Inside the Multimillion-Dollar Homes of 2016’s Oscar Nominees

In honor of the 88th Annual Academy Awards, take a virtual tour of six spectacular estates owned by this year’s crop of Hollywood hopefuls, from Leo’s sprawling mansion in Ventura to Sylvester Stallone’s creative compound in La Quinta.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs Palace

Long before The Revenant purchased this resplendent residence in 2014, it belonged to famed actress Dinah Shore (whom architect Donald Wexler designed the home for 50 years before).

Located at 432 Hermosa, the secluded estate—which consists of a main house, guest home, and casita—showcases six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths, plus an oversized living room with a grand piano, fireplace, and cocktail bar.

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Other noteworthy spaces include a chef’s kitchen, a heated pool and spa, a sauna, and a lit tennis court overlooking the mountains.

Now available for rent (rates start at $4,500 per night with a two-night minimum), the mid-century home is one of many in The Wolf of Wall Street’s real estate portfolio, which also includes a $10 million apartment in New York City’s health-centric Delos development at 66 East 11th Street (currently being leased for $25,000 a month by business mogul Jonathan Orszag).


Cate Blanchett’s Bucolic Estate

The 46-year-old Carol actress and her husband Andrew Upton recently bought this $6.25 million Victorian in the East Essex countryside, formally known as the Highwell House. Located less than an hour’s drive from London, the newly restored brick mansion sits on 13 acres in the town of Crowborough.

Originally built in 1890, the light-filled home—formerly owned by Doctor Who actor Tom Baker and Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—spans 9,028 square feet and includes seven bedrooms; eight full and two half baths; a drawing room and adjoining sitting room; an open kitchen and breakfast space; a cloakroom; a cellar; and a family den.

Highlights of the historic property include a 19th-century French chandelier in its reception hall, a grand oak staircase, large bay windows, stone-carved hearths, and a Belgian bluestone kitchen sink. A three-car garage, stables, a pond, and an old oast house also rest on the landscaped grounds.

(The couple—who recently unloaded their Sydney mansion for $14 million—also own a weekender in the city’s Berowra Waters and a $1.07 million apartment in Elizabeth Bay.)

Matt Damon’s Pacific Palisades Home

The Martian star picked up this 8,890-square-foot Zen retreat along San Remo Drive for $15 million in 2012.

A blend of California Modernism and Spanish Colonial styles, the six-bedroom, eight-bath home—which sits on a lush half-acre corner lot—features mahogany vaulted ceilings, retractable glass walls, a floating staircase, and an open floor plan.

Designed by Grant Kirkpatrick, the silver-screen space pirate’s spread also contains staff quarters, a five-car garage, a large gym, a pool, a jewel box garden, and a koi pond.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Beverly Hills Bachelorette Pad

The highest-paid actress of 2015, the Joy star—who is looking for her second Oscar win—purchased this 5,550-square-foot home in 2014 for more than $7 million.

At 5,550 square feet, the house has five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths, plus a gourmet kitchen that connects to a dining area and an outdoor patio and formal living and dining rooms. The charming home abounds with elegant detailing including dark wooden floors, crystal chandeliers, and beamed ceilings.

The master bedroom boasts an outdoor terrace, while the laidback family den features a cool mini bar. A koi pond, lap pool, and stone courtyard outside complete the entertainer’s dream, whose past owners include Ellen DeGeneres and Jessica Simpson.

Bryan Cranston’s Eco-Friendly Abode

Trumbo’s lead man tapped John Turturro to design this Platinum LEED-certified haven—the first residence with a Passive House design in Ventura County.

(The three-bedroom replaced a derelict little bungalow built in the 1940s, which Cranston and his wife lived in briefly before tearing down.)

Clad in titanium (chosen for its imperviousness against salt air), the sustainable structure—dubbed “3 Palms”—is made of low-maintenance and cutting-edge insulation materials and equipped with photovoltaic and water-heating solar panels, rainwater collection capabilities, energy-efficient appliances, and LED lighting.

(On sunny days, the sustainable home produces more energy than it uses.)

Sylvester Stallone’s Creative Compound

Rocky Balboa might seem like tough guy at first glance—but inside he’s a real softy. The Creed star’s La Quinta mansion—furnished with feng shui principles in mind—is full of artistic sundries collected by the actor over the years, including numerous ornate crystals.

Now listed at $4.199 million ($300,000 less than what he paid for it six years ago), the Best Supporting Actor nominee’s 5,173-square-foot single-family features four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths; a double-height living room with exposed wooden beams and a stone fireplace; a dining room that opens onto the back terrace; and a master bath with a two-sink vanity and a tub.

Outside are multiple terraces, a pool and spa, and a built-in firepit.

The sale includes all furniture, while the artwork (among the collection, several paintings created by Stallone himself) is negotiable.


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