With the Emmys right around the corner, we are seeing lots of news about the shows and stars who are up for awards. Popular television stars have some of the most extravagant homes we will ever see – from Malibu to New York City to Chicago and Miami, many U.S. cities are popular hot spots for celebrities. It is always kind of fun to take a peek at where the rich and the famous live. In fact, this year’s Emmy host Seth Meyers recently purchased a $3.5.million West Village condo. The Saturday Night Live cast member bought the 994-square-foot apartment last January around the same time he started as the host of Late Night, taking over for Jimmy Fallon.
Patrick Dempsy of Grey’s Anatomy owns a home (right) in Malibu, California - a three-bedroom home that was originally built by Frank Gehry. This 5,500-square-foot space, three-bedroom that was originally designed in 1968 to be a home and studio for abstract artist Ron Davis. Dempsey purchased it in 2010 for $7 million.
A-List celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, best known for her role on Friends purchased her $21 million dollar mansion in Bel Air, California, while The Voice star Christina Aguilera's home was purchased from the Osborn family in 2008 at a cost of $13.5 million.
Perhaps the most interesting architectural projects belongs to one of this year’s popular Emmy nominees, lead three time Emmy award-winning Actor Bryan Cranston, of the hit TV drama series Breaking Bad. He lives is this Los Angeles green beachfront with wife Robin Dearden. The couple had owned the property for several years, dubbed the “love shack,” which was originally a 1940s-era military house. As Cranston put it in an interview on Dwell.com, “It was literally a shack, a kind of Quonset hut that became a lean-to.” After decades it was slowly sinking into the sand and the couple decided to tear it down and build their green dream home.
Visit www.3palmsproject.com to learn more or watch this Real Green weekly series called, “The building of a Passive House / LEED Platinum Home” on the beach in California. The builder is Bryan Henson President, LEED AP, who specializes in remodel projects, and the project’s lead designer John Turturro, a pioneer in sustainable design practices. With the Emmy’s right around the corner, we are seeing lots of news about the shows and stars who are up for awards.
Also up for an Emmy, Mad Men series star Jon Hamm shares this 1920s Mediterranean-style house in Los Feliz (left), a Los Angeles-California neighborhood, with longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently purchased this 3.5 acre $20 million dollar mega mansion in Hidden Hills, CA, not far from Mom Kris Jenner. It features 16,000 square feet and has a two swimming pools, a vineyard, and a huge entertainment pavilion.
When it comes to interior design, TV host of ELLEN Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's 26-acre Hidden Valley, California ranch which was featured last year in Elle Decor's May issue. DeGeneres designed the multi cabins on the property that used to be the estate of actor William Powell in the 1920s with Jay Holman and Cliff Fong.
And then there is the queen of television, Oprah Winfrey, who reportedly paid $52 million in 2001 for her extravagant 23,000+ sq. ft. Montecito California home (right). The Georgian design residence, which she has named the “Promised Land" has been appraised at around $85 to $90 million.