Courteney Cox shows off her Malibu estate in Elle Decor
June 16th, 2011
11:32 AM ET

Real estate of the rich and famous

There’s plenty of room for friends at Courteney Cox’s Malibu pad.

The actress tells Elle Décor in the July/August issue that, after growing up with 20 first cousins and having a Sunday dinner ritual at her grandmother's house, she’s still accustomed to rounding up loved ones for weekly celebrations.

Situated on two acres, the estate has guest cottages, a tennis house and court, plus a saltwater swimming pool.

The look she was going for, Cox tells Elle Décor, was “modern barn” – and with renovations, she’s created a space that’s “exactly how I want to live.”

After all of her renovation work, the “Cougar Town” star isn't seeking to part with the property anytime soon, but there are one or two stars trying to cash in on their casas – Charlie Sheen is one of them.

The actor has listed his 7,924-square-foot Beverly Hills home for $7.2 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Located in Mulholland Estates, the mansion - perhaps better known as Sheen's "Sober Valley Lodge" - includes five bedrooms and seven baths, and is described as an "entertainer's dream with spacious public rooms, most of which open to a beautifully landscaped yard featuring a professional outdoor kitchen with dining area, pool and spa.”

Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres may also be looking to make a sale – according to Curbed, the daytime talk show host and wife Portia have reportedly put their Beverly Hills compound on the market. Rumor has it that DeGeneres snapped up the main house for $29 million, and then the couple spent another $19 million to purchase adjacent mansions.

Candy Spelling, widow of famed TV producer Aaron Spelling, has also put her $150 million Beverly Hills estate on the market – the highest-priced house in the U.S. – and it's all set to be sold to 22-year-old Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The expansive 57,000-square foot space comes complete with a bowling alley, a beauty salon, gift-wrapping rooms, a flower-cutting hall, a china room, a dog grooming room and five bars.

Across the pond, J.K. Rowling is demolishing another expensive property so she can build a garden.

According to the U.K.’s Telegraph, the “Harry Potter” author has received permission to knock down a £1 million home next to her own mansion so that she can expand her outdoor space, creating a “Renaissance-style garden” with a greenhouse.

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  3. kim

    Candy Spelling's mansion is my favorite Beverly Hills house. This home is huge and includes a beauty salon, a china room, a dog grooming room and five bars. It is rumored that a real estate agent called michaellibow is helping Candy to sell the property. I would love to live in this fantastic house!

    June 27, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Buckler

    It's a good thing she's hot because she's dumb as a stump.

    June 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tracy

    "The expansive 57,000-square foot space comes complete with a bowling alley, a beauty salon, gift-wrapping rooms, a flower-cutting hall, a china room, a dog grooming room and five bars."


    And they should really let off JK Rowling. She actually deserves that garden! She has my respect unlike all the other garbage in this article.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jude

    performers much like athelete, golf/basket/soccer/baseball etc etc make alllottt of money because alllottt of people need to be entertained..and ususally their careers last as long as their looks or bodies can hold up. rake it in while they can and live itup while you can. llfe is fleeting, if you won the lotto today you would the same.

    June 20, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lindsay

    To the one who said greedy selfish americans.If you are British,your fellow brit JK rowling has house in this mag spread.Also another fellow brit by the name of Daniel Radcliffe has 2 million dollar brownstone in NYC and 2 million dollar apartment in miami and also a home in London.what do you have to say to that?

    June 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. NorEaster TC6

    Courtney Cox home look's more like a techie's office space, just plain sterile white and chrome I guess looks isn't everything when it comes to stardom.

    June 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • kat

      I agree. She doesn't seem to have a lot of imagination as far as decor is concerned.

      June 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lindsay

    Who really cares what these celebrities waste their money on.Unless it affects us personally who cares.I am sure we waste our money on something we shouldn't.I am willing to admit that I have bought shoes or some piece of clothing that I didn't wear when I got it home.Unless these celebrities invest some of their money that too will run out one day when they quit working.Money eventially does unless you invest and that will go to taking care of yourself when you get old.

    June 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fanny Felatio

    Where is all the whining and griping about rich politicians like the Clintons or the kennedy buttwiping clan. You people crap out of both sides of your chocolate hole.

    June 17, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  11. Gun4Hire

    Rich or Famous is there money... If they don't need it I am always welcome to get some so I can rescue and take care of more abuse, neglected and abandon ones.

    June 17, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  12. wot

    Pray people! If the rich gave all of their money away, who will be poor. The poor you will always have with you, also the rich too!

    June 17, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
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  14. fernace

    It's not fair. I have to stand at a corner and sell myself to put a roof over my head and these peole have it so easy. If i have to go down on another fat and gross smelly penis I will tose the big fat gressy cheseburger and fries right on top of the smell pen!s

    June 17, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. jesus

    These people are just salesmen. No real talent was mentioned. Oh what a world...what a world. We all miss the true artists don't we?

    June 17, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  16. nemo

    Aahhhhh....america at its best...ya'll sound like a bunch of wild dogs ready to bite anyone. Read all of these..if you can....listen to yourself. Like a pack of wild dogs. No wonder our world is going in the toilet...crazy dang people...very scary.

    Geez....lighten up.

    All I anger.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  17. vinney

    you guys are SCARY hope your not my neighbor

    June 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 16, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
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    get your nose OUT of BUSINNESS that isnt YOURS and QUIT wasting PRECIOUS time that could be PRODUCTIVE for the UNIVERSE

    June 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Harrybeastme*

    Wow. Look at some of the singers from the 90's that no one hears about . Now they write songs for the up and coming people . So sad isn't it . They all still getting paid still . Shanice Wilson sings backup for Mariah Carey and writes for Britney. Get paid gurrl!

    June 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  23. the punisher

    The money they "waste" creates employment for others. Contractors, caterers, landscapers, etc. When have you ever gotten a job from a poor person? You d@mn liberals crack me up!

    June 16, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jean Robinson

    JK Rowling, if you are reading this... Invite the tv show "extreme makeover" to the hm to be demolished. Let them take some of the hardware, etc. Or how about Habitat For Humanity".

    June 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • gah

      most sensible comment imo

      i hope she does. JK Rowling does a lot for charity, so if any of the above-mentioned celebrities were to do something charity-wise with their estates, it'd be her

      June 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  25. fernace

    I have no problem with rich people doing whatever they want with their $. Many Hollywood stars are very generous to charities & conscious of the disparities in todays society. I do have a problem with the rich being coddled & catered to by butt smooching politicians. They get tax breaks & we get every program our tax $ has payed for cut & slashed to the bare minimum! Education, womens healthcare & emergency services are some necessities that have landed on the chopping block this year! It makes me feel like no one is standing up for the average citizens anymore, because everyone's so bedazzled by wealth & fortune! I'm seeing prices rise, while my salary can't keep up. We do work & work but have very little to show for it, & I'm tired of "sacrificing" on the premise of saving the economy, when those who have more than they need are exepmpt & get to frolic without a care! That's twisted & wrong!!

    June 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Susan Fatica

    I say – let the rich and famous enjoy – why the hell not? They work very hard. They also play hard, and that is what people object to. I think that it really depends when they had money to their name. It is so sad when you see famous people peak in their 20's and have to struggle by the time they are 30 something or even forty something. Save a good chunk of your money, in case you change your mind and you want to live elsewhere or in a different life style altogether. The idea is to gain that independence for yourself for a life time – not burn out in 10 years. Kardashians can I guess keep getting married when they run out of money. No class at all, but we've always had gold diggers.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  27. umyeah

    People in Hollywood can struggle for DECADES before making it big. And for every one big $$$ maker there are hundreds more waiting tables. Its a rough life. Some are just blessed enough to be at the right place, at the right time. I'm sure all you negative commenters would trade your lives for theirs in a heartbeat. Hollywood isn't easy to navigate!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  28. sapsxy

    You know,all this horrible actress's and singers,and "rich famous people" at very earliest stages of their lives,were
    struggling to make it..and for most of them,it took a while to make that kind of money,now ofcourse,when they do start earning such huge sums of money..perhaps they lose the sight of the fact that doesnt last for ever..if unplanned purchases are made to keep with "the jones"..and often this is what happens..most of them end up
    broke or near broke towards end of their lives.Hopefully there are newly rich who are keenly aware of this facts.

    June 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. princess!

    you guys are dumb! its their money! and who cares if anna is a lesbian? she can live anywhere she wants!

    June 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  30. CORA LDS

    Good. We dont want yoy gays and lesbeans here in Utah. Dont need ya here. Dont want ya here. Just stay in san francisco and smooch with your boyfriend and eat ricearoni.

    June 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  31. CORA LDS

    We dont allow lesbeans like anna here in Utah. They might try to be a smooching on all our young ladies.

    June 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  32. CORA LDS

    You are right Snarky. I bet anna is a flatlander. Probably a lesbian too.

    June 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Snarky

    Rich people are D-bags. Bottom line. There's no getting around it. Some more than others, but they're all D-Bags.

    June 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Kim Kardashian

    I'm going to be getting married soon. If anybody wants to buy me a house like this for my wedding gift, I'll be ok with that.

    June 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Voig Nederlander

      I'd be happy to buy you a reason for all your fame and adulation, but I'm not sure there's enough money for that.

      June 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  35. anna

    You should all realise that this is their money!
    They can do whatever they want with it.They dont have to donate to charity if they dont want to.
    Lets face if if we all had lots of money we would do exactly the same!

    June 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  36. ?

    Iggy having a bad day? Justin Timberlake can help you with your anxieties! Just turn your brain off for awhile, ok?

    June 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  37. CORA LDS

    Normal people work and work and work some more and try to always do thr good kind things and still get pooped on. That is just life.

    June 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  38. CORA LDS

    Im sorry for whining. Juat think my a.c. will have to be replaced. They said iyll be about $3000. I have the $ but sure dont want to spend it. Its rainy day emergency savings. It sure would be nice if all of us would catch a break or have good luck every once in a while.

    June 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monica

      Your "rainy day" savings must now be for "hot days." $3K is a seriously good price. Mine was over $5k.

      June 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. iggy

    Well its you IDIOTS that watch their shows and go to their movies that made them this way, so in effect you idolators gave them their riches. Ya Fing hypocrits.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Kevin

    I agree.....I know they work hard for their for their money too, but Geesh..they waste a lot too and RUB it in people's faces

    June 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*trish

      Really they work hard try raising 3kids age 7, 5 &3 wit no help plus having to deal with a herniated disk and a pinched nerve

      June 17, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  41. Boof

    Just wait, in a few years when she's no longer making any money, it'll be for sale or foreclosed on. Hope she's keeping up with the taxes.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  42. CORA LDS

    This is just sickening. Ellen Degenerate being able to afford a 29 million dollar house. These horrible celebrities waste more money on things they dont need than 10 or 20 average peoople will even make in their entire lives. Most of us are grateful when we can even afford lunch.

    June 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      Ellen Degenerate?

      I hope you stop breathing the community air soon.

      June 17, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      Bah – Found my way to trollsville.

      June 17, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • NorEaster TC 6

      Helen is just another spoiled narcissist her last name says it all truly a DeGeneret she really doesn't have a lot of talent to me, it's the gay movement that's pushing her career.

      June 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • NorEaster TC 6

      Helen is just another spoiled narcissist her last name says it all, truly a DeGeneret, she really doesn't have a lot of talent to me, it's the gay movement that's pushing her career. Take that you filthy animal a line from home alone!

      June 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      As I do you Allen.

      June 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Voig Nederlander

      I'm having a terrible time financially right now myself. But I hope that if I'm ever lucky enough to have millions, I won't have to listen to a bunch of jealous retards telling me how I should or shouldn't be spending it.

      June 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  43. weinerschnitzel

    Where is Chandler? I thought they were married.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |

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