August 15, 2016
Celebrity Homes of the Week: Kevin James, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and Jennifer Lawrence
Summer’s hot and so is the celebrity real estate market! Here’s what some of your favourite celebrities have been selling, buying, and renting this past week.
- Kevin James’s oceanfront mansion (8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 26,000 sq. ft.) – US$26.38 million
Former King of Queens star Kevin James made a huge profit from the sale of his Florida home. Listed for US$26.38 million, James purchased the 2.8-acre property just four years ago for US$18.85 million. A 10-car garage, several manicured gardens, walking paths, numerous fireplaces, wine cellar, saltwater pool, and a playground are just some of the luxuries this home features. If you’re unsure whether or not you can afford this home, play around with these mortgage calculators to find out.
- Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s English traditional-style mansion (7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 7,260 sq. ft.) – US$9.25 million and Spanish revival-style villa (4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,930 sq. ft.) – US$8.75 million
Two-time Academy Award winner and all-around nice guy, Tom Hanks, and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have listed their two neighbouring Los Angeles for sale. The English traditional-style home features a formal living and dining room with a sun porch, screening room, and a pub/billiards room with a fireplace. The Spanish-style home, which was built in 1933, features a remodeled kitchen, wood-beamed ceilings, sunken living room, and a fountain outside with seating areas. Both homes have mountain and canyon views.
- Elizabeth and Tim Hasselbeck’s Nashville home (6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, 7,115 sq. ft.) – US$2 million
Elizabeth Hasselbeck, a former talk-show host and Survivor contestant, and husband Tim Hasselbeck, a retired NFL quarterback-turned-TV sports analyst just made the move from Greenwich, Conn. to Nashville. Their new home sits on a 1.07-acre lot and boasts a library/office, main living room with a fireplace, soundproof media room, and a screened porch with a fireplace.
- Jennifer Lawrence’s Santa Monica starter home (2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,413 sq. ft.) – US$1.15 million
Best known for her role in the Hunger Games film series, Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence is stepping up her real estate game by selling her starter home. This contemporary-style townhouse is move-in ready with hardwood floors and recessed lighting, an open-concept living room with a fireplace, a dining room that opens to an outdoor terrace, and an oversized master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and a balcony.
5. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers’s Dallas home (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,547 sq. ft.) – US$3,250/month
Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher and Bachelorette winner/fiancé Jordan Rodgers want to show the world reality television romances are real. To do that, they’ve moved into a renovated 1949 one-storey house. It has all of the high-end finishes one would imagine for reality television stars, but the most noteworthy of them all is a nursery room right next to the master suite.
The bottom line
If reading these posts on celebrity homes each week inspire you to go out and purchase a mansion of your own, make sure you check out what the best mortgage rates are first so you can determine what your mortgage payments will be.