A-Listings: Celebrity Real Estate On The Market
You can buy all the name brands, keep up with the latest styles, and follow every famous trend, but you’re not living like a celebrity until you’re living in one of these Unique Listings. From mansions in Bel-air to New York City penthouses, check out which stars are putting their multimillion dollar properties on the market.By Alexa Rozzi
Best known for her role in Will and Grace, actress Debra Messing has listed her traditional-styled Bel-Air home for $11.995 million. Although you don’t have to be a movie star to live in the 6,400–square-foot home, the property has a history of famous owners: Messing purchased the property from actress Renee Zellwegger in 2007.
Forget football tryouts: You don’t need to suit up in pads and a helmet for the chance to live like an NFL star. You will, however, need $1.3 million. That’s how much Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing listed his 7,007-square-foot Texas mansion for earlier last week.
After tearing his ACL in a game against the New York Jets, and with the Texans eliminated from the playoffs, you’d think that the waterfront views, private gated community and in-house theatre of the Mediterranean estate would be an ideal place for the Texans’ MVP to relax and recover. Perhaps Cushing will be spending his spare time house hunting instead.
Cushing isn’t the only athlete with an A-listing this week. Tennis Superstar Serena Williams has served the market a real-estate ace, listing her 2,403-square-foot Westwood Condo for $1.85 million.
Williams’ L.A condo boasts exquisite views of the city with floor-to-ceiling windows, while the open floor plan features 2 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a den/office, fireplace and multiple balconies. A direct-access elevator makes it easy for tenants to enjoy access to the building’s concierge and valet service, a pool, spa and gym.
Penthouse living comes at top dollar prices, especially if you’re looking to purchase Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos’ 6,792-square-foot NewYork City duplex (pictured right). Though the couple originally purchased it for $9.5 million in 2005, the Live! With Kelly and Michael host, and her former All My Children co-star husband, have listed their SoHo apartment for $23.5 million.
Ripa and Consuelos put millions of dollars worth of renovations into the penthouse to reconfigure the floor plan, which includes an expansive kitchen built to entertain. Not to mention, there is an additional 3,073-square-foot outdoor private terrace fully landscaped. And no, you’re not seeing double: the house comes with two sets of washers and dryers and two dishwashers, along with three refrigerators.
It’s easy to “love thy neighbor” when your home is adjacent to supermodel Kate Moss’ or a rock star like Sting’s. The buyer of Jude Law’s Highgate neighborhood home will find themselves living alongside these celebrities and other A-listers, as the actor just put his London mansion on the market for $6.86 million (£4,350,000).
Law’s home isn’t the only thing on the market. Him and his on-again, off-again beaux Siena Miller recently split, which might make it hard to determine who gets to keep the out-of-the-ordinary decor. According to RealEstalker, the two adorned the Maida Vale home with eccentric furnishings like an over-sized Pez dispenser, an under-sized Foosball machine, and artwork not only fixed to the walls, but leaning up against them as well.