11 of the priciest celebrity homes on the market

Forbes

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:



Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (pictured at top and right)
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.

Christina Aguilera
Home: Doheny Road, Beverly Hills, CA
List Price: $13.5 million
Listed With: Hilton & Hyland
Source: Realtor.com
Tucked behind gates, the songstress' manse has 10,000-square feet including six bedrooms, nine baths, a gym, a game room, a beauty salon and a gift-wrapping area. The backyard hosts a pool with water slide, grotto spa and barbecue. The guesthouse has, perhaps not surprisingly, a recording studio. See many more pictures in the property listing on Yahoo! Homes.

Anjelica Huston
Home: Windward Avenue, Venice, Calif.
List Price: $13.9 million
Listed With: Sotheby's International Realty
Source: Realtor.com
The Oscar-winning actress and her sculptor husband Robert Graham carved out this 13,800-square foot "Artist in Residence" compound in Venice Beach near the ocean. It includes a work studio, a black-bottomed pool and a high-tech security system.

Jim Carrey
Home: Malibu Colony Road, Malibu, CA
List Price: $13.95 million
Listed With: Sotheby's International Realty
Source: Realtor.com
The comedian's Malibu Colony home touts five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a rooftop deck with hot tub and a private stretch of ocean frontage.

Jack Nicholson
Home: West End, Aspen, CO
List Price: $15 million
Listed With: Joshua & Co.
This Victorian home, which the actor co-owns with director Lou Adler, was built in 1895 and sits in downtown Aspen on a quarter of an acre. It encompasses 5,800 square feet, including two master suites, an attic turned screening room, and a living room with Jacuzzi.

Sheryl Crow
Home: North Vista Street, Los Angeles, CA
List Price: $15.95 million
Listed With: Nourmand & Associates
Source: Realtor.com
The singer-songwriter listed this Hollywood Hills home for sale in October, four years after moving to Tennessee. The 11-acre compound is an amalgamation of three property parcels that peddle three separate Pre-War homes: a 1924 Spanish Colonial used as a main house, a 1909 Craftsman used as a guesthouse, and a 1885 two-bedroom bungalow.

Pharrell Williams
Home: Bristol Tower penthouse, Miami Beach, FL
List Price: $16.8 million
Listed With: Coldwell Banker Previews International
The music producer's 9,080-square-foot, triplex penthouse floats 40 stories above Miami's business district Brickell,boasting views of city and the Bay. The condo has five bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, a home theater and a rooftop terrace touting an outdoor kitchen and landscaped private swimming pool.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Home: Crosby Street penthouse, New York, NY
List Price: $17.95 million
Listed With: Sotheby's International Realty
The songstress purchased this SoHo penthouse from fellow musician Lenny Kravitz. The 6,170-square foot condo, accessible by a private keyed elevator, touts five bedrooms, four baths, four powder rooms, a glass solarium, and a media room. A floating glass staircase leads to a second-floor master suite with spa and private terrace.

Rosie O'Donnell
Home: Star Island Drive, Miami Beach, FL
List Price: $19.5 million
Listed With: Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell
The actress turned talk show host has had an active year in terms of real estate. She sold her Chicago townhouse in March for $5.2 million and purchased a nearly $8 million duplex apartment in Manhattan a few months later. She's also selling her Miami vacation home. The waterfront Star Island estate encompasses an 11,000-square foot main house with massive master suite, two separate guest cottages, a pool and a large dock.

Michael Jordan
Home: Point Lane, Highland Park, IL
List Price: $29 million
Listed With: Baird & Warner Real Estate
The NBA champion custom-built this massive 56,000-square foot estate in Chicago's Gold Coast suburbs in 1995 with ex-wife Juanita. It has nine beds, 15 full baths, three separate climate-controlled garages, a tennis court, a putting and a full-size regulation basketball court with competition-quality lighting. The estate's front gates sport a giant number 23 in honor of the jersey number the basketball great wore before his first NBA retirement.

Celine Dion
Home: Ile Gagnon, Laval, Quebec, Canada
List Price: $29.7 million
Listed With: Sotheby's International Realty Canada
The songstress custom-built this 24,000-square-foot stone mansion on a private island accessible by guard-gated bridge. Dion is selling the estate, which touts a vaulted wine cellar and elevator, fully furnished.



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