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This year it seemed almost every day there was another celebrity buying or selling their property (or properties), but some names popped up again and again. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the busiest celebrity real estate movers and shakers of 2016.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s former Studio City home.
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Not only is Leonardo DiCaprio an A-list actor, he is also a serious real estate investor. Just this year “The Revenant” star listed his oceanfront Malibu pad for $10.95 million (nearly seven times what he paid for it two decades ago); sold his Studio City house for $2.237 million; and offloaded his eco-friendly condo on East 11th Street in Greenwich Village for $8 million (although the latter was at a $2 million loss). And these aren’t his only properties.
The 42-year-old also owns other Manhattan apartments, a Palm Springs vacation home and a Hamptons mansion to boot. In fact, his Palm Springs pad—432 Hermosa, a secluded 1.3-acre desert oasis compound—is currently offered as a short-term rental, with rates starting at $3,750 per night for a minimum of two nights. The private estate has a grand piano, fireplace and cocktail bar in the living room, six bedrooms, seven-and-a-half bathrooms, a guesthouse, a pool, and a tennis court … and bragging rights that you’re renting from the “Titanic” star.
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Kylie Jenner is trying to flip one of her Hidden Hills homes.
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She’s not even 20 yet, but Kylie Jenner is already becoming a budding California real estate mogul. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star, who also has an eponymous makeup line, earlier this month listed one of her four Los Angeles homes for $5.4 million, despite only buying it in August for $4.5 million.
The 12,000-square-foot property, in the exclusive Hidden Hills neighborhood, is at the end of a private drive and has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, high ceilings throughout, a gourmet kitchen, a theater room and a formal dining room with fireplace. Ms. Jenner also owns the home next door, for which she paid $6.025 million in May, as well as nearby $12.5 million mansion that she picked up in September.
In case this isn’t enough, in June, Ms. Jenner put her Mediterranean-style starter home in Calabasas up for sale for $3.9 million, but it has since been removed from the market. The Jenner/Kardashian clan grew up in the area and much of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” was filmed in the family compound there.
JOHN KRASINKI AND EMILY BLUNT
Emily Blunt and John Krasinki’s Park Slope home.
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“The Girl on the Train” actress Emily Blunt and her husband, former “The Office” star John Krasinski, swapped their Los Angeles lifestyle for New York City living this year.
In preparation for their move east, they sold their Hollywood Hills mansion overlooking celebrity haunt Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip to Kendall Jenner for $6.5 million (it was originally listed for $8 million). They also flipped a four-bedroom, four-bathroom house in Hollywood Hills for $3.505 million, making nearly a million-dollar profit in the process.
The popular actors have also been trying to sell their four-bedroom home in Ojai, California for around a year. After several price cuts to $2.75 million (from $4.25 million), the home, which boasts impressive mountain views as well as a pool and a spa, appears to have found a buyer.
The couple have since reportedly moved into a $6 million townhouse in the family-friendly neighborhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn. They purchased it last year in 2015 and carried out $300,000 worth of renovations before moving in, according to Luxury Listings.
Johnny Depp’s French estate, which is on the market fro $39 million.
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This A-lister has not only made a major personal change this year, splitting from actress Amber Heard in a much-publicized divorce, he also made several real estate moves.
This year alone, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star put up five adjacent penthouses inside Eastern Columbia Lofts, a landmarked Art Deco building in downtown Los Angeles. He’s already sold the first two—a 2,500- square-foot split-level condo for $2.545 million in October and a second 2,400-square-foot unit for $3.9 million in November. The actor purchased all five penthouses for about $7.2 million between 2007 and 2008. Three more are still on the market, priced at $1.999 million, $2.649 million and $2.75 million.
At the same time, Mr. Depp, 53, is trying to offload his 37-acre French estate in Plan De La Tour, which is approximately 10 miles outside of glitzy Saint-Tropez. This month, he cut the price to $39 million from $55 million. The estate, which comes with a main house, its own complete Provencal village and a former chapel that’s been converted to a guest house, was originally listed at $25 million last year.
More: Johnny Depp Reduces Price of French Estate to $39M
Tom Ford’s new Hollywood Hills home.
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Fashion designer and film director Tom Ford is all about the eight figure real estate. Mr. Ford, 55, bagged himself a bargain this year in the form of a glamorous Hollywood estate. The director/designer whose second movie “Nocturnal Animals,” is in theaters now, paid $38.75 million for the Holmby Hills estate of the late Betsy Bloomingdale, an American socialite and philanthropist, scoring himself a respectable discount from the reported $55 million price tag. The 10,000-square-foot estate has nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a library, an outdoor living room, a pool house, tennis court and a rose garden.
He has also reportedly listed his Cerro Pelon Ranch, which covers 20,000 acres in the Galisteo Basin near Santa Fe, New Mexico for $75 million. The ranch boasts breathtaking views, equestrian facilities as well as an air strip and airplane hangar. If that’s not enough, then there’s an old western movie town, which has been used for the setting of “Cowboys and Aliens”and “Wild, Wild West.”
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