From the Men in Black to the Karate Kid and even Aladdin, Will Smith has played iconic roles in tens of blockbuster movies. Being one of the highest-paid actors in the world, it is no wonder that there is a lot to see in terms of houses owned by his family. Will and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith have accomplished quite a lot throughout their long-running careers, from acting, singing, and rapping, to producing. With a combined net worth of $320 million, the couple has invested in numerous impressive properties across the globe for their family.
1. House in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania | Will Smith
Will, being from West Philadelphia himself, decided to go back to his roots by buying a $937,500 house in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania along with his wife Jada Pinkett in 1997, the same year they got married. This sprawling estate, despite being extremely luxurious with a cover of 8000 square feet, is still modest in comparison to their houses to come next.
2. Another Property in Philadelphia
Just a year after purchasing their house in Bryn Mawr, the Smith family bought yet another property in Will’s hometown to be close to his family – a $700,000 2,165-square-foot property north of Philadelphia.
3. A Beach House in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii
This property, though no longer owned by them, was bought by the Smith family in 2009 for $13.5 million and later resold for a whopping $20 million. The property, located in Hanalei, a small town on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and sits on seven acres
4. A Compound in Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii
A few years after their first real estate endeavor in Hawaii, the Smiths bought a property of 6.91 acres for $10 million on the island of Kauai in 2015. The compound has four residential complexes with seven large bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms in total. The complex consists of the primary house, a guesthouse, and a carriage house. It also includes a private studio, with amenities including a 50-foot swimming pool, spa, and tennis court. The compound also includes a private beach. This large complex was, however, sold two later for $12 million.
5. A House in Hidden Hills, California | Will Smith
The posh neighborhood of Hidden Hills in California is home to many stars, one of them being Will and Jada’s son, Jaden Smith. The Smiths bought this $3.4 million five-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion in 2003 and has been occupied by Jaden since 2017.
6. A Modest Purchase in Woodland Hills, LA
This dwelling of unknown occupancy (though rumored to have been bought for family or staff) was acquired by The Smith family trust in 2011 for $910,000. Though modest compared to their other properties, this house includes five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, three fireplaces, a pool, and a spa.
7. A Luxurious Movie Trailer
Will Smith’s homely pursuits are not restricted to luxurious mansions and sprawling complexes. One of his purchases also includes a $2.5 Million, 2-Story Movie Trailer. This trailer, ‘The Heat’ is a 1,200-square-foot mobile home that rests on 22 wheels and features 14 TV screens.
The trailer initially fixed to the ground, turns into a double-decker mansion on wheels with the touch of a button. It has a main lounge area where Will Smith hangs out with his family and co-stars as well as has a full kitchen with $100,000 – $200,000 worth of granite countertops. The floor upstairs, which is used for watching dailies and conducting business, has a 30-person screening room with state-of-the-art technology.
8. The Calabasas Estate | Will Smith
Smith’s current place of residence is in the glitzy LA county neighbourhood of Calabasas. The mansion was designed by architect Stephan Samuelson, and the construction process began in 2003 and lasted seven years. The project cost $42 Million. The 150-acre estate is so large that it even has its own ZIP code.
The sprawling complex consists of a mansion with nine bedrooms, a large eight-car garage, a private movie theatre, and a recording studio—which is where the couple’s daughter, Willow, recorded her 2010 hit song “Whip My Hair.”
The architect Samuelson said, “The estate was designed to express the Owners’ aspirations of a hand-made environment that is tied to the land. The organic architecture utilizes generously sweeping curves and atypical geometries to create a lyrical flow between spaces. The building’s aesthetic is anchored in history and the various interpretations of adobe in Persian, Moroccan, Spanish, and SW American cultures.”
The estate has several extremely rare features including a massive front door salvaged from a fort in northern India, a double-height living room topped with a retractable skylight, a dining room used for formal occasions with vintage-looking reclaimed ceiling beams, and a state of the art gourmet kitchen with cabinets made of 19th century Nuristani oak panels.
The house showcases a natural adobe architectural style. This is highlighted by various elements with rustic features and intricate craftsmanship. The house acquires a unique aesthetic due to the exposed beams, canopy beds, huge wooden doors, and carved animal sculptures.
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