10 of the most luxurious houses of the rich and famous

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From Jackie Onassis’s regal estate to Taylor Swift’s swanky mansion, we enter the world of the rich and famous. We all know what it’s like to be at home – but what would it be like to live in the homes of celebrities?

10. Celine Dion

Size: 20,000 sq ft

Location: Jupiter Island, Florida

Price: Sold for US$28 million in 2017

Highlights: Glass walls, 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms are not the most defining elements of the Bahamian-inspired mansion. The massive water park fits into our

imagination of what a celebrity house should look like. Requiring 500,000 gallons of water, the pool system contains two swimming pools, two water slides, a river, water cannons and a tree house.

9. Taylor Swift

Size: 10,982 sq ft

Location: Beverly Hills, California

Price: It cost Taylor Swift US$25 million in 2015

Highlights: The former estate of Samuel Goldwyn, founder of the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the

house dates back to 1934. It is in the same neighbourhood as Hollywood legends Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin. The house was a location for the 1947 Oscar-winning film, The Best Years of Our Lives.

8. Ellen DeGeneres

Size: 10,500 sq ft

Location: Montecito, California Hill

Price: On sale for US$39.5 million

Highlights: Overlooking the ocean and mountains, the house has been re-decorated in a relaxed style. The pool and tennis court are perfect for Californian sunshine. Stones, marbles and handmade iron windows give it a natural look.

7. Marilyn Monroe

Size: 2,624 sq ft

Location: Brentwood, Los Angeles

Price: Sold in 2017 for US$7.25 million

Highlights: What kind of house would convince the American bombshell to buy it months before she took her own life? The fact that it is the only house Monroe ever bought is enough of an attraction for some. The house remains intact, as does the famous kidney-shaped pool that Monroe used to swim in.

6. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

 

Size: 23,000 sq ft

Location: McLean, Northern Virginia

Price: On sale for US$49.5 million

Highlights: This mansion witnessed a girl who grew up to be the first lady. It certainly looks like a house to breed such a lady – classic Georgian-style- decorations, vegetation-enclosed garden and river-view terrace give it a sense of fine elegance, while the tennis court and the indoor and outdoor pools are an indication of its luxury.

5. Johnny Carson

 

Size: 174,240 sq ft

Location: Point Dume, Malibu

Price: On sale for US$81.5 million

Highlights: Many celebrity houses have sea views, but it is a rare combination that also provides cliff-top location and high glass walls that allow you to overlook the Pacific Ocean from anywhere in the house. The house of the famous late-night talk show host comes equipped with an outdoor pond and waterfall, and indoor landscaping that help it blend in with the natural environment.

4. Audrey Hepburn

 

Size: 7,000 sq ft

Location: Holmby Hills, Los Angeles

Price: On sale for US$13.995 million

Highlights: The mansion is as elegant as the Hollywood film and fashion icon. The 700 sq ft guest house and 1,000 sq ft staff office provide testimony to her hospitality. The main house, designed by architect Paul Williams, shows a classic taste.

3. Elvis Presley

 

Size: 5,000 sq ft

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Price: On sale for US$5.9 million

Highlight: Elvis’ honeymoon house was dubbed ‘The House of Tomorrow’ by Look Magazine in 1962. Designed by modernist architect William Krisel, the house still looks futuristic 55 years later with its walls of glass and pool terrace. It also witnessed the fruit of that honeymoon with Priscilla – their daughter Lisa Marie.

2. Jane Fonda

 

Size: 7,100 sq ft

Location: Beverly Hills Trousdale Estates, California

Price: On sale for US$9.995 million

Highlight: The house looks airy with good lighting and lots of glass elements – walls, lift and armrests. The fire pit in the pavilion, which offers views of the meditation garden outside, provides a cosy atmosphere.

1. Meg Ryan

 

Size: 4,100 sq ft

Location: SoHo neighbourhood in New York City

Price: Sold in 2017 for US$9.85 million

Highlights: After taking a lift up to the loft, guests can see a house that has been rebuilt by the actress and interior designer. Meg Ryan. The house offers a casual, modern city lifestyle, the simple beauty of black and white, exposed brick walls in a media room and an open kitchen filled with natural lighting.