Celebrity status definitely makes someone a player in the high-end real-estate market and some of the priciest and most highly coveted homes—many located on the coast in cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Miami—belong to the top names in music, television and the movies. Until they decide to sell them, that is. Certain other residences have a celebrity-related history (think Marilyn Monroe) that gives them eternal star quality.
Here’s a look at six amazing celebrity homes for sale right now.
A Very Familiar Mansion
If this historic Victorian mansion in Los Angeles looks familiar, it’s because the 12,565-square-foot property was featured in the 2003 movie “Cheaper by the Dozen” starring Steve Martin and Hilary Duff. But in real life, it’s been owned by celebrated tattoo entrepreneur/model/author Cat Von D since 2016.
Built in the 1890s, the three-story home features 11 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, seven fireplaces and all the over-the-top décor one would expect given its owner’s penchant for goth-inspired drama. Asking price: $15 million.
A Truly Star-studded NYC Penthouse
Celebrities do indeed catch some Z’s in the city that never sleeps — and three of them nodded off in a quadplex penthouse in New York’s Noho neighborhood located in a circa-1908 silk factory building (many might remember its ground floor as home to Tower Records in the ‘80s and ‘90s).
Music and film legend Cher was the penthouse’s first owner until she sold it to entrepreneur Russell Simmons in 1990. Britney Spears later bought the apartment and resided there for four years, combining the space with another unit to create a 3,785-square-foot, four-bedroom abode featuring wood-burning fireplaces and a large terrace with views over Greenwich Village. Asking price: $6,995,000.
A Fast and Furious Downtown LA Penthouse
The social scene in the trendy LA Arts District can be fast and furious, but Taiwanese director Justin Lin, director of “Fast & Furious 10,” hitting theaters in May 2023, is moving out of the production company office/residence he’s called home for the past few years. Located in a historic 1925 building that once housed the West Coast headquarters of Nabisco, the penthouse spans three levels and features 4,300 square feet of flexible interior space and 3,600 square feet of outdoor terraces (with 360-degree views from the rooftop).
The industrial-chic residence area features two bedrooms and three baths along with exposed brick and open spaces crisscrossed by architecturally striking stairways. Asking price: $7 million.
A Venice Compound for Dreamers
The quirky, canal-laced beachfront neighborhood of Venice, California is a casual and sunny playground that also happens to have quite a few unique and luxurious homes—including a compound created from two side-by-side houses by Jonathan King, award-winning producer of “Dream Girls, “Stillwater” and “Swan Song.”
Located on walkable Marco Place, the ultra-private property features a 3,900-square-foot, four-bedroom contemporary home with an open floor plan on the ground level leading to a pool and spa, as well as a detached two-story pool house with a guest suite. Asking price: $10 million.
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen’s NYC Penthouse Project
Singer John Legend and his model/TV personality wife Chrissy Teigen had plans to combine and renovate two apartments in New York’s Nolita neighborhood into one 6,164-square-foot duplex penthouse with six bedrooms, seven baths, large windows and 3,300 square feet of rooftop terraces.
But now, with the couple spending most of their time on the West Coast, they have decided to put both units on the market for anyone eager to take on the project. Asking price: $18 million.
Don’t Miss this Bus
It may not be on the coast, but Sun Valley, Idaho, is a playground for those who enjoy skiing and snowboarding in winter and fly fishing, biking and hiking in winter. It was also the setting for screen legend Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 film “Bus Stop,” which was filmed on a rustic-luxe estate that’s now for sale.
The 12-acre compound features a 6,000-square-foot modern craftsman main house with five bedrooms, a 3,000-square-foot party barn and a 2,000-square-foot guest house, a former general store that was the setting for Grace’s Diner in the movie before it was repurposed into a guest house for the estate. Asking price: $15,995,000.