Luxury Living Homes owned by actors and TV stars

Luxury Living: Homes owned by actors and TV stars

With Hollywood agog to see who will triumph at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on 7 January, we take a look at five homes that have been owned by stars of television and the silver screen — all offered by Christie’s International Real Estate

This private compound commands a four-acre cliffside setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the celebrity enclave of Malibu’s Point Dume. Formerly home to television icon Johnny Carson, the modernist estate was designed by architect Ed Niles and offers more than 7,000 interior square feet arranged in geometric shapes, with walls and ceilings made of glass. An indoor arboretum, master suite with dual private offices, outdoor lounge, sunken tennis court, koi pond, saltwater swimming pool and sundeck are among the many notable features.

Previously the home of Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, this ultra-private Mediterranean-style villa is situated on a third of an acre of lush grounds in the Hollywood Hills. Built in 1989, the luxurious three-bedroom, four-bathroom retreat presents more than 4,300 square feet of fluid living space with stunning city and canyon views. Highlights include formal living and dining rooms, a master suite with balcony, and a flagstone patio with a streamlined pool and spa, offering southerly vistas toward Beverly Hills and beyond.

Television personality and actress Rosie O’Donnell’s English-style manor house is surrounded by nearly six acres of private grounds in Saddle River, New Jersey. The gated estate has been completely renovated and expanded and features a stately main residence, a separate full-service guest house, and a three-car garage with artist’s studio. The outstanding amenities include a basketball court and a swimming pool with grotto waterfall, plunge pool, and spa.

An elegant 19th-century villa overlooking Killiney Bay in County Dublin, Saintbury House was the childhood home of screen star Maureen O’Sullivan, who played Jane in the original 1930s Tarzan series, among many other roles. The 4,413-square-foot, split-level residence abounds with fine Victorian details, such as high ceilings, bay windows and magnificent fireplaces. The appointments include five bedrooms, a study, family room, kitchen with breakfast area, music room, and a beautiful double-aspect drawing room with a bay window facing the sea.

This enchanting 18th-century estate in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, just outside Lucca, was once owned by a legend of Italian cinema, Marcello Mastroianni. The property is composed of several structures including a farmhouse, private chapel, stables, and a three-storey main residence with five bedrooms, several reception rooms, a lower level with billiards room and sauna, and a turret overlooking the Tuscan hills. The secluded grounds include a swimming pool, a vineyard, and an olive grove.