Celebrity Home Sales: Dion, Oprah, Johansson and Reynolds

May 24, 2012 By:
Celebrity Home Sales: Dion, Oprah, Johansson and Reynolds

Hey, you got a pickup truck? ‘Cause there are some stars that may need some moving soon.

Celine Dion, Oprah Winfrey, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are the four big names making celebrity real estate news. So, if you’re looking to buy or sell multi-million dollar homes, listen up!

Celine:
Celine Dion and her husband Rene Angelil officially put their Canadian mansion in Quebec up for sale on May 18. The estate is built like a kingdom a private island. It comes with a $29.7 million price tag.

According to the National Post, the 24,000 square-foot custom-built brick pad sits on over 19 private acres. Amenities include a private bridge to the mainland, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and cherry wood staircases that are apparently just for looks because there’s an elevator.

If that doesn’t wet your whistle, there’s also a vaulted wine cellar, a paneled library, and a home gym. Not to mention the interior furniture and décor straight out of an episode of “Downton Abbey” that they’ll through in with the purchase.

Reportedly, the couple’s reasoning for selling the place is simply because they don’t use it, citing Celine’s “intensive performance schedule.”
Realtor: Sotheby’s International Realty

Oprah:
Also adding to the market is Oprah Winfrey. The former talkshow host is trying to unload a $2.8 million dollar co-op in Chicago. According to the Daily Mail, that’s less than half of what she paid for it in 2006.

Oprah’s space is one of 13 sections of a very presidential looking 1913 Beaux Arts-style building designed by Benjamin Marshall. But it’s not exactly collage living…

According to Zillow, the space is 4,607 square feet and features extensive views from several of the rooms. The property is a 3-bedroom space with 10-foot high ceilings. It includes a foyer, grand reception, living room, library, dining room, and solarium. If you get hungry or thirsty, there’s an eat-in kitchen, bulter’s pantry, and wine room.

For Winfrey, it was like finding a five-dollar bill in a coat pocket that you forgot you had. Daily Mail reports that Winfrey just owned the place and never actually lived there to begin with.
Realtor: Prudential Rubloff Properties

Scarlett and Ryan:
Finishing off our celebrity home sales roundup is a sweet sale of a Los Feliz pad owned by Scarlett Johannson and Ryan Reynolds. Los Angeles Times reports that the former couple hammered the final nail in their relationship’s coffin by selling the home for $3.5 million.

Dubbed the “Wong House,” the 2,835 square foot building was designed by Buff & Hensman in 1969. Pictures display a mid-century feel, but the couple put a lot of work – and money – into giving the property a modern twist.

Zillow reports that the home has an open, outdoorsy feel with plenty of “green” features installed to make the building more eco-friendly, such as solar energy.

The single-level home features a saltwater pool, spacious decks, a large yard, and endless views of Los Angeles. The asking price for the home was $3.65 million.
Realtor: Los Feliz Real Estate.