Top 10 Celebrity Homes of 2023: Brad Pitt, Rod Stewart & MorePosted: January 1, 2024
2023 Top Ten Celebrity Homes
With the new year, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has a look at the Top 10 celebrity homes of 2023. Celebrity homes such as Rod Stewart’s beautiful French Renaissance-style mansion, Jim Carrey’s longtime Los Angeles home, Gisele Bündchen’s Florida equestrian ranch, the New Orleans home that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought in 2006 to serve as a base for their Make it Right Foundation, Elton John’s longtime Atlanta residence, Robin Williams’ San Francisco home, the Miami home that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner sold just a few weeks before they filed for divorce, Jacqueline Kennedy’s Georgetown home, Paul Anka’s Thousand Oaks mansion and Bob Dylan’s traditional home in Scotland.
For over 50 years, the London-born-and-raised Sir Rod Stewart’s distinctive-raspy voice and charismatic stage presence have made him a beloved and very successful artist. His all-time classic songs including “Mandolin Wind,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “Forever Young,” and “Maggie May” have provided a soundtrack to generations from baby boomers to Generation Z.
One of music’s biggest stars, Rod’s home is also huge with 13 bedrooms and 28,500 square feet on over three acres of prime Los Angeles North Beverly Park turf. A bit flamboyant, just like the owner, the home has a striking yellow exterior, a large Las Vegas-style fountain and ornate double doors that welcome visitors to the home’s grand foyer. The first floor has two sitting rooms with intricate moldings, traditionally decorated and filled with Old World treasures. There is a gourmet kitchen next to the tea room and the den with fireplaces and loggias, a wine room, an exquisite dining room that seats 20, a bar that rivals the best of the European taverns with a large mirror and several oil-painted Renaissance nudes, French doors that lead to the covered loggia, manicured grounds, a wood-paneled library, wood-inlay floors, and in case one bar isn’t enough there is also a green speakeasy perfect for a nightcap – perhaps following a Rod concert. There is also a 4,500-square-foot guesthouse. Rod’s home is also a star and for sale at $80 million.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Celebrity power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took the world by storm during their intense twelve-year relationship. The world’s most beautiful woman and People Magazine’s sexiest man met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. They would go on to have six children and founded several humanitarian foundations before getting married at one of their many properties – an estate in Correns, France known as Château Miraval – in 2014. The frequent subject of tabloids and celebrity gossip, “Brangelina” separated in 2016.
In 2006, Brad and Angelina purchased a historic home in New Orleans’ French Quarter to serve as a base for their Make it Right Foundation, devoted to the environmentally friendly rebuilding of homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Sold when the couple split up, the mansion went to auction in 2023 and sold for $2.5 million.
Elton John is the most successful solo artist in the history of the Billboard charts, with more than 50 number-one hits, seven number-one albums, and over 300 million in record sales. John is responsible for such chart-toppers as “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” and his tribute to Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind,” is the best-selling single of all time. He has received two Oscars, a Tony, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. The revered artist has recently completed his final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, which became the highest-grossing concert series of all time. Moving permanently to his Windsor, England estate, Elton listed the Atlanta condo that had been his US base for thirty years for sale at $4.995 million. It sold quickly for $7.2 million, about 45% over the list price.
Bob Dylan, one of America’s greatest songwriters, rose to fame during the 1960s with such hits as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” His songs captured the tumultuous spirit of the ‘60s and became anthems for the anti-war and civil rights movements. The winner of ten Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Dylan has sold over 145 million albums and performed over 3,000 shows. For the last 17 years, the prolific artist owned a stately mansion known as Aultmore House in the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland. In 2023, Dylan listed the property for sale at $3.9 million. It sold over the list price for $5 million.
One of the world’s greatest comedy stars, Jim Carrey’s expressive face and high-energy slapstick performances propelled him to success in the Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, and Ace Ventura franchises. Far from being typecast as a jokester, the Canadian-born actor would go on to achieve critical acclaim for dramatic roles in The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The winner of two Golden Globes and eleven MTV Movie and TV Awards, he has also published an award-winning children’s book, co-wrote the novel Memoirs and Misinformation, and portrayed Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live. In 2022, he announced that he was taking a break from acting and was considering retirement. The prolific star has relocated to his vacation property in Maui and, in 2023, put the Brentwood estate where he lived for the last 30 years up for sale. The asking price is $26.5 million.
Gisele Bündchen bought a new home in 2023: a 7.5-acre equestrian ranch in Southwest Ranches, Florida. The property includes a newly remodeled home with nine bedrooms, soccer facilities, tennis courts, an infinity pool with hot tub and fountain water features, and 10 large horse stalls. According to public records, Gisele paid $9.1 million for the ranch.
Beloved funnyman Robin Williams got his start with a scholarship to the Juilliard School, where he pursued an unconventional style and amazed his teachers with an uncanny talent for accents. After getting rave reviews for his early stage roles, he left the staid classical institution and moved to the West Coast to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Scoring a role as the alien Mork on TV’s Mork and Mindy catapulted him into Hollywood, where he would go on to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting, plus six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards. He was especially adored by children after starring as the Genie in Aladdin, Peter Pan in Hook, and a loving if eccentric father in Mrs. Doubtfire among many family film roles. Suffering from degenerative brain disease, he took his own life in 2014.
In 2023, Marsha Garces Williams, the actor’s second wife and mother of two of his children – including actress Zelda Williams – listed the San Francisco home where the couple lived from the early ‘90s until 2010 for sale at $25 million. Styled like an Italian Renaissance Villa, the home was built in 1926 and extensively remodeled by Robin and Marsha, who took the property down to the studs but preserved the unique and irreplaceable building materials of the original home. Fully walled and gated, the property offers stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean, and the San Francisco Bay.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Just a few weeks before they filed for divorce, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner sold their Miami waterfront home for $15 million, a nice profit from the $11 million they paid for the home in 2021.
The 10,414-square-foot home is located in Miami’s guard-gated community of Bay Point. There are six bedrooms and nine baths, a 94-foot private dock with direct access to the bay and ocean, a chef’s kitchen, discrete staff entrance, a state-of-the-art spa, a billiard room, an outdoor kitchen, a dual-sided full-service bar for indoor/outdoor serving, a pool and jacuzzi as well as a separate children’s pool.
Following the tragic assassination of President Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy purchased an 18th-century residence in Georgetown, known as the Baker House, to be her personal home. She would move again a year later as the home attracted too much attention from the public and especially the paparazzi. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Federal-style mansion was also the residence of Georgetown Mayor Thomas Beall, Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, and the former Miss America Yolande Fox. Now combined with two other homes to create a massive, 16,300-square-foot mansion with 13 bedrooms, 13 full baths and 5 half baths, the property sold at auction in 2023 for $15 million.
Paul Anka is best known for his hit singles “Diana,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Having My Baby,” and “Lonely Boy.” One of the biggest teen idols of the 1950s and ’60s, he toured with Buddy Holly and wrote the theme song for the Johnny Carson Show. In addition to his solo career, Anka wrote hits for some of the world’s biggest music stars, including the lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady,” and three singles for Michael Jackson.
In 2023, Paul listed his stunning 7,791-square-foot home in the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California for $10 million. The French-inspired residence is set on one of the country club’s largest lots at nearly six acres with views of the golf clubhouse and the surrounding mountains. Perfect for an entertainer, the home features a recording studio, a mirrored billiard room, a gorgeous chef’s kitchen, five bedrooms and six baths.
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