Would You Pay More To Live In A Celebrity’s House?

By Emily Tatti on 29 Aug 2014
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Robert Pattison's house

Robert Pattinson’s house sold for 202 per cent above average
Photo: Zillow

There’s no doubt movie stars know how to live well. Their mega mansions feature luxuries we can barely imagine, like sprawling entertainment areas, home cinemas, pools and enviable beach views.

But would you spend more on a home specifically because a celebrity used to live there?

According to real estate website Movoto, the answer is yes: it just depends on the celebrity. 

After comparing a number of recently sold celebrity homes to similar non-celebrity homes in the Hollywood area, the website was able to determine which stars attracted a “celebrity mark-up” on their property sales. 

Surprisingly, their popularity in the public eye didn’t always play a major role. Though Twilight star Robert Pattinson was the most fortunate on the list (his Los Felis mansion sold for an incredible 202 per cent above the average home price in his neighbourhood), Katy Perry, who is arguably one of the most successful pop stars of her generation, lost money on her house – it went for 27 per cent below average. 

Here are some of the other celebrities on the list:

Leonardo DiCaprio

Photo: Malibu Real Estate blog

Leonardo DiCaprio

23736 Malibu Colony Road, Malibu
Sold: $17.35 million – 91 per cent above average

Katy Perry

Photo: Teles Properties

Katy Perry

8159 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles
Sold: $5.565 million – 27 per cent below average

Jim Carrey

Photo: Trulia

Jim Carrey

23418 Malibu Colony Road, Malibu
Sold: $13.4 million – 61 per cent above average

Mark Wahlberg

Photo: Hilton and Hyland

Mark Wahlberg

9694 Oak Pass Road, Beverly Hills
Sold: $12.995 million – 3 per cent below average

Khloe Kardashian

Photo: Ewing and Associates

Khloe Kardashian

19011 Ashurst Lane, Tarzana
Sold: $3.95 million – 52 per cent above average

Charlize Theron

Photo: Zillow

Charlize Theron

1567 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles
Sold: $3.8 million – 11 per cent below average

About the Author

Emily Tatti is a writer and editor with a Bachelor of Creative Arts and a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing. She has a strong interest in the arts industry, and has contributed to publications such as Lip Magazine and Kill Your Darlings.

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