Homes of celebrity couples, 2012
It often seems that celebrities operate on a faster timeline than the rest of us. A lot can change in a year with them, especially regarding real estate — just look at the lineup of duos from the original Homes of Celebrity Couples, published last year.
Beyonce and Jay-Z had a baby around the same time Heidi Klum and Seal announced their impending divorce. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem finally sold their house at a price reduction ($2.88 million, from $3.695 million), and Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher’s midcentury rental is now off the market. Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie still haven’t unloaded their house, but they are about to unleash a baby into the world at any moment.
Slideshow: Homes of celebrity couples
Read on to learn where other celebrity couples have been making their homes:
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Location: Los Angeles
Price: $21 million
Beds / Baths: 4 / 6
Square Footage: 8,500
Aniston bought her $21 million home at a discount.
Jennifer Aniston recently continued the “Friends” alum real estate shuffle by buying a mid-century modern house in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. The actress bought the house at a reduced price, as it originally listed for $24.9 million, according to Realtor.com. Apparently this home was her idea of simplifying, since that’s the reason she sold her last home for $38 million.
The new digs are situated on just under two acres, with glass walls to ocean and city views and a vineyard, koi pond and guest house. No information is available about Aniston’s actor boyfriend Justin Theroux’s level of involvement in the sale, but numerous reports say they are living together.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Location: Bel Air, Calif.
Price: $5.995 million
Beds / Baths: 5 / 5
Square Footage: 4,044
This home was rented last year by Pattinson and Stewart.
This modern house , which was rented by silver-screen pair and real-life couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for several months last year, went on the market around the premiere of “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.”
With its Southern California location, its fabulous views of Canyon Reservoir, its abundance of natural light and its pool and patio, it’s easier to picture shirtless teen werewolves living here than sparkling vampires. Whatever their reasons or plans, the famously private couple continue to remain mum.
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany
Location: New York
Price: $8.495 million
Beds / Baths: 3 / 4
Square Footage: 4,000
Connelly and Bettany put their TriBeCa penthouse on the market.
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany (both known for roles in “A Beautiful Mind”) were formerly the leading acting duo of Park Slope, Brooklyn, though when they defected to TriBeCa a few years back that title went to Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. Now, the pair might be moving to another ‘hood again: They’ve just listed their TriBeCa penthouse.
It is situated atop a building built in 1890 and converted to 14 co-ops in 1984, with original features like exposed brick walls and wooden box beams. Other highlights include a Hudson River view and a chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances and a subway-tiled white backsplash. The sizable roof terrace covers about 1,380 square feet, and there’s a glass-enclosed sunroom accessible from the library/media room.
Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton
Location: Haiku, Hawaii
Price: $2.79 million
Beds / Baths: 4 / 4
Square Footage: 6,400
The home's entire first floor is a gym, befitting a sports couple.
This property is the most sporting of the collection. Volleyball star and model Gabrielle Reece and her pro surfer husband Laird Hamilton recently offered for sale their Hawaiian getaway on nearly 10 acres. (It is now off the market.) The entire first floor is a gym. Hamilton chose this home as a training base for its proximity to Jaws, a famous surf break.
As for the more relaxing times when they’re not exercising or training, there’s a 1,000-square-foot canopied wrap-around lanai to make use of outdoor space despite trade-wind showers, as well as a million-gallon fish pond and a natural swimming pool with waterslide that’s supplemented by waterfalls.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Price: $7,500 / month
Beds / Baths: 2 / 2
The reality TV stars are biding their time at the W Hotel.
The socialite from the inescapable Kardashian clan and the NBA player for the Dallas Mavericks recently settled into the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences. As the Realtor blog points out, Odom might not stay with the team for the long term, hence the rental.
The spacious condo features slate flooring, Miele appliances in the kitchen, mother-of-pearl tiles in the bath and a pool table. Being part of the W hotel, residents have access to its fitness centers, Bliss spa, infinity pool and a “Whatever Whenever” concierge service.