Ah, the lifestyle of the rich and famous… If you’re a Netflix fanatic like us, you’ve probably watched shows like Selling Sunset or The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. So, you should already have an idea of what life is like in sunny Los Angeles — and its ritziest surroundings.
The truth is, Cali living is even more glamorous than what you’re imagining, because walking the streets of L.A., you’re bound to bump into Hollywood celebrities at some point in the week — and there’s no place with bigger odds for celeb spottings than Beverly Hills. It’s also not just housewives who live here; some of the most famous people in the world reside in Beverly Hills, and we’re about to give you a run-down of our favorites.
After a little bit of real estate detective work, we’ve compiled a list of celebrities with homes in Beverly Hills. If you’re planning a visit and are thinking of taking a tour of celebrity homes in Beverly Hills, then make sure these next Hollywood stars — and power couples — are on your list.
1. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Beloved talk show host Ellen is passionate about home decor, interior design, and house-flipping, so she’s no stranger to luxurious homes in Beverly Hills. In fact, she’s probably already owned and flipped most of the cool mansions in the neighborhood by now.
Just last year, Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi snapped up Adam Levine’s former 10,376-square-foot Beverly Hills home for ‘just’ $45 million. The Tudor-style house is not the first that Ellen and Portia have bought together; it’s actually the couple’s seventh Beverly Hills investment. They don’t seem to get attached too much to their homes, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to hear they’ll be moving again in the future.
2. Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson owns many properties across the country, but his long-time residence is located in Beverly Hills, on the notorious Mulholland Drive. The multiple Academy Award winner first bought into this property in 1969, and over the years purchased additional parcels to expand its footprint. He even bought Marlon Brando’s former neighboring home in 2005, razed it, and had it rebuilt.
Nicholson’s Beverly Hills home is also famous for darker reasons. It’s here that director Roman Polanski reportedly abused an underage girl, while Nicholson and his then-girlfriend Anjelica Houston were away.
The original house that used to stand on the site burned down, and various other incidents took place on Mulholland Drive, leading some to claim that the entire area is cursed. Maybe that’s what inspired David Lynch to make a movie about it.
3. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Celeb power couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen paid $14.1 million to buy Rihanna’s former home in Beverly Hills back in 2016. The couple and their two children made the most of their stunning home during quarantine, and shared jaw dropping images of the family hanging out at the property.
The 8,520-square-foot home has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as a gorgeous outdoor garden and a massive swimming pool. Not a bad way to self-isolate, is it?
4. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s Beverly Hills abode is in a league of its own. The singer paid $25 million for movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn’s home back in 2015 — yeah, that Goldwin, you know, of Metro Goldwyn Mayer?
Swift’s mansion was actually granted landmark status in 2017, which means the young musician now owns a piece of Hollywood history. The property has never before been owned by someone not part of the Goldwyn family, so Swift is also writing history, if you think about it.
The 10,982-square-foot mansion is to be restored to its former glory, with the approval of the Beverly Hills City Council, of course.
Grammy-winner Adele is another Brit who has a thing for California living. The singer purchased her first home in Beverly Hills in 2016 for $9.5 million, and her second in 2018, after splitting from husband Simpon Konecki.
She didn’t venture very far to find her second home, though, as the two properties are across the street from each other. Adele’s second Beverly Hills abode cost her $10.65 million, and was built back in 1961 in the gated community of Hidden Valley. It was previously owned by film producer Michael Hertzberg, according to the L.A. Times.
6. Sandra Bullock
Actress Sandra Bullock is also part of the elite group of Hollywood stars who reside in Beverly Hills. Our beloved Miss Congeniality paid $16.9 million in 2011 for a seven-bedroom mansion right next door to Ricky Martin. Bullock also used to own a 3,153-square-foot home right above the Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip, which she rented out for a whopping $18,500 per month. She reportedly had enough of her role as landlord and sold that property in 2018.
7. Jennifer Lawrence
Hunger Games star and Hollywood darling Jennifer Lawrence moved into her gorgeous Beverly Hills home back in 2014. The luxurious five-bedroom home came with a price tag of over $8 million, and an impressive list of previous homeowners, which includes Jessica Simpson and, shocker, Ellen DeGeneres.
The property boasts a romantic, European-inspired vibe, which you might not have expected from a strong personality such as Lawrence. The actress enjoys beautifully landscaped grounds, a koi pond, a swimming pool, and even a home gym. No wonder she’s in such good shape.
8. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom
Glamorous couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are among the celebrities who spent the quarantine in Beverly Hills, luxury-style. The pair purchased their five-bedroom mansion for a reported $19 million in 2017, in an off-market deal. The major selling point? Unrivaled privacy, as the property is secluded in the upper Coldwater Canyon area, surrounded almost entirely by undeveloped land and lush vegetation.
The privacy that this part of Beverly Hills offers has also attracted other A-list celebs, and Perry’s neighbors include Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, and Adele.
9. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, country singer Keith Urban, reportedly also had their eyes on Katy Perry’s secluded mansion. The couple purchased their current Beverly Hills residence in 2008 for roughly $4.7 million, adding to their already heavy portfolio of real estate.
Their main residence is still in Nashville, but they own properties across the U.S., and their Beverly Hills mansion is reportedly one of their favorites.
10. Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Next up on our list of Beverly Hills A-listers is probably the most good-looking couple on the planet. British movie star Jason Statham and supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley settled in Beverly Hills in 2015, when they paid $13 million for a stunning five-bedroom mansion.
Their incredibly beautiful home was designed by Jenni Kayne, and is a perfect mix of contemporary architecture and timeless elegance. We wouldn’t have expected any less from the Victoria’s Secret model, as her taste is always impeccable.
Not to mention that Statham is a passionate house-flipper. The couple and their young son spent lockdown at their modern mansion, where Rosie even filmed several Youtube videos sharing her beauty and style tips.
These are just some of our favorite celebrities with homes in Beverly Hills. This eclectic enclave is a magnet for Hollywood stars, so the list could go on and on, but we’ll stop here – for now. Stay tuned for more celebrity-related real estate coverage on Fancy Pants Homes!
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