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Luxury Living: Homes with TV and film connections

From Hawaii to New York via Georgia, five properties that stars of the entertainment industry have called home, both in real life and on screen — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

One of Savannah’s finest historic homes, this grand Georgian Revival mansion was featured in The Legend of Bagger Vance, a 2001 film directed by Robert Redford and starring Matt Damon, Charlize Theron and Will Smith. Facing Forsyth Park from a prime location in the city’s National Historic Landmark District, the three-storey residence was built for Georgia banking magnate Mills B. Lane in 1908. Original architectural details include a stately brick façade, Ionic columns, and verandahs, all of which have been restored to their former grandeur. A wine cellar, home theatre, and saltwater swimming pool are among the luxurious 21st-century updates.

The Honolulu home (also pictured top) of Hollywood producer Al Masini, the creator of television show Entertainment Tonight, offers unmatched quality in every detail. This two-storey hilltop jewel — whose Hawaiian name means ‘Placed in the Heavens’ — features waterfalls, a koi pond, outdoor spa, personal gym, media room, biometric-entry elevator, and four-car garage. Beautiful finishes of stone and marble add to the elegance, while curved walls of glass showcase the dramatic views of the Ko’olau mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Located in a prestigious gated community, this dream home provides utmost privacy and security.

This outstanding 287-acre Sydney landmark on the Hawkesbury River comprises three professional polo fields, two indoor arenas, paddocks, extensive stabling, a renovated homestead, and staff lodgings. Australia’s most prestigious polo venue, the club hosted the 2017 World Polo Championship and has been a key location in several major motion pictures, including Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 cinematic adaptation of The Great Gatsby. This unparalleled offering also includes a clubhouse with viewing deck, multiple events spaces, formal gardens, prime agricultural land, and generous water rights.

Cramersvalley is a charming country house in the heart of County Kildare, just outside the village of Brannockstown and an hour from Dublin. Secluded within 36 acres on the banks of the River Liffey, the property was originally part of the historic Harristown Estate, which has been used as an evocative film location for several television dramas, including Foyle’s War, The Aristocrats, and Quantico. The beautifully restored main residence is complemented by its pastoral setting, a mix of woodland, formal gardens, and paddocks. A tennis court and superb equestrian facilities are further highlights of this exceptional property.

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Glenholme is a charming residence on 1.5 acres of private grounds with wide lawns, a cascading waterfall brook, and sweeping vistas of the Hudson River. Fans of the Hollywood movie Stepmom, a 1998 comedy-drama starring Academy Award-winning actresses Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon, will recognise the grand Victorian property, which was used for many of the movie’s exterior scenes. Built in 1854, the property has been fully restored but retains its ornate period details. Glenholme is located in the historic hamlet of Nyack, New York, an inner suburb of Manhattan.