Taylor Swift reportedly paid $18 million for a four-bedroom and 4.5 bathroom townhouse next door to the lower Manhattan boutique apartment house where she already owns a mansion-sized duplex penthouse she bought from “Lord of The Rings” filmmaker Peter Jackson in early 2014 for almost $20 million.
Matthew Perry, who owns a sleep contemporary home in the Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills, Calif., he briefly had listed in 2017 for $13.25 million, shelled out $20 million for a 9,300-plus-square-foot, full-floor penthouse at the tony Century tower in L.A.’s Century City.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Angelina Jolie paid $24.5 million for Hollywood pioneer Cecil B. DeMille’s stately Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion that sits on more than two lavishly landscaped acres in the gated Laughlin Park enclave in L.A.’s Los Feliz.
Hilton & Hyland
Shortly after he announced plans to spend a billion dollars to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in downtown L.A.’s Exposition Park, “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas paid Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot $33.9 million for the ‘Mi Patria’ estate in L.A.’s Holmby Hills.
“Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan and his estranged wife Krista sold a “modern farmhouse” style mansion they custom built on a high bluff overlooking the Riviera Country Club in Santa Monica, Calif., in an off-market deal for an astonishing $41 million to Kevin Washington, the well-financed son of octogenarian Montana multi-billionaire businessman Dennis Washington.
After two long years on the market with a price tag that started at a $75 million and dropped to $59 million, Demi Moore sold her triplex penthouse in the south tower of the twin-towered San Remo building on New York City’s Central Park West for $45 million.
David Geffen added to his $6+ billion fortune with the record shattering $87 million sale of his long-time, multi-structure compound on Malibu’s prestigious Carbon Beach to Dodgers owner Mark Walker.
Longtime friends and business partners George Clooney and Rande Gerber, who sold their Casamigos Tequila company for $1 billion in 2017, sold side-by-side beachfront villas they custom-built in a guard-gated development near Baja California’s Cabo San Lucas in a combined deal reportedly valued at $100 million.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé took a staggering $52.8 million mortgage against and $88 millin purchase price for a newly constructed compound in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles that encompasses around 30,000-square-feet of interior living space and another 10,000-square-feet of outdoor living spaces with 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, garage parking for more than a dozen cars and four separate swimming pools.
Hilton & Hyland
Just months after they dropped $88 million for a Los Angeles compound, Jay-Z and Beyoncé coughed up another $25.925 million for a shingle-clad “cottage” with five bedrooms and seven full and two half bathroom plus a substantial guesthouse on 2.1 acres that borders Georgica Pond in the tony beach community of East Hampton, New York.
After first setting it out for sale at $45 million, a 13-plus-acre Santa Barbara, Calif., estate owned by trophy property collectors Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi is now available at $39.5 million.
Sotheby’s International Realty
Jennifer Lopez seeks a tidy profit on a 6,500-square-foot New York City penthouse she bought in 2014 for a bit more than $20 million and now has up for sale at $26.5 million.
Though she spent untold million on renovations and expansions, Gwen Stefani will no doubt see a substantial financial windfall when she sells her seven-bedroom estate in Beverly Hills, Calif., that was once owned by Jennifer Lopez. The pop star bought the property with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale in 2006 for $13.25 million and now has it listed at $35 million.
Westside Estate Agency
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber hope 2018 will at long last bring a deep-pocketed buyer to a 3-plus-acre bluff-top estate in Malibu, Calif., estate they first listed in late 2016 at $60 million and now have available at $50 million.
Westside Estate Agency
Rock ‘n’ roll royals Sting and Trudie Styler are poised to be 2018’s first big celebrity real estate winners when they just about double their money on a sumptuously modern penthouse New York City’s Upper West Side they bought in 2008 for $26.5 million and after setting it our for sale this year at $56 million quickly landed a buyer who, per the celebrity real estate gossip grapevine, will pay right around $50 million for the almost 5,500-square-feet duplex that has sweeping park and city skyline views.