Lavish celebrity homes holding some really amazing facilities
At times, we feel that celebrities are just one of us except that their homes are about a zillion times the size of ours and their way of life extravagant. Of course, you would strive for excellence if you had the resources. Donnelly + Co. often helps homeowners find their dream home. A home that’s got integrity and inspires the imagination. If these types of homes are available, it’s difficult to settle for less than perfect. However, most of us are happy with a normal-sized home as long as it has the specific features we love, and thanks to bridging finance we can stretch ourselves to afford that extra bit of luxury. While we aspire to have a lifestyle like the rich and famous, there are certain factors that make us completely awestruck and feeling destitute. A home is a reflection of an individual and maybe that is the reason why celebrity homes are always scrutinized.
Celebrities are bound to have sprawling lavish mansions on acres and acres of land and many times, they tend to go crazy about how they do up their homes. But us muggles also like to do something special with our homes as well. Admittedly, we might have to do it in a manner that is slightly more budget conscious. Nonetheless, there are many realtors out there that can help you to do this, regardless of where you are from. You would simply need to search realtor Vancouver, for example. Here we listed down 10 plush celebrity homes with the wildest and coolest facilities.
Word of caution: crazy does get crazier and fancy goes to a different level of fancy here!
1 Jennifer Lopez: Putting Green
If you think having a garden in your house is a luxury, what would you call Jennifer Lopez’s penthouse with a rooftop putting green! The $22-million Manhattan home of Lopez personifies her love for the game of golf, but the astounding fact here is that this is just ‘another’ home for Lopez to relax in, since she has several other properties across different locations.
The lady with great physical assets has some really great assets in terms of property too! Hope she had them insured, just like her valuable derriere.
2 Michael Jordan: Basketball Court
No points for guessing what could be the highlight of an erstwhile Basketball Pro’s house – obviously a Basketball Court. Michael Jordan’s home is the most expensive property in Chicago, mainly because of its location in the Highland Park.
While the regulated and customized basketball court is the main highlight of the house, the property also boasts of a chef-certified kitchen and a huge amount of land surrounding the estate, which is priced at $21 million.
All we can do is remember our school and the neighborhood sports complex when thinking of a basketball court. Sighhh….
3 Kim and Kanye West: Vineyard
Hollywood power couple, Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West, known for their sense of style and glamour, took it a notch above when they invested in their dream home. They are the proud owners of one of the most lavish celebrity homes, which is a $20-million Hidden Hills estate that comes with its own private fully functional vineyard. What makes it more interesting is the fact that this heavenly vineyard is just a few steps from the main door entrance.
While we wait for The Wests to come up with their own private label of wine, we can just remain fascinated about opening the door not to a garden, but a mesmerizing vineyard.
4 Lady Gaga: Bowling Alley
We’ve seen time and again how audacious and quirky our homegrown pop star Lady Gaga can be. That’s enough reason to expect that Lady Gaga’s home would be one of the best and outspoken celebrity homes with the wildest rooms.
Before you get your thoughts running about how ‘wild’ the room is, let me state that this room in question is a Bowling Alley! The $23-million Malibu mansion has a bowling alley, especially made just so that Ms. Gaga could practice her bowling skills in the comfort of her home. She’ll definitely want to take a look on Skilled Bowlers to make sure she only uses the best bowling ball!
Besides that, Gaga’s house also has a bocce ball court, as well as a horse stable. Now that’s how one keeps things fancy…
5 Celine Dion: Water Park
While Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been topping the charts till now with a vineyard in the comfort of their house, I guess Celine Dion just takes it to another level. The ‘My heart will go on’ singer has a water park in her estate. Yeah, go over this sentence again to believe it.
Dion’s estate – Jupiter Island in Florida, has not a lavish pool but a complete water park with crazy water slides, a lazy pool, and three lavish pools for everyone to have enough space to swim around in peace.
Sadly for her kids, Dion has put the whopping house on the market for a price as low as $62.5 million. Any takers here?
6 Jay Z and Beyonce: Candy Room
We’ve all dreamt of waking up to a candy shop, but Jay Z and Beyonce have converted that dream into reality for their precious child Blue Ivy. The $85-million Beverly Hills mansion comes with its own candy store, showcasing their extravagant life, which has never been a hidden fact.
We wonder, how often they have to stock up on candy for the kid (and obviously themselves), wink wink. However it is, this is absolutely one of the sweetest celebrity homes.
7 Drake: Equestrian Ring
Some keep pets, but Drake wanted the entire place in the world for his horses, and hence has his own equestrian ring in his estate. If you think that’s the only extravagance at an estate, think twice. The next P. Diddy of hip-hop has built his own estate, which he had named YOLO and is valued at $7.7 million. This flamboyant estate is located in the posh area of Hidden Hills, California.
The other features of the house include a 28-person theater, a hidden bedroom, and a tennis court. What more could one ask for?
8 Catherine Denevue: Moat
The French are known for their class and elegance, but there are always some people who take the benchmark way above. While technically what we’re talking about isn’t a room; nevertheless, French actress Catherine Denevue’s home has a moat – like a moat, a real moat!!!
Deneuve’s 18th century chateau (for loss of better words) is just a few miles outside of Paris, with one of the prettiest landscapes in the country. For an affordable $3.2 million, the property comes with 44 acres of land featuring some modern stuff like a swimming pool as well as a relaxation room. Luxury is revising its meaning in the dictionary while we bring more splendid celebrity homes your way.
9 LeBron James: Screening Room
There is no denying the fact that basketball pro LeBron James fancies movies and also has been part of a few. Hence, it wouldn’t be a surprise to know that LeBron James’ Miami home has a customized movie theatre with leather seats, food trays, surround speakers, cup holders and dimmed lights.
What makes it special is the ceiling trim, which is dark wood, rendering a perfect ambience. Imagine this extraordinary theatre experience, while you go munching those popcorns.
10 Neil Patrick Harris: Magic Man Cave
The famous ‘Barney Stinson’ lured a number of women with his charm and magic tricks on the show ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ What do you think would be his favorite room in the house? It’s the Magic Man Cave in Sherman Oaks, California, which he bought with his partner David Burtka. It is valued at $2.99 million!
The Magic Man Cave, which has everything related to magic, is one-of-its-kind even for celebrities. A magic room in your own house is just a step ahead of what creativity can suggest.
While we all aspire to be as rich as celebrities, quirkiness and creativity doesn’t come to all. So in case you have the moolah, but didn’t have the ideas, I think you’ve got your fair share now. In case you aren’t blessed with as much, thank us for giving you a sneak peek inside these lavish celebrity homes.