Hot New Homes: The Best, Worst, and Most "Meh" Celeb Pads in Hollywood

They may all be young, rich, and famous, but these L.A. stars prove that it takes much more than that to create a fabulous home. Some make the grade, and some fall flat. And yet, they're all probably nicer than that box you're living in now, dammit. You wish you lived here.


Best: Zac Efron's glass and concrete home in the Hollywood Hills
Price: $2,849,000
Size: 2,425 square feet
Key selling points: The former Disney star's industrial-chic home is surprisingly mature—and low-key. With two bedrooms, plenty of entertaining space indoors and out, and features like heated concrete flooring and custom modern cabinetry, this right-sized bachelor pad proves that luxury is all in the details.
Listing: The Agency



Worst: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey's crib-tastic mansion in Bel Air
Price: $12,995,000
Size: 13,000 square feet
Key selling points: This home's juxtaposition of farmhouse chic (a cheery red front door and countrified kitchen) and faux-baroque elements (gold furniture, a gold velvet theater, and gold chandeliers) is confusing at the very least. The multi-hyphenated entertainers won't be adding "decorating" to their list of successes anytime soon.

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Best: Rihanna's posh digs in Pacific Palisades
Price: $14,950,000
Size: 11,000 square feet
Key selling points: With multiple stone fireplaces, plasma screens, and pristine white furniture and rugs, Rihanna's sprawling mansion looks more like a sexy lounge than a private living room. More to love: a stainless steel kitchen with a high-capacity wine chiller, zero-edge pool, spa, outdoor bar, fire pit, four-car garage, and touch-button control of everything with a switch.
Listing: Joe Babajian

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Meh: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers' modern-ish home in the Hills
Price: $1,595,000
Size: 10,830 square feet
Key selling points: The Tudors star's home interprets "minimalist" as "boring." (Think Ikea catalogue, but with fewer items.) It may have honey-hued hardwood floors, a statement fireplace, and a never-ending supply of natural light, but its complete lack of personality makes it fall flat.
Listing: Estately

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Meh: Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar's home in Bel Air
Price: $5,499,000
Size: 7,620 square feet
Key selling points: The 90s teen heartthrobs have taken "settling down" a little too seriously, turning their hearth into a page right out of a Pottery Barn catalogue.
Listing: The Partners Trust

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