Stars Make Big Moves: The Top Celebrity Real Estate Deals of 2022 — Mansion Global

Stars Make Big Moves: The Top Celebrity Real Estate Deals of 2022 — Mansion Global

  • Liz Lucking
  • 12/29/22

Original article published on Mansion Global

The real estate market this year might not have been the unstoppable force it was last year—with rising interest rates and roiled stock markets—but that didn’t stop big name A-listers from reshuffling their property portfolios. 

From La La Land to the West Village and from Oprah to Sylvester Stallone, here are some of the biggest and best celebrity real estate moves Mansion Global covered this year. 

Sylvester Stallone kicked off 2022 with the sale of his memorabilia-laden Los Angeles compound, which was reportedly snapped up by British superstar Adele.

The 21,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style spread, which had been listed for a whopping $110 million, sold for a heavily discounted $58 million.

Tucked away behind gates and at the end of a cul-de-sac, the secluded estate is centered around a six-bedroom main house, which boasts a two-story foyer, a screening room, a gym, a cigar room, panoramic city and canyon views from every room.

Rapper, actor and Toronto’s favorite son, Drake, snapped up a Los Angeles megamansion belonging to British musician Robbie Williams this spring.

The nearly 20-acre Beverly Hills estate was being quietly shopped around off market with an $85 million asking price.

Though details on the home are scarce, given the discreet nature of the deal, previously listing details paint a picture of a vast 25,000-square-foot main house situated at the end of a long, private driveway with pillars and balconies surrounded by lush grounds, a pool, a tennis court and a guest house. 


Less than two months after putting it on the market, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, sold their Los Angeles compound for $51 million.

The 3-acre estate, in posh Pacific Palisades, has a 9,000-square-foot main house, plus a guest cottage and an office and wellness building. 

There’s also a theater and game room and a primary bedroom suite with a private patio, two walk-in closets and a stone-clad bathroom with a double steam shower and a dressing area. Outside, the landscaped grounds include expansive lawns and gardens, a basketball court, a pool and spa and an outdoor kitchen, plus walking paths and a chicken coop.


In a celebrity double feature, actor Richard Gere snapped up the New Canaan, Connecticut, estate of music power couple Paul Simon and Edie Brickell for $10.8 million in early July. 

The sprawling English country-style estate consists of two homes with a total of six bedrooms. The 1938 main residence designed by architect Harold R. Sleeper features high ceilings, large windows, fireplaces and hand-crafted millwork. 

Mr. Simon and Ms. Brickell took a loss on the 31.8-acre property, which they bought for $16.5 million in 2002. 


Though it might not be the biggest price tag of the homes on this list, these might just be the biggest names. 

Oprah Winfrey sold her home in California’s coveted coastal enclave of Montecito, to Jennifer Aniston for $14.75 million in an off-market deal. Past listing information paints a picture of a Tuscan-style farmhouse built in the late 1990s with four bedrooms, 4,320 square feet of living space and sitting on roughly an acre of grounds.  

Ms. Winfrey hadn’t owned the property long before trading it in. She paid $10.48 million for the spread in January 2021


Russell Westbrook, point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, dropped $37 million on a lavish new home in the city’s Brentwood neighborhood, directly across the street from his teammate LeBron James. 

He quietly bought the property in an off-market deal from Formula 1 racing heiress Petra Ecclestone. 

When Ms. Ecclestone bought the home in 2019 for $22.7 million, Mansion Global wrote that the eight-bedroom, 11-bathroom pad sat on a half-acre lot with canyon views and has a home theater, a wine cellar and a spa. Outside there is a four-car garage and a private pool.


A-list DJ Calvin Harris gave his Beverly Hills compound another spin on the sales market, putting the lavish home back up for grabs for $25 million.

There are five separate structures that make up the property—including the main house, a two-story guest house and a fully-equipped gym—which collectively span more than 16,000 square feet. 

The Scottish hitmaker left his mark all over the home, having transformed the guest house into two state-of-the-art recording studios.


After more than a decade, actor Hugh Jackman listed his longtime New York City apartment for $38.9 million. 

Located in a boutique condo building in the West Village, the 11,000-square-foot home occupies the eighth, ninth and 10th floors of the building, and is the only individual apartment to have also been designed by the building’s architect, Richard Meier. 

The apartment has wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson River, with views maximized by an enormous double-height great room, per listing photos. 


Music mogul Dr. Dre decided he was ready to bid adieu to Malibu after listing his longtime home in the affluent coastal California enclave for $20 million. 

The three-story oceanfront spread has been a part of the hip-hop mega-producer’s property portfolio for 22 years.

Across its more than 8,800 square feet of living space, the glass-covered house is flooded with light, and, like any beach house worth its multimillion dollar price tag, has far reaching views across the ocean.


Earlier this month, Mark Wahlberg slashed the price of his more than 30,000-square-foot Beverly Hills, California, megamansion to $79.5 million, an $8 million discount from the $87.5 million he originally asked. 

The 12-bedroom and 20-bathroom home has a double-height foyer, formal living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen with two islands, a wood-paneled library, a home theater, a wet bar, a wine cellar and a tasting room.

There’s plenty of sports-related amenities, too, including a professional-style gym, a five-hole golf course, a court for basketball or tennis, a grotto pool and a skate park. 

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