Whether you’re on the hunt for design inspiration for your ultimate dream home or just want to look at something magnificent, there’s no better place to start than the homes of celebrities. From high ceilings and awe-striking murals to luxurious amenities and custom-made furniture, the famous residences never fail to inspire design inventiveness. Here are some of the most stylish celebrity homes worldwide, whose owners and architects have left no stone unturned to make the house as meaningful and gorgeous as possible.
1. Anderson Cooper’s House, Trancoso, Brazil | Celebrity Homes
Dubbed as ‘Casa Anderson’, Cooper’s tropical-themed vacation home in the quaint Brazilian town comprises four pavilions set along a meandering path that begins at the town square or the Quadrado border and ends in a picturesque view of a rainforest. The main structure is colonial in style and houses the combined living and dining spaces, a kitchen, and a verandah for open-air or alfresco dining.
Two buildings at the centre form the guest bungalows built using alternative techniques and materials. The first guest house is made from brick, and the other was made using a traditional ‘pau a pique’ of wattle and daub process. Tucked behind a shimmering pool is the final structure; a two-story treehouse made from reclaimed wooden planks. The master suite occupies the upper story, and an outdoor living room and bar are present below.
2. Alex Rodriguez’s House, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
The long-time New York Yankees star’s 11,000 square foot house is a show-stopping retreat, with sleek, clean forms and bold overhangs that accentuate the house’s mid-century modernism appeal. The glass windows act as retractable walls, to open up the living spaces to the sprawling yard that is a swimming pool, bar pavilion, and an in-ground trampoline.
The rooms inside are monochromatically themed, where concrete expanses are complemented with walnut paneling, in addition to reclaimed barn wood floorboards in a herringbone pattern. The materials serve as a beautiful backdrop to the carefully curated furniture, including a vintage cocktail table, and several Warren Platner classics. The house was conceptualized as a showcase for creativity and contemporary finds, and an ideal gathering space complete with a screening room, lounge, and indoor basketball court.
3. Ellen Pompeo’s House, Los Angeles, USA | Celebrity Homes
The Grey’s Anatomy protagonist’s Mediterranean-style villa was the result of a renovation project that aimed to restore the original charm and dignity of the 1930s property. Everything was rethought from room configurations and spatial connections to materials and surface finishes. The existing windows were enlarged to let in more natural light and open the house to alluring vistas. The existing polished wood floors were replaced with vintage limestone pavers, reclaimed tiles made from terracotta, and textured French oak wood planks. Antique moldings tied up the look.
The inaccessible wilderness behind the house was transformed into a terraced playland for Pompeo’s kids with a stone staircase that led down to a pool and a cabana. The estate’s landscape also features an outdoor kitchen, vegetable garden, and a chicken coop. The front of the house was transformed into a Mediterranean-style garden, with olive trees, wicker lights, and a fountain.
4. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s House, Montecito, California, USA
The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house in the beach town, is made of two authentic English Tudor structures dating back to the mid-1700s. The structures were originally built in Surrey, England, and then dismantled and shipped over to the United States where they were reassembled on a 1.3-acre estate. The twin houses are connected via a glass-enclosed space that houses weather-sensitive plants and fruit trees.
While the facade of the house is traditional wowing to its tall, leaded glass windows, decorative dark-wood elements, and shingled roof, the interiors feature a more modern take with high-ceilings, brick, and hardwood floors. Both the structures feature separate living rooms, with a large, artisanal fireplace. From the larger of the two, a set of French doors open out into a brick terrace. The house also has a basement, workshop, gym space, and a garage for three cars.
5. Sachin Tendulkar’s Home, Mumbai, India | Celebrity Homes
The 1600 square feet apartment owned by the Indian cricketer or the ‘God of Cricket’ is located in Mumbai’s most posh district, Bandra. It is a tasteful display of aesthetics, with every inch of the luxurious home, a spatial experience. Inspired by the poetics of the space, the concept of the interiors was ‘The New Age’ and the theme gave the interior designers the creative flexibility to encapsulate a world that is changing rapidly. With modern furnishings, complemented with dark accents and marble flooring, the apartment offers a refreshing perspective that brings out unique, harmonious concepts.
6. Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s Mansion, Calcutta, India
The iconic fashion designer’s 7250 square foot home is layered with gorgeous textiles, antiques, and paintings that impart a look of grandeur to the house. Though a minimalist at heart, the designer wanted a more ‘maximalist’ approach for his house, especially the living room that also opens up to a lush tropical garden.
Just like the layered accessories, the paint also takes on an old fresco look, with rose-pink, layered with turquoise, and then washed out with a moss green. During the renovation, the existing guest bedrooms were converted into a series of walk-in closets, and shoe racks for Sabyasachi’s work. The bathroom is quite jaw-dropping with a large chandelier hanging over the tub.
7. Kim Kardashian’s Home, California, USA
Described as a futuristic Belgian monastery gives off a vibe of probing and passion, an ode to the fearlessness of the reality star and entrepreneur. Most of the rooms of the house are covered in a lustrous, off-white plaster, accented with pale natural materials. The furnishings too are kept to the essentials, giving the house a clean, minimalistic, and spacious look. The neutral palette was chosen for its simplicity, a calmness in the midst of a chaotic world. Everything in the pristine house is like an art installation and a fun play area for her four kids.
8. Kylie Jenner’s House, Los Angeles, USA | Celebrity Homes
The 0.83-acre estate includes a palatial 15,250-square foot main house and two guest apartments. The single-story residence has concrete exteriors to ensure maximum privacy but has an open plan that fills the interiors with natural light. With a total of seven bedrooms, and fourteen bathrooms, which open through retractable glass doors into the central courtyard.
The courtyard has a spa, dining area, outdoor theatre, pool, and a sports court, making it the perfect space for a fun-filled evening with guests. The living room features a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, a shuffleboard table, and a bar. The family room is fitted with a TV-mounted fireplace, and the estate has a home gym, guardhouse, and twenty parking spaces.
9. Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s home, Mumbai, India
Titled ‘Mannat’ or ‘Vow’ the power couple’s home in Bandra is nothing short of an iconic landmark in Bandra. The house opens up to mesmerizing views of the sea and the plush interiors are decorated with artifacts, handpicked, and custom furniture.
It is a confluence of design styles, from Italian to neo-classical, but with a sprinkle of traditional Indian elements. Mannat is a beautifully crafted home with touches of personal style, decadent elegance, and maximalist grandeur. Originally called the Villa Vienna, the home has retained its neoclassical columned facade, and has five bedrooms, a gymnasium, library, and multiple living rooms.
10. Hrithik Roshan’s Home, Mumbai, India | Celebrity Homes
Conceptualized as a calming retreat, the actor’s home is bathed in neutral tones, and opens up to a gorgeous view of the sea. Adjoining the living space is a sprawling den complete with a billiards table, a chocolate-dispensing vending machine, and a foosball table. The palette of the house was inspired by the sea, travel, and family.
Most of the furniture and accents are nautical themed, from driftwood and acrylic stools to delicate corals. The family has a specific rule; that there is no dedicated dining spot. Instead, a foldable table is set up in preferred spots in the house, be it the terrace, or living room. The living room features a movable grid, to mount family photos; an ideal place to cherish prized memories.