Luxury Homes of the Rich and Famous
Who isn’t interested in the luxury homes of the rich and famous? They have such a flair for the fantastic. No doubt, you’ll discover innovations that you never would have thought to build into your own home. From Hollywood actors to people in politics, you’ll find the famous do their due diligence in decorating Mdern Luxury.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston primarily live in Ocala, Florida, which is host to his famous airport terminal. An avid aviator, the actor extended the existing airport strip so that he can drive right up to the home after landing. Can you say, “Honey, I’m home” With all the airplanes and airport accoutrements, the fenced, highly secure and secluded home in Jumbolair Aviation Estates reveals 18-foot windows wall-to-wall in the living room that overlook the tarmac; an Art Deco design that graces the dining room with a 15′ by 17′ mural of a Fortune Magazine airport advertisement; and a beautiful custom wood floor motif in the entry way. You’ll find a mix of modern and metro furnishings throughout the home.
Eddie Murphy just relisted his Englewood, New Jersey estate. Dubbed Bubble Hill, the massive 25,000 square foot mansion boasts a 2-lane bowling alley, indoor swimming pool pavilion, a racquetball court, 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a home theater, gym and a recording studio. It’s on the market, if you’re interested, slashed down from its $30 million original listing price to a more affordable $14,990,000.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony just bought the home next door to their Brookville, Long Island estate. Sitting on the North Shore, the couple’s current 1970s Colonial home has 10,000 square feet of living space. JLo listed another one of her homes, a Bel Air estate, last year for $8.5 million, which was later reduced to $7.9 million.
Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes have a new magnificent mansion they named My Versailles. With a top security system and intercom throughout, the home hosts a secret entrance separate from the driveway. Not only can he come and go in private, but Cruise has a number of identical vehicles that he and his security detail drive in order to confuse intrusive fans or peeping paparazzi.
Britney Spears does not disappoint with her new lavish Calabasas mansion just outside of L.A. The Oaks Community villa has a stunning front entryway, 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a cinema, a bar, a library, an arbor, a spa and a host of other amenities.
John Edwards built a 28,000 square foot home in Raleigh, North Carolina a while back. According to county tax officials, it’s the largest in Orange County, and the annual tax alone exceeds $6 million. Sitting in the midst of 102 acres, the wooded acreage and winding driveway ensure no visibility to the home for gawking onlookers. Included in the expansive estate is a recreational building with two stages, a squash court, a basketball court, swimming pool, a “John’s Lounge” room, bedroom, bathrooms, kitchen and a 4-story tower.