Open House: Tour 6 of 2016’s Oscar Nominees Homes

Open House: Tour 6 of 2016’s Oscar Nominees Homes

With Oscar Sunday upon us, Forbes compiled 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. Check it:

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs Palace

Long before The Revenant actor 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 spread—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.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Villa Hermosa Living Room

432 Hermosa Kitchen - Leonardo DiCaprio

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

Leonardo DiCaprio - Villa Hermosa Tennis Court

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).

Leonardo DiCaprio - Villa Hermosa Pool

Cate Blanchett’s Bucolic Estate

Nominated for her role in Carol, the 46-year-old actress and her husband Andrew Upton just scooped up 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.

Cate Blanchett - Highwell House Exterior

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.

Cate Blanchett - Highwell House Living Room

Cate Blanchett - Highwell House Kitchen and Dining Room

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.

Cate Blanchett - Highwell House Bedroom

Cate Blanchett - Highwell House Fireplace

(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 Spread

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

San Remo Drive - Matt Damon House

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.

San Remo Drive - Matt Damon House Atrium

Matt Damon Kitchen

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

Matt Damon San Remo Drive House

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.

Jennifer Lawrence Beverly Hills House Backyard

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.

Jennifer Lawrence Beverly Hills House Living Room

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.

Jennifer Lawrence Master BedroomJennifer Lawrence Beverly Hills Pool

Bryan Cranston’s Eco-Friendly Abode

Trumbo’s lead man tapped a team of expert architects and engineers to create this Platinum LEED-certified haven—the first residence with a Passive House design in Ventura County.

Credit: Art Streiber for Dwell
Credit: Art Streiber for Dwell

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

Bryan Cranston House Interior - 3 Palms Project
Credit: Art Streiber for Dwell


Credit: Art Streiber for Dwell

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.

Bryan Cranston Solar Panels - 3 Palms Project

(On sunny days, the three-bedroom 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.

Sylvester Stallone La Quinta Home Living Room
Credit: Doyle Terry

Sylvester Stallone La Quinta Home Kitchen
Credit: Doyle Terry

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.

Sylvester Stallone Master BedroomSylvester Stallone La Quinta Home Master Bath

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

Sylvester Stallone La Quinta Home Fire Pit
Credit: Doyle Terry

Sylvester Stallone La Quinta Home
Credit: Doyle Terry

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

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