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. Listing: Redfin
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
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
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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