Have you always dreamed of owning a mansion? A celebrity-style luxury pad with every mod con under the sun? Well, not many of us will ever afford that kind of real estate without winning the lottery but it’s still fun to daydream. Some of the biggest and most expensive houses can be found in sunny Hollywood, where the rich and famous of the film, music and sporting world get to dwell in some serious luxury. Here are some of the grandest:
Hidden Hills, California
Ozzy Osbourne has a classic ‘rags to riches’ tale for his success as the crazy front man of Black Sabbath. This Brummie chap has purchased some Californian real estate for a cool $10 million! The property includes almost 11,000 square feet and comprises of ten bathrooms and six bedrooms. We can only imagine that it’s full of the latest technology and seriously expensive décor! Why not bring a touch of Hollywood to your own décor with Designer Radiators from http://apolloradiators.co.uk/Category/3/header/3/radiator-ranges
The Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles
Hugh Hefner represents the epitome of lavish success. After running a very profitable business, he purchased this huge mansion in L.A for it later to become the iconic Playboy Mansion. Surrounded by beautiful women, Hugh can also take advantage of a wine cellar, tennis courts, a games room and swimming pools. But it doesn’t end there – the mansion also boasts waterfalls and its very own aviary and zoo!
Named the ‘Queen of Talk’, Oprah Winfrey achieved phenomenal success from the 1980s onwards for her chat shows and famous interviews. With a net worth of over $3 billion it’s no surprise that her home is grand. Six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and a private lake for her fish collection is just the start. The home also has 10 fireplaces and its own private movie theatre.
Aaron Spelling’s Mansion, L.A
If you’re unfamiliar with the name, Aaron Spelling is a TV producer responsible for such shows as Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty and Starsky & Hutch. As you can imagine, he has a few dollars to invest and so bought himself a 56,500 square-foot home for a whopping $150 million. The estate includes an orchard, 4 garages, tennis court, pool, bowling alley and skating rink. It’s almost like a small town and also includes a modern gym.
Rihanna, Hollywood Hills
Not too far from the Hollywood sign itself, Rihanna’s Californian pad cost an impressive $7 million. It’s a stylish and chic affair with rumours of a built-in nightclub for the after-parties and weekend bashes she loves to throw. It would be great to get on the guest list just so we could take a look inside.
Pacific Palisades, California
A grand title for a grand estate and we’d expect no less from director Steven Spielberg. Purchased back in 1985 from singer Bobby Vinton, the sprawling mansion is now said to be valued at $15 million. It’s a beautiful place and covers an enviable 145,000 square-foot of prime Californian turf.