While not all celebrity home buys of 2018 were savvy investments, there are a few things all the transactions had in common: extravagant properties and pricey figures. And that alone is reason enough for us to take a closer look at all of the major celebrity home buys of 2018 and marvel at these incredible properties.
We’ve even spotlighted the biggest deals, to give you a little more insight as to which VIP spent or earned the most money in 2018 from real estate deals. Spoiler alert: beach houses, hilltop mansions and lavish NYC condos ahead, along with an interesting mix of celebrities from musicians to tv personalities, a soccer player and a fashion designer. Enjoy!
Maroon 5 Frontman Juggled Over $100Million in Real Estate Transactions in 2018
‘The Voice’ judge and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has been keeping busy in 2018, buying and selling real estate left and right, his most expensive purchase being a $35.5 million Beverly Hills mansion. The home didn’t even reach the market, as Levine quickly snagged the property in an off-market transaction.
The Maroon 5 crooner and his wife Behati Prinsloo bought the 12,000-square-foot estate from Max Mutchnick, who paid $23 million for it back in June 2018 and spent a fortune on renovations, which even landed the home a feature in Elle Decor.
The 3-story, Tudor-style mansion has seven bedrooms—including a master suite with a private sitting room and custom dressing rooms—eight bathrooms, a library, and a screening room. The one-acre ground on which the property sits on features lush green spaces with tree-shaded terraces, a swimming pool, playground, a tennis court as well as a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse.
The singer and TV host also made a bold purchase towards the end of 2018, buying a 9,000-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles for $32 million. Again, in an off-market transaction. The Pacific Palisades home was previously owned by celebrity couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
Without a doubt, Adam Levine stayed in the spotlight both in the entertainment and real estate world last year. He also sold two of his properties for a cumulated $33.9 million: a $15.9 million home in Beverly Hills and an $18 million estate in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles.
Cindy Crawford Sells Malibu Beach House for a cool $45Mil in 2018
Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber finally managed to sell their once $60 million beach house. The initial listing of the property took place back in 2016, with the couple slashing the price to $50 million in 2017, and ultimately, selling it for $45 million in 2018. The couple bought the home in 2015 and revamped the property before listing it one year later.
Sitting on about 3 acres of land, the beachfront home spans 5,300 square feet and includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The rooms are decorated in neutral tones with dark wood detailing throughout, while the kitchen is classically decorated with white cupboards and a wooden breakfast bar. The house features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the coast and a path leading directly to the beach. The compound also boasts a swimming pool and a spa, as well as a tennis court.
Fashion DEsigner Tommy Hilfiger Sells Palm Beach Home for $35Mil
Tommy Hilfiger and wife Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger owned their beachfront, Palm Beach, Florida property for only a year before putting it up for sale. The fashion icon sold the home for $35 million—$1 million more than what he initially paid for the Mediterranean-style house back in May 2017.
Built in 1998, the 11,000-square-foot, single-story residence consists of five-bedrooms and eight bathrooms and a modern kitchen. The home features vaulted interior ceilings, marble floors and the property also includes 200 feet of beach frontage.
Vladimir Stolyarenko, a Russian banker, bought the estate at 100 Casa Bendita through an LLC in August 2018.
David and Victoria Beckham Bid Farewell to Beverly Hills Mansion
The power-couple quietly sold off their Beverly Hills estate late last year in an off-market transaction for the price tag of $33 million—nearly double what they paid for it in 2007. The Beckhams acquired the property 12 years ago for $18.2M when David Beckham got signed to the LA Galaxy soccer team.
The 13,000-square-foot estate has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a library and a media room. Additional property amenities include an expansive garden filled with palm trees, a
tennis court and a swimming pool.
Gwen Stefani's Beverly Hills Estate Goes for $29 Million
Initially listed for $35 million, the former ‘No Doubt’ singer managed to sell her Beverly Hills mansion for $29 million in 2018. Still, she was not at a loss for profit, as she bought the estate for a little over $13 million back in 2006.
The seven-bedroom home features unique interior designs by Kelly Wearstler, from pink couches to abstract wall and floor patterns. In one of the master suite bathrooms, a mixture of black and gold stones can be found on both the walls and the floor, and a black-and-white design in the entryway. Granite and marble patterns can also be found throughout the home, as well as five unique fireplaces.
The property features panoramic views of Beverly Hills, a 250-foot driveway, a separate guest house, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.
DJ Khaled Buys a $26Million Miami Beach house from the Inventor of the "Baby on board" Car Sign
Hip-hop artist DJ Khaled purchased the waterfront property in Miami Beach for $25.9 million from Michael Lerner, the mogul who created the “Baby on Board” signs in the 1980s. The initial listing price of the property in 2016 was close to $30 million. Lerner bought the one-acre lot in 2013 for $4.95 million and built the now DJ Khaled-owned estate.
The 13,000-square-foot house boasts five bedrooms and an elevator. The property also includes an 80-foot swimming pool, a safe room, a four-bedroom guest house and a private dock on Indian Creek.
What will Happen to Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande's $16Million NYC Apartment?
It’s been some time since the celebrity couple announced their split in late 2018, although no news yet about the condo the former pair bought together. Davidson and Grande purchased a 4,000-square-foot apartment in July 2018 in Chelsea for $16 million, which will inevitably hit the market at some point, since they’re not planning to move in together anytime soon.
The condo features five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and views of the Empire State Building. The building houses a private 12-seat IMAX cinema and also includes an indoor pool, a wellness floor, a fitness center, and a private party area.
Drew Barrymore Sells Longtime Hollywood Hills Home for $16.5Mil
Actress Drew Barrymore has sold off the Hollywood Hills mansion she’d been calling home since 2002 for the price of $16.5 million. 17 years ago, Barrymore paid a modest price of $4.35 million for the property.
The mansion sits on an acre-plus property, a former Midcentury ranch that dates back to 1957, and boasts 8,000 square feet of living space and 18 rooms, including four bedrooms and a two-story living room. The compound features a guest house, a guardhouse, a motor court, a swimming pool, and terraced gardens—not to mention breathtaking ocean views.
Alex Rodriguez Sells Solo, Buys with J. Lo
Former MLB player Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez listed his LA home for $6.5 million in November 2018 and went on buying a 4,000-square-foot New York City condo with Jennifer Lopez. The couple purchased an ultra-luxury Manhattan home for $15 million. However, they already put the lavish residence up for sale in January 2019, for $17.5 million.
Located at 432 Park Avenue, in the world’s tallest residential building, the condo comprises three bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a spacious living and dining room, and a separate kitchen. The apartment features unique finishes, as well as 12’6” ceilings and large, single-pane windows.
Premium building amenities include a fully-staffed lobby and valet parking at an on-site garage, a state-of-the-art screening room, a conference room, a 75-foot-long indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a private restaurant. For full access to the building’s offerings, you’ll have to pay about $8,000 per month—a couple of months’ worth of rent in NYC.
Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott go for $14 Million Home in Beverly Hills
Rounding up the top 10 list is rapper Travis Scott’s and Kylie Jenner’s $13.5 million home purchase in Beverly Hills. The celebrity couple bought the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom estate, marking Jenner’s sixth home purchase by the age of 21.
Before buying the 90210 mansion, Jenner sold two of her properties, including a Hidden Hills mansion for $6.7 million and a nearby plot of land for $5.3 million. For the Beverly Hills estate, the couple split the purchasing cost and decorated the home together.
The house features 9,680 square feet of living space and chicly decorated, open-concept spaces with modern fixtures as well as a large, green backyard. The one-acre ground also boasts a guesthouse, a three-car garage, and a swimming pool.