As the holiday season conjures warm feelings of hearth and home, why not take a look at the celebrity properties that captured our attention the most this year?
TopTenRealEstateDeals.com compiled its top 10 celebrity homes of 2017, and the list pays homage to stars past and present and their beautiful homes, which have been listed, sold, or lovingly renovated this year.
Swift’s reputation for buying up real estate seemed to have met its match in 2015 when she purchased Samuel Goldwyn‘s 10,982-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills. The musician achieved landmark status for the property and worked with architects to carefully restore it to its 1934 glory, when the movie studio mogul built it.
The home has seven bedrooms, 10 baths, a library, a screening room, a card room, a guest suite with a private entrance in the main house, a guest suite above the garage, a swimming pool, pool house, sunken tennis courts, and a master suite with views of the city.
“The home was a neighborhood destination for many of the era’s Hollywood stars, including Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin, and used by Sam [Goldwyn] as collateral for several of his films, including “Wuthering Heights” and his 1946 Oscar-winner, “The Best Years of Our Lives,” the site reported.
With Oprah Winfrey for a neighbor, you’d think buyers would snap up this hilltop home overlooking the ocean, but the price has been reduced from $45 million to $39.5 million. The comedian/talk show host and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, purchased the home, known as “The Villa,” for $26.5 million in May 2013 and expanded it to 16.88 acres by acquiring two adjacent properties.
The 10,500-square-foot home, which was featured prominently in DeGeneres’s book “Home,” has six bedrooms, eight baths, nine fireplaces, libraries, a marble-wrapped kitchen, a lap pool, a sunken tennis court, and an indoor/outdoor entertainment pavilion.
The legendary late-night host bought this four-acre clifftop home in Malibu in the mid-’80s and lived there until his death in 2005. Carson’s third wife, Alexis, sold the house two years later to film producer Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline. The Kimmels recently put it on the market for $81.5 million. It has five bedrooms, 10 full baths, and 1 half bath spanning 7,083 square feet.
“The house, designed by architect Ed Niles, is a study in wood beams, glass, and indoor landscaping that blurs the line between indoors and out,” according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and his wife leased this mid-century modern beauty in Palm Springs, Calif., as their honeymoon house for one year for $21,000, and it’s on the market now for $5.9 million.
The 5,000-square-foot home Look magazine dubbed “The House of Tomorrow” has five bedrooms and five baths on 1.16 acres with a pool, garden, tennis court, and orchard.
The brick-and-limestone Georgian estate, built in 1919 in McLean, Va., was the former first lady’s home when she was 13. The home has nine bedrooms, 13 baths, a tennis court, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a gym. It is on the market for $49.5 million.
The exercise video guru, actress, and war protester put her Beverly Hills estate on the market in January for $12.99 million, but reduced the price to $9.99 million. The 7,102-square-foot home has canyon and ocean views, three bedrooms, four full baths, 1 half bath, walls of glass, an elevator of glass, multiple covered and open terraces, a solar-heated pool, a gallery, and bamboo floors. The property is on 0.83 of an acre.
Located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, this 7,000-square-foot traditional mansion was once owned by Hepburn, Gabor, David Niven, and Mia Farrow. The main house includes a grand foyer with a focal curved stairwell, a living room with a fireplace and a library nook, six bedrooms, and four baths.
The home, which sits on 1.1 acre, is on the market for $13.99 million and offers a swimming pool, terraces, a guest house, a tennis court, detached staff quarters, and a motor court.
This Brentwood home was the only one the bombshell actress purchased. She bought it in 1962, just months before her death. The 2,624-square-foot home, set on a gated half acre, has four bedrooms, three baths, cathedral ceilings with wood beams, a citrus orchard, a brick patio overlooking a pool, and a guest house.
According to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, tiles over the front door proclaim “Cursum Perficio” in Latin, which means “My journey is over.” The home sold this year for $7.25 million, $350,000 over the asking price.
Actress and interior designer Meg Ryan bought this former bachelor pad from actor Hank Azaria in 2014. The 4,100-square-foot floor-through loft has three bedrooms and three baths and is accessed via a key-lock elevator. After gut-renovating the space, Ryan went with a sophisticated city theme of dark colors and contrasting textures. It went on the market for $10.9 million and sold a short time later for $9.85 million.
After sitting on the market for four years, the 20,000-square-foot Bahamian-inspired mansion the singer built with her late husband, Rene Angelil, sold this year for $28 million. (It went on the market for $72 million in 2013.) The Jupiter, Fla., home has 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a golf simulator, and a pool system that includes two swimming pools, two water slides, a lazy river, water cannons, and a tree house.
Not enough? The property has more than 400 feet of Atlantic Ocean beachfront. The home is on five acres.
Due to erroneous information provided by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, a previous version of this story said Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s childhood home had sold. It is still on the market.