Celebrities are known for being artistic. Whether it’s music, film, literature, or even athletics, they hone their craft for years and wield their talents exquisitely. And the combination of their hard work and skills usually leads to grander lifestyles and lavish properties.
Today, you’re going to see five of the most artistic and eye-catching properties celebrities currently have. So, sit tight, enjoy the ride, and keep your phone within your reach because you’d probably check listings of properties for sale after reading this list.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Windmill Cottage
Much like the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist that he plays on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, RDJ is also eccentric enough to buy an 8,500 square feet windmill cottage. Yes, you read it right. The house was designed and constructed around a fully functioning windmill.
And to make it more interesting to the architecture nerds out there, the vintage home dates back to 1885. But don’t worry, RDJ and his equally adventurous wife, Susan, made sure that the place’s aesthetic is kept intact while also making it more modernly convenient.
Nina Dobrev’s Euro Visioned Home
From a home that dates back to 1885 to a vampire that has lived in the 1800s. The Vampire Diaries star, Nina Dobrev, recently opened her home to every fan’s delight.
This four-bedroom Hollywood home boasts European sophistication. From the 1920s terracotta floored kitchen to the authentic crown molding in the dining room, the whole place screams retro Europe. And as most of you know, European architecture is on a rank of its own.
Rufus Wainwright’s Storybook Refuge
The American-Canadian singer-songwriter went from writing enchanting soundtracks of blockbuster films like Brokeback Mountain and I am Sam to getting his own enchanting mansion straight out of a fairy tale.
The 2,119 square feet three-bedroom home sits on top of a fairly high luscious hill and can only be accessed through cobblestone pathways and winding curvy staircases. Once you open the double glass windows with intricate woodwork, you’d be surprised by the long forest-like terrace magically lit with hidden pathway lights and year-round Christmas lights hanging magically on the trees.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Mansion
You can’t talk about celebrities without discussing this era’s biggest musical icons. And just like how big their names are, their mega-mansion in Bel Air is valued at over 90 million dollars this year. Whoever said art is expensive knew this beautiful bulletproof home.
The mega-mansion boasts four pools, each with its own defining features, a helipad because how can the helicopters land? An underground 15-car garage, eleven bathrooms, glass walls that could be opened through their phones, and an all in all 30,000 square feet of living space. You know, just your everyday house.
But aside from the glass-walled master bedroom where you can see the entirety of LA, the soft leather-lined staircase is truly what catches the eye. The sculptural masterpiece of a spiral staircase was reported to have been intricately carved from a single log, adding value to its authenticity. The steps made of limestone also pop out due to the dark leather lining, making it look like it leads to some heavenly place.
Ryan Murphy’s Visual Art Heritage Home
The award-winning writer shows his appreciation for art by buying and preserving a former painting studio and turning it into his home. Maybe he’s just looking for an artistic surrounding for his six Primetime Emmy Awards, or maybe he loves supporting and advocating art preservation. Either way, the former painting studio of abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann is a work of art itself.
And more than the painting, the screenplay virtuoso also filled the studio with countless trinkets that elevate the place’s artistic value even more. From the Narcissus’ bronze statue to Joan of Arc’s life-size bosom, the whole place screams art.
The Bottom Line
Sometimes art imitates life, and other times life imitates art. But in the case of these celebrities, it comes to a full circle. Their artform paved the way for them to have such beautiful properties in their lives. And at the same time, their homes inspire and fuel their artistry to go to higher levels.
Hopefully, the beauty of these houses rubbed off on you, and you get inspired to work on beautifying your home even more. Getting a mansion is achievable through dedication and perseverance. But starting with beautifying your current home is not a bad idea as well. Remember that the aesthetics of your home reflects your way of life.