Celebrity Living: Los Angeles
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Governor Schwarzenegger doesn’t live in California’s Governor’s Mansion (the last California rep to do so was President Ronald Reagan, back when he was a lowly governor). Instead he makes his executive decisions from this $11.9-million home in Brentwood, where he lives with his wife, journalist Maria Shriver. Their 6,000-square-foot home sits on a six-acre compound, which contains a swimming pool and tennis court alongside stunning ocean views.
Accomplished musician Rod Stewart is at home in the exclusive gated community of Beverly Park Estates. He purchased the home in 1991 for $9.5 million. The 18,794-square-foot home has eight bedrooms and 13 baths. Stewart’s now infamous brood, which include socialite Kim and troublemaker Sean, refuses to move out of the home. The rocker had no choice but to renovate to accommodate his offspring. The compound will now include a $2.5 million house in the garden, complete with its own disco. The estate also boasts a pool, tennis court, and detached guesthouse.
The original Material Girl has homes spanning the globe, including a recent purchase in London of the pad next door to where she and her director husband Guy Ritchie currently reside. This Beverly Hills home is one of her many estates.
When the CNN veteran is done grilling his guests, he retires to this Tuscan-style estate, where he lives with his seventh wife, singer-actress Shawn Southwick. The home, located in Beverly Hills, cost $12 million. With seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the 9,500-square-foot home was built in 1989, and recently refurbished by Joanna Shimkus Poitier, actor Sidney Poitier’s wife, and Kathy Mendoza.
When Britain’s power couple, David and Victoria Beckham, announced a move to the United States thanks to David’s $250 million soccer deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy, speculation about where they would live abounded. David and Posh decided they wanted to bend it like the Beckhams they are in this $22 million Beverly Hills mansion. The six-bed, nine-bath Italian-style house offers the beautiful couple a spectacular view of the beautiful city in which they now reside.
Three-time Oscar nominee Tom Cruise and his young wife Katie Holmes have reportedly purchased this Beverly Hills mansion for $35 million, despite the fact that the house was not listed on the market. The home, which has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, was originally built in 1937, and expanded to 10,286 square feet in recent years. The 1.3-acre property also features a tennis court and pool to keep the growing family busy.