Break into luxury celebrity houses

People often wonder what are inside glamorous houses of celebrities. The Finest will take you a tour around such luxury mansions with exclusive photos.

Barack Obama

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After finishing two tenures at the White House, President Barack Obama will lease a house in Washington next year. This mansion features nine bedrooms and nine baths and was built in 1928. According to several real estate websites, it valued at around US $6 million, with an estimated monthly rent of US $22,000 on Zillow – a real estate and rental marketplace.

The home itself which is luxurious shows spacious rooms with hardwood floors, white marble countertops, his-and-her master bathrooms and a terrace with formal gardens. It also has an “au pair suite” that could be suitable for Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama’s mother, who has lived with the family in the White House.

The location appears to meet Mr. Obama’s need to accommodate the Secret Service contingent that remains with a president after leaving office. A gated courtyard on the side has space for several vehicles and the addition of a guardhouse.

Donald Trump

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Presidential-hopeful Donald Trump sold one of the two penthouses he owned at the Trump Park Avenue to the founder of the Fresh Market.

The apartment, fronting Central Park, has a private elevator bank that opens to a large marble gallery. There are 12 rooms spread over 455sqm, including a library, a formal dining room and a corner living room that has five large casement windows and a hand-carved fireplace mantel. The master bedroom suite includes a walk-in closet and dressing room, and, like many of the other 137 units in the 28-storey building, the apartment has a staff wing.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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DiCaprio bought the Mid-Century property, designed by architect Donald Wexler, back in 2014 and has made it available to rent since last year.

Set on a 0.5-hectare desert site, the 650sqm home has six bedrooms, spa facilities, a heated swimming pool and a floodlit tennis court. The property’s interiors feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings and stone walls. Crucially, the Dinah Shore Estate, as it’s known, has Wi-Fi.

Prices start at a wallet-squeezing US $4,500 a night — but nothing comes cheap or easy in the world of a Hollywood star.

Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp’s 15-hectare estate in the South of France is on the market for the first time since the superstar actor bought the hameau, or small village, in 2001. After many years spent restoring and enjoying the early-19th-century buildings, including a 12-bedroom main residence, Depp has listed the property along with all of its contents.

The estate comprises an entire village, including a charming restaurant complete with a full professional kitchen. A guest room inside the former church is furnished with a curtained four-poster bed and a closet created from what was the confessional.

The eclectic furnishings in the wine cave are reminiscent of Depp’s hit film franchise Pirates of the Caribbean. White sand surrounds a large swimming pool—one of two on the property—and canopied seating areas make for an inviting space where one could lounge all day. A number of Depp’s personal belongings, including furniture, artworks, books, and DVDs, will be included in the sale of the residence. Though just 10 miles northwest of bustling Saint-Tropez, the expansive property is the ultimate private country retreat.

Tommy Hilfiger

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Fashion billionaire Tommy Hilfiger puts his US $75 million New York penthouse on the clearance rack. After it didn’t sell, he spent another US $20 million to renovate and integrate the space, putting it on the market in 2013 for US $80 million. Now, after pulling the property off the market again in October 2014, he relisted in April for a somewhat more-affordable US $75 million.

The condo includes a hand-painted “Eloise” mural by the original book illustrator, Hilary Knight, in the Plaza Dome overlooking Central Park and Fifth Avenue. The Plaza Hotel’s cupola gives the master bedroom in Hilfiger’s condo a soaring feel, and while there’s only one window in the bedroom (behind the massive headboard) you can just step out onto your private balcony and private patio overlooking Central Park. And unlike some of the other co-ops and condos along Central Park South that are seeing their exclusive views blocked by the soaring skyscrapers of Billionaires’ Row on 57th Street, you won’t ever be looking out at somebody else’s new trophy apartment here.