UnReal Estate of the Week: The Most Talked About Celebrity Homes of 2014

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Many stars were playing the real estate game this year, but there were some high rollers in the market who were dealing in some serious “unreal” estate.  We took a look at a few star-studded transactions to highlight some of the most outrageous estates of 2014.

Rihanna’s Pacific Palisades Property Put Up for Sale

Rhianna's Home

Earlier this year, Rihanna listed her Pacific Palisades home for $14.995 million. The stunning modern mansion has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and spans 9,595-square-feet. While the home comes with all of the perks of luxury living, such as a gourmet chef’s kitchen and a master suite with its own fireplace, the outside amenities knock most others out of the park. The backyard looks more like a resort rooftop pool at a Las Vegas hotel than a home. The professionally landscaped grounds set a beautiful backdrop for the extravagant outdoor lounge area. The price of the estate was recently slashed to $12.995 million.

Leonardo DiCaprio Picks Up New Digs in Palm Springs

Leonardo DiCaprio's Home

At some point between filming “Wolf of Wall Street” and getting nominated for an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio found time to scoop up this beautiful Palm Springs estate. This home is just as A-list as its owner. The property has a tennis court, outdoor pool and plenty of outdoor space for entertaining with gorgeous views of the surrounding area. The home was quite literally made for a star, but not for Leo. It was designed by architect Donald Wexler for singer and actress Dinah Shore in 1964. While the manse is certainly updated with all of the modern conveniences, the abode maintains that midcentury modern (and fabulous) vibe.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady Hand Off Opulent Estate to Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre's New Home

This home is the definition of opulence. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady spared no expense when designing their custom Los Angeles home, and the  enormous 18,298-square-foot mansion certainly reflects the couple’s expensive taste. Some of the property’s unique and luxurious features include a custom-designed gym, walls made of three types of Texas limestone, an oak paneled library and a pool lined with hand-poured glass tile. Dr. Dre also seems to have a taste for the finer things in life as he splashed out $40 million for the abode in June shortly after the couple put the personalized palace on the market.

The Late Robin Williams’ Napa Valley Estate Hits the Market

The Late Robin Williams Estate

This estate belonged to the late Robin Williams, and it is absolutely gorgeous. His Napa Valley estate, which hit the market in November for $25.9 million, sits on 63 acres, including 18 acres of premium vineyards. The property also has more than 100 olive trees, a nine-stall horse barn, riding trails, a spring-fed pond and a four-bedroom caretaker’s house.

Justin Bieber Can’t Throw Stones, He Now Rents a Glass House

Justin Bieber's Rented Home

Justin Bieber recently made headlines for renting the famed “Salad Spinner” house in Beverly Hills, which reports say the star is paying $60,000 a month for in rent. The 20-year-old’s newly rented home is pretty crazy looking. It’s made up of circular walls of glass and doesn’t leave much to the imagination, it is almost completely transparent! The architectural wonder has fantastic views of the city and ocean, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of a lounge chair by the outdoor pool.  Other than being really cool looking, the unique crib has a six-car garage, elevator and promises wonderful views from every room.

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Alanna is the celebrity real estate expert at Redfin and oversees the Fun & Fabulous content for the Redfin Real-Time blog. Before coming to Redfin, Alanna was a local TV news producer and dabbled in the world of reality TV production. Her dream home would be a duplex in NYC with a balcony, washer/dryer and a dishwasher. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to make clients smarter and faster. For more information about working with a Redfin real estate agent to buy or sell a home, visit our Why Redfin page.

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