This week in celebrity homes – your favourite fabulous A-listers are all about the west coast this week, with stunning properties being scooped up from Malibu to Montecito. Turns out stars can’t get enough of those sweet Pacific Ocean views.
Natalie Portman’s Modern Montecito Home
(4 bed, 4.5 bath, 4,000 sq. ft., US$6.5 million)
BOUGHT: Natalie Portman may be known for playing celestial Queen Amidala, but the stunning steel and glass abode she’s just picked up on the shores of Montecito may be the closest thing to heaven on earth. A true example of livable industrial design, this four-bed, 4.5-bath home features polished concrete floors, and floor-to-ceiling retractable glass garage-style doors that open the spacious living area to the great outdoors. Plus, Portland’s new neighbours are a star studded bunch, including the great and powerful Oprah Winfrey.
Joan Collin’s West Hollywood High Rise
(2 bed, 3 bath2,300 sq. ft., US$4.5 million)
FOR SALE: Dame Joan Collins, known for her storied body of work including the 80s series Dynasty, is selling her equally legendary 25th-floor corner unit in Sierra Towers, one of West Hollywood’s most coveted condos. Bordering Beverly Hills, this 2,300-square-foot unit offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and city. While the listing alludes to the likelihood of a total gut job, its current state includes marble floors, open concept living area, closed kitchen, and large outdoor terrace.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man-Worthy Mansion
(3 bed, 3 bath, US$3.5 million)
BOUGHT: Everyone’s favourite Avenger has been hitting the housing market with a vengeance, scooping up this charming Malibu getaway that just happens to have the same zip code (90265) as Iron Man himself. With stunning ocean views, this home is designed to make the most of the Cali sunshine, with an outdoor kitchen, putting green, cabana, spa and pool. Inside, it’s designed in light tones with rich wood accents, lending a contemporary, beachy vibe. We’re sure he and wife Susan will enjoy splitting there time here as well as the windmill-style home they bought in East Hampton earlier this year.
Jeremy Piven’s Malibu Beach House
(4 bed, 5 bath, 7,990 sq. ft., US$10.5 million)
FOR SALE: Actor Jeremy Piven, known for his portrayal of the bombastic Ari on the series Entourage, is selling his South Asian-inspired Malibu beachfront home to the tune to $10.5 million – and, like the cutthroat agent he plays on TV, he’s looking to make a killing, having originally bought it for a mere $3.5 million in 2004. He’s since poured $1.5 million in renovations into the property, which features a wet bar, party area, home theatre, game room, spa and sauna, and yoga space.