Musicians are well-known for their often flamboyant sense of personal style, including their dress, cars, personalities and yes, homes. The homes of many musicians are outrageous, either because of the obvious fortune poured into the home or because of the style of the home. From walls made out of only glass to gigantic outdoor water parks to closets the size of living rooms, check out these truly fabulous homes of famous musicians.
Paul McCartney’s NYC High Life
A man as well established in the music industry as Paul McCartney must certainly own a lot of properties. In addition to a number of properties in the UK, Sir Paul also reportedly owns several properties in Beverly Hills, the Hamptons, and Arizona. To add to that list, McCartney reportedly bought a three-story apartment in Manhattan for $15.5 million!
With great views of Central Park, this Manhattan triplex boasts five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. It also includes a 33-foot long library and an outdoor terrace that spans the length of the building!
Mariah Carey’s Diva-licious Life
Pop singer Mariah Carey is known to enjoy the most lavish things in life, which is something she wasn’t shy about showing during her infamous MTV Cribs episode, in which she gave viewers a tour of her mansion. But recently the songstress has been rumored to be living in Los Angeles, where she is renting a Beverly Hills estate for $100,000 a month!
The 15,000 square-foot home has nine bedrooms and ten bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances and marble countertops, in addition to a home theatre, game room, bowling alley, swimming pool, and tennis court. Seems like Mimi is living her best life in the City of Angels!
Ozzy Osbourne’s Is Hidden In The Hills
Rock-metal singer Ozzy Osbourne’s $13 million dollar mansion was in the celebrity-packed, gated community of Hidden Hills. The home has six bedrooms and ten bathrooms (why so many bathrooms?) and was featured in Architectural Digest. Of course, they hired an interior decorator, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, to do it up right.
The home has Travertine flooring and a guest apartment for visitors and long staying guests. There is a grand formal dining room decorated to the nines. The outdoor terrace area rocks a pool and spa, barbecue island, toilet and outdoor shower. The property boasts 2.5-acre grounds of grass and low-growing bush and trees.
Kanye West Moves To The Hills
Rapper Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian have built their dream home: a five-acre compound that includes not only their expansive mansion but several other spaces, designed for living, entertainment, and exercise. Their grounds also include a hair salon and a full spa that has rooms for facial and massage treatments. Wow. Kanye also has his own sound studio so he can record anytime, day or night, from the comfort of home.
Kim and Kanye bought their neighbors’ mansion in 2014, for $2.9 million, in order to be able to expand as they want, with the privacy they want. There is also an entire vineyard and two movie theaters. Why two? Why not?!
Jon Bon Jovi’s Fancy Estate
The handsome rocker of Bon Jovi owns a beautiful, French-styled home in New Jersey, worth $45 million. The living room is crisp and formal, but with the flip of a switch, a large movie screen that is hidden inside the flooring rises up for proper entertainment. The house rests on the New Jersey riverside on 16 acres.
Horse stables were converted into a studio for Bon Jovi, so he doesn’t have to worry about fighting traffic. He has recorded many albums in this home studio, which is decorated with Giants paraphernalia. The Middletown property is professionally decorated in French style, in delicate colors of muted yellows, blues, pinks and reds. There is a giant kitchen, of course, where the family gathers to chat and eat.
Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch
Michael Jackson, the late King of Pop, has one of the most legendary properties on this list. His famous Neverland ranch (the official name is Sycamore Valley Ranch) will go down in history as one of the most talked about homes of a celebrity of all time. Reportedly worth $100 million, Neverland is comprised of about 22 structures over 2,700 acres. The Normandy-style house is around 12,000 square feet.
Michael Jackson bought the ranch in 1987 for $19.5 million and immediately set about turning it into a Peter Pan-inspired amusement park with a 12,000-square foot, six-bedroom mansion as the crown jewel. There was an amusement park with rides and circus animals, but that is all long gone, while the railroad tracks and the train station with a giant clock made of flowers remains. There is also a 50-seat movie theater designed by Jackson.
Travis Barker’s Los Angeles Living
Travis Barker is the drummer of band Blink 182, who is known for surviving a fiery plane crash and a serious drug addiction. Barker’s home in L.A.’s Cheviot Hills neighborhood is a modern home with four bedrooms worth around $5 million.
Barker’s home has been described as an “innovative architectural showpiece” for its modern design and interior. The home is in an upscale neighborhood of LA, south of Century City and Fox Studios and within walking distance to the Rancho Park golf course. The living room has a 13-foot ceiling and enormous windows and features a retractable wall of glass and a kitchen island that reaches to the outdoor patio.
Slashing Up Beverly Hills
Slash, the guitar player of rock band Guns N Roses owns a giant $11 million home in Beverly Hills. Real estate agent Jade Mills calls it “custom rocker chic.” There are three pirate ship chandeliers in the foyer along with a statue of a buxom pirate queen. There’s a 36-foot half-pipe outside to skateboard and a home recording studio inside, where Slash recorded his last three albums. The cabinetry was all custom-made.
The two ornate pillars flanking the fireplace in the formal room were taken from a 1920s movie theater. The dining room is particularly rock and roll, fitted with marble walls with purple trim, a coffered ceiling, and melting metal chandeliers.
Flea’s Malibu Paradise Home
‘Flea’ the bassist oft the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recently sold his hyper-modern home in Malibu, California. The home is worth just over $3 million and has three bedrooms and four bathrooms, with a square footage of 3,066.
This home had originally burned in Malibu’s 2007 terrible fires, and had been completely rebuilt in 2011. The modern home is full of sharp angles and dusky color, with high ceilings and cement floors. The indoor-outdoor home has gorgeous ocean and canyon views, and there are water views from both inside and outside, and a view of Sycamore Meadows.
Doctoring Beats In The Hollywood Hills
Dr. Dre, one of the most respected rappers and producers in music, owns this gorgeous mansion in Hollywood Hills, California, worth over $15 million. Dr. Dre moved into this home in 2011 from a previous mansion worth $13 million.
This home apparently has the best view in Los Angeles, in a 300-degree view of the city, mountains, and ocean. The mansion has almost 10,000 feet of living space, with six bedrooms and nine bathrooms (why does everyone have so many bathrooms?!) There is also a library and media room, a wine cellar, and a den. Outside, there is a guesthouse and a swimming pool, of course, as well as many insanely rich and famous neighbors.
Taylor Swift’s Million-Dollar Real Estate Ventures
With a net worth of $250 million, Taylor Swift and her Beverly Hills mansion could not be left out. While the star has several properties, including an apartment in Nashville, a $40,000-a-month NYC townhouse, and a $17 million mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, we’ll take a closer look at her mansion in the desirable, star-studded neighborhood of Beverly Hills.
The classic, country style mansion was built in the 1930’s and was previously owned by Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn. While working to restore the mansion, Swift filed to make it a historical landmark, which the Heritage Commission approved. The historical home covers 11,000 square feet with four bedrooms and a guest suite. The property also includes a swimming pool, cabana, and tennis court.
From Philly To The Smith Compound
Rapper and actor Will Smith (married to Jada Pinkett-Smith) has built his dream home in Calabasas, California, in a $20 million property they call the Smith Compound, which is actually a 25,000 square foot castle that very much has its own, hard to pin down look, as a mish-mash of influence: very earthy and organic looking, built in the neutral, earthy colored tones of adobe.
A large retractable skylight allows beautiful light into the double-height living room. The living room has two sets of towering columns, which are wrapped in jute rope and rustic reclaimed ceiling beams. Hand-hewn teak doors open to reveal a small and warm seating area. Outside, there is a gorgeous lake gazebo that Smith says is his favorite part of the property.
Diddy’s Million-Dollar Digs
The rapper who has gone by many names owns a $6 million mansion built in 1999 in a gated community in Alpine, New Jersey. The mansion includes seven bedrooms and nine-and-a-half-baths. The brick home is an estate on 3.25 acres of rolling grass and procured greens. The mansion is over 8,800 square feet and includes a formal living and dining room, a great room with a large fireplace, a classic mahogany-paneled library, and a chef’s kitchen with a breakfast nook.
The basement features a kitchen of its own, as well as a wet bar, custom home theater, aquarium, and an additional bedroom with a full bathroom. There is a basketball and racquetball court and a fully equipped gym (with a full bath) as well as a swimming pool with waterfalls. Combs also has a private putting green, tennis court complete with lighting, and a six-car attached garage.
Joel Madden’s Skylight Surprise
Joel Madden is the lead singer of the pop rock band Good Charlotte and married to Nicole Richie. Their Laurel Canyon home was built in 1914, the home is a mix of modern and California bohemian. High ceilings and lots of windows and skylights bring floods of light to the five bedroom, five bath home. They reportedly paid $6.7 million for the estate.
The boho home features courtyard-style open spaces and dark, exposed beams. An attached guesthouse offers access to a backyard with eating and play areas alongside a lagoon-style pool, spa, and waterfall. There is also a sweet fountain residing in the center of a carefully landscaped garden. There are three fireplaces giving the home a cozy feel.
Jenny From The Block Moves To Bel Air
After her divorce from husband Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez decided to start fresh with a new home fit for a queen. The singer has moved into an 8-acre estate in Bel-Air, which she purchased for $28 million in 2016. The home is immaculate, spanning 13,000 square feet with french inspired architecture and romantic landscape.
This oasis in the middle of LA features 13 bathrooms and seven bedrooms, complete with a gourmet kitchen and several elegant seating areas. The pool area is to die for, and it even has an outdoor amphitheater that seats 100. One thing is for sure, JLo has excellent taste in real estate!
Eminem’s Michigan Mansion
One of the most respected and famous rappers ever, Eminem lives in the town of Rochester Hills, Michigan near Detroit. Eminem’s house lays on five and some odd acres of beautiful land and boasts six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a tennis court which was converted to a basketball court, a swimming pool and a large oval-shaped pond.
The mansion is 15,000 square feet of living space. Eminem bought this mansion from the former CEO of Kmart in 2003 for $4.8 million.The well cared for lake has a launch dock and there is a five car garage. The home is private and surrounded by beautiful green trees and acres of land.
Fishy Living For Pharrell
Singer, producer and pop-phenom Pharrell owns a Bristol Tower Penthouse in Miami, Florida. This special home is worth almost $17 million! This fishbowl-inspired penthouse is on the 40th floor with amazing and dizzying panoramic views of Miami.
This lavish wood floored penthouse includes five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a home theater for amazing movie nights, a penthouse pool, and panoramic views. The home has floor to ceiling windows and presses up against the water. The elegant master bathroom is made of marble. There is also a billiards room for fun nights entertaining. However, Pharrell reportedly is putting this penthouse up for sale.
Jerry Garcia’s NorCal Escape
The famous lead singer of The Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia was living in this home in rural Marin County (north of San Francisco) when he died. This home was worth just under $4 million and boasts 11 acres of land and property.
This beautiful but not too formal home includes a 1,500-square-foot artist’s studio, a solar-heated pool and amazing views that span the Berkeley skyline to the Pacific Ocean for late night entertaining or just dreaming. The actual home is 7,000 feet. There is a six-car garage and an organic garden, of course! There is also a play area for children, so this is a very family friendly home.
Drake’s YOLO Estate
Rapper and producer Drake lives in a mansion he calls the YOLO Estate. The YOLO Estate is built like a party property in Hidden Hills, which he bought for $7.7 million from Saddle Ranch owner Larry Pollack in 2012.
The estate boasts a grotto with medieval iron torches, a standalone movie theater that seats 30, a tennis and basketball court, stables, a mechanical bull, a bookshelf that swings open to Drake’s master bedroom. He even has an on-site recording studio where he did some work on his last album. Drake’s mansion has a huge pool and Drake is reportedly obsessed with enormous recreational pools.
Home Of Gene Simmons And His Family Jewels
Gene Simmons of KISS fame (cue image of tongue sticking out) owns a mansion in Beverly Hills, California which was the setting for his reality TV show Family Jewels that included his entire family: wife, and two children. The home covers 16,500 square feet of space, including four bedrooms, and six bathrooms.
There is an incredible archive room which Simmons also uses as an office, and where he keeps just about every piece of Kiss memorabilia: cups, pens, gag gifts, tongues, t-shirts, shorts, stickers, posters, mannequins, even the Kiss coffin.
Céline Dion’s Water Park Backyard
Céline Dion, the world famous singer and Vegas act, owns a home that also acts as a ….water park!? This estate is worth $20 million and resides in Jupiter Island, Florida. The amazing home uses a staggering 6 million gallons of water per year. There are five private wells on site to guard against a water shortage.
This estate was built on six private acres next to the Atlantic Ocean in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the United States. The Bahamian-style 10,000-square-foot home includes eight bedrooms and 415 feet of private beach. The home has many walls made out of windows, for beautiful lighting. Many of the bedrooms feature stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Lil Wayne’s Millions In Miami
Lil Wayne is a rapper extraordinaire with a fancy Miami Beach mansion on La Gorce Island, worth $14 million. La Gorce Island is private and beautiful, and this mansion is directly up against the water, with a private dock. The mansion is three levels, with nine bedrooms and a matching nine bathrooms.
The home has a three-car garage and a pool in the backyard which rests up against the water. There is a skateboard ramp built into the roof of the home! The outdoor patio has a shaded area perfect for resting and entertaining, and the front has a small koi pond with a small fountain by the front door. Lil Wayne recently put this home up for sale.
Frank Sinatra’s Swanky Sky House
Frank Sinatra once lived in a swanky Upper East Side penthouse alongside the East River. The apartment is 3,000 square feet and was at one time worth almost $8 million. Artist Andy Warhol once said the party complex was a “glittering grotto in the sky.” Strangely, the top level wasn’t connected to the lower, so Sinatra and friends would climb the building stairs.
More recent owners changed the architecture somewhat, and put in an internal staircase as well as converting Sinatra’s top-floor area, where he sang his songs, into a master bedroom. In 2015, the penthouse sold after being renovated even further, for less than $5 million.
50 Cent Needs 50,000-Square Feet
Rapper Fifty Cent owns an enormous mansion in Connecticut that runs over a mind-boggling 50,000 square feet. The mansion is worth over $14 million and is in three separate living spaces. Each living space has its own kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom, and that is just on the main property. There is also an actual nightclub that fits 50 (ha!) guests, so no one has to leave to have fun!
The enormous spread is up against the water for a beautiful view from all the back rooms of the home. There are an incredible twenty-one bedrooms! There is also an indoor pool and jacuzzi and multiple game rooms, as well as a recording studio.
Brian Jones’s House Used To House A Happy Bear
This home of the once Rolling Stone band member (now deceased) has a beautiful history: it was the home of A.A. Milne, creator, and writer of the beloved ‘Winnie The Pooh’ series. Milne and his family had lived in the home for three decades. Brian Jones was born in this home, and sadly, died here: he drowned in the outdoor swimming pool.
The 16th-century estate covers ten beautiful acres of green grass and trees and includes six bedrooms, a den with a fireplace, a drawing room, an oak-paneled dining room, a fish pond, a wooded stream and, of course, the kind-of-depressing outdoor swimming pool. The home has recently gone up for sale for over $2 million.