Matthew McConaughey’s $4.9 Million Mansion:As anyone who reads gossip columns and magazines knows, maintaining a healthy marriage in Hollywood is hard. If both halves of the couple are working actors, they often spend months apart, and juggling a family and work commitments can be too much. Add to that the pressure of one half of the couple becoming more successful than the other, and often the relationship falls apart. Some performers choose to date someone who has nothing to do with their profession, but this can backfire as well, when the non-performer is left holding everything together while the performer is off working. Consequently, many performers simply don’t get married, and instead, enter into long-term relationships. However, a few of them, ultimately, choose to marry. This is the case with Matthew McConaughey and his long-time girlfriend, now fiancee, Camila Alves. The pair began dating in 2007 and already has two children together. They became engaged in December of 2011. In addition to an engagement ring, Mr. McConaughey also purchased a new mansion in early 2012, in his home state of Texas. The 10,000 square foot Spanish-style mansion was on the market for a number of years before he snatched it up at approximately $4.9 million dollars, a significant price-drop from its original selling value. The home sports seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a massive kitchen with multiple islands, an elevator, multiple verandas, a courtyard with fountain, a guesthouse with a porch, multiple places to moor boats, multiple balconies, a four-car garage, and more than one fireplace. High ceilings, tile floors, and massive windows abound. There is an abundance of green everywhere and stone paths wind around the grounds.
Simon Cowell personal tanning salon at his $22 million mansion:The American Idol judge, Simon Cowell, who is known for his extravagant lifestyle, has recently got a personal tanning salon built in his 22 million dollar mansion so he can maintain the perfect bronzed appearance, the London Daily Mail reports. Cowell, who is worth 188 million dollars, bought the property for $12 million nearly two years ago but razed the original structure to build his €œdream home€. Since then, Cowell has been busy renovating the two-storey mansion, and the most recent change in the mansion happens to be the installation of a solarium adjacent to the master bedroom with a full-length tanning machine and a smaller facial tanner.
Justin Timberlake’s Home: A $4.774 Million Loft for the Artist:Justin Timberlake is everywhere. If he is not recording a new album or touring to promote it, he is doing the press junket for a new movie, opening another restaurant, or, most recently, launching a home furnishings line. The guy who started out on “The Mickey Mouse Club”, and as one fifth of the popular ‘90s-era boyband, N’Sync, has certainly diversified. He is the most successful of the artists to emerge from his former pop group, and his personal life has received as much coverage as his professional life over the years. Of late, he has seemed more interested in building an entertainment and fashion empire than making new music, but that seems to be the way of many stars nowadays. Back in the early 2000s, just before the members of N’Sync decided to part company, he purchased a massive 12,545 square foot home in the Hollywood Hills for just over $8 million dollars. As his solo career took off, and he began adding more acting work to his agenda and restaurants to his portfolio, it became necessary to find a home on the East Coast as well. In late 2008, he purchased a $4.774 million, 3000 square foot condo on Washington Street in lower Manhattan. The three-bedroom, three-bath loft sports arched floor-to-ceiling windows, a massive living room, a completely new open plan kitchen, a master bedroom with wrap around windows, gorgeous views of the Hudson river, a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system, and keyed elevator access that opens directly into the apartment. Though his relationship with actress Jessica Biel has come and gone repeatedly, he seems content with his two home purchases, and it looks like his Manhattan loft will remain part of his ever-expanding portfolio.