Check Out 10 of the Biggest Celebrities Who Live in Malibu

Celebrities have a hard time staying out of the spotlight. Their photos, daily habits, and personal lives are always gracing the pages of gossip magazines, whether they like it or not. And with the so-called paparazzi always lurking, it’s no wonder that Hollywood celebs value privacy above all else when buying homes.

For celebrities who have to stay close to the spotlight, but who also want to enjoy some quiet beach time away from the prying eyes of the media, Malibu is a highly sought-after destination.

This exclusive neighborhood has been a Hollywood favorite since the 1930s, and nowadays its private beaches are lined with stunning celebrity homes (and some quite memorable TV show homes). The Malibu lifestyle even appeals to real-life royals, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were checking out properties in the area earlier this year — before they reportedly decided to settle down in Santa Barbara.

Celebrities that call Malibu home

Celebs love Malibu because, even though it’s just a stone’s throw from Los Angeles, it offers a lot more privacy and seclusion than, say, Beverly Hills, not to mention some downright gorgeous beachfront views. Some of our favorite movie and music stars have lived here on and off during the years, while some have no plans of ever leaving. Let’s check out 10 of the biggest celebrities who live in Malibu right now, in no particular order. 

Courteney Cox

Hollywood darling Courteney Cox has a lot in common with our favorite F.R.I.E.N.D. One thing is that both Courteney and Monica, her character in the iconic sitcom, are highly attached to their homes. Cox has lived in Malibu for more than a decade, and she doesn’t have any intention of ever leaving.

Over the years, she has put in a lot of work into her forever , a Malibu beach house which features guest cottages, a movie screening room, as well as a tennis house, among other things. 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s full-time residence is a 10,270-square-foot stunner right across from Zuma Beach. The singer paid $22.5 million for her home in 2014, and she’s become so fond of it that she’s dubbed it her ‘Gypsy palace.’ We’ve recently taken you on a tour of Lady Gaga’s precious sanctuary, which was also featured in the Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two

Spoiler alert: the house isn’t as wacky as you might expect it to be, at least not when compared to the homes of other celebs on this list.

Lady Gaga’s house in Malibu, CA. Image credit: The Agency

Leonardo DiCaprio

Hollywood leading man Leo DiCaprio owns several luxury properties around the world, including a lavish oceanfront home in a part of Malibu known as ‘Billionaires Beach.’

DiCaprio bought his 1,765-square-foot home in 1998, presumably after hitting it big with Titanic, and invested in upgrades over the years. The actor, whose roles include Rick Dalton in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Gatsby in The Great Gatsby, decided to list the three-bedroom bungalow as a rental in 2017, for ‘just’ $25,000 a month.

Miley Cyrus

Singer Miley Cyrus has been living in Malibu for quite some time now, and she doesn’t seem to be in any rush to leave. She used to share a home here with her former husband Liam Hemsworth, but it was destroyed in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which damaged a lot of celebrity homes in the area.

Cyrus wasn’t going to let this unfortunate event run her out of Malibu, so she bought the house right next door to the original site. Her funky bachelorette pad cost her $2.4 million, $4.4 million shy of the home she used to share with Hemsworth. 

Miley Cyrus’s Malibu home. Image credit: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/MLS via Homes & Property)

Caitlyn Jenner

You might remember that during season 10 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Caitlyn Jenner (back then, Bruce) moved into a stunning home in Malibu, yearning for seclusion and getting away from all the media hype.

Not long after, Jenner moved on to a stunning hilltop mansion (also in the Malibu area) that came with awesome views of the ocean, which she now shares with her dogs and current girlfriend, Sophia Hutchins. The 2018 Woolsey Fire nearly destroyed her idyllic home, but luckily the damage was contained and Jenner can continue enjoying her Malibu peace and quiet. 

Caitlyn Jenner’s Malibu home. Image credit: 4 Malibu Real Estate via Variety

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr., better known as Tony Stark from his iconic run as Iron Man in the Avengers franchise, has been living in Malibu for quite some time now.

He purchased a massive $13.4 million property in 2009, which includes pretty much everything you could ever dream of, including a zoo, playgrounds, swimming pools, and jaw-dropping car collections. The actor must have seriously fallen in love with the area, since he snapped up another Malibu home in 2017 for $3.5 million.

Interestingly enough, this house shares the same zip code as Tony Stark’s fictional home near Point Dume. Coincidence? We think not.

Robert Downey Jr.’s $3.5M Malibu home. Image credit: Realtor.com

Rick Rubin

Def Jam Recordings co-founder and iconic music producer Rick Rubin is no stranger to luxury Malibu living. The producer purchased the legendary Shangri-La recording studio, which once housed Bob Dylan, in 2011, and he also bought several homes in the nearby area over the years.

Rubin seems to also have a hidden talent for interior design, as one of his Malibu projects was highly praised and featured by the Wall Street Journal in 2017. One of the most unique features of his Malibu oasis lies in its emphasis on music — every room in the house is fitted with a state-of-the-art speaker system that ensures uninterrupted listening experiences. 

Rick Rubin’s Malibu home. Image credit: Martien Mulder via Curbed LA

Cher

Music and fashion icon Cher is another long-time resident of Malibu, which should be reason enough for anyone to move there immediately. The singer teamed up with Ron Wilson for the 19th time to renovate a Renaissance-style villa overlooking the ocean and turn it into a fortress of privacy.

The result is truly stunning, and reminiscent of the former Versace Mansion in Miami Beach, which Cher visited on multiple occasions. The 16,000-square-foot home is, as Architectural Digest put it, just ‘as dramatic as its owner,’ featuring Gothic chandeliers, Egyptian rugs, and more.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson’s Malibu mansion looks like it was built centuries ago, but it actually dates back to the 1990s. The actor paid $11.5 million to buy it from David Duchovny and Tea Leoni in 2008, and has continued to own it ever since, even though he’s put it up for sale twice over the years.

In 2017, Gibson listed his 6,578-square-foot home for $17.5 million, but failed to actually found a buyer for it. He then listed it again in 2019 for $14.5 million, but the discount didn’t take the property off his hands (at least not yet).

Cindy Crawford

 Supermodel Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber own quite a few properties in California. Among them is a gorgeous Malibu home that they bought in the 1990s, and which they’ve been using as a summer rental for $45,000 a month.

They listed the property for sale, and managed to find a buyer earlier this year who was going to acquire it for $6.5 million. Unfortunately, the buyer had to back out of the deal due to the global pandemic, but Crawford was very understanding of the whole situation, and graciously let the buyer out of the deal, even returning their deposit.

Crawford is so in love with the area that she’s got another gorgeous Malibu property to enjoy with her lovely family, which Vogue toured in 2017.  

Cindy Crawford at her main Malibu residence. Image credit: Vogue

These are just 10 of the biggest Hollywood celebrities living in Malibu at the moment. But since the area is unlikely to lose its appeal among the rich and famous, expect to see many more A-listers flocking to its sandy beaches and oceanfront location. However, if Malibu doesn’t tickle your fancy, then be sure to check out these 10 celebrities who live in Beverly Hills.

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Developer Rick Caruso eyes $40 million for Malibu mansion

You’ve probably been to one of Rick Caruso’s properties. Between the Grove, the Americana at Brand and the Commons at Calabasas, the mall magnate’s attractions draw millions of Angelenos each year.

But you probably haven’t been to this Malibu mansion, which Caruso just listed for sale at $40 million.

Caruso, the billionaire developer who was elected chairman of the USC Board of Trustees in 2018, paid $11.3 million for the home in 2008. He’ll have plenty of other places to stay if he finds a buyer; records show he owns houses in Brentwood, Sherman Oaks and Newport Beach.

Generally speaking, Caruso’s spaces are extravagant celebrations of luxury and excess, and his oceanfront home is no different. A stone driveway approaches the column-lined entry, and inside, a checkered-tile marble foyer leads to formal rooms with chandeliers and walls of glass.

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At the center of the 7,300-square-foot home, there’s a wood courtyard with a wet bar, swimming pool and spa. Pocketing doors line the sides, and Juliet balconies overlook the space from above.

A sweeping staircase navigates the two-story floor plan, ascending to a primary suite with a private deck and a wood-paneled theater with French doors and a fireplace. Down below, a wood deck and window-lined sun room hover above the sand.

Caruso founded his eponymous real estate company, Caruso, in 1987. The 62-year-old continues to serve as CEO, and over the last three decades, the company has opened 10 retail centers and also broke into the hospitality business in 2019 with the Miramar Beach hotel in Montecito. Forbes estimates his net worth at $3.9 billion.

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Santiago Arana of the Agency holds the listing.

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Messy Tahoe Home Filled With Mannequins Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

A wild residence in South Lake Tahoe, CA, crammed with clutter—including dozens of dead-eyed mannequins dressed in evening wear—is the week’s most popular listing on realtor.com®.

The home ticked all the boxes for the kind of listing designed to be shared far and wide across the web. Unassuming exterior? Check. Listing details with no acknowledgment of the weirdness within? Check. Photos that defy easy description—and leave you with more questions than answers? Check!

Carefully posed throughout the house, with at least one mannequin sprawled across a rug wearing nothing, these eerie ladies—and at least one gentleman—serve a dual purpose. They force you to take a closer look at the listing for an otherwise humdrum duplex and serve to distract from the messy kitchen and bathroom.

The combination was enough to send the listing ricocheting on social media.

Bold move.

Mannequin mania
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But that wasn’t the only off-the wall listing racking up clicks this week.

A Pennsylvania home with painstakingly customized interior touches—including rounded doorways, a honeycomb-style grand staircase, and floating light fixtures—grabbed your attention, as did a Disney-themed home in Disneyland’s home town.

Other popular picks this week included a pair of dreamy celebrity properties: the historic New Orleans home of a politically polar-opposite power couple, as well as A-lister John Travolta‘s 43-acre oceanfront Maine estate.

There’s a lot going on this week. Scroll on down through the list, and take it all in for yourself.

Price: $3,380,000
Why it’s here: No partisan bickering here. We love this house. The sellers, political consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin, are staying in NOLA but have decided to downsize from this 8,279-square-foot Colonial Revival home.

The massive home was built in 1906 and has been updated to perfection. The quarter-acre lot is described as a “tropical oasis,” filled with gardens, mature shade trees, a terrace, a pool, and fountains.

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Price: $197,000
Why it’s here: This is for a buyer looking for something outside the box. Surrounded by 8 acres of privacy, it’s a legitimate, two-bedroom treehouse. There’s a fairly large caveat: The place isn’t finished.

The raised octagon has an open second floor, a deck, and a shop with kitchenette. The home is outfitted with electrical and septic systems and well service, but needs to be completed by a buyer with big dreams.

Cortland, OH
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Price: $195,000
Why it’s here: Sitting on just over a half-acre at the top of a hill, this stone house from 1890 is a classic. The five-bedroom home comes with a four-car garage, lookout tower, original hardwood floors, curved interior walls, and updated bathrooms—for a combination of charm and convenience.

Ithaca, NY
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Price: $1,399,999
Why it’s here: This curious five-bedroom house is all angles and sharp edges from the outside, but the interiors were designed with curves in mind. The contemporary home features custom effects like the butterfly-wing entry staircase, rounded doorways, and floating light fixtures that suggest sand dollars from space.

Although it was designed for a very specific taste, the home, from 1987, is upscale, with a saltwater pool, kids playhouse, whole-house generator, and many upgrades.

Southampton, PA
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Price: $535,770
Why it’s here: Known as the O’Leary mansion, this historic brownstone dates to 1890. It was built by James Patrick O’Leary for his mother, Catherine O’Leary—the woman considered to be responsible for the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Today, the four-level, 12-bedroom home is in need of repair and is being sold as is. It still has much of the original woodwork and moldings, as well as walk-in vaults and a two-story coach house.

Chicago, IL
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Price: $700,000
Why it’s here: This hideaway on 11 acres is just steps from the Ice Age Trail, and includes a three-bedroom home built in 1991. Highlights include a large kitchen, a living room with cathedral ceiling, log beams, a stone fireplace, and wet bar.

There’s a heated shop off the garage, a private pond, a new roof, as well as a number of other recent upgrades.

Hartford, IL
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Price: $255,000
Why it’s here: Although this storybook home hasn’t been featured on HGTV’s “Home Town,” that didn’t stop folks from clicking. Built in 1929, the three-bedroom residence recently had a stylish makeover, including new paint, windows, and refinished floors.

Laurel, MS
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Price: $835,000
Why it’s here: Built in the shadows of Disneyland, this ranch home has been decked out as an homage to all things Mickey Mouse. Happiest Airbnb opportunity on Earth?

The custom Disney designs are so spectacular, the four-bedroom home was featured on the Discovery Channel. Besides the decor, the home includes a heated pool, custom carpets, and a toddler-safe playroom floor.

Anaheim, CA
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Price: $5,000,000
Why it’s here: This 48-acre oceanfront estate is being sold by actor John Travolta. The massive 20-bedroom mansion was featured in Architectural Digest in the 1990s and has been recently renovated.

The extraordinary property includes a deepwater dock, open fields with ocean views, a third-floor children’s space, and a detached barn used for car storage.

Islesboro, ME
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Price: $650,000
Why it’s here: Nondescript from the curb, this five-bedroom residence made waves this week, thanks to the mannequins staged throughout the property.

Most of the mannequins are dressed in evening gowns—adding to the mystique. Built in 1962, the place could use some work—and a lot of tidying up. There’s no word on whether the list price includes the mannequins and/or their glittery gowns.

South Lake Tahoe, CA
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With Florida’s Luxury Market Sizzling, Here Are the State’s 10 Most Expensive Homes>

As the cold weather continues in most of the nation, temperatures in Florida are sizzling—and so is the real estate market.

It’s difficult to keep up with the dizzying pace of high-dollar deals in the Sunshine State.

To recap February thus far: Only a month after landing on the market for $140 million, a brand-new Palm Beach mansion wound up selling for $122.7 million. The golf legend Greg Norman’s cool compound on Jupiter Island recently listed for $60 million and has already landed an offer. David Tepper, the owner of the Carolina Panthers, just spent $73 million on a brand-new mansion—also in Palm Beach.

Big money has migrated south, and Florida’s luxury market is off to a blistering start in 2021.

With multimillion-dollar mansions flying off the market, we wanted to take stock of what’s left at the top end of Florida real estate. And we have great news: For deep-pocketed buyers still on the sidelines, there are plenty of other opportunities to shine.

Plenty of mansions with enormous price tags are still out there. Slather on the SPF 50 and have a look at the 10 priciest places currently available in Florida.

Price: $115 million

Known as Gemini, this giant, 62,200-square-foot compound has both Atlantic Ocean and Lake Worth frontage, with 360-degree waterfront views. It’s been languishing on the market for years and was once listed for as much as $195 million back in 2016.

Built in 2002, it has plenty of space, with 33 bedrooms, 38 full bathrooms, and 14 half-bathrooms.

The main house has 12 bedrooms, each of the four cottages on the beach has two bedrooms, another house has seven, and of course there are guest and staff houses.

For fun, owners and guests can choose a bottle of wine from the wine cellar, swim in the pool, putt on the PGA standard golf area, hit some balls on the tennis court, play basketball, work out in the gym, or relax in the spa.

To relax, you can stroll through the botanical gardens, which feature 1,500 species of tropical plants.

2000 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan, FL
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Price: $110 million

Built in 2003, this 28,399-square-foot Mediterranean mansion on Billionaires’ Row has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and six half-bathrooms.

It sits on 2 acres right on the ocean, with an ivy-covered, cloistered courtyard surrounding the pool.

1341 S. Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL
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Price: $95 million

If you want a bit more space, how about your own island? Known as Pumpkin Key, the 26-acre island sits in Card Sound Bay in the Florida Keys, near Key Largo.

It’s a short helicopter ride away from Miami and a brief boat ride to shore.

Right now, there’s a 5,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home on the island, which was built in 1985. It has loads of entertaining space, with an indoor-outdoor feel and a huge pool.

There are also two caretaker’s cottages and a dock master’s apartment near a 20-slip marina that can handle megayachts.

The island’s landscape is lush, and there’s room for several more homes. Tennis courts in the center of the island also serve as a helipad.

10 Cannon Pt, Key Largo, FL
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Price: $84 million

Completed this year, this brand-new, 18,000-square-foot mansion also sits on Billionaires’ Row.

Inspired by the homes in Bermuda, this estate offers 175 feet of direct oceanfront. It has seven bedrooms with ocean views, as well as two kitchens and oversize living spaces.

The lower level has a wine cellar with room for 4,000 bottles, a home theater, and a fitness center. Guests can stay in the two-bedroom guesthouse.

901 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL
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Price: $78.5 million

This 7,686-square-foot contemporary home is on a large lot at the tip of Palm Beach, with views of Palm Beach Inlet.

Built in 2020, the seven-bedroom home has water views of both the ocean and the inlet. Outside is an infinity pool along with tons of outdoor patio space.

Inside, luxe amenities include a theater room, a sauna, and gym—all with a modern feel.

149 E. Inlet Dr, Palm Beach, FL
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Price: $56 million

Never lived in, this 17,190-square-foot home was completed in 2019. The two-story contemporary residence has an abundance of natural light, with doors that open to allow for cross breezes and indoor-outdoor living.

Dubbed Lago-a-Lago, the six-bedroom house is being offered fully furnished. For aquatic aficionados, there are docks in both the front and back yard.

520 Island Dr, Palm Beach, FL
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Price: $49.9 million

Sitting on a V-shaped point on Biscayne Bay, this nearly 19,000-square-foot house, finished in 2018, has a dazzling modern design and views of the open ocean and downtown Miami.

Walls of glass showcase the views and allow for a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors. The highlight of the outdoor space is a gorgeous glass mosaic pool with an artistic pattern.

The eight bedrooms include a master suite with a grand entrance, a custom dressing room, and a spa bathroom.

The boat dock is 140 feet long and can accommodate a megayacht of up to 200 feet. Meanwhile, the captain of your yacht can enjoy the captain’s quarters.

41 Arvida Pkwy, Coral Gables, FL
41 Arvida Pkwy, Coral Gables, FL

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Price: $49.5 million

Nestled among the stark white modern homes on Palm Beach’s Billionaires’ Row is La Salona—a mansion built in 1928.

With its 19,434 square feet of living space on almost an acre, this Mediterranean beauty has belonged to the same owner for three decades.

The house boasts 16 bedrooms and includes a three-bedroom apartment on the first floor and another three-bedroom apartment on the second floor.

172 S. Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL
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Price: $48.5 million

Surrounded by 674 species of trees and plants, this 13,465-square-foot estate measures 2.38 acres.

Built in 2007, the two-story home has 245 feet of waterfront and direct access to Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. And of course, the private dock can handle a large yacht.

Inside, the 12 bedrooms and nine full bathrooms each have unique design features. The compound also has its own chapel, wine cellar, and home theater.

8901 Arvida Ln, Coral Gables, FL
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Price: $46.75 million

The ocean is the backyard at this 17,370-square-foot Mediterranean estate. Built in 1991, the seven-bedroom home offers a master bedroom on the main floor and plenty of living space.

The interior is ornate, with plenty of Old World charm, combined with modern conveniences.

It’s located in the exclusive Seminole Landing neighborhood, and could potentially be subdivided to allow for the development of a family compound or additional structures.

12210 Banyan Rd, North Palm Beach, FL
12210 Banyan Rd, North Palm Beach, FL

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John Travolta Selling Massive Waterfront Mansion in Maine for $5M

The actor John Travolta is selling his massive, oceanfront Maine mansion for $5 million. The star had owned the longtime retreat with his wife, the actress Kelly Preston, who died last year at the age of 57 of breast cancer.

The couple purchased the 30-room estate, on the north end of Islesboro Island, in the early 1990s, according to a spread about the vacation getaway in Architectural Digest.

They had heard about the area from Travolta’s actor pal Kirstie Alley, who apparently also had a vacation pad there at the time. They also owned real estate in Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Florida, according to AD.

Once they found the perfect place, the couple set about redecorating the home. Built in 1903, it is filled with a mix of antiques, plush custom seating, and dining areas, all in vibrant colors.

The Travoltas tapped Christopher B. Boshears to reimagine the space.

“‘They couldn’t quite put their finger on what they wanted, but when I showed up with lots of color, they went nuts,’” Boshears told AD in 1999 of his celebrity clients.

The massive property is reached by a winding, tree-covered drive and includes a 10,830-square-foot main house on four lots, with 48 acres of oceanfront property. It also has a deepwater dock on Sabbathday Harbor.

Travolta and Preston purchased the property for the express purpose of hosting their large extended families for holidays. It’s set up for large gatherings, and includes 20 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. 

The living room has a large fieldstone fireplace, along with a custom-built bar area, a dining room with a fireplace, and a large, well-equipped kitchen with a walk-in refrigerator and pantry.

The layout also features an office and laundry room. Upstairs, the spacious master suite includes a private sunporch, a full bathroom with a clawfoot tub, and a separate shower. The floor also houses 14 bedrooms and four bathrooms.

On the third floor is a children’s paradise, with a series of themed bedrooms, a full bathroom, play equipment, schoolhouse, library, and a built-in stage.

The property also boasts two large sunporches, and a sunny back deck overlooking the swimming pool. It also includes a detached barn for car storage.

The land, partially in conservation with the Islesboro Island Trust, includes open fields with ocean views, walking paths through the woods down to the shoreline, a beach, open ocean access, and garden areas.

Travolta is known for his iconic roles in “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever,” as well as “Look Who’s Talking,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Get Shorty.” Preston had roles in “Jerry Maguire,” “The Experts,” and “Gotti.”

Travolta announced the death of his wife on Instagram, writing, in part, “Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while.”

However, he recently resurfaced with his daughter Ella, for an appearance in a sweet and very buzzy Super Bowl ad showing off some “Grease” dance moves.

Brian Wickenden with Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

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Tyra Banks Snags a Picture-Perfect Malibu Beach House for $4.7M

Smize! The supermodel and real estate tycoon Tyra Banks has reportedly snapped up a Malibu beach house, according to Variety. The purchase must have her smizing, as in, “smiling with her eyes,” a term she invented.

The television personality and home flipper must have flipped for the property, splashing out $4,717,555 for the oceanfront contemporary.

The savvy businesswoman managed to chip away at the asking price, which was $5.5 million when it debuted on the market in November 2020. No doubt she’ll use the discount to budget for a home makeover of the 1980s-era abode, which is in need of refreshing.

As beach pads go, this one certainly makes waves. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-story home right on the Malibu coastline offers awe-inspiring views of the Pacific.

The entrance features a soaring, two-story atrium topped with a skylight, allowing sunlight to pour in to the open floor plan. The layout features an open kitchen with dizzying gridlike tiles on every surface, and features an island and room for a breakfast table.

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In addition, the 4,000 square feet of living space include a den, a bar, and laundry units in the kitchen, the listing notes. A mix of Mexican tile and wood floors run throughout the main level.

The kitchen adjoins a more formal dining room. Just adjacent, the sunny, sunken living room includes a fireplace with a brick surround, built-ins, and glass doors that open to the deck.

Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a fireplace, deck access, walk-in closet, and a bathroom, with more gridded tile covering the counters and even the tub surround.

Multiple decks take full advantage of the water views on all levels, including the roof. A two-car garage completes the property.

The co-host of “Dancing With the Stars” is no stranger to real estate deals. As we’ve reported in the past, Banks has multiple land holdings.

Her transactions have mostly focused on the posh Pacific Palisades area, where she owns a modern, $7 million contemporary home that she purchased in 2018.

The five-bedroom home offers views of the Pacific Ocean and the Palisades upscale shopping and dining district below. The space includes a backyard with pool, as well as balconies on every level, including a roof deck with a hot tub.

In 2019, Banks scooped up a Pacific Palisades traditional for a little over $3 million, which she had planned to transform into a modern farmhouse-style beach cottage.

However, without refurbishing the dated domicile, she recently sold it for $3.2 million, Variety reported. Perhaps her makeover efforts will now be focused on the Malibu home instead.

Banks has also held on to a swanky New York City condo that she picked up for $10.1 million in 2009, and remodeled at a cost of millions. Located in Battery Park City, the two-floor, 7,000-square foot spread is made up of four adjoining units.

Although she did test out the NYC market with a $17.5 million price tag on her place in 2017, the mansion-sized duplex has since been taken off the market.

We can see why it’s a keeper: The five-bedroom, eight-bathroom residence offers superstar amenities, including a hair salon, a gym, a 360-degree mirrored dressing room, staff quarters, and Hudson River views.

When not trading in real estate, the creator of “America’s Next Top Model” recently founded a premium ice cream brand, SMiZE Cream.

Jonathan Macht with Coldwell Banker Realty represented the seller. James Respondek with Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.

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Matthew Perry downsizes, sheds Malibu beach house for $13.1 million

A few months after buying a smaller place down the coast in Pacific Palisades, actor Matthew Perry has sold his oceanfront home in Malibu for $13.1 million.

It’s one of two properties the “Friends” star is trying to sell. The other — a 9,300-square-foot Century City penthouse dubbed a “mansion in the sky” — relisted last summer for $27 million.

His Malibu home spans 5,500 square feet, nearly double the size of the Palisades estate he picked up for $6 million last year. Overlooking the ocean, it boasts walls of glass that expand to multiple outdoor spaces including wood decks on both levels and a secluded patio with a spa.

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Inside, dramatic beams hang above an open floor plan with a wood-covered dining room and kitchen. At the center of the space, a dual-sided fireplace runs floor-to-ceiling.

A floating staircase ascends to the top level, where the primary bedroom expands to the upper deck. In total, there are four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, as well as a movie theater with tiered seating.

Perry has kept busy since his days playing Chandler Bing, appearing on the shows “Mr. Sunshine,” “The Good Wife” and “The Odd Couple.” In 2017, the 51-year-old played Ted Kennedy on the television miniseries “The Kennedys After Camelot.”

He first listed the home last summer for $14.95 million, records show.

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Josh Flagg and Bobby Boyd of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills held the listing. Luis Robledo of Douglas Elliman of California represented the buyer.

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New Rams QB Matthew Stafford’s Michigan Mansion Is the Week’s Most Popular Home

The sale of Matthew Stafford‘s waterfront mansion in Michigan is back on—with a new sense of urgency. Following news of the star quarterback’s blockbuster trade to the Los Angeles Rams, fans flocked to see the place Stafford is ready to part with. The stampede of clicks turned into a rout: The Bloomfield Hills residence was the most popular home for sale on realtor.com® this week by a wide margin.

Stafford’s mansion came back on the market a couple of weeks ago and is now explicitly marketed as the home of the former Lions‘ field general. The listing for the $6.5 million home states, “Detroit is sad to say goodbye to Kelly and Matthew Stafford, but Michigan’s most magnificent estate is awaiting the ultimate entertainer!”

When the mansion was initially listed in May 2020, the marketing was much more discreet. That said, it wasn’t difficult to discern it was the home of a big baller. Features like a basketball court, glass elevator, and what the listing says is the largest infinity pool in the state made it clear this was a place fit for a star athlete.

Along with the Stafford mansion, you also clicked on the homes of a slew of notable names. Plenty of clicks rolled in for the $110 million mansion of casino mogul Steve Wynn. The oceanfront Florida compound of PGA legend Greg Norman was also a big winner. And interest in the Puerto Rico hideaway of the late astrologer Walter Mercado soared into the stars.

We won’t ask for your star sign, but we will ask you to scroll down and peruse this week’s 10 most popular homes on the market.

Price: $875,000
Why it’s here: A jaw-dropping conversion, this airy charmer was once a bank barn built in 1798. Today, the four-bedroom, 6,200-square-foot residence is a winning blend of vintage charm and modern convenience. The 5-acre wooded lot in Chester County also includes an in-ground pool, spa, and patio for entertaining.

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Price: $799,000
Why it’s here: Just two blocks from the French Quarter, this four-bedroom home is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. And it’s had quite a face-lift to keep up with the times.

According to the listing, the NOLA charmer has been rebuilt from the ground up. It’s now filled with modern upgrades like heated cement floors, handmade cabinets, built-ins, pine floors, and custom shutters. Outside, there’s gated parking, plus a brick patio with a grill.

New Orleans, LA
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Price: $2,246,100
Why it’s here: It’s not Tuscany; it’s Illinois! This classical Italianate structure highlighted by a five-story tower was originally designed as the coach house for the original estate on the property.

Today, the former coach house is elegant and fully restored and renovated. The five-bedroom marvel features magical spaces, including the tower’s fourth floor—known as the byzantine room—which showcases a mural painted by artist Nikolai Remisoff. For true romantics, the tower features a rooftop deck with views of Chicago city lights.

Lake Forest, IL
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Price: $399,900
Why it’s here: This Colonial Revival dates to 1910 and is filled to the brim with vintage charm. Sitting on more than a half-acre, the five-bedroom brick house features 14-inch-thick walls, 11-foot ceilings, and wide staircases. It’s also stuffed with modern conveniences like a security system, a new kitchen, and four master suites.

Crewe, VA
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Price: $949,000
Why it’s here: Known as Smithfield Lodge, this custom-built estate is rooted in a Scottish aesthetic, complete with a stone turret.

The five-bedroom home also boasts a large deck out back, which overlooks the in-ground pool. For those who work from home, the residence comes with a designated office space complete with a reception area and separate entrance.

New Hope, PA
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Price: $110,000,000
Why it’s here: Gaming magnate Steve Wynn is hoping to land a whale who doesn’t mind this mansion’s nine-digit price tag. The gated property in the 90210 includes a 27,150-square-foot home with over-the-top amenities, including a spa suite, elevator, two security team bedrooms with kitchenette, an air-conditioned lanai, and pro-quality tennis court with kitchenette.

Beverly Hills, CA
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Price: $59,900,000
Why it’s here: Golf legend Greg Norman is ready to part with his enormous compound on Jupiter Island. The multistructure property features 31,820 square feet of living space, including a main house, coach house, pool house, tennis house, boat house, carriage house, and beach house.

The property also comes with a dock for a 150-foot yacht, a tennis court, fitness center, home theater, elevator, spa, and wine cellar.

Hobe Sound, FL
Hobe Sound, FL

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Price: $377,000
Why it’s here: A storybook home for the ages, this adorable two-bedroom cottage possesses personality to spare. Built by the owner, the whimsical dwelling features such highlights as a workshop, a wood furnace, and flexible interior space intended to be configured as a retreat from the stress of the real world.

Boothbay, ME
Boothbay, ME

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Price: $395,000
Why it’s here: There was mucho, mucho amor for this colorful home in Puerto Rico’s capital.

It was the residence of the legendary astrologer Walter Mercado and played a starring role in the Netflix documentary on the late reader of the stars. The six-bedroom home is located in the Villas de Cupey neighborhood and features a foyer on the first level, two terraces, plus a backyard patio with gazebo.

San Juan, PR
San Juan, PR

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Price: $6,500,000
Why it’s here: Quarterback Matthew Stafford bids farewell to the Detroit Lions and—unsurprisingly—his marvelous mansion has reappeared on the market.

As the Lions’ longtime signal caller prepares for a fresh start in Southern California, he leaves behind this five-bedroom home built to take in maximum water views. Highlights include a glass elevator, indoor basketball court (built with pieces of flooring from the former home court of the Detroit Pistons), and the largest infinity pool in the state.

Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bloomfield Hills, MI

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‘The Bachelor’ creator Mike Fleiss lists Hawaii compound he bought from Julia Roberts

Mike Fleiss is trying to double his money in Hawaii. Five years after paying $16.2 million for Julia Roberts’ oceanfront estate, the TV producer behind “The Bachelor” just listed it for sale at $34.5 million.

The compound claims two acres and 213 feet of beach in Hanalei, a small surf town on the north shore of the island of Kauai. Dubbed “the Garden Island,” Kauai offers 562 miles of lush rainforests, mountains and beaches, a setting that has attracted high-profile residents including Mark Zuckerberg, Chuck Norris and Carlos Santana.

Two homes occupy the property: a four-bedroom main house and a one-bedroom guesthouse.

The main house was recently remodeled and features whitewashed beams above hardwood floors. Walls of glass open to a patio on the main level, and the primary bedroom upstairs opens to a private balcony overlooking the ocean.

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The lush, palm-topped grounds include a lanai with a dining area and a patio with a tub, sauna and outdoor shower. A flat, grassy lawn stretches to the sandy beach at the north end of the estate.

A native of Fullerton, Fleiss is the creator, producer and writer of “The Bachelor,” a dating reality show that’s currently airing its 25th season. His other productions include “The Bachelorette,” “High School Reunion” and the films “Hostel” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Neal Norman of Hawaii Life holds the listing.

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Florida’s Most Expensive Home Is a $140M Oceanfront Mansion in Palm Beach

A once-vacant oceanfront lot in Palm Beach, FL, that sold for $37 million in 2017 now boasts a brand-new home.

And given the locale, it’s no surprise that the finished product is now Florida’s most expensive home. Listed for a whopping $140 million, the mansion has toppled the long reign of the $115 million Ziff family compound in nearby Manalapan, FL.

Construction recently finished on the residence on N. County Road, and the result is a two-story masterpiece, with clean lines and an abundance of glass.

At just over 21,000 square feet, the price per square foot on the mansion is a hefty $6,646.

For comparison’s sake, the median listing price per square foot is currently $835 in the city of Palm Beach.

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The home sits on 2.25 acres of land, with 150 feet of direct beachfront on the part of the coastline known as the North End’s Billionaires’ Row.

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Outside, there are mature trees, plenty of parking for guests, and a four-car garage.

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Inside, there are nine bedrooms, 12 full bathrooms, and seven half-bathrooms. All feature high-end finishes, along with contemporary stylings. At least one bathroom has a sauna.

Several of the bedrooms lead right out onto outdoor spaces.

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The layout is open, with several well-defined living spaces designed for the utmost in relaxation.

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In addition to the eat-in kitchen, there’s a pantry nearby, with plenty of storage.

For dining, the home provides several choices. The waterfall kitchen island has seating for at least five, and there’s another sit-down dining area, as well as a formal dining room.

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For entertainment, a buyer can work up a sweat in the exercise room, watch a movie in the media room or outside in the outdoor theater, read a book in the library, or enjoy a drink at one of the many bars.

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As for outdoor living, several floor-to-ceiling, impact-resistant glass doors open to create a seamless flow between the indoors and outdoors.

There’s also oodles of outdoor space to hear the waves crash on the sand while sitting on a deck, relaxing in the hot tub, or sunning by the pool.

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There’s no need to leave the property to go to a spa or salon, given the number of amenities in the home.

According to published reports, before he became president, Donald Trump sold the land along with two other parcels to the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2008.

After his purchase, Rybolovlev razed a house of Trump’s on one of the lots in 2016.

Public records show that a Rybolovlev trust sold the land where the Sunshine State’s most expensive house now sits in October 2017, reportedly to a homebuilding company.

The broker Lawrence Moens, of Lawrence A. Moens Associates, holds the listing.

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