Celebrities? They are just like us; except the fact they live in houses ten times bigger than ours! From beautiful townhouses to palatial mansions to lavish penthouses, the celebrities ensure they get the best of the best and their homes reflect their personality to the T.
It is possible to be both inspired and overwhelmed by homes owned by the “rich and famous” across the globe. Glamourous interiors, exotic home accents and furniture, stunning locations and state-of-the-art home tech make their humble abodes stand apart.
You must agree that celebrities have the most inspirational homes out there. Adding to this thought, take a tour with the Mansionly team of all the A-list homes:
1) Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan
It was in 2001 when the Baadshah of Bollywood bought the 1920s era, Grade III heritage bungalow in Bandstand. Renamed as “Mannat”, it has five bedrooms, many living areas, a gymnasium cum library and everything else a celebrity family desires.
Designed by Gauri Khan herself, the interiors are a mix of contemporary and rustic. The main living area, for instance, has faux brick walls along with a fresco-bordered skylight in the ceiling. The dining room has a dramatic imposing wall painting by Jogen Chowdhury.
The interiors of a major part of the house are in shades of brown and red. It has a strong sense of serenity and opulence – which isn’t surprising because it is Shah Rukh Khan’s home!
2) Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen Degeneres is not only a great comedian, she also has a brilliant taste in home decor! Her beautiful 1930’s villa in Santa Barbara, that she shares with her wife Portia, is an impressive 1,05,000 sq. ft., spread over 16.88 acres with a panoramic view of the ocean and mountains.
It has six bedrooms and bathrooms. From a sunroom and a library to a fitness room – The DeGeneres mansion has a casual much like the star herself. The interiors capture the classic 17th century Italian style. DeGeneres put her home up for sale in March 2017.
3) Kangana Ranaut
If you ever get a chance to visit Kangana Ranaut’s 5-bedroom home in Khar, you will notice she actually likes a Queen. Designed by interior designer Richa Bahl, the home spells offbeat to the hilt. And this is quite reflective of the actor’s personality!
Home accents and furniture used are colourful. Many motifs of pop culture dominate the decor of the house. The interiors are chic but not opulent. The home decor is a balance between style and simplicity.
4) Oprah Winfrey
The TV queen bought a high-tech treehouse in Colarado in in 2015, and it is spectacular. This ski retreat is one of the many real estate properties that Winfrey owns. About 90% of the interiors of the house are in finished wood.
It has a large living area that also converts into a theatre room. The kitchen and dining area overlooks the mountains and pine trees – the view is spectacular. There are lots of pots and planters inside the house to give the decor a natural feel.
The interiors are sophisticated and stylish. It’s a dream retreat! There is also a spa, wine cellar and a old-time tram to take you to the slopes from the house. You have to see the pictures to believe it!
5) Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt’s home is also designed by Richa Bahl. Located in a posh locality of Mumbai, Bhatt’s home is as cool and easy-going as it can be. It has four sprawling bedrooms. There is also a huge make-up area that tends to all the actor’s needs.
The house, which she shares with her sister Shaheena, has a New York loft kind of feel. It has white walls, comfy sofas in the living area, and a modular kitchen in pastels. Alia’s home is dreamy, casual and chic – much like the actor herself!
6) Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
The power couple earlier owned a combination of two townhouses in a posh New York locality. Needless to say, it was gorgeous! It was a mix of high-end furnishings and a splendid art collection. Contemporary interiors and wood-accented furnishings – the couple spent a fortune in renovating the house.
The kitchen, which comprised a large island, overlooked the garden. There was a master bathroom – a concept synonymous with New York townhouses – with separate vanities, a huge bath tub and a fireplace!
There was also a kid’s bedroom and a state-of-the-art family room with a ping pong table, an endless built-in bookcase and skylights. Since it was SJP’s house, there had to be a walk-in closet too.
7) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka moved to a swanky New York apartment while filming for Quantico season 2. It is fashionable and sophisticated – like Chopra herself. With many bedrooms and living areas, her house also has a wine cellar, a fitting room, a gym and a theatre.
The minimalist decor, dominated by shades of white, is reflective of the actor’s casual personality. It may have hints of opulence but Chopra’s home is comfortable and relatable.
8) Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Another power couple in the showbiz, their home in Hidden Hills, California is luxurious to the T. It has a country house appeal. From plush sofas to exotic and expensive home accents, marble-capped kitchen islands, two spas and two pools (yes, two!), this $20m Kimye mansion is simply gorgeous!
Which celebrity abode is your dream home?