A-Listed! The Most Expensive Celebrity Homes Bought and Sold This Year

Pierce Brosnan, $100M

Location: Malibu, Calif.

In late September, PEOPLE confirmed that the James Bond franchise star and his filmmaker spouse, Keely Shaye Smith, had put their beachfront mansion on the market for a cool $100 million, listed with Chris Cortazzo of Compass. The pair raised their two sons in the home, but have decided to sell as they now spending the majority of their time at their compound in Hawaii.   

They bought the two plots of land the home is built on in 2000, just a year before they were married, for $7.35 million in total, according to Variety. They lived in a small, ranch-style house that previously occupied the property for a few years before tearing it down to custom build their dream home: a 12,500-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 14-bathroom estate inspired by their travels in Thailand, where Brosnan filmed Tomorrow Never Dies. The parcel overlooks almost 120 feet of ocean frontage along Malibu’s Broad Beach. 

See more photos of Pierce Brosnan’s home.

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Derek Jeter, $29M

Location: Tampa Bay, Florida

In mid-September, the Hall of Fame Yankees shortstop and his model wife, Hannah, put their Tampa Bay mansion on the market for $29 million, represented by Stephen Gay with Smith & Associates Real Estate.

The property is reportedly the most expensive and largest house to ever be built in the area. Jeter built the approximately 30,000-square-foot waterfront home — nicknamed “St. Jetersburg,” after the nearby city of St. Petersburg — in 2011.

It boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a six-car garage, two boat lifts, nearly 9,000 square feet of outdoor space and an 80-foot-long saltwater lap pool with a spa. Surrounding the home is a six-foot-tall privacy wall that local residents reportedly dubbed “The Great Wall of Jeter.”

Earlier in 2020, Jeter rented the property to Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen after the NFL player decided to leave the New England Patriots and signed with the Buccaneers.

Read more of PEOPLE’s coverage of the property.

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Tommy Hilfiger, $47.5M

Location: Greenwich, Connecticut 

In September, PEOPLE reported that the famed fashion designer, 69, was selling his country estate in Greenwich, Connecticut for an asking price of $47.5 million.

Lovingly restored by Hilfiger and his wife Dee Ocleppo, the European-inspired property sits on 22 acres and offers panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline as well as the Long Island Sound.

The 1939 castle features a number of design elements taken from English and French traditions, including ivy-clad walls and a pastoral garden. The outside space also includes an all-weather tennis court and a pool.

Inside, the 13,344-square-foot home boats six bedrooms — with each suite boasting two baths, two dressing rooms and an office/study — as well as a separate guest house.

See more photos of Tommy Hilfiger’s home. 

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Kathy Griffin, $16M

Location: Bel Air, Calif.

In September, the comedian, 59, listed her eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom Bel Air estate for $15,995,000 with Million Dollar Listing LA stars Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman.

The 13,377-square-foot home features a private theater, a wine cellar bar and an expansive master suite with a balcony, fireplace and two walk-in closets. The backyard includes a pavilion, lounging space and an infinity pool.

Back in 2016, Griffin gave PEOPLE an exclusive tour of the L.A. residence. “This is my dream house, for sure,” she said at the time.

See more photos of Kathy Griffin’s home. 

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Shaquille O’Neal, $19.5M

Location: Isleworth, Florida

In early September, PEOPLE reported that the retired basketball star, 48, relisted his Florida mansion — complete with an indoor basketball court — for $19.5 million. He previously listed the home for $22 million in December 2018, and for $28 million in March 2018.

Set on over three acres in a gated community with nearly 700 feet of lake frontage, the 31,000-square-foot estate offers 12 bedrooms, a sound-proof home theater, a cigar lounge with a bar, an aquarium room with a fish tank, a game room, three fireplaces, a showroom-style garage fitting at least 17 cars and a boat dock. There is also a guest house with five bedrooms.

See more photos of Shaquille O’Neal’s home.

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Kylie Jenner, $36.5 Million

 Location: Holmby Hills, Calif.

In late April, a real estate source confirmed to PEOPLE that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 23, bought an estate in the exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills. According to TMZ, the reality star paid $36.5 million.

The insider said the reality star got a huge discount on the property as it was previously listed for $45.95 million on April 3. The estate is brand new and was completed in August 2019. It was first listed for $55 million.

Kylie’s massive compound boasts seven bedrooms and 14 bathrooms — it also has 20 parking spaces for her collection of luxury cars. 

Read more of PEOPLE’s coverage of this property.

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Sean Connery, $33.9 Million

Location: Nice, France

The James Bond actor’s longtime French Riveria home came to market in mid-June: a six-story Belle Epoque villa dating from 1928 and set in exquisite surroundings with views of the city of Nice and the Mediterranean Sea.

Connery purchased the house, known as La Roc Fleuri, after his 1970 marriage to painter Micheline Roquebrune. The newlywed couple lived there for “a dozen or so years,” and it is still referred to as “Sean Connery’s house” by neighbors, according to realtor Mikael Zwaans of Knight Frank Cap Ferrat real estate agency.

The original 10,764-square-foot villa contains five bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a gym and spa, gourmet kitchen facilities, and a rooftop terrace. 

See more photos of Sean Connery’s home.

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Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, $26 Million

Location: Beverly Park, Calif.

In June, the married actors purchased their second California home: a $26 million mansion in the gated Los Angeles neighborhood of Beverly Park,  according to the LA Times. Vergara, 48, and Manganiello, 43, also own a home in Beverly Hills.

The seven-bedroom, ten-and-a-half-bathroom mansion was formerly home to baseball star Barry Bonds, who bought the estate in 2002 for $8.7 million and sold it over a decade later for $22 million. Last year the property went for $23 million and had been on the market for $30 million since October, the Times reported.

The mansion sits on 1.85 acres estate with a 17,000-square-foot villa at the center.

Read more of PEOPLE’S coverage of this property.

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, $25.8 Million

Location: Beverly Park, Calif.

The “Yummy” singer, 26, and his model wife, 23, closed on an 11,145-square-foot, 7-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion in Beverly Park, a real estate source confirmed to PEOPLE at the end of August.

“The house was listed for $27.25 million, but Bieber paid $25.8 million,” the source said, noting the 2.5-acre property is “very private with gorgeous lawns, an infinity pool and a tennis court.”

Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency held the listing, and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles stars Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman represented the Biebers. 

The celeb-favorite neighborhood is also home to Sylvestor Stallone and Eddie Murphy.

Read more of PEOPLE’s coverage of this property.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, $24 Million

Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.

In mid-August, less than a week after announcing they were expecting their third child, the singer, 41, and the cookbook author, 34, announced they would be moving out of their current home. A source told PEOPLE that they came to the decision following the baby news, sharing, “With a third child coming, they want a house they can grow into.” 

The couple bought the property, which was formerly owned by Rihanna, for $14.1 million in January 2016, according to the Wall Street Journal. They then tapped their longtime interior designer, Don Stewart, to imbue it with their personal style. 

The 8,520-square-foot, seven-bedroom and eight-bathroom home, located in a gated community just north of Sunset Boulevard, is now listed for $23.95 million with Marshall Peck of Douglas Elliman. 

See more photos of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s home. 

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Travis Scott, $23.5 Million

Location: Brentwood, Calif

The rapper, 28, purchased a massive estate in the celebrity-favorite neighborhood for $23.5 million in June, a real estate source confirmed to PEOPLE at the time. The spacious three-floor home boasts seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, as well as plenty of amenities, including a 15-seat theater, an outdoor kitchen, and a 20-car garage, according to Variety, which first reported the news of the sale.

“It was originally offered for $42 million in 2019 so he obviously got a great deal,” the real estate source told PEOPLE. “It’s a spectacular property and the perfect combination of ultra-luxurious and family-friendly.”

“It has amazing panoramic views of the ocean and all the way to downtown Los Angeles,” the source added, noting that the 10,000 sq. foot backyard also features a glass-tiled infinity pool, a Zen garden and a fruit orchard with 300 trees.

Read more of PEOPLE’s coverage of this property.

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Larry King, $17 Million

Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.

In January, the TV personality parted ways with the home he bought with his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick King, five months after he filed for divorce.

The 10,810-square-foot Tuscan-style estate was represented by Kurt Rappaport of West Side Estate Agency. The former couple reportedly purchased the home in 2007 for just under $12 million and put the residence on the market in October.

Complete with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a heated pool, the mansion offers an elaborate and luxurious living space that also includes a gym, maid’s quarters and a one-bedroom guesthouse located on the property.

Larry, 86, and Shawn, 60, raised their two sons, Chance and Cannon, in the home, which was built in 1989.

Read more of PEOPLE’s coverage of this property.

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Priscilla Presley, $16 Million

Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.

In mid-August, the actress, 75, listed her Italian-style villa for $15.995 million, according to The Los Angeles Times. The property is being represented by Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland.

The seven-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom home was built in 1951 and sits on an acre of land that features fountains, gardens, a tiled swimming pool and a tennis court.

In 2018, Presley opened up to Closer about purchasing the home, telling the outlet she bought it to be close to her late ex-husband, Elvis Presley. Priscilla was married to the singer for about six years before their divorce in 1973. 

Read more of PEOPLE’s coverage of the property.

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Meryl Streep, $15.8 Million

Location: New York City, New York

In January, the Oscar winner, 71, officially sold her Manhattan penthouse after almost a year and a half on the market. The actress first listed the nearly 4,000-square-foot apartment with Douglas Elliman back in August 2018 for $24.6 million. It was eventually sold by Sotheby’s International Realty for $15.8 million — almost $10 million less than the asking price.

The bright four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath penthouse features floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.

Streep and her husband, Don Gummer, bought the condo at River Lofts in 2006 for $10.13 million, according to Business Insider. The building has housed other celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, who lived in River Lofts for some time.

See more photos of Meryl Streep’s penthouse. 

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Matthew Perry, $15 Million

Location: Malibu, Calif.

In August, PEOPLE reported that the Friends alum, 51, listed his beach house — that comes equipped with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and approximately 5,500 square feet of living space— for $14.95 million.

Million Dollar Listing star Josh Flagg and his husband Bobby Boyd, both of Rodeo Realty, are representing the property.

Perry purchased the beachfront home in a 2011 off-market deal valued at exactly $12 million, according to Variety. According to the publication, the home sits on one of Malibu’s most “prestigious” streets.

See more photos of Matthew Perry’s beach house.

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Kylie Jenner, $15 Million

Location: Hidden Hills, Calif.

In early May, the Kylie Cosmetics mogul acquired a five-acre parcel of land for $15 million in Hidden Hills, according to Variety. The purchase came less than two weeks after she picked up her $36.5 million mansion (slide 1).

The outlet indicated that Jenner purchased the property in cash in an off-market deal, and marketing materials for the land state it is one of the largest lots in Hidden Hills. 

The property previously belonged to Miley Cyrus, who owned a ranch house and kept her horses on the land from 2015 to 2018. The next owner allegedly tore down the home and made plans to build an extravagant new compound, but they were never executed.

Read more of PEOPLE’s coverage of the property.

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Kris Jenner, $15 Million

Location: Hidden Hills, Calif.

In mid-August, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians matriarch, 64, sold her six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home — which sits just across the street from daughter Kim Kardashian West and son-in-law Kanye West’s family home — for $15 million.

Situated on 1.28 acres of land, the property boasts a stunning two-story foyer, a home theater, a gym and a den with a bar.

Kris bought the impressive home in 2017 for $9,925,000 and hired Waldo Fernandez and Kathleen and Tommy Clements to design the space with a specific feeling in mind: “I wanted my home to feel like a sanctuary, perfectly calm and peaceful,” she told Architectural Digest in 2019.

See more photos of Kris Jenner’s home. 

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Ariana Grande, $13.7 Million

Location: Hollywood Hills, Calif. 

In June, the popstar, 27, purchased a newly built home for $13.7 million, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing real estate sources not authorized to comment publicly on the deal.

The ultra-modern property, in the Hills’ Bird Streets neighborhood, was designed by L.A.-based firm iDGroup and features canyon and ocean views. There are four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a fitness studio, and a wellness center, as well as a bar and wine cellar on the lower floor.

Grande purchased the home off-market for much less than its previous listing prices, according to the Times. Two years ago, it was up for sale for $25.5 million, and more recently was offered for $17.495 million.

The purchase came about two months after a source told PEOPLE she began dating L.A. real estate agent Dalton Gomez. 

Read more of PEOPLE’s coverage of the property.

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Anthony Hopkins, $11.5 Million

Location: Malibu, Calif.

The Oscar-winning actor, 82, put his 4,000-square-foot cliffside Malibu estate on the market for $11.5 million in February. The home, which boasts views overlooking the ocean between Zuma Beach and Point Dume, was miraculously left untouched during the 2018 Woolsey wildfire that devastated much of the area.

Built in the 1950s, Hopkins’ home features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a large living room and a pair of fireplaces, and is listed with Santiago Arana of The Agency.

The acre of land comes with a patch of lawn on the cliff’s edge that offers breathtaking views of the beach.

See more photos of Anthony Hopkins’ home. 

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Shaun White, $11 Million

Location: Malibu, Calif.

In January, PEOPLE reported that the three-time Olympic gold medalist, 34, put his picturesque, gated Malibu estate on the market with a price tag of $10.995 million.

The 2,164-square-foot home is situated on a bluff top. Built in 1948, it has been “meticulously remodeled with the utmost attention to detail,” according to listing agent Aaron Kirman, who stars in CNBC’s real estate reality series Listing Impossible.

Inside, the residence features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, in an open-concept plan. Walls of windows shed light on large dining and living areas, with a fireplace also providing a cozy hangout space.

See more photos of Shaun White’s house.

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Liam Payne, $10.8 Million

Location: Calabasas, Calif. 

In June, the One Direction member, 27, put his nearly 9,700-square-foot compound back on the market for $10.75 million with Jonah Wilson of Hilton and Hyland, and Tomer Fridman of Compass, after moving out of the home — and back to his native U.K. — last year.

The property was first listed last year for $11.2 million, the Los Angeles Times reported, and it had been rented out for approximately $110,000 per month in the interim.

The five-bedroom, eight-bathroom estate sits on nearly five acres of land in the Santa Monica Mountains. In addition to the main house, there’s a  guesthouse, meditation pavilion, recording studio, gym. There’s also a pool, spa, and private vineyard. 

See more photos of Liam Payne’s house. 

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