The average cost of a Hollywood hills home is just under $1.8 million and it’s no wonder, when this is the place that A-list celebs choose to spend most of their time. Are you dreaming of one day owning a mansion, fit for MTV cribs, but don’t know where to start? There are a number of key features, essential to any perfect home. Follow these design tips and you’ll be living like today’s hottest music stars.
What Does a Dream Home Cost?
While the likes of Bill Gates and George Clooney have spent over $100 million on their estates, a decent celebrity home can be yours for the low price of $20-$30 million. Even some of the wealthiest celebrities have a mortgage, so don’t be afraid to seek a loan to achieve the kind of property you’ve always dreamed of. Remember to keep in mind additional caveats and cover you may need once you mortgage a home though. Once you have the funds for your renovation project then the sky’s the limit. Unleash your creativity and build something beautiful, unique and inspiring.
No matter how great your interior, your perfect property will probably be located somewhere with staggering views and year-round sun, so outdoor time is essential. The only proper way to enjoy this is with the help of an outdoor pool. You could go for something simple, sophisticated and timeless like Tom Brady’s infinity pool overlooking L.A or a more natural rock pond design.
The roof is a space often wasted on “normal” homes. With a mansion, there is too much potential not to open it up. This is where you’ll get the best views and will want to invite all your guests for parties, so it only makes sense to pop a fancy bar up there. You could go for something classic and understated as Clooney and Depp have done with their bars or go all out glitz and glam in the style of the Kardashians.
A Backyard Fit for a Sports Superstar
Posh and Becks’ Beckingham palace, no matter where it happens to be, is never complete without a sports field or two. The four kids are all active and a football field or tennis court are always within the estate grounds. You may just want to relax out on the basketball court or follow the lead of home designers in Ireland. One mansion there boasts a kilometer long racetrack complete with a winner’s podium.
A Luxury Garage
The icing on the cake of any dream home are the cars which line its driveway or garage. Jay Leno famously houses 286 of the most beautiful and expensive vehicles, while Floyd “Money” Mayweather has $15 million worth, including an Enzo and a Veyron. If you want people to take your A-list mansion seriously, then you’ll need a jaw dropping car collection. For this you’ll need a high security garage. If you want to add even more class, you can go the Jay Leno route and put them all on display like some kind of museum exhibit.
A million dollar Hollywood mansion may only be for a lucky few, but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming. These elements make up the basis of most dream properties, but every celeb will put their unique stamp on their estate. If money was no object, what would be in your ideal home?