Most popular celebrity homes of 2017

Luxury homes belonging to Hollywood stars, TV personalities and even former presidents have exchanged hands over the past 12 months.

Out of all the glamorous pads with equally glam owners, here are the top 10 most read international celebrity home stories on in 2017.

Are any of them your favourites?

1. Barack Obama’s new D.C. home

With the inauguration of a new president in January, Barack Obama had to find a new place to call home.

The Obamas decided to stay in Washington while younger daughter Sasha finished high school. Picture: Mark McFadden

The home was previously owned by former White House press secretary, Joe Lockhart, who worked for Bill Clinton.

They paid US$8.1 million for the three-storey mansion.

2. Donald Trump’s winter White House

US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. Picture: Getty

Earlier in the year, Trump moved into the US’s most iconic mansion – the White House – but that didn’t stop him from spending a lot of time at his lavish Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Dubbed his ‘Winter White House’, Trump has spent his weekends here and at one point was criticised for hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the resort.

It features 128 bedrooms – just shy of the White House’s 132 bedrooms.

3. Ellen & Portia eye off Mornington home

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were believed to be looking for property on the Mornington Peninsula.

Earlier in the year, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi showed interest in buying a property on the Mornington Peninsula.

Victoria is de Rossi’s home state, having grown up in Geelong.

The couple were eyeing-off a home in Cape Schanck with a $5.8m-plus price guide.

A sprawling 20ha estate in Cape Schanck, named Nirvana, reportedly caught their eye.

The home features an office, gym, sauna, wine cellar, horse stables and a solar heated pool.

4. Hadid family mansion

Mohamad Hadid is the father of models Bella and Gigi Hadid.

The home of Mohamad Hadid, father to two of the world’s most famous models Bella and Gigi, was listed 12 months ago for US$83million.

While the renowned property developer sold the Beverly Hills mansion to international buyers in 2010, he had been living there after negotiating a lease-back agreement as reported.

A French-inspired Chateau style mansion, Le Belvedere offers opulent living. Picture: The Agency

The epic French-inspired mansion has 10 bedrooms, 14 fireplaces, 15 bathrooms, a swan pond and an infinity pool.

5. Hugh Hefner’s Playboy mansion

Hugh Hefner sold the mansion in 2016, but continued to live there until he died. Picture: Getty.

After the passing of publisher and ladies man, Hugh Hefner, many were left wondering what would become of his infamous Playboy mansion in LA.

Hefner had sold the property a year before his death to billionaire Daren Metropoulos, for $US100million down from the original asking price of US$200million.

As part of the deal, Metropoulos signed a caveat which allowed Hefner and his 31-year-old wife, Crystal Harris, to live at the property for the remainder of the aging publisher’s life.

According to reports, the mansion is in need of repairs. Picture: Getty.

The 29-bedroom property features a tennis court, pool, waterfall, grotto and holds a zoo license.

6. Kylie Jenner’s property portfolio

Kylie Jenner with mum Kris. Picture: Getty

Ever since she bought her first home for $US2.6million in 2015, Kylie Jenner has been buying up property like there’s no tomorrow.

But this year she’s been trying to palm off half her property portfolio, listing two out of her four homes for sale.

She listed both her Calabasas starter-home and her smaller Hollywood Hills home, trying to flip each for a US$1million profit.

7. Selena Gomez

Gomez dropped the price for her Texas home. Selena Gomez – Getty/

It didn’t take long for Gomez to move on from her split with the Weeknd, but there’s one love she perhaps won’t be so quick to get over.

In January, the singer decided to part ways with her beloved Texas home, listing it for $US3 million.

She bought the home less than two years ago to be closer to her family but decided to sell because her busy schedule stops her from visiting often.

The home comes with a putting green, basketball court and resort-sized pool with water slide.

8. Ellen& Portia’s Santa Barbara home

The couple is selling their Santa Barbara home. Picture: Getty/Realtor.

2017 has been a busy year for the A-list couple who, along with looking to buy in Australia, listed one of their LA properties for sale.

They placed their Santa Barbara home on the market for $US45million in March, the price has since dropped to US$39.5 million.

The property is still up for grabs, despite Ellen writing that she wanted to “live here forever” in her 2015 book Home.

The Italian-inspired mansion was built in the 1930s and features a tennis court and pool house with a stone bar and billiards table.

9. The Kardashians & their many homes

It’s hard to keep up with where the Kardashian-Jenner clan are all living, especially when they own so many houses.

While Kylie and Kendall Jenner did a lot of listing and buying in 2017, homes connected to Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner also made the news.

This house was used as the facade for Kris’s home on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Picture: Realtor.

Kim’s Beverly Hills starter house was put on the market along with a house used for filming their reality TV show.

The US$12.23million property may look familiar to you as the façade of Kris Jenner’s home on the show.

10. Kendall Jenner’s condo

Kendall listed her LA pad in June. Picture: Getty

Kylie and Kim weren’t the only ones trying to sell starter homes, with Kendall Jenner listing her first apartment in June.

The model purchased the two-bedroom condo in 2014, but listed it because it didn’t have enough closet space.

The asking price was for US$1.6million.

Originally published as Most popular celebrity homes of 2017 by Bree Guthrie. Author at