon was involved in the design of every aspect of the home, from the 24-hour chef’s kitchen to the $1 million security system. Simon’s is quoted saying this is the place he feels most at peace and calls it his dream home.
Square Footage: 9,335 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6
Sofia Vergara bought this Italian-style villa for $10.6 million in February 2014. It features imported Argentinian accents and a 3,000 bottle wine cellar, among many other luxuries, fit for the highest paid actress on TV.
Square Footage: 11,400 Bedroom: 7 Bathrooms: 9
Ryan Murphy, the creator of Nip Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story to name a few, purchased this Spanish Colonial-style home from Diane Keaton in September 2010 for $10 million. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan revealed the design inspiration for his NBC comedy The New Normal came from here – that’s how much he loves this home.
Square Footage: 8,434 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 9
Jennifer Lopez picked up this massive French estate from actress Sela Ward in May 2016 for $28 million. The secluded property is surrounded by lush forest-inspired landscaping, the interior is decked out with imported woods, and the backyard is home to a mini golf course and amphitheater.
Square Footage: 13,923 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 13
Ashton & Mila purchased this home in April 2014 for $10.2 million. Before moving in, they overhauled the property to prepare for their growing family. They’re in good company here with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lawrence, and Adele in the same neighborhood!
Square Footage: 7,351 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4
Originally listed at $63 million, Elton John purchased this massive 20-acre estate from Guess co-founder Armand Marciano for $32.6 million in October 2015. Kimora Lee Simmons, then Steve Wynn initiated purchase but backed out before it was final.
Square Footage: 24,260 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 22
John and Chrissy spent $14.1 million on this modern mansion in January 2016. The home was formerly Rihanna’s until she furiously sold it for a $2 million loss due to alleged leaking and poor overall construction. No word so far whether it’s leaky ways have improved, but John and Chrissy have been quoted saying it’s their dream home, so all seems to be OK.
Square Footage: 8,520 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 8
Christina Aguilera picked up this Mediterranean estate in April 2013 for $10 million. It sits atop the hills of Beverly Hills in arguably the most exclusive gated community in the country, Mullholland Estates. It’s reported that the home is filled with her infamously crazy furnishings, including mannequin art among many other custom hand-painted items.
Square Footage: 11,107 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 9
Jason Statham and his wife Rosie Huntington-Whiteley bought this freshly updated, designer home for $12.995 million in April 2015, around the time Rosie was seen wearing what looked engagement ring. TMZ reported the couple split the price 50/50.
Square Footage: 7,119 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 8
Fashion icon Calvin Klein dropped $25 million on this brand new modern mansion in June 2015. The home has an 8 car garage, 65-foot infinity pool, and fully retractable glass walls. Calvin is surrounded by other big shots, including Leonardo DiCaprio and The Winklevoss Twins of Facebook fame…or lack thereof.
Square Footage: 8,218 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 7
Beyoncé and Jay Z have had terrible real estate trouble in Los Angeles, being outbid on multiple homes. They decided to rent and settled here in October 2015 for a reported $150,000/month. The palace was owned by ex-Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt until he sold it in 2014 for $45 million after being forced to sell The Dodgers.
Square Footage: 20,637 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6
Elvis Presley bought this French Regency inspired home for $400,000 in 1967. He, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie lived here until 1973. Elvis was famous for greeting fans at the front gate of the home to take photos and sign autographs. The home avoided demolition after Hard Rock founder Peter Morton purchased the property and received massive public outcry for wanting to build a new mansion. He eventually decided to flip the property instead.
Square Footage: 5,367 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 5
Renowned director Michael Bay purchased this property in October 2009 for $9.75 million, then immediately cleared the existing home to make way for this one-of-a-kind masterpiece. He used cutting-edge technology to develop digital renderings to perfect the design, then employed over 1,000 people to bring his vision to life. The structure at the highest point is Michael’s master suite, although he is based primarily in Miami and typically uses this home for parties.
Square Footage: 30,000 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7.5
Jennifer Aniston picked up this hilltop oasis in January 2012 for $21 million. She enlisted Stephen Shadley to redesign the mid-century modern space. Jennifer is a fan of “Zen” and “Bali” styles but didn’t want a themed home, so Stephen designed the home with those inspirations. She famously used the mansion just down the cliff as a holding area for her secret wedding to Justin Theroux and completely threw off the paparazzi when it was reveal she had a huge at-home wedding here.
Square Footage: 8,500 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 6.5
Ryan Seacrest isn’t the first superstar to own this property. He purchased it from Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi in May 2012 for $36.5 million. The compound is made up of the main house, 2 guest houses, and a three-bedroom additional house, which was originally a sperate property until Ellen bought it to add to the massive footprint of this place.
Square Footage: 9,200 main house / 15,000 total Bedroom: 9 Bathroom: 11
Adele purchased this traditional home for $9.5 million in April 2016 from live-event producer Don Mischer, who is known for many Superbowl Halftime shows and Presidential Inaugurations. Although she spends most of her time in London, she has great neighbors waiting for her when she’s in Los Angeles – among them are Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, and Ashton Kutcher.
Square Footage: 6, 597 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 6
Eddie Murphy bought this massive estate in May 2000 for $5.5 million, a seemingly tiny amount for such an expansive property sitting on nearly 4 acres of prime hilltop real estate. Turns out, it was an excellent investment – it’s now worth nearly $37 million.
Square Feet: 40,000 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 17