Thursday, July 3, 2008

Celebrity Pads

While many of us settles for a 1600 sq. ft. house (or smaller) with a 5 x 20 ft. backyard, the celebrities get what they want. Pool, sauna, dance studio, tennis court and a guest house are just some of the amenities their houses have. I should say mansion, castles, manors - Those are more like the proper terms for these gigantic structure where celebs live.

This spectacular home, owned by Christina Aguilera, was purchased for a cool $3.7 million dollars. It sits atop a hill in an exclusive gated community in the Hollywood Hills, CA. (credit: Getty Images)

Talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, owns several million dollar properties. This one here, known as "The Farm", is located in Indiana, and includes 160 acres of land, a five-bedroom 9,700-square-foot main residence, a guest house, a pool, a stable and of course, a tennis court. The property was listed for $8.5 million. (credit: Getty Images)

Actor Nicolas Cage and his former wife Patricia Arquette, lived in this 1940s Bel Air mansion. Cage purchased this luxe home for $7 million in 1998, then two years ago, in the autumn of 2006, he turned around and listed it at $35 million. (credit: Getty Images)

Keanu Reeves' $5 million dollar three-bedroom house, which spans 5,000-square feet, has three fireplaces, a state of the art pool and a courtyard. The home is located in a gated community in West Hollywood, and was first built for an art collector during the 1980s. (credit: Getty Images)

Jenna Elfman, who co-starred in the popular sitcom "Dharma & Greg", bought this Wallace Neff-designed home from Madonna for about $4 million dollars. Built in the 1920s, this 5,000 square foot home has three bedrooms, a Spanish-tile kitchen and is nearly two acres behind large steel gates, for maximum privacy. (credit: Getty Images)

Former Friends star, Courteney Cox-Arquette and husband David Arquette, bought this Malibu beachfront home in 2001, for $10.2 million. Last summer, the couple decided it was time for a change, and sold this property to Frank and Jamie McCourt, the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team for $33 million. (credit: FilmMagic)

After filing for divorce, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline put their 9,200-square foot mansion on the market for $12 million dollars. Located in an exclusive gated community in the Hollywood Hills, it had seven bedrooms, a dance/workout room and a recording studio. (credit: Getty Images)

Hmmmm Do you guys know any quick rich schemes? I want to buy one of the above... :D

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