Do you ever wonder what attracts celebrities to buy homes in certain neighborhoods like Calabasas and Hidden Valley besides the obvious home values? Justin Bieber is one of the latest movers and shakers—that’s putting it mildly as he is causing quite the uproar—in his community of Calabasas. And the Kardashians have practically told the world about their gorgeous Southern California enclave. A recent article in The Hollywood Reporter addresses the reasons that these neighborhoods are so hot right now particularly for home buyers of the celeb kind. Hidden Hills Mayor (and Producer/Entertainment Lawyer) describes the attraction to THR this way:
We have no sidewalks or street lights. People are out walking, the kids gather at the community center to swim and BBQ, and once a year we put on a parade to celebrate the founding of our city — marching bands and all.
And says THR, in addition to the homes being some of the most expensive and the exclusive in the country, great schools and word-of-mouth are also factors…
…the well-regarded public Las Virgenes Unified School District…and the self-perpetuation factor, or as a Ewing & Associates partner says, ‘… if it’s good enough for [those celebrities] to live here…then it must be good enough for us.’
To that end, it’s fun to see where these celebrities have purchased real estate, so here are some extravagant celebrity home buys:
Britney Spears Buys in Lake Sherwood
Britney Spears purchased a palatial spread in the gated neighborhood of Lake Sherwood for $8.5 m. about 45 miles from Los Angeles. According to Forbes, the Mediterranean-style home built in 2010 has unobstructed views, high, beamed ceilings and oak and limestone floors.
The home blends indoor and outdoor living spaces, with enormous vanishing doors leading to patios, an outdoor fireplace and infinity pool…features a home theater, temperature-controlled wine cellar and a master suite with his-and-her baths and walk-in closets.
Jessica Simpson is at Home in Hidden Hills
Curbed LA reported in April that Jessica Simpson purchased Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s old home in Hidden Hills for $11.5 m.—also owned at one point by Christina Aguilera. The six bedroom house was built in 2001. It features design from Martyn Lawrence Bullard, a guest apartment with kitchenette, a reclaimed brick fireplace, a home theater and studio, and a pool and spa. It sits on two and a half acres.
Ellen and Portia Rest at Their Ranch Home
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi have enjoyed their ranch getaway, nestled north of Los Angeles in the Santa Monica Mountains and the community of Hidden Valley, California. With multiple structures, it has two barns and eight cabins. As reported by the NY Daily News, Ellen DeGeneres told Elle Décor Magazine about her zest for home decorating.
I can only change the furniture so much and then I get bored. Then I need a new structure to work on.
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