Since Hollywood took the country by storm, California has been home to some of the biggest stars. One area in particular, known as the Platinum Triangle, was a popular celebrity hangout even before Los Angeles existed. This triangle consists of Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Holmby Hills. Celebrities seem to flock to this location due to secluded roads and privacy, and the stunning views are a bonus. This guide highlights six popular celebrity homes that exist in the Los Angeles area and what you might find if you’re given the chance to step inside.
Alba and her husband Cash Warren purchased their 8,800-square-foot Los Angeles home in 2017. The two claimed they knew this was the home for them within 20 minutes of walking through the property. Sitting on almost 2 acres of premium land, the seven-bedroom, 8.5-bath home features ocean and canyon views.
As co-founder of the eco-friendly mega-brand The Honest Co., Alba also wanted organic materials, natural fibers, and reclaimed wood scattered throughout once the 18-month renovation was complete. Together, the couple transformed the estate into one that combines the design of French countryside and Parisian apartments. The home’s interior has a formal two-story foyer, a master suite with fireplace and terrace, and a family room with a full bar. The property now has a pavilion with a kitchen, spa, pool, and detached guesthouse.
The Friends star purchased her Bel-Air mansion for $21 million in 2011 with her ex-husband Justin Theroux. In the decade-plus since owning the property, she worked with an interior designer named Stephen Shadley to turn the residence into a cozy retreat adorned with a warm wooden interior. When she purchased the home, it was a bit too cool and modern for her taste. It originally featured a dramatic entryway highlighted by a bright-red door, but Aniston knew she could work with the bones of the home.
She sought to preserve most of the modern aesthetic from the home but softened some of the sharp lines and implemented organic finishings. Her decor is more of the Old World meets New World, which includes hand-painted wallpaper along with mid-century furniture as well as Japanese screens with Expressionist paintings. Stepping outside, the property has an expansive terrace, Asian-inspired pocket gardens, and a swimming pool. The home was even the location for her wedding to Theroux in September 2015.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Head over to Malibu for a look at Robert Downey Jr.’s ranch-style home that has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The home, which was constructed in the 1970s, features gray siding and pocket glass doors that bring ocean views directly into the home. The 7-acre compound, which he and his wife Susan purchased in 2009, contains a special area for cows, goats, pigs, and alpacas. The estate also boasts a tennis and basketball court as well as a putting green.
Perhaps what makes the property so special is the futuristic dome home guesthouse for visitors to enjoy. The couple spent more than a decade creating and perfecting this residence. This energy-efficient dome, which is known as a Binishell after Italian architect Nicolo Bini and his father Dante, sits approximately 500 feet from their main residence. The guesthouse runs on wind turbines and solar-generated water systems to offset its energy consumption.
The former talk show host and comedian has sprawling estates in the secluded neighborhood of Benedict Canyon in Beverly Hills. Leno purchased the 3,400-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom home in 1987. The property sits on just over half an acre, but what sets this home apart from others in the area is the six-car garage that showcases some of his most prized possessions. Its high-tech turntable makes backing out the vehicles from the garage a thing of the past.
Most of his vehicles, though, reside at his Burbank garage. In this location are more than 200 vehicles and 160 motorcycles, all of which he claims to drive. Most of the vehicles he restored, and every vehicle is licensed and legal to drive.
Actor Chris Pine calls his Mediterranean-style compound home. Sitting on 1.5 acres in the posh Los Feliz neighborhood, the 2,200-square-foot gated home became Pine’s in 2010 when he purchased it from professional skateboarder-turned-actor Jason Lee. The home, which was constructed in 1948, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as features exposed-beam ceilings, picture windows, and hardwood floors. The dining area has a retractable glass wall that can allow natural light to flood into the home. A wine cellar is also located in the residence, and the grounds have Zinfandel vines to harvest.
Outside, a pool with a private spa and secret garden rest just steps from the master bedroom and gives a bit of mystique to the property. The patio also features a barbecue and fireplace, making the spot perfect to enjoy just about any time of the year. The space provides for priceless views of the Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Sign. Guests can make themselves at home at the nearby guesthouse.
Located on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills, Rod Stewart’s home is as unique as the singer is. The 28,000-square-foot home features eight bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. The singer has a penchant for decorating and collecting art, which is evident in practically every room in this spacious home. Among his favorites include marble statues and urbane Regency furniture. He also claims to have a weakness for 18th-century Italian and French pieces as well as silver picture frames, which he fills with photographs of his family and muses.
Stewart is a model train enthusiast, so the home’s entire third floor houses a replica of the New York and Pennsylvania Rail Road system. He also has a scale model of New York’s Grand Central Station along with talking train conductors and air-conditioned skyscrapers.
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