NEW YORK (MainStreet) -It must be tough being single, rich and famous. We're only half kidding. As an unattached celebrity, it's not like you can go mingling in the singles scene or find your soul mate online like everyone else does. In some ways, the celebrity bachelor pad is its own singles scene.
The non-celebrity bachelor pad is known mostly for piled-up pizza boxes and minimal attention to interior decorating, but celebrities don't skimp on the style (and they can probably afford to pay someone to clean up the pizza boxes). More like the bachelor pad archetypes of the '50s or '60s (think Rock Hudson's place in
), the celebrity bachelor pad typically includes a bar, selection of artwork, minimalist design furniture and state-of-the-art electronics. Here is a sampling of how some of these celebrity singles (and formerly single ones) live.
Rapper, Lil Wayne is listing his Miami Beach bachelor pad -- a three-level estate with around 120 feet of waterfront property -- for $13 million.
The one-man-media empire -- actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, producer, etc., best known for donning a wig and dress to play his recurring character, Madea -- has put one of his very stylish bachelor pads on the market.
Perry is not married and has no kids, and while he has been linked to a number of people (including an Ethopian model nearly 20 years younger than him), his MySpace and Facebook pages don't list him in any kind of relationship. For the moment, it seems, he's living the bachelor life and his old-school quintessential bachelor pad is on the market for $11.6 million.
In fact, his 1654 Blue Jay Way home, a modern, 9,725-square-foot swinging bachelor pad in the exclusive "bird streets" of Los Angeles, has been on the market for nearly a year. If there is any doubt about whether this place is being marketed to an eligible bachelor, take a look at the listing photos; they feature bikini-clad women posing in the swimming pool.
The home offers sweeping views of the city all the way to the ocean. A mirrored alcove in the billiards room is actually a window into the swimming pool.
Perry also owns property in Atlanta, where he operates his own movie and TV studio.
The home also comes with a gym, screening room and fully equipped nightclub so you can bring that singles scene home with you. The glass floor of a catwalk is also the ceiling of the wine cellar.
For information, contact Doug Niitsuma (310-623-1300) at Keller Williams Realty or visit the
This Mets slugger is selling his big-league bachelor pad in the Infinity Flats in New York's Flatiron district, listing it for $7.9 million. This 4,000-square-foot penthouse has a "great room" with a saltwater aquarium and glass fireplace. The Mets' third baseman paid $6.1 million for the place in 2006, and spent some time -- and money -- making it his ultimate bachelor pad.
It was reported that Wright relocated and downsized to a very unbachelorlike $12,000-per-month rental on the Upper East Side.
In November 2009, the
New York Post
that Wright blocked traffic when a crane blocked all of East 21st Street to lift a hot tub onto his private roof deck. That deck also features a built-in sound system, gas grill and very nice views of the city.
Wright holds the record for most career doubles as a Met. But he's letting go of this three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom condo with a media room outfitted with five flat-screen TVs (on which he surely enjoyed some of those highlights).
For information, contact Kirk Rundhaug (212-726-0757) or visit the
The actor known in the Twitterverse as "
" just put his pre-Demi Moore home at 2556 Greenvalley Road, in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles, on the market for $2.6 million. The listing agent and Hilton & Hyland executive vice president Gary Gold will donate a portion of his commission to the Demi and Ashton Foundation, a nonprofit organization the couple founded "to raise awareness about child sex slavery, change the cultural stereotypes that facilitate this horrific problem and rehabilitate innocent victims."
The 3,235-square-foot, two-story craftsman contemporary home has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Ashton and his father, Larry, did a lot of the renovations themselves while Ashton was starring on
That '70s Show
, but by the time the bachelor pad was done, Kutcher was already married to Moore.
To raise money for his charity, Kutcher was also selling tickets on Gilt City to tour the house, which has been set up by numerous noteworthy designers who donated their services for the project.
Set on an acre at the end of a private, gated drive, the home features a private and exotic yard with a three-tiered cascading waterway originating from an infinity-edge spa that spills into an infinity-edge pool and finally, down an infinity-edge waterfall.
The home has a gourmet kitchen and a two-story wine tower room that holds 210 bottles.
For information contact Gary Gold (310-858-5411) at Hilton & Hyland or visit the
The comedian best known for his role in the
films is selling one of his Tarzana homes (he has two) for $2.5 million. Rumor has it that the bachelor, who is raising his son Destin, lives with his mother. He also owns homes in the luxury community of Bella Colina in Montverde, Fla., west of Orlando.
The 19133 Briarfield Way home in the gated Mulholland Park Estates offers unobstructed views overlooking the San Fernando Valley. The oversized master bedroom has a sitting area, fireplace and balcony (important to have a private sanctuary when living with your mother). The property also includes an indoor basketball court and outdoor pool.
For information, contact Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage -- Beverly Hills East (310-278-4100) or visit the
Grammy-winning rapper, Lil Wayne -- also known as Dwayne Carter Jr. -- is listing his bachelor pad at 90 La Gorce Circle in Miami Beach for $13 million. It's on the market following reports that the artist is having tax problems. This three-level estate with around 120 feet of waterfront property is on the exclusive La Gorce Island.
Lil Wayne has been married and divorced and was last linked to (and even engaged to) his on-again, off-again girlfriend, fellow singer Nivea. On Nov. 30, 2009, Nivea gave birth to Wayne's fourth child. The home is 15,000 square feet of living space with wood, glass, steel and marble throughout.
This sale comes after the sale of his ultra-luxe Miami condo, in South Beach's Murano Grande, before Lil Wayne headed to prison. In March 2010, he began serving an eight-month prison sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007.
Lil Wayne released an album while in prison. He is out now and his next album,
Tha Carter IV
, is due for release in June. The mansion he is selling is three stories high with nine bedrooms and 11 bathrooms (nine full and two half baths).
The two-story master suite is accessible by a glass elevator, which you can use to live out your Willy Wonka fantasies, if that's what you're into.
For information, contact Mirce Curkoski (305-666-0562) at Sotheby's International or visit the
Before becoming a Kardashian-in-law and reality star by marrying Khloé Kardashian, Lakers forward Lamar Odom was living single in a 4,000-square-foot Manhattan Beach, Calif., home. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was originally on sale for $2.4 million, 11.1% less than the $2.7 million Odom paid for the home in 2006, but it was delisted after three months on the market. Now he's renting it out for $8,000 a month.
More than a year into their marriage, Lamar and Khloé have their own reality series and share a Tarzana mansion. Odom's rental includes a step-down living room with two-story ceilings, a formal dining room, a kitchen with breakfast nook, a large family room with a fireplace and full wet bar, an in-ground pool and spa, outdoor gas fire pit and barbecue area.
For information, contact Ed Kaminsky at Shorewood Realtors (310-798-1277 x214) or visit the
Actor Orlando Bloom has also listed the compound he lived in during his bachelor days in the Hollywood Hills for annual leasing at $18,000 a month. Recently married and welcoming a son with the Australian model Miranda Kerr, Bloom's single days are over. Now anyone can live how he used to at 2645 Outpost Drive.
This 3,248-square-foot single-family home with four bedrooms and four bathrooms was also the target of a July 2009 break-in by the so-called "bling ring" burglars, who focused on celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Bloom was already living with his future wife (and Victoria's Secret model) at the time, and the thieves were able to get away with a half-million dollars' worth of high-fashion clothing, a Rolex watch collection, Louis Vuitton luggage and artwork. Most has been retrieved since the arrest of the hooded teenagers. The gates and heavy landscaping on three-quarters of an acre, unfortunately, weren't a big enough deterrent.
For information, contact Venessa Blair at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage -- Beverly Hills East (323-646-9444).
Once the world's best golfer and still the highest-paid professional athlete, Woods recently became a bachelor following his very public infidelities and divorce from wife and Swedish former model Elin Nordegren last year. His new bachelor pad -- construction just finished last year -- in Jupiter, Fla. is a golfer's dream, though unfortunately for some it's not for sale. Woods is spending his newly single life there himself.
The house is set back from the ocean frontage to allow more area for his personal four-hole golf course (with sand traps). The estate also has a 100-foot swimming pool, diving pool, spa, 100-foot track and field area, tennis and basketball courts, a pair of boat docks and a reflecting pond. Inside the facility is a 5,700-square-foot fitness center. It looks like this bachelor likes to exercise a lot to keep busy on his own.
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