Like many Americans, the recovering housing market led many celebrities to put their homes on the market in 2013.
Stars such as Steve Martin, Matt Damon, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, Howie Mandel, Sheryl Crow and Reese Witherspoon put their homes up for sale in 2013. Recently, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com issued their review of the Top 10 celebrity homes for sale in 2013. Here are the oceanfront properties that made the list.
Matt Damon’s Florida Home
Located on one of North Miami Beach’s most exclusive and secure celebrity magnet islands, Matt Damon’s La Gorce Island home is designed in the classic Old Florida Mediterranean-style. Though it has all the exterior character of the grand mansions of the Henry Flagler era, the interior is sharp contemporary. Damon and his new wife at the time acquired the double lots and their 1935 mansion dream home in 2005 for $14.5 million. The 12,705 square foot home has seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, home theater and custom office. The enviable acre of premium waterfront land includes the main house, pool house with roof terrace and a two bedroom guest house. With 170 feet of water frontage on Biscayne Bay, it also has a dock and views of downtown Miami. Matt is asking $18.999 million.
Kid Rock’s Balinese Paradise
His fans might expect Kid Rock to live in a log cabin with a couple of hens roosting on the porch railing. It’s hard to picture him in the sophisticated Balinese-style mansion he now has for sale in Malibu. Kid’s immaculate home is 8,305 square feet with dark hand-carved wooden columns and pristine white walled background. Large sweeps of glass open to the lanai, balconies and tropical landscape with views of the pool and guest house situated across the lawn. Inside, there are five bedrooms, five full baths, gym, large chef’s kitchen and a formal living room that can be turned into a media screening room. Kid is asking $13.45 million.
Steve Martin’s Vacation Home
Steve has put his stunning St. Barth Island paradise on the market for $10,814,000. Located high in the hills of Lurin, St. Barthelemy, the sprawling 28,191 square foot tropical colonial-style home sits gracefully above the Atlantic with fabulous views from its half-acre of land. Each of the four bedrooms with en-suite baths and outdoor showers open to their own terrace through louvered floor-to-ceiling shutters. The master also has an outdoor shower and a hot tub on the private terrace. The entire home is island style with beamed ceilings and walls opening to views of the ocean, multi-level terraces and a two-tiered infinity pool.
Howie Mandel’s Beach House
Howie Mandel finished 2013 on a happy note. He just sold his Malibu beach home that has been on and off the market since 2011 when it was priced at $7.25 million. Located in the sought after Point Dume neighborhood, enclave of the stars, and sitting on over an acre with panoramic Pacific views, the house contains everything for comfortable family living and entertaining. Consisting of 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, the house also has a theatre, gym, office and great room. Outside is a pool-guest house along with rolling lawns, attractive landscaping and more spectacular views. Howie’s house just sold for $7 million.