The face of film noir, Lauren Bacall has won Tony Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and numerous Academy Award nominations. With all of her success, it comes as no surprise that the actress had an amazing home…
The Most Expensive Real Estate in New York
Bacall passed away in 2015, a month shy of her 90th birthday, leaving behind an amazing Central Park apartment. Lauren had the luxury of calling one of these mansions home for 53 years! Following her death, the apartment went up for auction at the price of $26 million!
A Nine-Room Estate
The flat is located in the historical Dakota building on the Upper West Side. The large nine-room apartment doesn’t feel like an apartment at all, rather an entire house placed inside of the gorgeous architecture of the Dakota Building. As you would expect from a Hollywood star, the master bedroom is 22 feet wide and is connected to a private study, bathroom, and walk-in closet. The apartment’s balcony overlooks Central Park, so you can just imagine what springtime is like in the estate, a total dream!
Rustic Red and Royal Blues
Of course, the kitchen is far beyond your average New York City kitchen. It is an eat-in kitchen that opens up into a 24 by 19-foot dining room and family room. Lauren’s dining room brings French elements together with a perfect color palette, both rustic reds and deep blues are found in the small details of the upholstery, furniture, and, the art featured in the room. The wall hanging may seem like a simple poster, but it is The Bell Époque French by Jules Cheret, sold for a whopping $7,000.
The actress and singer was a fan of French-inspired design, a preference that is evident in her furniture choices. In addition to the poster hanging in her dining room, Bacall had several other French posters hanging on the room’s other walls. She complemented the posters with fine collectible china that she hung next to the framed posters. The decorative lamps are pieces are scattered throughout the rooms of her home.
An 18th Century Piece
It’s no secret that Lauren was partial to French design, but that doesn’t mean that she didn’t admire art from other countries and periods as well. One of the more important items in her home was her antique George III oak Welsh dresser, from the late 18th century, a piece that held her collection of fine china. Though George III style furniture typically uses mahogany, the dresser was made from oak – a unique choice for pieces from that time.
The Master Bedroom
It seems as though Bacall saved the pop of color for her own bedroom. Considering most of the rooms in the estate are blue, brown, and white, it’s surprising that Bacall chose lavender and pink tones for her own room – colors that aren’t seen anywhere else in her apartment. Other than the gallery wall behind the bed, the room has a clear view of Central Park. Imagine opening your morning to a panoramic view of the green and beautiful Central Park!
The Master Suite
As you may have already noticed, Bacall liked to fill every inch of a room with collectibles, furniture, and art. Surprisingly enough, the master suite is the only room where something new is placed. Adjacent to her decked out fireplace, there appears to be a very modern-looking tongue. The grey couch adds a cozy touch to this room, and behind it, you’ll see a bookcase full of books and collectibles. We would give anything to relax with some reading while enjoying this fireplace!
To the right side of the fireplace of the master suite, there is the perfect display of Bacall’s collection of decorative candlesticks and artwork. The theme of these framed portraits is ships and floral designs. Bacall loved using accents of color. The walls of the apartment are 13 feet high, so it makes sense that Bacall would want to fill the space with art. The apartment was catered to an art collector seeing as there’s a lot of art that seems synonymous with the house’s existence.
The Guest Bedroom
Another interesting, yet the unsurprising choice of color, Lauren chose bright and sunny, yellow walls. Above the bed hangs a very pricey 1920s Spanish art piece. The piece, which depicts a woman holding a basket full of fruit, was painted by Andrew Segovia and sold for a staggering $18,750 at auction. Though the walls are a cheerful shade of yellow, the bedspread and rug are a shade of sky blue. In the right corner of the room, you will notice a unique, shelving piece that adds an interesting touch to the room’s style.
Palettes of Blue
Even when the styling of a room was formal. Bacall knew how to paint a room the perfect shade to add that extra chic touch. She chose to paint the living room a gorgeous shade of robin’s egg blue — which brightens up the entire room and works with the room’s natural light. The collection of blue accents tie the room together, everything from statutes on the fireplace to her gorgeous couches.
Her Baby Grand-Piano
And of course, what’s a luxurious New York apartment without a grand piano? Bacall’s piano is by Mason & Hamlin, a premier New England based piano company that was founded in 1854. The piano sold for $6,875 through the original value was likely much more. Although we’re sure it sounded great, it doesn’t seem like Lauren was playing much in her old age. The piano became more of a display table for her old family photos.
Perfectly Accented Couches
These comfortable couches were chosen to accent her living room’s wall color. Patterned furniture is often hard to pull off, but these really pull the room together. The white contrasts the dark wood of the fireplace and coffee table perfectly. Bacall’s apartment holds five working fireplaces, a rare occurrence, especially in a New York City property. This living room fireplace is accented with a deer head above its mantle – a nod to her love of wildlife.
French Style Mirrors & Antique Dressers
Each one of Bacall’s apartment’s rooms is massive, allowing her to hold an impressive collection of antique furniture. This room features an ornate French-style mirror that rests on a Regence Provincial Walnut Commode, a mid-18th-century piece that sold for nearly four thousand dollars. The room also has an antique desk that was sold for $5,000. The Louis XV provincial bureau was crafted from walnut in the mid-to-late18th century and complimented the room’s wooden floors.
Her Private Gallery
Bacall lived in her great apartment from when she was about 36 years old until she was 89. Her life’s story is documented throughout the apartment – though art and antiques. Her home is a gallery, full of beauty and character. The perfectly curated art in her house looks like somewhat of a museum. Every inch of wall space is covered in framed art, from expensive paintings and photographs to simple prints.
American White Pelican
Her furniture was worth a fortune but what was even more intriguing was the value of Bacall’s art. This original print of American White Pelican by James Audubon sold for $173,000. Audubon gravitated towards painting birds in their natural habitats, and this print truly showcases his talent. The artist is most widely known for his color-plate book called The Birds of America, which is one of the first ornithological works ever published. Throughout his life, Audubon identified 25 new species of birds!
Louis XIII Walnut Fauteuils
What is the most you would ever spend on a pair of chairs? Even if you were one of the world’s most avid furniture connoisseurs, you would probably not spend as much as Lauren Bacall did. Her antique Louis XIII-style chairs were in excellent condition, and they made a great addition to her already beautifully styled home. The chairs sold for $1,875 and featured veneer turned wood and moldings. The blue stitching on the upholstery was brought out nicely against her blue walls.
Vintage Louis Vuitton Luggage
Every celeb has their selection of Louis Vuitton luggage. The company was founded in 1854 and has become one of the world’s most luxurious designer names. With Bacall’s timeless taste, it comes as no surprise that she had a set of monogrammed Louis Vuitton luggage. A single bag can cost nearly two grand, and considering Bacall’s is vintage, it’s exceedingly rare and costly. Her collection of designer luggage was sold for a whopping $37,500!
Betty Joan Perske
Although it may seem like her apartment is filled with art and furniture, it also has pieces of Hollywood history. But of course, she owned her personal director’s chair that was sold for nearly five grand in the auction. Betty Joan Perske who changed her name to Lauren Bacall, debuted in To Have and Have Not — and started her legacy in Hollywood. She’s done it all, from working alongside Marilyn Monroe to acting as a voice in Family Guy — Bacall loved the industry.
Lauren had an eye for amazing works of art after she passed, three bronze sculptures were auctioned off at more than $30,000. The sculptures were created by Robert Graham, who was famous for his design of the entrance gates for the 1984 Olympics. Bacall and Graham met through actress Anjelica Houston – Bacall’s close friend and Graham’s wife. Bacall fell in love with his portrayal of the female form. The art remained in Lauren’s foyer for years, and she loved referring to them as “her girls.”
Her Favorite Pieces
Towards the end of her life, Lauren Bacall sat down with Vanity Fair as she discussed her outstanding career and how her New York apartment had become a map of memories of times passed. In what would, unfortunately, turn into one of her last interviews, Lauren opened up about her numerous pieces in her home, made by renowned artists, painters, and sculptors. Among her collection were works by John James Audubon, Max Ernst, David Hockney, Henry Moore, and many more.
Cozy Wood Furnishings
One of the themes we’ve seen throughout all nine rooms has been unique wood furniture. Every piece looks like it was specially picked out for the room it was placed in. Many may think that the interior of such a big star’s apartment would be flashy and glamorous – but there is something about Bacall’s apartment that is homey and cozy. The apartment looks like a place that has been lived in, Bacall managed to make it a home rather than a stage to be admired from afar.
Her Views of Central Park
New York City real estate prices increase drastically if you have a view – and few landscapes are more desired than that of Central Park. Bacall’s apartment has approximately 100 feet of Central Park scenery. This means that half of the apartment has one of the best views in all of New York City — an essential part of Lauren’s connection to New York. In a 1978 issue of French Vogue, Bacall said, “Outside that window lies Central Park; my relief from the city, an important reason to live there.”
The exterior of The Dakota building stood tall on the corner of Central Park West and West 72nd Street. As the city progresses, the building stands tall, holding its history. Overlooking Central Park, it’s safe to say that the preserved building may be one of the most beautiful things about New York City — full of history and the essence of possibilities that come with the city. Over the years, the value of the building has gone up drastically, and it’s easy to understand why!
On August 12, 2014, Lauren Bacall passed away after suffering a stroke. Just five weeks shy of her 90th birthday, the legend passed away at her Dakota apartment where she lived for more than 50 years. When word of her death spread, fans decorated the iron gate outside of Bacall’s apartment with roses, paying their respects. Over the weeks following her passing, fans from all over the world visited her apartment building, showing their appreciation to one of the Golden Age’s biggest actresses.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
After her passing in 2014, fans decorated her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with flowers, stuffed animals, and other various items that reminded them of Bacall. In 1960, actress Lauren Bacall was honored with a star that can be visited on 1724 Vine Street. The grieving fans were added to hear the news of her passing and made their way to the star to honor one of Hollywood’s last Golden Era actresses.
Vanity Fair Interview
One of the last interviews Lauren ever gave was from her Dakota apartment. She was interviewed in 2011 by Matt Trynauer for Vanity Fair. The actress did not hold back in the interview revealing intimate details of her life, as one of the last-remaining actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Era. In her heartfelt and honest interview, she spoke candidly about the effect of husband, Humphrey Bogart’s fame had on their relationship and children. In addition to talking about her marriage and career, she spoke openly about secrets from her personal life.
Whirlwind Romance With Frank Sinatra
During the interview, Bacall revealed that after her husband passed away, she quickly jumped into a relationship with the famous actor and singer-songwriter, Frank Sinatra. They had what you could call a whirlwind romance to the point that Sinatra proposed. However, when rumors of the engagement were leaked to the media, Sinatra became distressed and called off the engagement altogether. According to Bacall herself, it was “an awful time for me, there’s no way I could have been thinking straight. Even then it might have worked if Frank had been more sure of himself…but he wasn’t.”
Marriage to Jason Robards
Following her short-lived relationship with Sinatra, Bacall met and began dating actor Jason Robards. When they tried to get married in July of ’61, the two of them faced a ton of issues due to Robards’ “quickie” divorce in which the actor signed an affidavit stating he was officially divorced from his former wife on May 22nd, 1961. After traveling to Austria and getting denied a marriage license, Bacall and Robards set out to Las Vegas only for the same thing to happen again. Finally, the couple was able to marry after traveling to Mexico though they divorced eight years and one child later.
When Lauren Bacall married Humphrey Bogart in ’45, she was only 19 years old while he was 45 — 26 years her senior! Naturally, this age gap caused many to wonder what these two could possibly have in common. Well, for starters, they both had an obsession with dogs being that they both had grown up with a variety of pups. Bacall and Bogart actually received a Boxer as a wedding gift and it’s safe to say that the two of them fell in love with that breed of dog.
According to the actress herself, she and Bogart named their new pup “Harvey, after the invisible rabbit. He was really smart. He knew he wasn’t allowed to get on the furniture so he would only put two paws on at a time, and he would sit between us if we had a fight.” It wasn’t long before Lauren and Bogart had three Boxer dogs. Here in this photo, Lauren’s relaxing as Bogart and son Stephen read a magazine on the floor. Harvey, George, and Baby — their three dogs — lay together.
Pampered Papillion, Sophie
Although Bogart and Bacall shared three boxers together, the actress ended up adopting a Cocker Spaniel after her husband passed away. Just six months after that, their beloved Boxer — Harvey — passed. Bacall’s last dog, though, was a pampered Papillion pup named Sophie. Bacall absolutely worshipped Sophie so much so that she left $10,000 to her canine companion. The money went to Bacall’s youngest son, Sam Robards, to ensure that the beloved pup continues to live in the manner she’s accustomed to. Don’t worry, though. The star also split up her $26 million estate between her three children.
Bonhams’ Highest-Profile Auction
In March of 2015, the Bonhams New York auction hall held a two-day, 20-hour marathon auction for Lauren Bacall’s belongings. More than 1,500 bidders from 34 different countries took part in Bonhams’ the highest-profile auction of the season. A few days prior to the auction, however, photographers and videographers began documenting everything that filled her glorious apartment. Anyone who was actually lucky enough to purchase one of Bacall’s possessions was undoubtedly happy to have a piece of history.
There’s no denying that Bacall had quite a fruitful career in her own right. Still, tons of people gravitated towards her projects with her late husband Humphrey Bogart. With that being said, it doesn’t come as such a shock that amongst Bacall’s eclectic art collection was this statue of ‘Bogie.’ The bronze statue depicts Bogart as Rick Blaine from Casablanca, which was released in 1942. This sculpture was just one of the many pieces that was auctioned off after Bacall’s passing. Although it sold for an undisclosed amount, it was valued at $800.
Aaron Shikler Portraits
It’s really no secret that actress Lauren Becall loved art. After all, the actress was a cultivated collector of art and antiques, her pursuits often sparked by personal experiences. In any event, this piece — made by artist Aaron Shikler — was inspired by Bacall herself. Shikler, who was famously known for his official White House portraits of John F. Kennedy and Jackie-O, was also popular amongst many elite social groups. With that being said, he also often did portraits of celebrities. Shikler even did portraits of Bacall’s children but they kept those for their personal collections.
It comes as no surprise that Bacall’s collection of vintage housewares weren’t sold at very cheap prices. While it was clearly in used condition, Bacall’s Turkish carpet was still sold at the auction for $2,250. Despite its name, there’s actually no one culture that can claim these carpets. In turns out that they actually derived from the multi-ethnic, multi-religious traditions of the former Ottoman Empire. With that, it makes sense as to why these carpets have been found everywhere from Siberia to Egypt to Transylvania.
Massive Jewelry Collection
Bonhams New York auction hall was responsible for Bacall’s estate after her death, which included the actress’s massive jewelry collection. There were reportedly 32 lots of jewelry alone that was put up for bid at the auction, drawing the interest from people around the globe. As mentioned before, the auction lasted a record-breaking 20 hours and brought in a whopping $503,625 for the jewelry alone. While Bacall’s jewel collection did garner more than the estimated value, Susan Abeles — Bonham director of jewelry — stated that “the estimates were regular market values. It’s impossible to calculate the value of provenance.”
18-Karat Gold Ear Clips
One of the most valuable and desired pieces from Bacall’s jewel collection was a pair of gem-set, 18-karat gold ear clips. Designed by Montures Schlumberger in France, each ear clip was specially designed as a gold latticework plaque. They were emblazoned with emeralds, sapphires, and amethysts. The award-winning actress famously wore these ear clips the night she accepted an Oscar for her performance in The Mirror Has Two Faces. Although the clips were estimated at $12,000, they were ultimately sold for $52,500.
Personalized Tiffany’s Necklace
Aside from her bedazzled ear clips, Bacall also owned a personalized Tiffany’s necklace. When auctioneers first found the piece, they noticed individual letters engraved on each of the hearts. Since they couldn’t figure out what the necklace said, they handed it over to Bonham’s jewelry department who cracked the code — “To my own beautiful star from her proud director Ron.” While it hasn’t been confirmed, it’s believed that the necklace was a gift from Ron Field, Bacall’s director in the 1970 musical Applause. Although the necklace was estimated to sell for $9,000, it was eventually sold for over $52,5000.
Her Style Was Her Own
Perhaps one of the most breathtaking pieces of jewelry that Bacall owned was a bracelet made by French designer Jean Schlumberger. Not only is it made from 18 karats of gold but it also features a series of blue paillone enamel panels with polished gold bar detail. Just from looking at Bacall’s collection, it’s clear that the actress had an amazing sense of style. According to Susan Abeles, “Ms. Bacall’s style was unmistakably her own — and it continues to influence design and fashion to this day.”
Lauren Bacall’s apartment in The Dakota was absolutely magnificent but she was hardly the first celeb to reside there. Aunt to Hollywood’s silver fox George Clooney, Rosemary Clooney was a singer and actress. Although she first gained recognition during the ’50s with hits like “Come On-a My House” and “Mambo Italiano,” the singer’s career began to later around the 1960s. In 1977, though, Clooney made a comeback when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to accompany him to a show that was meant to mark his 50th anniversary in show business.
Judy Garland was yet another major star that lived in The Dakota at one point. Garland’s former 19th-century home at The Dakota has seven wood-burning fireplaces and is on the market for $16.75 million. The 4,7000 square foot-apartment features three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, 13-foot ceilings, and generously spacious rooms that flawlessly flow from one to the other. Not only does it include a formal dining room that overlooks the building’s central courtyard but the apartment also has a library and an elegant living room with French doors.
It’s really no secret that one of the most well-known residents of the building was legendary singer-songwriter John Lennon. Regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time, Lennon was actually living at The Dakota at the time of his tragic death. In December of 1980, the activist and co-founder of the Beatles was killed in the archway of the building by Mark David Chapman. Since then, The Dakota has become a tourist attraction for people to come and pay their respects to the memory of John Lennon.
Maury Povich, now 81 years old, is a TV personality who’s best known for his tabloid talk show Maury. His career began when he initially became a radio reporter for WWDC. By the late ’80s, though, he gained national fame as the host of tabloid infotainment television show A Current Affair. In 1991, Povich co-produced The Maury Povich Show, which was later rebranded as Maury. Today, he resides in The Dakota with his wife, Connie Chung who’s a television news anchor.
Gilda Radner was an American comedian and actress best known as one of the seven original cast members — “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” — of the hit NBC sketch comedy Saturday Night Live. In 1979, Radner moved to The Dakota and paid $150,000 for her apartment although she only lived there until 1985. A few years later, in 1989, the award-winning actress passed away from ovarian cancer. Still, there’s no denying that her memory has continued to live on throughout the years.
John Madden, now 84 years old, is a former sportscaster and football coach for the NFL. In 1977, Madden won a Superbowl as coach of the Oakland Raiders and was later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Once he retired from coaching, Madden moved on to commentating for NFL telecasts. With that kind of career, there’s no denying that Madden’s rolling in the dough so it makes sense as to why he bought Gilda Radner’s Dakota apartment in 1985. Although he bought it for $625,000, Madden ultimately sold it in 2013 for $3.9 million.
The luxuries of life are sometimes best shared with a loved one. That is exactly what pop superstar Jennifer Lopez and her husband – former professional sportsman, philanthropist and businessman – Alex Rodriguez did. The power couple just bought a stunning new house on Miami’s Star Island. The gorgeous mansion costs a whopping $32.5 million. So, what does the couple’s new abode look like, and is it as interesting as it sounds?
Made for Each Other
The gorgeous couple stands proud as they decided to take their relationship a step further. They got engaged in March of 2019. They met each other in 2005. Jennifer Lopez was married to her now ex-husband, Marc Anthony at the time.
They first shook hands at a Yankees game, had an instant connection, and the rest is history, J-Lo recognizes that there was an instant spark. What might be quite interesting is that Alex Rodriguez dreamed of a date with Jennifer Lopez way back in 1998 in an interview.
The First Look Inside
If you ever wondered what the interior of a $32.5 million house looks like, here you go. It looks absolutely stunning and gorgeous. From the ample amount of natural light, the gorgeous curtains to what seems to be the comfiest sofas, these rooms radiate luxury.
This living room is fitting for the couple. The arched windows and the antique fireplace add quite a bit of character to the whole setting.
Endless Entertainment, Old-School Style
A large TV, more comfy sofas, and a great open view – this family room looks like the perfect place to relax and wind down. We feel that the old-school design of this room is classy without being too far from the overall feel of the house itself.
It still manages to retain its grandeur. What catches our eyes the most is the flooring and the gorgeous view of the ocean at the right.
No matter which angle you look at the luxurious accommodation, the house stands proud just like the couple themselves. Take this shot for instance. It looks as though the house is sort of a token of love and connection for both of them.
The palm trees, the green beautiful grass, can it get any more perfect than this? This is only one part of this beautiful masterpiece. We have yet to venture inside.
Who Needs a Resort?
One look at the luxurious mansion, and it is instantly clear where the cost comes from. The ultra-luxurious space is 14,762 square feet and has 10 bedrooms and a total of 12 bathrooms.
There is also an elevator just to make sure Lopez and Rodriguez can easily move from floor to floor. If that is not the ultimate expression of luxury, we do not know what is. Is it just us or does that infinity pool look immensely fun?
Larger Than Life
This angle captures the sheer scale and grandeur of the mansion in all of its glory. You get a real sense of the size of the house. It is frankly quite big and seems larger than life – much like the couple themselves.
We love the trees and how the walkway is perfectly surrounded by the grass in this picture. Everything seems to be picture perfect here. Some of us can only dream of such a place.
Glistening in the Night
Perhaps the only time it looks better is at night when the lights are on. Your eyes immediately focus on the details. This long passage looks like it’s just a teaser for what is to come.
You enter the house and are immediately taken away by the design and the attention to detail. We love how minimal this area is. There are only trees and greenery. We do not feel it needed any props to accentuate the feel of the place.
To Infinity and Beyond
With a pool like this and the house behind it, who needs a resort? Well, you sure can afford any resort you want, especially if your house looks like this. However, this picture makes a statement of its own. The pool is the center of attention here.
The clear water is bright blue and looks absolutely serene. This is one gorgeous looking infinity pool. A relaxing day at this pool after a long week is sure to take all the stress away.
If there was any doubt about just how spacious the rooms are, this picture clears that right away. We love the styling of this place too! It looks clean and uninterrupted. The sky-blue sofa in the middle adds a nice touch of contrast to the overall aesthetic as well.
Also, will you just look at that view! The ceiling also had a depth to it. The whole room is lit with built-in lights, making it clean and sleek.
All that roaming around the huge space much works up an appetite. When the couple wants to sit down and enjoy a meal, this beautiful dining sure treats all the senses. As you can see, the house also has functionality seamlessly integrated into the overall architecture of the house.
Some of the appliances are integrated. There are white cabinets, and the walls are also painted white. This makes it feel more spacious and open – not that the house needs that.
We’re Not Done With Dining Rooms Yet
You certainly did not think that this place would have just one dining room, did you? Oh no, what atrocity would that have been? Enter dining room number two. This is a cleaner looking space with not much going. That is the beauty of it, though.
This room can be used for arranging feasts for guests and entertaining them. We love the table as well. Long and rounded, it fits nicely with the low profile look of this room.
We are not quite sure what we are impressed with the most within this section of the house. Is it the intricate woodwork and cabinets, the elaborate display of glasses, or a whole elevator inside the house? Yes, you read that right.
This $32.5 million mansion has an elevator inside it. Honestly, at this point, we would be surprised if it did not have one. The elevator looks quite good as well – it has a rustic feel to it.
The mansion has 12 bathrooms. This single bathroom gives you a clear idea of how extravagant and luxurious they are. The marbling on this one is simply gorgeous. Take a look at the bath in the middle.
We love the smallest of details here – from the shape of the lights at the top to the huge mirror that makes the place feel quite expansive. Again, the flooring is also on point with this one.
Sleeping on Clouds
This is one of the 10 bedrooms in the mansion. The design touches are very consistent. The roof has a similar design as the living spaces. There is a ton of space around the bed. Everything is perfectly in its place.
The wide-open space highlights the major parts of the room. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the large comfy looking bed. This place looks like the best place to recharge after a long day.
Waking Up to a View
If you haven’t noticed by now, almost all the rooms have a stunning view of the ocean. Waking up to that view after a good night’s sleep, we assume, feels as great as it sounds. This bedroom in particular has a bit more going on.
There are luxurious couches in the middle with a small table. This bedroom looks very cozy and has a sort of warmth to it. Kudos to the interior designer!
Capturing Beauty from All Sides
This picture is of the same bathroom from a different angle. You can still see the bath against the wall. However, the main attraction here is the marble shower. The white shower, which seems to be made of marble, is just absolutely stunning.
The glass around it makes it feel open and breezy. We have to admit, the marble made bath is the center of attention for this one. Top-notch design, we must say!
Symmetry Done Right
From this angle, the same bathrooms give you a better look at the other side. It has a large mirror and exquisite marbling. The overall design is very cohesive with meticulous attention to detail. The colors impressed us too.
Honestly, no matter what angle you look at it from, the middle marble shower does not fail to demand attention. It definitely is the highlight of this one. The gold mixed with the white marbling is just fantastic.
Luxurious but Sensible
The mansion’s walk-in closet is grand, but compared to how big the other rooms are, you would think it would be as large too. Well, it is large but sensibly so. There are some quality of life features here.
You have gigantic mirrors so that the pretty couple can get dressed to impress and have loads of space to store clothes and shoes. A lot of wood designs are present here too – very classic but still modern.
Out for Fresh Air
Not that you would ever get tired of being inside in this $32.5 million mansion. In the case Jennifer Lopez or Alex Rodriguez do want some fresh air, they have this stunning place to walk out into.
Two benches side by side right next to the infinity pool offer the perfect place to maybe get a tan or enjoy a relaxing drink out in the sun. If they want, they can also always hop into the pool. We wonder, are they ever spontaneous like that?
As we mentioned, the place really blossoms in its own way at the night with the lights on. The lights hit the edges of the house perfectly and create a great display of shadows and highlights.
We are sure that the place looks even better in real life than it does in this picture. The reflection of the lights on the pool is memorizing and gives the whole setting a completely breathtaking aura.
Highlighting the Infinity Pool
This picture highlights just how super cool the infinity pool is in the power couple’s mansion. From the lighting reflecting on it to the water flowing over gently, it truly is one of the highlights of this grand mansion.
The palm trees give it a sense of closure. Actually, we admire this particular picture for its photographic composition as well as how pretty the pool is. The house stands tall and proud above it all.
Clean and Modern
This space really describes the whole mansion. It is clean, with lots of greenery, and stylish with a very modern touch. The trees and bushes are the stars here while the house falls to the background.
The house here acts like the grand destination, and the passage is only a taste of what grandeur is to come. We feel that no matter where you look at this mansion from, it does not fail to impress.
Even Better Top Down
A top-down view of the outside pool area, this picture puts the scale of the place and the gorgeous view outside into perspective. The view of the ocean is fantastic.
As you may have noticed from the previous pictures, the view is visible from the bedrooms. It is an important part of the whole appeal of the mansion. Now we can clearly see why that is the case – no pun intended.
Speaking of View of the Outside
Check out this fantastic section of the house. With small tables all around, this looks like the perfect place for entertaining guests and having some food. You have the shade above from the sun and a nice cozy place with chairs as well.
Guests can even walk out to the pool outside if they like. One thing is for sure: we absolutely would not say no to an invite here for a party.
Beginning of Luxury
Luxury mansions are nothing new to Jennifer Lopez. Owing to the success of her first album, JLo bought her first mansion in 2000. The luxury home located in The Summit overlooking the Beverly Hills and Studio City cost her a whooping $4.3 million.
The luxury estate is equipped with a large pool, a spa, a tennis court, a guesthouse, a gym as well as a large outdoor living space, which she loved so much that she chose it as the location for her wedding with Marc Anthony.
Aesthetics Done Right
No luxury house is complete without an amazing living room. With cozy colorful sofas, exquisite decorations, and a breathtaking view, the living room is nothing short of amazing.
Equipped with 11 bedrooms and a private theatre, the 15,000 square feet mansion was one of many fine investments for JLo as well. In 2004, she sold the estate to Sam Nazarian, a nightclub owner, for $12.5 million – a pretty amazing investment indeed!
Mansion or Palace?
Why would anyone with a mansion like that need another house, right? Well, Jennifer Lopez disagrees. In 2002, JLo made another real estate investment, this time a Spanish-styled beachfront mansion in Miami.
In addition to seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, the mansion is equipped with a theatre, a drink cellar, a grand dining room overlooking the grounds, a 60-foot long swimming pool, a spa, and an outdoor kitchen as well. The estate also has a large dock on the Biscayne Bay capable of housing a number of large boats.
Beauty and the Beach!
Continuing with the real estate shopping spree, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez bought this cute Malibu beach house for $6.6 Million in 2019.
While it might look humble from the outside, this 4,404 square-foot three storied accommodation is furnished with luxuries including an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean, a wet bar, a sauna, an upstairs screening room, and what not. This estate was listed for sale in July 2020 for $8 million, so grab it while you still can.
Soul Soothing View
With a view like that, why would anyone even get out of the bed ? While the view of the ocean might be breathtaking, the interior of the beach house is no less spectacular. The coastal white interior coupled with minimalistic furniture and decorations give the house a simple yet elegant look.
The master bedroom is spacious and well lit with natural lighting due to floor to ceiling windows. The suite is finished with a built-in soaking tub, a walk-in wardrobe, and a private balcony overlooking the beach.
Besides his baseball career, Alex Rodriguez has quite an impressive real estate portfolio. He built this 11,877 square foot beautiful mansion overlooking the Biscayne Bay in Miami. When deciding on this project ARod was looking for privacy and thus created this enchanting getaway to escape from his hectic social life.
This one-story home includes a home theatre, two bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a basketball court, a gym, an outdoor kitchen, and 275 feet of water frontage.
This architectural magnificence was originally made in 1954 by Honnold & Rex. Located in the Hollywood hills, this luxury house features glass sliders that allow a lot of natural light to the interior, and they reflect on the Italian marble floors to offer a dazzle that can rarely be seen.
Drenched in natural light, the spacious bedrooms, kitchen, and living rooms look even bigger than they originally are and give off the feeling of indoor outdoor living. The mansion is completed with a roaring fireplace and a zero-edge swimming pool.
Waking Up in Style
The Hollywood Hill mansion comes with four bedrooms and four bathrooms which are all located on the second floor. The modern master bedroom is well lit with floor to ceiling windows on two sides.
The TV towards the corner of the room creates an illusion of levitation, which further adds to the aesthetic of the bedroom. With the mesmerizing view, the cozy bedroom makes it exceedingly hard for one to wake up in the morning and start the day.
Subtle Yet Sophisticated
This was a rather modest addition to JLo’s exuberant real estate portfolio. Even though it is almost mundane looking from the outside, the cottage is certainly not so on the inside. It is adorned with modern amenities and designer contemporary furnishings.
The cottage also hosts vaulted stain-wood ceiling, crystal-style bay windows, and a roaring fireplace. This grand splendor was unfortunately not bought for personal living; it was suggested that it was purchased for a lucky relative or as an investment.
It All Lies in Simplicity
The front doors of the cottage opens up to a bright living room and an open kitchen to the side. The kitchen was highly renovated and consists of chic ash grey cabinets and a compact only-for-two center islands, which will inevitably make any meal very personal.
The kitchen is directly connected to a covered patio through beautiful French doors. The patio is big enough to hold an alfresco dining space.
Snuggle to Sleep
Don’t be fooled by the modest look and small size of the house; the master bedroom is not short of any luxuries. The bedroom is equipped with two closets and, of course, one of them is a walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom was freshly renovated to include amenities such as a glass shower as well as a soaking tub.
Friends and families need not worry; the ranch also houses two additional guest rooms sharing a large guest bathroom, which are in no way short of any amenities.The Luxurious Home of JLo and Her Beau