When it comes to real estate, celebrities flock together — and they will pay top dollar to do so. Take Malibu Colony in California. Tucked behind guarded gates, the beachfront community was constructed in the 1920s and quickly became a favorite vacation hub of Hollywood's elite. Nearly a century later, the list of residents of the enclave, comprised of postage stamp-sized lots packed with large houses, still reads like a red carpet event, with celebs like Tom Hanks and Jason Statham shelling out millions to live there.
"In Malibu Colony you can literally jump off your deck into the sand. It's guard-gated and you're walking distance to the best shopping and restaurants in Malibu," says Chad Rogers, a luxury real estate with Hilton and Hyland in the Los Angeles area.
Still, two of the Colony's A-list celebrities are looking to sell: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jim Carrey. In November, DiCaprio listed his Cape Cod-style compound for $23 million after attempting to lease it out for $75,000 per month during the summer rental season. Included in the hefty price tag is a four-bedroom main house, a detached two-bedroom guesthouse and a third detached loft with gym, media room and office — all squeezed onto less than half an acre of land. Not included is an address inside the gates; the actor's home technically lies just west of the guardhouse.
At $14 million, funnyman Jim Carrey's Colony home isn't quite as big by neighborhood standards. Occupying 0.17 of an acre, it touts five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a rooftop deck with a hot tub and a private patch of ocean frontage. More than the minuscule lot size, Carrey's property parcel is narrow — a mere 27 feet in width compared to the "roomier" 30 to 33 feet of neighbors' lots.
Carrey and DiCaprio are two of about 25 celebrities looking to offload eight-figure homes right now. With the help of Realtor.com and Trulia.com, we scoured through listings and property records to find the most expensive celebrity homes currently for sale. Yahoo! Homes is publishing 11 of them here; to see the rest, go to Forbes.com:
Home: Address Undisclosed, Farmington, CT
List Price: $10 million
Listed With: William Raveis
The rapper's 50,000-square-foot mansion, first listed for $18.5 million in 2007, occupies nearly 18 acres outside of Hartford, Conn. The 52-room palace has 19 bedrooms, 25 full baths, multiple kitchens, a racquet ball court, indoor and outdoor pools, a shooting ranges and a 3,500-square foot night club with lighted dance floor.