Top Celebrity Homes in Bel Air and Beverly Hills | LA Fly Rides
exploring celebrity homes: bel air and beverly hills
the platinum triangle in los angeles has been home to the biggest stars of every generation. The triangle is made up of Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Holmby Hills. Beverly Hills was a popular celebrity before the City of Angels existed. As Los Angeles developed, stars sought the seclusion of Bel Air and Holmby Hills.
So what makes celebrities come back and buy properties? It might have something to do with the beautiful, lonely back roads that make you feel like you’re hundreds of miles from one of America’s busiest cities. these back roads are perfect for biking! We’ve chosen our favorites based on visibility, coolest architecture, and interesting history. These are some of the most beautiful farms.
Johnny Weissmuller’s Former Home: You may not realize it, but you know Johnny Weissmuller. he is the creator of the famous tarzan scream. Every iteration of Tarzan has used Weismuller’s scream. Curiously, his home in Bel Air is like a jungle. In addition to his acting activities, Weissmuller was an Olympic swimmer and eventually designed extravagant swimming pools for a living. his home features a moat-style pool that stretches around the entire property. if you peek through the bushes that cover the fence, you can see this interesting feature from a few different vantage points. You’ll also notice extensive gardens in this Mediterranean Revival home.
Rod Stewart’s Holmby Hills Home: Estimated at only about $15 million, Rod Stewart’s place is actually one of the cheapest properties on Carolwood Drive. This street has been home to many celebrities since the golden days of Hollywood. the stewart house is fun because it is one of the most visible properties on the street. The third floor of this 15,000-square-foot home is entirely dedicated to a complete replica of the Pennsylvania and New York rail systems. stewart is a fan of model trains. Rumor has it that he even gets a separate room for his trains when he travels to conventions.
141 carolwood drive: This home has quite a bit of history. Originally owned by Joseph Schneck (founder of Fox), this property has seen more celebrities than any other property in the area. Over the years it has been home to the likes of Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, Burt Reynolds, Sonny Bono and Cher. Cher bought it from Curtis in the ’70s for her and her son, but the couple divorced soon after. CBS actually threatened to take their show off the air if any of them moved, so they would occupy separate wings of the house for several years. the original property is apparently largely unchanged and contains 9 bedrooms and 10 baths in its 12,000 square feet.
Nicolas Cage’s Foreclosed Mansion: Whether you like his acting or not, Nicolas Cage is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. he also has an apparent spending problem. Compared to his multiple luxury yachts, his collection of exotic animals, and his castle, this house was one of his cheapest purchases at nearly $20 million. he was repossessed after he was fined for tax evasion and failed to pay. They auctioned off some of his properties to pay off the fines.
liongate house in bel air: until recently, kenny rogers lived in this mansion. the structure that can be seen from the street is an elevator that leads from the main garden to a ballroom, wet bar, and full spa. the property features 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms, all in a whopping 24,000 square feet of space.
steve martin house: this is a great house to visit because it is right next to rodeo drive, beverly hills garden park and will rogers park so there is no shortage of activity in the area . This unassuming celebrity mansion is just over 8,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. however, don’t be fooled by the relatively small size; Martin has owned multiple multi-million dollar properties at various times throughout his career.
Gray Stone Mansion: While not technically a celebrity home, this property is too interesting to miss. The property was built by oil tycoon Edward Doheny as a wedding present for his son, Ned. The timing ended up being pretty bad as Ned was killed in a murder-suicide just four months after living on the property. the property was valued at $3.5 million in the late 1920s, about $300 million in today’s terms. it is also the site of countless film and television shoots. Leonardo DiCaprio filmed the movie aviator here and offered the city $18 million for it and they apparently laughed in the room.