Welcome to A-Listed, where we take you inside the mansions, shacks, apartments and houses (remember that elementary school game, MASH?) of Hollywood’s elite. Okay, fine, so there are probably not going to be too many shacks in the mix. What there will be, however, are hefty price tags, eccentric decor, insane swimming pools, and occasionally, some tabloid-worthy gossip about your favorite celebs.
Everyone from Cher to Drew Barrymore has been selling off multi-million dollar California mansions this summer. Not that we’re complaining, because that means we get a glimpse inside these over-the-top homes… And also some serious sticker shock from looking at their price tags. Meanwhile, Diane Kruger and Norma Reedus have purchased a mysterious Manhattan townhouse, and a palatial estate once occupied by Elizabeth Taylor is on the market, bringing with it an excellent Old Hollywood anecdote.
Cher’s $2.5 Million Beverly Hills Bungalow
Is there anything in this world more chic than living in Cher’s former home? If there is, I know not of it. It’s unclear why the
Mamma Mia star is unloading the 3,089-square-foot compound, but whatever the reason, I’m jealous of the billionaire who buys it, because those are serious bragging rights. What’s more, Cher isn’t the first celeb to live there: She picked it up in 2013 for $2.15 million from Modern Family star Ed O’Neill. Though — and I mean this with no shade towards to Ed — his one-time presence in the home excites us much less than hers. Hey, sorry Ed, it’s hard to compete with the likes of Cher! Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images.
If you imagined Cher’s home would be filled with crystals and glitter and disco balls and enormous shag rugs (its not just me who thought that, right?), you’d be mostly wrong. Apparently, Cher’s aesthetic is tamer than popular culture gives her credit for. This Tudor-style home has sleek wood accents, deep fireplaces, and lots of leather. There is a subtle ’70s vibe present (I see you, fluffy throw pillow!), but it’s a lot less glitzy than we expected.
This room is so cozy-feeling, it’s hard to believe it’s located in a mansion in Los Angeles and not a cabin in Colorado. Also, can we talk about how incredible that Yves Klein Blue chair is? Let’s hope Cher is planning on taking it with her to whatever fabulous home she’s moving on to.
Tom Petty’s Former $5 Million Encino Mansion
A custom-built home once owned by rock star Tom Petty, who died in 2017, is on the market for a whopping $5 million. Made from stone and timber, the three-story home was completely rebuilt to his specifications in the late ’80s after an arson in 1987 destroyed everything except for a basement-level recording studio.
Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images.
According to the
, the house is full of secrets, which might explain why it’s a whopping 11,483 square feet. “There is still a secret ladder that connected the costume room to the master suite,” Jenna Mattison, a design engineer who recently completed an overhaul of the property, told the publication. Hollywood Reporter
Did we mention there are 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms? And that one of these bathrooms even stretches across two levels and looks out onto a waterfall?
Drew Barrymore’s $16.5 Million Hollywood Hills Home
Drew Barrymore strikes us as one of the more low-key people in Hollywood, but her $16.5 million mansion, which was recently sold to an unknown buyer, is anything but. The 8,000-square-foot home, which she bought for $4 million in 2002, has 18 rooms, four of which are bedrooms, plus a guest house that’s probably bigger than my entire apartment.
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Barrymore sold another California property five years ago, and according to the
, she’s been recently spotted apartment hunting on the Upper East Side. The house was sold to its new owner off-market, which means there, sadly, no good pictures of the inside. But check out that pool! New York Post
Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus’s $11.75 Million Townhouse
As anyone who follows red carpet
fashion well knows, Diane Kruger is a woman of impeccable taste. Which is why it’s exciting that she and husband Norman Reedus just bought an $11.75 million townhouse (at that price, though, maybe it’s more of a town home?) in the West Village. A gorgeous magazine spread of the place once it’s fully decorated feels highly likely, and we can’t wait. Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic.
Like Barrymore’s home, the townhouse was purchased off-market, which means, once again, there are none of those juicy interior shots. But here’s what we do know: It’s a 3,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom residence in a Federal-style building that dates back to the 1800s. How many celebrities per square foot do we think the West Village has at this point, by the way?
Elizabeth Taylor’s $15.9 Million One-Time Beverly Hills Estate
This decadent mansion, which was once occupied by Elizabeth Taylor and her second husband Michael Wilding, just hit the market for $15.9 million. Taylor lived in the home from 1954 until 1957, when she and Wilding divorced. The best part? According to
, Taylor and Wilding decided to buy the place after scaling the fence around the grounds and trespassing on it. What’s not to love about that? Forbes Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.
This is the first time the property has come up for sale in 21 years, and while major changes have undoubtedly been made to it since Taylor and Wilding lived there, it’s not hard to see that the place has a certain Old Hollywood glamour to it. Plus, a pretty spectacular view.
In addition to this spacious living room, the 7,761-square-foot home boasts six bedroom, seven bathrooms, a fountain, a spa area, an art studio, and a host of other amenities that seem extraneous but are, I guess, just part of life as a rich person.
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