Buying a house is never an easy decision. As property prices skyrocket, many people are questioning whether to buy a home at all. But for celebrities, owning a mansion is part of everyday life. Today, we’re looking at the 10 craziest homes of famous singers.
Beyonce is debatably the most revered singer of her generation. The Texas native is renowned for her ability to sing, dance and act. She got her start in the R&B group Destiny’s Child and then went on to develop a hugely successful solo career. Since then, she has accrued 24 Grammys and earned a networth of roughly $450 million.
Needless to say, she and her husband, Jay-Z have an amazing home. Valued at $88 million, the Bel Air mansion is one of the most bucks in the world. This makes it the highest selling transaction for the Los Angeles County in 2017. Jay-Z and Beyonce’s ultra modern hillside mansion boasts 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, bulletproof windows, a 15 car garage, staff quarters, 4 pools and a basketball court, among other things.
Altogether, there are six structures on the property with around a combined 30000 square feet of living space. The estate is a smart home that includes all of the latest technological features to ensure safety and convenience. The L.A. Times reports that the couple took out a $52 million mortgage to buy the home. At current rates for a 30 year fixed, that would work out to monthly payments of more than $250000.
That’s still less than the reported $400000 a month the couple was reportedly paying to rent in Malibu.
Best known as the frontman of Maroon 5, Adam Levine is one of the most successful singers working today. As part of Maroon 5, Levine has received three Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and a World Music Award. After spawning numerous hits with the band, he brought in his audience as a coach on the television singing competition The Voice.
All this netted him more than $120 million. A large portion of which he funneled into a $45 million Beverly Hills mansion. The swanky home was built in 1933 in the traditional American vernacular style of the time. It now spans over 10000 square feet with seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and myriad bonus rooms, including a home theater and media room, a gym, two kitchens and a guesthouse.
Plenty of pieces from his art collection and a few personal belongings are scattered throughout the house. It’s a state of the art home in Beverly Hills that has a history of celebrity owners. Tennis legend Pete Sampras once owned the property, but Levine bought it from Max Mutchnick, who co-created the TV show Will and Grace.
Before purchasing this home, Levine and his wife sold their Beverly Hills estate to John Mayer for $13.4 million.
Taylor Swift is a multi Grammy award winning American singer who in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011, Swift was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year, as well as the Entertainer of the Year for both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.
Among many other accolades. She’s also the top selling digital artist in music history. She has a net worth of 360 million dollars and that number is only growing. Swift purchased her first home at just 20 years old. A 3240 square foot condo right in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row for a cool $1.99 million. She now owns numerous homes across the country, but her most expensive is a Beverly Hills mansion worth $25 million.
The Georgian revival estate has seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and previously belonged to Hollywood legend Samuel Goldwyn. The ten thousand nine hundred and eighty two square foot mansion was also home to Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin, and Swift is trying to designate it as a historical landmark.
Elton John is a British singer, pianist and composer. Along with selling more than 300 million records, he has found success on Broadway, composing the music score for the Tony Award winning hit Billy Elliot. In 2018 alone, Elton John earned $46 million, landing him number fifty seven on Forbes top 100 celebrity earnings list.
In 2019, CNN business named the British musician among the top 10 richest musicians with an estimated net worth of $450 million. The singer has so many properties, it’s difficult to know what to focus on. But the most lavish is probably his Beverly Hills mansion, purchased in 1966. It is filled with Elton’s art collections from over the years.
Elton paid around $33 million for the property, though it is worth much more now and it covers around 25000 square feet with several elevators to save climbing all those pesky stairs. It has seven main bedrooms, three en suite staff bedrooms, 10 full and 12 half bathrooms, nine fireplaces and an 11 car subterranean garage.
The double height foyer, Baronial formal dining rooms and commercial grade kitchen are joined by an office, family room, screening room, wine cellar and gym. Outside you will find a mosaic tiled swimming pool, adjacent pool house with indoor outdoor kitchen and pizza oven and lighted tennis court with viewing pavilion.
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer. Having sold $124 million records as of 2014, Gaga is one of the world’s best selling music artists and the fourth highest earning female musician of the 2010s. Her achievements include various Guinness World Records, eleven Grammy Awards and awards from the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
She is worth $320 million and has a new album coming out in 2020, which will surely earn her even more. Lady Gaga purchased her opulent beachside property in Malibu, California, in 2014 for a casual 22.5 million dollars, according to Realtor.com. It was featured in the Netflix documentary about the singer’s life; Gaga: Five foot Two.
And was the meeting place of Gaga and Bradley Cooper when he offered her the role of the leading lady in the hugely popular iteration of a star is born. The compound boasts six acres of land right across from the beach, 10000 square feet of living space and a hidden underground Batcave rustically decorated, it even houses horse stables on site.
The list of lavish amenities goes on to include a wine cellar, home theater, wet bar and 1960s era bowling alley. Upstairs, of course, there’s a balcony attached to the master bedroom with a stunning view of the ocean.
Musician Ed Sheeran has been a fixture in popular culture for several years now, the young Grammy winner who just turned 28, went from struggling singer in England to worldwide sensation, all in his 20s, and he has the wealth to show for it. He is worth $160 million and he stands to win much more than that before he even turns 30.
He owns a property called Wynney’s Hall in Suffolk. Locals have dubbed it Sharonville because his compound actually consists of several properties which he’s purchased over time. His main house on the estate, a huge modern farmhouse, was purchased in June 2012 for eight hundred ninety five thousand pounds.
Sheeran then went on to purchase the home next door for £450000, a four bedroom home in front of his farmhouse for nine hundred and twenty five thousand pounds and a small bungalow next to his property for five hundred and twenty five thousand pounds. He’s made a number of improvements, such as an enormous treehouse with gorgeous country views, hottub, decking, indoor swimming pool and a trendy pod by the garden.
Sheeran is working on building an underground cinema and music room, which will be connected to his main house through an underground tunnel.
At only 26 years old, Justin Bieber has been in the spotlight for the majority of his life. Plucked from obscurity when he was only 13 years old, the Canadian prodigy is established as one of the most adored musicians of his generation. Bieber has sold 105 million records in the U.S. alone, making him one of the world’s selling music artists.
He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including a Grammy Award, 15 American Music Awards and 20 Billboard Music Awards. He was recently married to Hailey Baldwin and they have a luxurious mansion to spend their honeymoon. Bieber purchased the 6132 square foot home for $8.5 million in 2019, according to Realtor.com.
Bieber has snowboards and art pieces lining the staircase, which was revealed in a few of his interior shots. Among these art pieces along the stairs, he has a painting of the logo from his own clothing brand, drew house and a variety of Carns plush toys, which were designed by popular artist Brian Donnelly. The five bedroom, seven bathroom home has a wet bar, a wine cellar and a home theater, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Rihanna is a 32 year old singer from Barbados with a knack for melody. She is successful as both a singer and an actor, having sold over 250 million records. Rihanna is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. She has earned 14 number one singles, 31 top 10 singles in the U.S. and 30 top 10 entries in the UK. Her accolades include Nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards.
With a net worth of $600 million, Rihanna can buy any home on Earth. In fact, her Hollywood Hills mansion is worth $7.5 million. The Mansion’s guests can also enjoy six bedrooms and at least eight bathrooms. But if there isn’t enough space for guests in the three storey main house, there’s also a separate guesthouse that sits on top of a detached two car garage.
The luxurious foyer has an art deco inspired staircase railing and glam vintage brass chandeliers. There were also multiple living rooms and dining rooms for entertaining, with one even boasting a grand piano.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are both successful in their own right, but together they form one of the greatest power couples on Earth. John Legend is one of 15 people and the first black man to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony. Teigen is an American model, television personality and author.
She made her modeling debut in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2010. Together, they have a net worth of $50 million. The pair purchased their Beverly Hills mansion from Rihanna in 2016 and called upon interior designer Don Stewart, who also design Kanye West’s own, to create their space.
The Oprah approved pad was built in 1961 and features three bedrooms and two and three quarters bathrooms. The home was updated in 2013 by Stewart, who infused a mid-century modern sensibility with the structures existing Asian influence. The home sits on a quarter acre lot and has, among other amenities, an in-ground wooden spa.
Justin Timberlake first found fame with N Sync in the 1990s before launching a hugely successful solo career. Throughout his solo career, Timberlake has sold over 32 million albums and 56 million singles globaly, making him one of the world’s best selling music artists, often cited as a pop icon. Timberlake is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including 10 Grammy Awards.
He is worth $250 million, and he and his wife, Jessica Biel, have an exquisite New York apartment. The $28 million home is perfect for their young son to run around while living in the big city. The two thousand five hundred and ninety eight square foot pad is situated in Manhattan’s trendy Tribeca district, also home to other celebrity pairings, including Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
Located in the iconic Soho News Building, residents get the red carpet treatment, courtesy of a 24 hour doorman, fitness center and well-kept communal garden.