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They have travelled from all corners of the globe to work on this season’s The Voice Australia.

And now the Sydney homes of coaches Seal, Boy George, Delta Goodrem and Kelly Rowland have been revealed.

From multi-million dollar inner-city abodes to low-key Bondi suites, the stars appear to have very different tastes when it comes to accommodation during their temporary Sydney stay.

Modest: According to Woman’s Day , Delta nestles into a ‘modest’ $570 a night room at The Ela


Actress Demi Moore finally closed on her triplex penthouse atop the south tower of the landmark San Remo. It took two years to reach a deal, and a $US30 million ($40.4 million) reduction from the original asking price, which had included a two-bedroom maisonette.


He has found huge success recently – with his debut solo single shooting to the top of the charts ahead of the release of his first major film, Dunkirk.

And after months of hard work, Harry Styles has now reportedly treated himself to a luxurious apartment in New York City, worth a whopping £6.9million ($8.71 million).

The singer, 23, is thought to have purchased a lavish pad in the city’s Tribeca area, complete with 71-foot indoor pool, private spa and a gym.

Pop heartthrob Harry Styles has reportedly splashed out SIX MILLION POUNDS plus on a luxury apartment!


Screen icon: The actress was found dead at the property in 1962, after overdosing on sleeping pills. She was 36


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She split from partner of 12 years and husband of two years Brad Pitt in an unexpected turn of events last September.  But it appears Angelina Jolie, who shares six children with the actor, is well on her way to a fresh start after it was reported she is shelling out almost $25 million on a historic LA mansion.

It appears Angelina Jolie, who shares six children with the actor, is well on her way to a fresh start


In recent times we have seen some very OTT properties belonging to the rich and famous.

In comparison, movie star Raquel Welch’s former home in the Beverly Hills Post Office district seems distinctly modest. But it does still have six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and a beautiful poolscape and loggia.

In 2005, the star sold the house to a celebrated plastic surgeon, Dr Robert Rey, who has been trying to sell the house “on and off” in recent years, at one stage asking more than NZ$10 million. Dr Rey is the star of E!’s plastic surgery reality show Dr. 90210.


When she isn’t singing in dulcet tones, Adele is notorious for her brash Cockney accent, so she may have to smooth out her vowels now that she’s moved to sleepy middle-class Sussex.

Adele has bought a house in East Grinstead with 48 acres of land

TENNIS icon Lleyton Hewitt and wife Bec have been spotted coming and going from a newly built Georgian-style Toorak residence.

But it’s not yet apparent if they are renting or have bought the ­recently sold prestige property.

It comes after the Hewitt’s formal departure from Sydney with the recent sale of their redundant home in Kenthurst.

Bec and Lleyton Hewitt. Picture: Julie KiriacoudisSource:News Corp Australia


Jennifer Lopez recently sold her Hidden Hills mansion for $10 million, which was a pretty sweet deal according to the L.A. Times. That’s because at one point, the superstar entertainer was asking $17 million for the property, but it seems she was willing to part with it at a discount. And mini-golf may have had something to do with it.



Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are in secret negotiations to return to Australia permanently, Daily Mail Australia can reveal.

Two independent sources in Keith’s hometown of Caboolture have confirmed the couple is actively hunting for a stunning bush property.

Caboolture is a quiet community in Southern Queensland, where the superstar couple will live with their daughters Sunday, 8, and six-year-old Faith.

New home? Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are in secret negotiations to return to Australia permanently, Daily Mail Australia can reveal


Oscar-winning actress Katharine Hepburn’s former New England estate is back on the market. The actress loved the summer home and spent much of her off time there in relative privacy.

Located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, it’s asking $17 million — down from its original $21.4 million asking price in 2014.

* Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ summer home for sale
* Neil Patrick Harris buys a scandalous Hamptons estate
* Katharine Hepburn’s ‘paradise’ hits the market

The three-story, 780-square-metre house has six bedrooms has 67 metres of frontage on the Long Island Sound. Built in 1939, it was substantially renovated in 2005.


The music legend’s garden means he “suffers in silence” for the sake of his relationship.


Jimmy Barnes Working Class Boy – credit Stephanie Barnes. Photo: Stephanie Barnes

A tract of land on the hills around Arthurs Point, Queenstown has been sold by Sir Peter Jackson.

The land, totalling more than 220ha across eight titles, was offered for sale by international tender in December. Tenders closed on February 22.


A tract of land on the hills around Arthurs Point in Queenstown has been sold by Sir Peter Jackson.


HIGH-END fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger has put his Florida mansion up for sale for £22.2 million — $35.6 million — but you might a need a strong pair of sunglasses if you’re going to live there.

The 65-year-old American dressmaker’s three-storey pad is decked out in a rainbow of bold colours, geometric patterns and vibrant pop-art installations, The Sun reports.

Tommy and his wife, former model Dee Ocleppo, built the lavish 14,075-square foot estate in 2007.


The gym is decked out in Hilfiger’s signature red, white and blue, and features a snooker table that looks like a car. Source: australscope


HOLLYWOOD A-lister Meg Ryan has listed her designer Soho loft for US$10.9 million (AU$14 million).

The “When Harry Met Sally” actress bought the fifth-floor, full-floor pad from The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria for US$8 million (AU$10.4 million) in 2014 but has given the very roomy 380 square metre loft a major facelift.



Former All Black Dan Carter has cashed in on Auckland’s sizzling property market and sold his Remuera home for close to a $1.5 million profit.

Property records show Carter – who now plays for French glamour side Racing 92 – sold his four-bedroom character home in the leafy double grammar zone suburb for $4.5m late last year.


Dan Carter sold his Remuera home for $4,500,000 three months ago – An increase of $1.5million in two years. Photo / Michael Craig


All Blacks captain Kieran Read finds gardening a relaxing way to get away from rugby.

“I find it therapeutic to come out and dig a few holes,” Read tells former Crusaders and All Blacks team-mate Andy Ellis on Seven Sharp.

Ellis, an award-winning gardener, made his debut on the TVNZ 1 show with his “My Backyard” segment on Monday night.


Andy Ellis, left, has interviewed his former Crusdaders and All Blacks team-mate Kieran Read on Seven Sharp.


If you’re a fan of Gone With The Wind or perhaps the Netflix series Bloodline, we’ve got the vacation house for you.

It’s on Tybee Island, just outside Savannah, Georgia. With shaded and screened porches, slow-spinning ceiling fans and a mostly-white shabby-chic decor, it’s the perfect spot to spend long, hot summer evenings sipping a mint julep.

It’s Sandra Bullock’s vacation house, and if you can afford $2,000 per night, with a four-night minimum stay, you can enjoy the white sand beaches surrounding this 315 square-metre plantation-style residence that’s got Southern charm to spare.

* Meg Ryan’s fabulous loft apartment
* Sandra Bullock’s Sunset Strip can be rented for $20,500 a month
* David Bowie’s former Balinese island home up for rent



Jennifer Hawkins’ spectacular Sydney mansion is back up for sale, two and half years after the model and her husband Jake Wall sold the property for $4.1 million. The North Curl Curl compound is now owned by Kevin Manuel and Elizabeth Gaines, who has just been made the CFO of mining company Fortescue Metals, according to The Daily Telegraph.  To fulfill her role, Gaines will have to relocate to Perth, and has decided to put Jen’s former pad under the hammer.



Russell Crowe has sold his Darlinghurst warehouse for $17 million, freeing him up to hold on to his harbourfront bachelor pad in Finger Wharf.

Before it exchanged on Monday there were at least two parties competing for the property, best known as home to Crowe’s Riley Street Gym.


Russell Crowe’s has hung on to his Finger Wharf apartment, instead selling his Darlinghurst warehouse. Photo: Lindy Percival


A Waiheke mansion owned by former All Black Marc Ellis has been sold for $8.2 million.

The luxury beach house nestled in the exclusive gated Matiatia Estate, overlooking the Hauraki Gulf, was bought by Auckland property developer Ted Manson.


A Waiheke mansion owned by former All Black Marc Ellis has been sold for $8.2 million. Photo / Dean Purcell


Manchester City's Raheem Sterling buys £3.1m new home

The luxury five-acre pad, complete with its own wildlife pond, in a leafy Cheshire village will provide a rural base for the England star, long-term girlfriend Paige Milian and their newborn son Thiago. The 22-year-old purchased the five-bedroom, 7,500 square-foot property before Christmas after previously renting a £3million mansion in the same


Remember when you were 17 and buying your first multimillion-dollar home…

Oh, right. We’re thinking of Kylie Jenner.

The now 19-year-old E! star and cosmetics mogul-in-the-making is the one who flew the roosta few months shy of her 18th birthday, settling down not far from sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian in The Estates at the Oaks, one of many well-manicured gated communities in Calabasas—established officially in 1991 and re-established in 2006 when Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered.


Getty Images/E! Illustration


Mike Myers, best known for his role as Austin Powers, is living up to his former character’s guise as an international man of mystery.

What’s so mysterious? He’s put his TriBeCa apartment on the market, just one week after buying it.

The New York Observer reported the actor purchased the New York condo for $US14.65 million and is now asking for $US15 million.


There’s no pink or purple velvet in Mike Myers’ apartment, it’s all about intricate light fixtures, exposed wood and marble accents.


AUSTRALIAN Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and her playwright husband Andrew Upton have sold their Sydney waterside mansion for the second time in under two years, after the first buyer defaulted.

The Hunters Hill trophy home, titled Bulwarra, was sold for a reported $19.8 million in August 2015 to a Chinese buyer, who later defaulted due to a crackdown on capital outflows by the Chinese government, forcing the property back onto the market.


Cate Blanchett’s house


George Michael treasured his privacy, but the late pop star did open up his Oxfordshire country house to Oprah Winfrey’s film crew in 2004.

The stunning 16th-century cottage at Goring-on-Thames was where Michael was staying when he died on Christmas Day.


Michael also showed off the beautiful garden.


Comedian Amy Schumer has shown her softer side, giving her father the early Christmas gift of a lifetime: buying back the family farm he was forced to sell 25 years ago.

Schumer was just nine years old when her dad, Gordon, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her family went bankrupt, Today reported.

Now, with her star rising, she’s bought the farm back as a Christmas surprise.

The Trainwreck actress shared a screenshot of a FaceTime call with her father, where she beamed as she revealed the news.

Actress Amy Schumer taunted by fat-shamers following Barbie role
Amy Schumer cancels tour including New Zealand date
Amy Schumer leaves a big tip for waitress at Dublin bar


Amy Schumer gave her dad an early Christmas present.


Sir Peter Jackson is selling a tract of land he owns on the hills around Arthurs Point.

The property totals more than 220ha, across eight titles, and is for sale by international tender.

The combined 2014 capital value of the rural general-zoned land, which includes more than 70ha at Moonlight Track and the balance at Gorge Rd, was $3.975million.


The land Sir Peter Jackson is selling totals more than 220ha, across eight titles, and is for sale by international tender.


Zsa Zsa Gabor died on Sunday in the Bel Air mansion she has called home for the past four decades, more than three years after selling the house for $11million.

Gabor and her ninth husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, sold the home in 2013 after the socialite’s failing health caused them to fall into financial troubles.



All Blacks great Richie McCaw and fiancee Gemma Flynn have splashed out on a spectacular $2.5m family home.

Property records show New Zealand’s sporting power couple have snapped up a sleek, five-bedroom house in an upmarket part of Christchurch.

With wedding bells just around the corner after the pair’s January engagement, the executive home’s listing described the property as “supremely elegant” and “boasting a blue chip address, in zone for top schools.”


Richie McCaw and finacee Gemma Flynn have snapped up a spectacular $2.5m Kiwi home ahead of their upcoming wedding. Photograph by Norrie Montgomery.


Real estate agent, Cameron Bailey, declined comment on the property, which was this year valued at a CV of $2,480,000.



David and Victoria Beckham have got their eyes on a £160million Los Angeles mega-mansion which has 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms after they put their £24million home on the market. The Manor (left) is the largest home in LA County – sitting on 4.6 acres with a staggering 123 rooms. The pair (inset), who got married in 1999, have created a list to help them choose a new home which meets the needs of their four children. And the French chateau-style 56,000 square-foot mansion (right) – which has a tennis court and swimming pool – certainly fits the bill. It includes a gym, bowling alley and the space to park 100 vehicles.


Brett Lee and his wife Lana have sold their stunning Sydney waterfront mansion for $5 million just minutes before the auction took place.

The Seaforth home features a luxurious master bedroom, sun-drenched entertaining area and gas-heated infinity pool over three storeys – all overlooking the pristine Middle Harbour.

The home was swamped with interested buyers from Australia and overseas, but it was a local who managed to purchase the property after offering $110,000 more than its price guide.




Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has put her plush three-bed farmhouse on sale for a cool $1,365,000.

The classy property in Roxbury, Connecticut, that was built around the 1830s, comes with an outdoor pool and a guest house. It covers 1,469 square feet and sits on three acres of land.

The multi-millionaire writer bought the home in 2005 for $661,500.

According to Curbed.com, the sale follows Bushnell’s recent purchase of a New York property in Sag Habor. Carolyn Klemm, founder of Klemm Real Estate who is representing the seller said it is ‘a great opportunity for a buyer’.

PIC BY KLEMM REAL ESTATE / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Candane Bushnells home in America is on sale) - Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has put her Victorian farmhouse on sale for 1,365,000USD (1.1M GBP). The three-bed abode in Roxbury, Connecticut, USA, comes with an outdoor pool and a guest house. Built around the 1830s, the house covers 1,469 square feet and sits on three acres of land. According to Curbed.com, the sale follows Bushnells recent purchase of a New York property in Sag Habor. SEE CATERS COPY

PIC BY KLEMM REAL ESTATE / CATERS NEWS – (PICTURED: Candane Bushnells home in America is on sale) – Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has put her Victorian farmhouse on sale


Everyone loves a nice relaxing holiday at the family bach.

But clearly, not just any bach will do when you’re Donald Trump.

The US president-elect is spending the Thanksgiving holiday with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump bought the swanky property for US$10 million back in 1985.

And seeing that it’s actually a private members club, you, too, can stay there – if you’re able to cough up US$100,000 “initiation” fee, as well as the annual US$14,000 fees.


Mar-a-Lago Club
Donald Trump has called the Mar-A-Lago Club the crown jewel of Palm Beach.


President-elect Trump isn’t the only one thinking about splitting his time between two cities.

When President Obama leaves the White House this January, his family is expected to become bi-coastal, with homes in both DC and California.

Sources told the New York Post that the Obamas have purchased a home in Rancho Mirage, California.



The former Beverly Hills home of Elvis and Priscilla Presley is back on the market for a cool $US30 million, several years after it was saved from demolition.

In 2012 the French Regency-meets-modern home was listed for the first time in more than 20 years, then bought by Hard Rock Cafe founder Peter Morton for $US9.8 million.


Image Source: Realestate.com.au




Ivanka Trump is one of her father’s most trusted advisors, and while she shares his political and business nous, their interior style is worlds apart.

Elle Décor was invited into the stylish Manhattan apartment that 35-year-old Ivanka Trump shares with her husband Jared Kushner, and their three children: Arabella, five; Joseph, three; and Theodore, eight months.



She’s set to become America’s First Lady, with a life cossetted in the extravagant luxury afforded only to the super-rich.

And although Melania Trump’s existence today as the wife of a billionaire is far removed from her childhood in a communist state, it is the fulfilment of the dreams that she nurtured living in her own white house as a 16-year-old.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Will Ragozzino/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (5720096bk) Melania Trump Operation Smile 10th Annual NYC Smile Event, New York, USA - 03 May 2012

Photo by Will Ragozzino/BFA/REX/Shutterstock


Melania Trump



Rachel Hunter is putting her West Hollywood home up for sale for the third time.

According to Variety, the Make Me A Supermodel star bought the house in April 2004 for AUD$3.2 million ($3.37m) and in August she listed it for $6.5m.

Now the 47-year-old supermodel is renting it out for $26,000 a month.


Rachel Hunter is selling her West Hollywood home. Photo / Rex


Miranda Lambert is selling her stunning 11,000 square feet Tennessee mansion she once shared with ex-husband Blake Shelton.

Located in the Brentwood neighbourhood, the palatial home – which the Over You songstress retained after the divorce – has five bedrooms, six full and two half bathrooms.

Variety reports that the singer is asking for just under $2.6 million and has already accepted an offer on the property.


Selling up: The singer is asking for just under $2.6 million for the palatial home and has reportedly already accepted an offer


Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger has slashed $21 million off the price of his luxurious penthouse at New York’s famous Plaza Hotel – but it’s still gonna cost you.

The luxurious duplex apartment is now on the market for $58.9 million, a 26 percent cut from the $80 million price tag it had in 2013.

Hilfiger, 65, and his wife Dee Ocleppo, 46, bought two apartments on the 18th and 19th floors of the Plaza in 2008 for a total of $25.5 million.


The fashion designer originally listed the luxurious duplex apartment for $80million in 2013. Hilfiger, 65, and wife Dee Ocleppo, 46, bought apartments on the 18th and 19th floor for $25.5m in 2013.


He’s had a string of high profile relationships and subsequent splits.

And according to News Corp, they’ve been incredibly costly for Australian billionaire James Packer, 49.

The casino magnate has reportedly splashed out a whopping (AU) $44 million on luxury real estate for his exes, as his most recent former flame, Mariah Carey, reportedly ‘demands’ a Los Angeles pad as part of her (US) $50 million settlement.


Now THAT’S a case of the ex! As James Packer works out a settlement with recent ex-fiancee Mariah Carey (pictured in May), it’s reported he has previously splashed out a whopping $44 million on luxury real estate for his exes


How will Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split their property empire?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their home in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

Documents filed with the Land Records Division of the Orleans Parish Clerk of Court’s Office show the property sold for $US4.9 million ($A6.4 million) .

Pitt and Jolie purchased the home in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina for $US3.5 million.


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Photo: AP/Seth Wenig


TWO special holidays were the inspiration behind this resort-style house created by Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall.

The celebrity couple’s wedding in Bali three years ago and a trip to the Maldives both made a big impression.



Radio host Jay-Jay Harvey lives in Auckland’s central suburb Westmere with her husband and co-host Dom and their 13-year-old son, Seven.

She’s just released her memoir Life on the Edge, recounting her 22 years in radio. In it she details moments including dobbing in a workmate, making out at work, losing a co-host to suicide, working with her husband and fighting depression with a smile on her face.

Jay-Jay’s life is busy and a favourite summer relaxation spot is in the pool or spa with a glass of vino. Whatever you do, don’t turn up at her place without advance warning. Unannounced guests are not welcome.


Jay-Jay Harvey and her husband and Edge co-host Dom Harvey.


After their acrimonious divorce was finalised in April, it’s no surprise pop-star Gwen Stefani and Bush singer Gavin Rossdale’s former marital home is on the market. The asking price is US$35,000,000 (NZ$48.8 million).

The contemporary home features a boldly graphic and colourful interior by noted decorator Kelly Wearstler. Property records indicate a total of 1100 square meters with six bedrooms (all with ensuites) and a master suite with two lavish bathrooms and two custom-fitted dressing rooms. A separate guesthouse has head-on views over a good portion of the San Fernando Valley.

Gwen Stefani arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of Paddington at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, Jan 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP)
Gwen Stefani arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of Paddington at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, Jan 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP)


MODEL and actress Christie Brinkley has listed her Hampton’s home for sale.

Brinkley, who at the height of her fame appeared on three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, and was once married to musician Billy Joel, is also known as a savvy real estate investor.



  • The actor has moved from his five-bedroom villa in Brentwood, LA to the sprawling Malibu property worth $24million
  • The pad boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, along with an infinity pool, private gym and ocean views
  • James has found huge success since taking on the hosting role of the Late Late Show last March



He’s rocketed to Hollywood heights of fame after becoming the new host of the Late Late Show. And it seems James Corden’s stateside success is really paying off, as its revealed he is moving into his dream Californian home for a staggering $80,000 (or £64,000) a month. The Gavin and Stacey star, 38, is renting a luxury five-storey beachfront home in Los Angeles with his family worth $24million.

Leonardo DiCaprio is downsizing his property portfolio, listing two of his many homes in the past month.

The Malibu property he’s owned for the past two decades hit the market recently for a cool US$10.95m ($15m).

DiCaprio’s set to make a healthy eight-figure return on this early real estate investment, which he bought for $2.2m around the same time as his Titanic movie success.


Leonardo DiCaprio’s Malibu home offers stunning beach front views.



Back in 1997 Michael J Fox and wife Tracy Pollan created their dream bolthole – a gorgeous New England estate complete with pond and fishing shack.

Now his family is grown and the property has been put on the market, for a mere US$4.25 million (NZ$5.84m).

But you do get a lot for your money. The 464 square-metre house sits on 29 hectares of lush, rolling countryside with a wooded area and established gardens.



Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. They have been married for only two years.

But the 41-year-old Oscar winner and the 52-year-old actor have been together for 12 years and have acquired a mass of wealth during that time. They also started the Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2006.

Their combined wealth has been estimated at $400 million with much of it tied up in property they’ve collected all over the world.


No longer Brangelina: The actors have been together for 12 years but only married two years ago; here they are seen in November



Hollywood superstar Jason Statham is living it up in a $20 million harbourside house while filming a new movie in New Zealand, the Herald on Sunday can reveal.

Statham, well-known for a string of hit action flicks including Transformers, Fast 8,Furious 7 and Snatch, is renting the five-bedroom mansion in Westmere, Auckland, while shooting killer shark film Meg.

The actor was spotted nipping out to a neighbourhood cafe in Westmere yesterday morning.


Jason Statham in Westmere


This £3.6 million ($6.5m) mansion Prince Harry is reported to be eyeing up to buy could be perfect for the party-loving royal.

Seven-bedroomed Water Hall in Norfolk has a pool overlooked by a terrace and bar with a cosy fireplace.

And, thankfully for the royal famously pictured at a pool party in Las Vegas, there are no neighbours nearby to disturb.

Prince Harry

The single royal could have plenty of privacy at Water Hall. Photo / File



Guess how Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps chills out in his near-new mansion in Scottsdale, Arizona? With a resort-style outdoor living area, of course, complete with beautiful pool and spa.

The Daily Mail reports that Phelps (31) splashed out US$2.5 million (NZ$3.43m) last December for the brand new house in the ritzy suburb of Paradise Valley. Phelps and his fiancee Nicole Johnson moved into the house in the New Year and have since added to the family with infant son Boomer, born in May.

The 558 square-metre house, which has views to Camelback Mountain, comes with four fireplaces, a large, classically styled kitchen, five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms.


US gold medallist Michael Phelps celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


The Hunters Hill trophy home of Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton is set to return to the market after the buyer was forced to default given problems getting their funds out of China.

The historic residence, Bulwarra, made headlines when it sold for $19.8 million last August, not only because of its high-profile ownership, but because the sale came less than three weeks after it hit the market.


Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett at Sydney Theatre Company.



Domain goes inside Warnie’s new (old) pad

Shane Warne has reportedly spent between $14 million and $16 million to buy back a plush Brighton mansion he bought as a renovation rescue with ex-wife Simone Callahan.

Melville, the single-storey c1880 Victorian on an enormous 3014 square metre block with a tennis court and pool, includes six bedrooms (one occupying a house wing), seven bathrooms, a nine seat theatre and four car garage.

Shane Warne

Shane Warne is returning to Brighton and is very familiar with his newly-bought property: he bought it 16 years ago. Photo: Supplied



David and Victoria Beckham are getting ready to say ‘au revoir’ after deciding to sell their 200-acre luxury home in the South of France.

Posh and Becks have rarely been seen at the Domaine Saint-Vincent mansion and have put the six-bedroom mansion on the market for £2.4million.

The sale comes after the former Spice Girl spent a reported £5m renovating the 19th Century property to match her fashion-conscious tastes.




Kiwi supermodel Rachel Hunter has put her Hollywood home on the market.

The five bedroom and five bathroom house in Hollywood Hills West is listed on US real estate company Compass for US$4,999,999, Los Angeles Times reported.

Rachel Hunters HomeRH

Rachel Hunter has put her home in Hollywood Hills West on the market for a little under $5 million USD.



California is gripped by one of its worst-ever droughts in recorded history, but while most celebrities appear eager to do their bit for the environment publicly, they can’t bare to let their exquisitely manicured lawns go brown.

The drought is so severe entire towns have been left without running water and while ordinary citizens statewide are foregoing washing their cars and watering their lawns, most celebs still sport pristine-green lawns – seemingly no matter what the cost.

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Chef Annabel Langbein and her husband Ted Hewetson have permission to expand at their rural Wanaka property, but upset locals say she got the go-ahead because of her fame.

The couple’s application dropped a two-lot subdivision, another building platform around an existing film studio and cottage, and volunteered more conditions relating to the use of those buildings.


Annabel Langbein’s cooking and filming brought significant benefits to the region, commissioners said.


A LUXURY Gold Coast mansion that featured in the movie Crocodile Dundee 2 has been snapped up for $11 million.

Rolls-Royce and Bentley car dealer David Baird sold the Cronin Island giant at 18-20 Southern Cross Drive, making it the third highest sale on the Coast this year.



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The timing could not be more perfect for the launch of the Pestana CR7 hotel range.

Within days of the brand’s first property opening, its figurehead, Cristiano Ronaldo led his country to its historic ultimate victory in Euro 2016. The Portuguese captain’s popularity remains nothing short of phenomenal.

Hence, the Pestana Hotel Group have more-than-happily partnered with the striker to create CR7, a Ronaldo-centric series of properties in Portugal, Spain and New York.


CR7 is also the footballer’s clothing brand label.



Francesca Packer Barham has reportedly purchased a high-rise apartment in Sydney’s harbourside suburb of Elizabeth Bay.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the 21-year-old niece of billionaire James Packer secured a two-bedroom space in the Encore building on Elizabeth Bay Road, paying $2.1 million in an off-market purchase.

The publication reports that the apartment was sold by the Odillo Maher family, and needless to say, the daughter of Gretel Packer and Nicholas Barham will be quite comfortable with her new living arrangements.


Hot property: Francesca Packer Barham has reportedly purchased a high-rise apartment in Sydney’s harbourside suburb of Elizabeth Bay


A Tongariro River hideaway built for property magnate and former politician Sir Bob Jones has come onto the market for the first time in six years.

The house, in Taupahi Road, Turangi (Southern Lake according to the listing) is a stroll away from the river and close to Lake Taupo, both of which are renowned for trout fishing.


Originally built for property magnate Bob Jones, this Tongariro River house has loads of traditional character. It is listed for sale at $1.5 million.



Australian golfing great Greg Norman has had another shot at selling his Colorado estate, Seven Lakes Ranch. It’s now listed for $US55 million ($73 million) with Norman flagging he plans to eventually move back to Australia, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Originally listed in 2011, the Colorado property now has the same price tag as his home in Florida, which is also for sale.


Retired golfing great Greg Norman has his Colorado ranch on the market. Photo: Lindsey Potter


Just one year on from purchasing her first home, Kylie Jenner, 18, is on the move again and looks set to make a $1.4 million profit off the sale.

Jenner bought her California home, situated in The Oaks, an exclusive gated community in the neighbourhood of Calabassas, LA county, last year for $3.6 million, when she was just 17. With her eye on $8.3 million house in another gated community, in the city of Hidden Hills next to Calabassas, she has listed her current home for $5.4 million.

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She recently broke up with her boyfriend of 15 months, Calvin Harris, and is now fully loved-up with British actor Tom Hiddleston.

And her love life isn’t the only thing that Taylor Swift is changing, as she recently moved in to a stunning five bedroom townhouse in New York.

The 26-year-old will be staying in the luxury pad – which features a roof terrace and indoor swimming pool – for the next 12 months while her current plush home in the Big Apple is being refurbished.

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DESPERATE to sell, the colourful singer Pink and her biker hubby Carey Hart have slashed $1 million ($AUD1.36 million) off the price of their Malibu home.

The celeb couple’s surprisingly understated and very white beach house is now listed at $12.995 million ($AUD17.71 million) according to the online listing with Realtor.com. It went on the market last year with a $14 million ($AUD19 million) asking price but had no takers.





AUSSIE golden girl Sophie Monk has come full circle, moving back to the Gold Coast after 15 years living away from home.

The 36-year-old TV personality has bought a mansion on the northern Gold Coast, which settled in April for $1.1m.

The stunning waterfront five-bedroom, three-bathroom home sits on a 4000sq/m block boasting a boat jetty, ramp, horse stables and an in-ground pool looking over the river.


Sophie Monk.




  • Playboy Mansion sells for over $100million to neighbor, 32

    The Playboy Mansion has sold for over $100million to the 32-year-old heir who lives next door to the iconic Los Angeles property. 

    Daren Metropoulos has snapped up the property, a little over six years after he spent $18million on another home in the neighborhood which was owned by Hugh Hefner and his now ex-wife Kimberly.

    Daren is the son of C. Dean Metropoulos, an investor and former head of the Pabst Brewing Company who is worth an estimated $2.4billion.

    The family also owns Hostess and Daren is a principal at private-equity firm Metropoulos & Co.


Ladies: Daren with two woman at a 2012 PBR party at the Playboy Mansion


With the death of the greatest sportsman of the 20th century, Muhammad Ali leaves behind a vast estate that will likely be split among Muhammad Ali’s children and devoted wife.

The boxing legend who died Friday is survived by his fourth wife, Lonnie, whom he married in 1986, and his nine children, including seven girls and two boys and a brother named Rahaman Ali.

The Kentucky native had achieved much success throughout his incredible decades long boxing career.

Plus, his support and philanthropy for charities outside of the ring made him a one of a kind man.

A Forbes article estimates that he had a net worth of at least $50million. It’s been reported that his wife Lonnie will act as executor of his will, while his former wives, children and even his brother could join the fight over his legacy and earnings.


Daddy’s girls: Ali with his daughter’s Laila (left) and Hana (right) at his birthday party in January in one of the last few photos taken of the champion
The three-time heavyweight champ earned millions of dollars in revenue each year through his company, GOAT LLC, until he sold it, but retained 20 percent interest of the business. Above he is pictured over Sonny Liston in 1965

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From humble beginnings in the wool-making north England town of Dewsbury, the four Burgess brothers have amassed a Sydney property empire worth more than $11 million.

NRL superstars Sam, Luke, Tom and George moved to Australia to play Rugby League at the personal bequest of Oscar-winner Russell Crowe who is the co-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Since second-eldest Sam moved to the Rabbitohs in 2010, the brothers have snapped up a combined six properties in coastal locations such as Bondi, Coogee and Maroubra.


Sam Burgess and his wife Phoebe Hook are responsible for the majority of the Burgess’ property portfolio – with three homes totalling a combined $7million

She is reportedly set to sign a $130million record breaking contract and it looks as though Adele is already splashing the cash.

According to TMZ, the British singer has splashed out $9.5million on a mansion in LA County in a top secret sale.

The 6,600 square foot home is set in an exclusive gated community and the 28-year-old got herself a bargain, as the property was initially listed at $9.9million.





Princess Diana’s brother Earl Charles Spencer has announced people can now stay at her childhood home, Althorp Estate, but at a price.

For $37,000 (US$25,000), a couple can enjoy a weekend away at the family home Diana grew up in until she met Prince Charles, or at $337,000 (US$250,000) for a group getaway of 18.


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The late Princess Diana is interned on the Oval Lake at the estate.



 With the easy come, easy go life of an international star, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with which celebrities are living in town and who’s not.

Cate Blanchett has packed up her Hunters Hill life and moved to Britain, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin are now New Yorkers, Nicole Kidman has toyed with the idea of moving closer to her mum on the lower north shore, and now Simon Baker and wife Rebecca Rigg have moved home after two decades in Hollywood.


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The Obamas are to lease an 8,200 sq ft home in Kalorama, an upscale neighborhood in north-west Washington DC for two years, allowing Sasha to complete high school in the city. They are leasing from Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray, a DC Democratic power couple who have relocated to Manhattan for his role as a senior executive at the NFL. The 1928-built home (top left) boasts lavish reception facilities, two kitchens, and a butler’s pantry. There are nine bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms, a manicured garden and parking for two cars – which may not be enough for the ex-presidential entourage. There is also an exercise room and office space


Source: Daily Mail




Kylie Jenner has snapped up a $US6 million ($8.9 million) home within arms reach of her mum Kris Jenner and big sister Kim Kardashian.

The 18-year-old reality TV star’s Hidden Hills home in Los Angeles is in the same exclusive neighbourhood as Kris and Kim, and features six bedrooms, seven baths, a pool, wine cellar and of course, a walk-in closet, TMZ reports.


Kylie Jenner is now even closer to mum Kris and sister Kim Kardashian.

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NBA superstar Stephen Curry is looking to unload his gated estate in Orinda, California for $3.895 million, after scoring a roomier residence in nearby Walnut Creek last November.

Crowned the league’s Most Valuable Player two years in a row, the Golden State Warriors point guard—one of the prominent sports figures featured on Forbes’ latest 30 Under 30—picked up the East Bay estate back in 2013, a year after signing a $44 million contract extension with the Oakland-based team.



Rugby legend Murray Mexted, who played 34 consecutive tests for the All Blacks from 1979 to 1985, has the perfect place to escape the madding crowds – a large family property just a block from the beach at Kapiti, north of Wellington.

Mexted, his wife Mariska and their family have enjoyed taking breaks in their stunning Kapiti home, which was built for Mexted’s mother.


Murray and Mariska Mexted have spent many happy years with family and friends at their Kapiti home, which was built for Murray’s mother.


  • Andrew Johns snaps up Bronte pad

    FORMER rugby league star Andrew Johns is rumoured to have bought a beachside pad in Sydney’s east for around $2.8 million.

    Sources indicate the eighth Immortal snapped up a multi-million dollar, Brontewaterfront apartment in a complex along Bronte Rd.

    The property is said to have sold through Phillips Pantzer Donnelley however agent Alexander Phillips denied the sale.


Former NRL played Andrew Johns is said to have snapped up a Bronte beach pad. Picture Gregg Porteous.Source:News Corp Australia



HAVING a multi-million dollar property portfolio can be a real thorn in one’s side.

Gwyneth Paltrow is going through it, so is JLo, Celine Dion and even Julia Roberts.

Several stars, who have invested millions into their enviable sprawling mansions, are having to slash the ticket price of their listings in the hopes of offloading them.

“There is a bit of a slowdown with respect to the luxury market starting to happen nationwide, and buyers, no matter the price range, are price sensitive, whether they have millions or thousands,” explains Cara Ameer, a realtor in Ponte Vedra, Florida.


Celine Dion’s incredible Miami mansion won’t budge even after a $38 million price drop.



Alexis Bledel, who will soon revisit her Gilmore Girls’s character Rory in a revival of the hit show, and her Mad Men hubby Vincent “Pete Campbell” Kartheiser, have sold their Brooklyn Heights penthouse duplex at 105 Montague St.

The one-bedroom, two-bathroom pad, which was asking $1.56 million ($AUD2.02 million) last year, sold for $1.32 million ($AUD1.71 million).

The co-op comes with its own private roof deck, 18-foot ceilings, custom built-ins, refinished floors and bespoke light fixtures.


Gilmore Girl Alexis Bledel and Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser have sold their New York apartment at a discount. Picture: Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImageSource:Supplied



The singer, 26, arrived at the music festival with his DNCE band mates (left) via helicopter on Saturday. He is staying at the White Christmas singer’s old pad (right) in Rancho Mirage, California, where JFK allegedly had an affair with Marilyn Monroe. Up to 18 people can enjoy the property during the day, but only 12 are allowed to spend the night. The desert mansion, which Crosby bought after selling his golf course lot in 1952, has a 1400-square-foot master bedroom, stone fireplaces, a bar and a large outdoor area with a pool. The house typically rents for $10,000 per weekend but Jonas is staying there for free.




Actress Uma Thurman has put her spacious Manhattan duplex on the market for a cool $6.25million.

The 2,800-square-foot property is located in a limestone and brick prewar co-op, where the Pulp Fiction actress lived for several years, and boasts five bedrooms and three and half baths.

If exclusive keyed access to the nearby and highly coveted Gramercy Park is not enough, the duplex also includes 10-foot-high ceilings throughout, three walk-in closets and a Turkish Hammam steam shower.





IT’S only been a month since News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch walked down the aisle with former model Jerry Hall, but the media mogul has decided to offload a piece of his impressive property portfolio.

Mr Murdoch has just listed his four-bedroom, seven-bathroom Greenwich Village townhouse for $US28.9 million ($38.5 million). He bought the home a year ago for $US25 million ($33.3 million), months before the high profile pair began dating.

Listed on Realtor.com, the online marketing material describes the 1905 residence as “newly restored and renovated” and an “irreplaceable masterpiece”.




A sprawling English estate fit for a king… of Hollywood! Tom Cruise set to pull up stakes and move to Saint Hill Manor, the former home of founder L. Ron Hubbard at Church of Scientology UK headquarters

  • The vast 100-acre estate known as Saint Hill Manor, where founder L. Ron Hubbard lived, will now be the UK home of Cruise, seen in these exclusive aerial photos
  • Cruise is selling his own English abode, Rede Place, he bought for $4.75 million in 2006 when he was with Katie Holmes
  • It’s currently listed for $7 million and is not far from Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, Sussex




Britney Spears has just listed her former mansion in the affluent community of Thousand Oaks, California for sale at $8.995 million ($AUD11.83 million).

For a global superstar who is reportedly worth $185 million ($AUD243 million), and has sold more than 100 million albums, that’s just chicken feed.

It’s an impressive return considering the songstress bought the property just three years ago for $6.7 million ($AUD8.87 million).

According to online listing site, Realtor.com, the single-story Spanish hacienda-style mansion was built in 2010 and has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two offices, a cinema, games room and plenty of other spacious rooms to rattle around in.


Spears’ spare palatial pad has just been listed for $11.83 million



She is currently undertaking huge renovations on her mammoth $6 million waterfront Sydney home.

And Jennifer Hawkins has revealed that she is indeed very hands on with the project.

‘I always walk through the building site in a bikini and heels,’ the 32-year-old joked to The Morning Show host’s Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies on Thursday.




Fresh off his run on HBO’s “True Detective” crime series, actor Vince Vaughn is keeping busy working on the upcoming war movie “Hacksaw Ridge” and taking care of some housekeeping.

He has just sold his California home for $6.3 million ($US4.8 million)

The buyer? Michael Wright, the chief executive officer of DreamWorks Studios.


Vince Vaughn. Photo: Getty



IT MADE headlines as Sydney’s tallest apartment building when it was completed in 1923, but now The Astor is better known as the inner city bolthole of Oscar-wining actor Cate Blanchett and her husband, playwright and director Andrew Upton.

And now there is a rare opportunity to rub shoulders with the high profile pair in the lobby of their exclusive Macquarie St block with the recent listing of a one-bedroom unit for $1.3 million through Lisa Steele Real Estate.




Hugh Jackman looks to be the new owner of a spectacular beachside pad in the Sydney suburb of Bondi.

The X-Men actor, who’s recently been spotted around Bondi Beach, has reportedly splashed out on a three-bedroom penthouse that looks directly out onto the ocean, according to The Daily Telegraph.


Actor Hugh Jackman looks to have bought up in Bondi. Photo: James Brickwood JSB




Keith Richards selling New York penthouse

Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards is selling his New York penthouse for $US12.2 million ($16.06 million).

The sale comes after Richards and his wife model Patti Hansen bought the luxe pad at 1 Fifth Ave, in 2014 for $US10.5 million.

Looking at the sleek, verging on clinical, interiors of the four-bedroom home with three terraces it is hard to imagine the rock ‘n’ roller living in such a home.  It certainly doesn’t scream rock star pad.


Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones performing in 2013. Photo: Ian Gavan




A GLAMOROUS riverfront house that was a Gold Coast home-away-from-home for Hollywood movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been put on the market in a move that could see Isle of Capri prices return to pre-GFC levels.

Offers above $8 million are being sought for 41A The Promenade, a seven-bedroom riverfront home that comes with trimmings such as a boardroom, cinema, wine cellar, indoor and outdoor pools and an internal glass lift.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.




Too busy to enjoy their mountain hideaway, Alicia Keys and her hip hop producer husband, Swiaa Beatz, are offloading the desert digs for $3.85 million ($AUD5.91 million).

The Grammy-winning songstress and beau bought the 732sq m Phoenix pad in 2008 for less than the asking price at $3.9 million ($AUD5.26 million).

The elaborate four-bedroom holiday home sits atop Camelback Mountain and is described in marketing material on Realtor.com as a “Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home” which “boasts an excellent balance of Santa Barbara design and contemporary style with glass and sleek features”.





Australian songstress Delta Goodrem is selling her Los Angeles home

IT WAS less than five years ago that Delta Goodrem decided to make a move Stateside, but now the Innocent Eyes singer could be returning down under for good.

The multi-award winning star and judge on Australia’s version fo The Voice has listed her five-bedroom, four bathroom Hollywood Hills home for $4.199 million ($AUD5.74 million). Goodrem reportedly paid $AUD2.3 million for the private residence in a gated estate 11km from the Hollywood sign.




It’s third time unlucky for Lleyton Hewitt after serving up his oversized Melbourne penthouse apartment on the property market – so much so that he’s apparently calling time on the whole process.

He and wife Bec have reportedly moved back in to their multi-million Melbourne address after repeatedly listing the property for sale and slashing its price.

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Lleyton Hewitt and Bec Hewitt have had a troubled run in the property game. Photo: Scott Barbour





YOU KNOW you’re made of money when you can drop your asking price by a cool $38 million.


Julia Roberts.Source:Supplied




AUSTRALIAN cricket vice captain David Warner and his wife Candice have secured a bullish $7 million plus sale of their South Coogee home three weeks ahead of auction.

The sale was well above the $6.25 million paid two years ago by the couple who listed following their $4 million purchase of a oceanfront building block in Maroubra.


Cricketer Dave Warner at the South Coogee home he has just sold. Picture: Bob Barker.





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Hollywood actor Bruce Willis has lived in this hacienda-style house with his wife, the model Emma Heming-Willis, since 2004. it has a tennis court, swimming-pool, library and a hi-tech screening room, as well as 11 en suite bedroom. £10.8m, Hilton & Hylan




Question: when does a 200-year old bordello have rock star appeal? Answer: when legendary crooner Lenny Kravitz waves his designer wand over it.

Apparently the American hit maker is quite the interior design buff and over the years has collected homes like we might collect Instagram followers.

The multitalented personality launched Kravitz Design in 2005 to fuel his designing desires.


Lenny Kravitz likes furniture and stuff.Source:Supplied




IT’S THE kind of cash Beyonce would drop in an afternoon of window shopping, but $500,000 is quite a sum for this Brunswick renovator’s delight.

Queen Bee caused a stir in Melbourne’s northern suburbs back in 2013, when she was spotted wandering the streets of Brunswick sporting a white dressing gown and matching leotard, with a random dog in tow.

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Buy it as is. The Brunswick home needs a lot of love. Picture: realestate.com.au




Some houses are famous for their history and grandeur while others made headlines for more notorious reasons. Here’s an insight into some of the most famous digs:


Peter Macdiarmid. Buckingham Palace’s state rooms are opened to the public in some months of the year



MARIAH Carey and fiance James Packer are splashing out $US250,000 a month on a luxury mansion in the exclusive community of the Oaks in Calabasas, California.

The 18,000-square-foot spread boasts its own movie theatre, gym and spa, according to The New York Post, and is close to Kris Jenner’s family home.

A source says Carey is “too busy with work to focus on wedding plans right now”.

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Engaged … Mariah Carey and James Packer are set to tie the knot. Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images


Villa Sorriso, or “Villa of Smiles”, the Napa estate of the late actor and comedian Robin Williams, has sold for US$18.1 million cash, (NZ$27.8m) reports the Los Angeles Times.

The picturesque property sprawls over a massive 256 hectares, and was listed two years ago at a much higher price of US$29.9 million, with the price dropping more recently to US$22.9 million. It was sold by listing agents Joyce Rey and Cyd Greer of Coldwell Bankers.


Billy Crystal takes the stage to pay tribute to the late Robin Williams, shown on a large screen, during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California in 2014.



Australian actor Cate Blanchett has a new place to call home following thequick sale of her Sydney mansion last year.

According to the Sunday Times the Oscar-winning actor and her husband Andrew Upton have purchased a historic English manor in East Sussex for £3 million ($6.25 million).





WE KNOW what you’re thinking — if only I’d run away to Hollywood, then I too could be picking out China patterns with Miranda or comparing wallpaper samples with Ellen and Portia.

But for now you’ll just have to be content admiring the lives of the rich and famous from afar.

Australian celebrities have been floating around Hollywood for years and with a 14-hour flight down under, these homegrown human success stories need a place to live.

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When our home grown stars head stateside they, many like to invest in bricks and mortar to cemet their spot in “Tinseltown”. Picture: MLS



The man who led Oracle Team USA to an America’s Cup win over Team New Zealand, is turning heads again, this time for his beach front mansion being built.

Sprawled across three impressive sections on Tindalls beach, Sir Russell Coutts mansion is hard to miss – and most neighbours have given the property the thumbs up.


Sir Russell Coutts’ beachfront mansion has been turning heads.



CASINO tycoon James Packer and his ex-wife Erica stand unchallenged when it comes to the sale of their Vaucluse mega-mansion, with no other Sydney home sale coming close to the $70 million paid for La Mer this year.


Hot properties…There’s been plenty of big sales at the top end of town.



Mandalay, a tropical paradise in Mustique specially built for David Bowie 26 years ago, is currently listed for sale by Knight Frank.

But you will need to find around $30 million if you wish to holiday like the Thin White Duke.

The real estate company says the hideaway, which is currently under offer, is one of Mustique’s iconic houses. It was sold by the late Bowie to millionaire publisher Felix Dennis, who died last year.


Mandalay, a tropical retreat on the exclusive island of Mustique was built for David Bowie in the late eighties



The Peter Pan-inspired home of superstar Michael Jackson is for sale for anyone with a spare US$100 million (NZ$146 million).

Neverland is situated in the Santa Ynez Valley, about 200km from Hollywood.

Jackson bought the 1000-hectare ranch in 1987 for US$19.5 million and added a private amusement park featuring rollercoaster, merry-go-round, ferris wheel and live animals.


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The back of the main house of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California.



Hot Property: A fond farewell

The time has come to say goodbye to half of the Hot Property team.

After close to 36 years at the Los Angeles Times and a half dozen years penning the celebrity real estate column, Lauren is closing her reporter’s notebook. No more getting stuck in the elevator at a megamillion-dollar mansion or drooling over a $180,000 candy bar — OK, actually that was a room made to look like a shop but who can resist calling it a bar?




Tom Cruise’s British mansion he shared with ex-wife is put on market for $10.7 million

Fictional hero Jack Reacher has no fixed address, and now the actor playing him on-screen is also on the move.

Tom Cruise bought Rede Place with ex-wife Katie Holmes, and has how put the British mansion in East Grinstead, West Sussex, on the market for $10.7 million.


Tom Cruise, aka Jack Reacher, has put his East Grinstead mansion on the market. He is now working on the second Jack Reacher movie, Never Go Back.



Ed Sheeran buys $1.6 million London home for his parents

Ed Sheeran reportedly splashed out $1.6 million for a London pad for his parents so they can babysit for him in the future.

 Superstar singer and all-round nice guy Ed Sheeran has shelled out $1.6 million on a London home for his parents.

The 24-year-old revealed he purchased the flat, opposite his own $19.5 million home in the UK capital, with the aim of having his family on hand for future babysitting duties.

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The singer also owns a $19.5m property in north London.


Celebrity Real-Estate News from Cameron Diaz, Mary-Louise Parker, Yolanda Foster, and more

11 mansions belonging to young celebrities

Most 20-somethings live in one of two places – at home with the folks, or in a flat, which has probably seen better days.

A fortunate few (mostly outside of Auckland) may have scrambled some funds together to put down a deposit on a home of their own, but it’s unlikely to be in the style to which some young celebrities are accustomed.

Here we highlight the mansions of 11 young celebrities who are all under 30, as compiled by domain.com.au.


Kylie Jenner recently bought her first home, in Calabasas, California, which set her back US$2.7 million.




The Block’s Shelley Craft lists Byron Bay home for $3.7m

The effervescent co-host of The Block television series, Shelley Craft and her husband, Christian Sergiacomi, have listed their hilltop Byron Bay home.

They want $3.7 million for the hinterland property which takes in 360-degree views from the sunrise to the sunset. Everything from the iconic lighthouse, Julian Rocks and Mt Warning.


Shelley Craft is seeking $3.7m for the Byron property Supplied Source:Channel 9




Kath & Kim’s ‘effluent lifestyle’ up for sale

We loved them and we couldn’t get enough of their tortured vowels. But we can get a slice of Kath & Kim television history – the townhouse that featured in the Aussie television comedy series is up for sale.

The home, in Patterson Lakes, 35km southeast of Melbourne, is a double-storey property with four bedrooms and an open-plan living space with a kitchen that famously featured cabinets “with a thin veneer of monogamy”.

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Here’s the regular crew in the kitchen of Chateau Kath – Brett, Kel, Kim, Kath and Sharon.




Hot Property: Oprah Winfrey

High-tech gadgetry runs most of the systems at the tricked-out Telluride home Oprah Winfrey bought from tech entrepreneur Bob Wall.

The media mogul spent $14 million for the custom house, which has driveway sensors to alert her when a car pulls up, a wine tunnel outfitted to look like an old mine with piped-in sounds of creaking wood and dripping water and a $240,000 funicular to deliver her to the ski slopes. All that and 3.25 acres on the slope side of Mountain Village





Kardashian clan adds Westside condo to growing real estate portfolio

It’s been a year of real estate for the Kardashian-Jenner clan, with family members keeping up a steady stream of home buying across greater Los Angeles. Most recently, a trust that holds other real estate for the family bought a remodeled condominium in Century City for $1.655 million.


The Kardashian-Jenner family, including mom Kris Jenner, has added another piece to their growing real estate portfolio, a remodeled Century City condo for $1.655 million




Billy Joel to sell one of his Florida mansions

Singer Billy Joel is reportedly selling one of his houses in Manalapan, Florida placing his 808sqm mansion and a nearby block of land on the market for a combined $US29 million.





Live like a celebrity – Rent these luxurious properties from celeb landlords

Some people have never met their landlords. If you didn’t know better and your landlord was called Robbie Fowler, you might think it was a strange coincidence. However, if you live in the North West, your landlord could very well be THE Robbie Fowler. Find out more about his property portfolio and other more outlandish celebrity rental properties.





Bruno Mars wraps up a year’s worth of realty deals with home sale

Grammy winner Bruno Mars has sold his Hollywood Regency-style contemporary along the border of Studio City and Hollywood Hills West for $3,347,500 (NZ$5,037,243) in an off-market deal.

Fronting a 10-vehicle motor court, the 1964 home has an imposing facade with stone columns flanking 11-foot-tall frosted glass entry doors.


Larry Busacca. Bruno Mars has sold his Hollywood home.




At home with Kiwi ice cream entrepreneur Diane Foreman

At 5.50 each morning, the alarm goes off and Diane Foreman bounces from her bed to climb the stairs to her gym where she works out for 60 minutes, powering up to energy levels that would challenge an Energizer bunny.

While that treadmill whirs, she hooks up with the world news on CNN and prepares mentally for the business day ahead. “Normally there’s a roll of film playing in my head, and I clock into that, jump aboard and the day begins,” she says. “When I had a big business, I would focus on what my numbers were, what I had to achieve that day and who I would meet with.”


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Louis, the lowchen (also known as little lion dogs), is welcome on the sofas despite their calm creaminess but has to sometimes toughen up on Jason’€™s beef and sheep property at Ruawai to get along with the farm dogs.



Gloria and Emilio Estefan Build a Music Empire and a Family Compound

Gloria Estefan, 58, and Emilio Estefan, 62, have won 26 Grammy Awards. On Nov. 24, they were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Broadway musical “On Your Feet!”is based on their lives. They spoke with Marc Myers.


Emilio and Gloria Estefan at their home on Star Island, Miami. PHOTO: OMAR CRUZ



Celebrity homes available to rent

Holidaymakers are being given the rare opportunity to rent the former homes of celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Mr and Mrs Clooney’s riverside love nest: George and Amal build romantic hideaway fitted with wood burner and swing chair at their new British mansion

George and Amal Clooney have created a love nest with a wood burner and swing chair in the grounds of their £10million riverside mansion.

The 54-year-old actor and his 37-year-old lawyer wife are adapting their nine-bedroom home in Berkshire in a multi-million pound renovation.

And new photographs show the pretty wooden hut in which the power couple who married in Venice last year will no doubt soon be relaxing.


Halt to celebrity chef Annabel Langbein’s property plans

Celebrity chef Annabel Langbein’s plans to further develop the Dublin Bay property she owns with husband Ted Hewetson have been put on the backburner.

The proposal is on hold after a resource consent hearing held at the Edgewater Resort to consider the proposal was adjourned.





Inside the house that YouTube built: Web stars Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman splash out £2m on lavish London home

They are the internet sensations who have taken YouTube – and the teenage market – by storm.

Now Jim Chapman, 27, and his wife Tanya Burr, 26, have splashed out almost £2million on a four bedroom London home after striking gold on advertising deals linked to their web channels and by selling a host of products that cover everything from pencil cases to make-up brushes.

The couple, who make up so-called ‘Team Internet’ due to their huge web audiences of adoring fans, have become the latest online sensations to snap up properties matching their luxury lifestyles.


The luxury kitchen features heavily on Jim Chapman’s ‘Everyday Jim’ YouTube channel where he tells his fans about his life




Inside Jackie Collins’ lavish former home: Late novelist’s London mansion goes on sale for £11.5million complete with a glass dining room, decadent dressing room and 112ft garden 

In the late Seventies and early Eighties, the six-bedroom luxurious property was home to Jackie Collins (pictured inset), who passed away in September after a private struggle with cancer, aged 77. She lived there with her husband nightclub owner Oscar Lerman and her three daughters. Collins’s former home, which is located one of London’s most famous residential roads, still has several A-list neighbours, including Keith Richards, Sir Paul McCartney and Lily Allen.


Mariah Carey ‘moves into billionaire boyfriend James Packer’s Beverly Hills home’ after just five months of datingThey’ve only been dating since June.

But it looks like things are really getting serious between Mariah Carey, 45, and her billionaire beau, James Packer, 48.

According to TMZ, the All I Want For Christmas hit-maker has moved into James’ home in Beverly Hills, California.





Basketball star Michael Jordan halves price of palatial Chicago mansion to $22m

NBA superstar Michael Jordan changed the face of basketball forever. His legacy echoes through generation after generation, so it’s fitting the property owned by such a man should be just as legendary.

But what happens when such a property won’t sell? Jordan’s palatial mansion outside of Chicago has been on the market now for years.





Michael Jordan Is Selling His Over-the-Top Mansion in an Equally Over-the-Top Way




Eva Longoria buys Tom Cruise’s Hollywood mansion for $16.9 million

Eva Longoria has reportedly splashed out on a stylish new home, whose previous owner is none other than Tom Cruise.

The Desperate Housewives star bought Cruise’s palatial Hollywood Hills estate for US$11.4 million (NZ$16.96 million), according to a report from Variety.

It’s nearly US$2 million less than what Cruise was hoping for when he first listed the property in March for US$13 million.





VIDEO: Man United football legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs open doors to homeless for winter

Two former Manchester United footballers have told a group of homeless people looking for a place to shelter during the English winter that they could set up camp inside a building they plan to turn into a boutique hotel.

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Formula 1 Ecclestone’s daughter Tamara’s London mansion

The Formula 1 boss’s daughter Tamara transformed her West London mansion into a winter wonderland to host a surprise party for her father on Saturday.


Mr Ecclestone pictured with his daughters Petra, left, and Tamara, right. The makeover bore more than a passing resemblance to the family’s £23million chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland




You can now stay at Sting’s dreamy Tuscan estate – for $100,000 a week

Sting’s villa in Tuscany, may be one of the most magnificent villas and estates we have ever laid eyes on.

This wonderful Italian home comes with amenities fit for a rock star, and thanks to its recent listing as a rental property, you can (for a price) experience it for yourself.





Michael Schumacher’s wife sells private jet and holiday home

Michael Schumacher’s wife Corinna has reportedly sold the formula one legend’s private jet for £25 million ($49 million).

The move comes as German magazine Bunte reports that Corinna concedes her husband will never be likely to fly again after suffering a devastating brain injury in a skiing accident in December 2013.


Michael Schumacher and Corinna in 2012. Photo: Getty Images




Taylor Swift denies rumours she paid $25 million for LA estate

She owns properties in Nashville and New York, but she didn’t buy a castle, Taylor Swift says.

 Another day, another Taylor Swift property rumour, this time the pop star powerhouse is said to be the brand new owner of a historic Beverly Hills estate.

Variety are reporting the starlet paid $US25 million (NZ$39 million) in cold hard cash for the Los Angeles home owned by a late Hollywood film studio founder.






Inside the house designed by Kate Moss: Supermodel proves woman of many talents as she turns interior designer… but luxury Cotswolds home will set you back £2.5m 

Set in the heart of The Cotswolds, where Kate, inset, herself resides, within its own secluded one acre plot of private woodland, the new five bedroom home claims to be a ‘retreat away from the bright lights of the city and catwalk scene.’ Inspired by a notion of stumbling across a hidden gem in the midst of the forest, the home features a double height reception space, five large bedrooms, a spacious outdoor entertaining deck, private pool and large retractable doors. But a home designed by a supermodel doesn’t come cheap; prices start from £2.5 million for the five bedroom property.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Kate Moss poses in the winners room at the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum on December 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Kate Moss poses in the winners room at the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum on December 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)




Take a peek inside Donald Trump’s vast portfolio of private homes

He may be eying a place in the White House but Donald Trump has no shortage of other houses to fall back on should his bid for POTUS not work out.

The real estate mogul, who’s been showboating about his alleged $10 billion net worth for weeks, has a string of private mansions, both in New York and across the country, that could give the White House a run for its money.





Tom Cruise lists Beverly Hills mega-mansion for $120 million

Celebrity news site Variety says Cruise is reportedly seeking about US$50 million (NZ$121m) for the home; a hefty US$20 million (NZ$48m) jump on what he paid eight years ago.

There are no photos of the luxury home’s interior, but the new owners won’t be short on space.





Hollywood House Swap: How Tinseltown’s finest only ever buy homes from their fellow stars 


Madonna and then- husband Guy Ritchie bought this Twenties Spanish-style estate from Annie Hall star Diane Keaton for a reported £4.2 million in 2000.

Four years later, the couple sold it for £5.7 million. The Beverly Hills home — with seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two guesthouses and pool — was once owned by How to Marry A Millionaire actress Betty Grable and Columbia Pictures founder Harry Cohn.





Singer Norah Jones is the secretive buyer of the house from Eat, Pray, Love

An historic New York home that featured in the hit Julia Roberts’ movieEat, Pray, Love has been whisked off the market by singer Norah Jones.

With its distinctive red front door and Hollywood connection, the property was one of the more high profile Brooklyn sales this year, with local real estate circles trying to guess the new owner who paid $8.8 million.

Nora Jones performs at "An Evening with Farm Aid" dinner at the City Winery in New York City on May 19, 2015.
Nora Jones performs at “An Evening with Farm Aid” dinner at the City Winery in New York City on May 19, 2015.




Jennifer Hawkins sells Merewether investment property

Jennifer Hawkins has sold off another investment property, no doubt given the looming rebuild of her forever home on the Newport waterfront.

Hawkins has pocketed $731,000 for her three-bedroom house in the Newcastle beachside suburb of Merewether, sacrificing what records show was a weekly rental return of $530.

Hawkins had bought it eight years ago for $620,000.





Celebrity chef adds eight-bedroom period manor to his property portfolio.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has snapped up an eight-bedroom 17th-century Grade II-listed home in north London.

The 40-year-old paid nearly 10 million ($24m) for the large property in Highgate. It was marketed as having a beautiful interior, “wonderful” panelled rooms, period features and beautiful gardens.





The whining billionaire who says being rich is sheer hell: Inside the life that Minecraft founder Markus Persson says has been ruined by too much money 

Almost a year after he sold Minecraft to software giant Microsoft for $2.5 billion, Markus Persson, 36, has this week posted pathetically plaintive messages online. He wants his 2.5 million Twitter followers to know about the horrors of being mega-rich. It has left him desperately lonely, unmotivated and unable to form meaningful relationships, he says.





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Liz Hurley cashes in on booming price of farmland

Actress Liz Hurley has cashed in on a boom in farmland prices by selling her home in the Cotswolds for £9million – triple the price she bought it for 13 years ago.

Hurley, 50, bought the Grade II listed property just outside the village of Barnsley in Gloucestershire for £3.3million in 2002.

She was dating her future husband, Indian businessman Arun Nayar, and said at the time that she hoped to live a farmer’s life.


Meet the agents to stars such as Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrmann, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman

When Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton recently joined the throng of Sydney sellers to list their own family home, it wasn’t as simple as putting away the jewellery ahead of an open for inspection.

Michelle Bridges’ Sydney home

Famous for developing the 12-week body transformation, celebrity trainer Michelle Bridges and her former partner Bill Moore had a bit more time to sculpt the perfect house.

The couple bought 10 Wharf Road in Birchgrove, Sydney, for $2.35 million in 2011, and set to work soon after on renovations that reached a whopping total of about $2.4 million.





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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber have sold their Malibu estate for $13.341 million, just $2 million less than the original asking price, meaning the power couple earned a whopping $7.341 million dollar profit on their successful flip.





Dita Von Teese has finally answered the age-old question; what does a burlesque star’s house look like?

Von Teese, also an actress and model, has just bought a US$2.83 million (NZ$4.37m) Tudor-style home in Los Feliz, Los Angeles.

Built in 1927, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom pad has the same brand of timeless class as its new owner.





Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo has kicked a new goal – in real estate.

The soccer celebrity has bought a US$18.5 million ($28.5 million) New York loft apartment, said to be at the centre of the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon, The New York Post reported.

The 233-square-metre home has views of Central Park and was recently snapped up by Ronaldo from former owner real-estate mogul Alessandro Proto.





The Upper East Side apartment that Marilyn Monroe called her ‘sanctuary’ is now up for rent. The property boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 spa pool and a steam shower.

The property has all its required modern functionalities including central air-con and appropriate security features. Although the residence has been refurbished it still exudes the star’s old hollywood glamour.





The couple bought the property in 2005 for $10 million from merchant banker Jim Dominguez and his wife Suzanne, and undertook an extensive, three-year renovation that  almost doubled the floor space and added separate, self-contained quarters under the swimming pool





Rugby union sensation Quade Cooper has sold his flash Brisbane pad, as a query hangs over his career.

But wherever Cooper, 27, ends up playing next year, he’s got a sweet base to come home to.

The New Zealand-born star, who is dating model and former Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic, has offloaded his Hawthorne house for a rumoured $1.6 million.





The punk princess and her daredevil husband are ready to ‘Get the Party Started’ somewhere else.





Actor Matthew McConaughey – customised Airstream trailer Before he had a family, the Oscar-winning actor was a single man with his only commitment to the open road.





Gordon Ramsay has just spent a small fortune on a seaside cottage with a tiny kitchen. The TV chef, famous for his expletive-laden outbursts, bought the holiday home in Cornwall for a whopping £4.4 million ($10.5m.




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Despite her marriage to country star Keith Urban, Academy Award-winning acting, and status as one of the most famous women in Hollywood, Nicole Kidman’s life is largely a mystery to her fans.





Elderly nuns have stepped up a fight to stop Katy Perry buying their convent near Hollywood, telling a court that the proposed sale would violate their vows.





Fronting 44 metres on Broad Beach, the property occupies more than an acre in the celebrity-centric area.





An oceanfront Hawaii home owned by a trust connected to the Russian heiress Ekaterina Rybolovleva, which purchased the property from actor and rapper Will Smith, is going on the market for $29.5 million.





The 19.5-acre property served as the primary home for the actor, who has appeared in such films as ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Crazy Heart’


The entertainer’s luxurious waterfront pad is quietly being offered as a holiday rental seeking $2450 a night in the peak season and $1400 a week now in the winter low season.

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