The top 10 celebrity homes up for sale in 2013: TopTenRealEstateDeals

Now we’re in 2014, it seems everyone is reflecting back on the year in property that was 2013. TopTenRealEstateDeals has had a look at the American market, and the top 10 celebrity homes that went up for sale.

Noting that prices increased almost 10% over 2013 with a patchwork market, they note that many celebrities decided to put their home up for sale over the year.

The celebrity’s whose homes made their Top Ten:

Matt Damon

Sheryl Crow

Kid Rock

Bob Hope

Carrie Underwood

Steve Martin

Suzanne Somers

Bob Newhart

Reese Witherspoon

Howie Mandel

Note: Prices are reflective of US$

 

Matt Damon

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Located: La Gorce Island (one of the most exclusive and secure beaches in North Miami)

Design: Classic Old Florida/Meditteranean, from 1935

Purchased for: $14.5 million in 2005

Asking price: $18.999 million

Size: 12,705 foot home, seven-bedrooms, 10-bathrooms on an acre of waterfront land.

Damon and his wife bought the double lot in 2005, with the home featuring a home theatre and custom office. It includes a pool house with roof terrace and a two-bedroom guest house.

It has 170 feet of water frontage on Biscayne Bay and views of downtown Miam.

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Sheryl Crow

 

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Located: Tennessee 

Design: Farm/country style 

Asking price: $5.8 million 

Size: 152 acres of land

Crow’s Cross Creek Farm includes a western-style saloon, barn, outdoor riding arenas, farm equipment building, storage building, guest-staff houses and a pool (with waterfall and spa).

Includes a solar system, which was created to reduce electricity costs by 42%.

She previously listed the farm for $7.5 million in the early months of 2010.

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Kid Rock

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Located: Malibu

Design: Balinese-style

Asking price: $13.45 million

Size: 8,305 square feet

With dark hand-carved wooden columns and white walls, open large glass frontages to lanai, balconies and a tropical landscape, it also includes a pool and guest house.

His property has five-bedrooms, five-bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, gym and formal living room/media screening room

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Bob Hope

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Design: Futuristic/modern

Asking price: $50 million

Size: 23,000 square foot home

Bob and Delores Hope’s home, with high ceilings and openings to allow the sky to shine through, has six-bedrooms, 13-bathrooms and a spa, an indoor and an outdoor pool, a pond, a putting green and a tennis court.

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Carrie Underwood

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Located: Carp, Ontario 

Asking price: $2.2 million 

Size: 6,000 square foot home on 11 acres

Underwood and NHL hockey player husband, Mike Fisher, recently put their Canada home on the market after Fisher traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators.

It has five-bedrooms, five-bathrooms, a mud room, an eat-in chef’s kitchen, great room, formal dining and an enclosed sunroom with fireplace, deck and hot tub.

It also has a home theatre, gym, wine cellar, family and game room, bar and kitchenette.

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Steve Martin

 

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Located: Lurin, St. Barthelemy 

Design: Tropical colonial-style 

Asking price: $10,814,000 

Size: 28,191 square foot

This half acre offering’s home has four bedrooms, each with ensuites, baths and outdoor showers. The master has a hot tub as well.

The island-style home has beamed ceilings and walls opening to ocean views, as well as a two-tiered infinity pool.

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Suzanne Somers

 

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Located: Palm Springs

Design: Modeled after L’oustau De Baumaniere in Provence, France

Asking price: $14.5 million

Size: 10,000 square feet on 73 acres (five buildings)

Suzanne Somers and husband, TV host Alan Hamel, have put their home back on the market after being first listed in 2008 for $35 million.

It has five buildings, including a property with a master suite, two room kitchen, wine cellar and a 1920s stone guest house.

The property is accessed via a private furnicular, golf cart or stone steps.

With an outdoor amphitheater seating 50, and dance floor, carved into the mountain, a pool, spa, hiking trails and natural waterfall, it’s an impressive offering.

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Bob Newhart

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Located: Bel Air 

Purchased: In 1990 for $4.2 million

Design: Wallace Neff designed, Mediterranean-style, built in 1941 

Asking price: $15.5 million 

Size: 9,169 square feet on 1.37 acres

Reduced in asking price from $18.9 million, the estate has a lagoon pool, five-bedrooms, eight-bathrooms and two servants quarters.

It also has a separate building including offices, a garage, a guest apartment and a pool house.

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Reese Witherspoon

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Located: Ojai, California

Asking price: $5.9 million

Size: 5,481 square feet

The Libbey Ranch, originally built in 1923 for Edward Libbey (Toledo glassware) was also used in 1937 by Frank Capra as the setting for Shangri-La in film Lost Horizon.

It has three guest cottages, nine-bedrooms and nine-bathrooms in total, a carriage house, swimming pool, spa, horse stables, barn, blacksmith’s shop and acres of pasture and organice gardens.

The current asking price is reduced from a previous $10 million.

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Howie Mandel

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Located: Malibu 

Design: Beach home 

SOLD in 2013 for: $7 million

On and off the market since 2011, with a previous $7.25 million asking price, it is located in the Point Dume neighbourhood.

It is on just over an acre of land with panoramic Pacific views, and the home includes five-bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, as well as a theatre, gym, office and great room.

It also includes a pool-guest house, rolling lawns and landscaping.

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Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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