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.
Where is the island house from The Thomas Crown Pierce Brosnan Rene Russo Affair?:Do you remember the 1999 Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo art-heist movie The Thomas Crown Affair? Thomas Crown is the most badass rich guy in movie history. Some day my dream is to basically recreate his entire life, complete with a private jet, Bentley, mansion in New York City, a ton of cool expensive toys and perhaps most importantly, an absolutely amazing Caribbean island getaway. I’ve always wondered where the Thomas Crown Affair island house was located. The Thomas Crown Affair island house is located on the French Caribbean Island of Martinique. The house is located in the southeastern area of Martinique within the district of Le Vauclina directly above the Baie du Vauclin and overlooking the island “ile Petite Grenade”. The house’s long, winding driveway shoots off of a dirt road called Anse Maroquet. The house’s exact longitude and latitude is 14.568032,-60.829931. Just cut and paste “14.568032,-60.829931″ into Google or Bing maps and you will be taken directly to the house. Not much is known about the owners of the house. The property has apparently been owned by the same wealthy family for over 5 generations. The family is one of the original people to settle on the island in the 17th century. Ever since the release of the movie, local real estate and travel agents have been bombarded with requests to rent the property but so far none have been accommodated.
Megan Fox’s Home: A Smokin’ Hot $3 Million Mansion and a Cooling Career:Megan Fox was everywhere for a hot minute. Touted as the new Angelina Jolie, the beautiful actress appeared in a string of high-profile movies, on the cover of multiple magazines, and it was nearly impossible to turn on the television or go online without seeing yet another story about her. She was the “It Girl” in Hollywood, and though she had been appearing on television since the early 2000’s, it was her performance in, “Transformers” in 2007 that finally made people stand up and take notice. The next few years were golden, and she became a household name worldwide. Then came her firing from the “Transformers” franchise, and the one-two punch of “Jonah Hex” and “Passion Play”, the worst reviewed films of 2010 and 2011 respectively, and suddenly, Ms. Fox’s star was not quite so shiny anymore. Recently, as her acting career has slowed a bit, she has been making the occasional headline for wearing the same skirt as another actress, or for making yet another verbal faux pas when complaining about some aspect of being a Hollywood starlet. Before her tiny career meltdown, while she was still basking in the success of the second “Transformers” film and her first headlining role in “Jennifer’s Body”, she purchased a brand new home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The 5,200 square foot, $2,945,200 home, is made up of four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house overlooks downtown Los Angeles, and comes complete with a massive living room, multiple fireplaces, a master bedroom with its own spa, private terrace, and walk-in closet, a dining room, family room, media and pool room, a terrace that runs the length of the house, a ridiculously luxurious kitchen, a swimming pool, hardwood floors, and whole-house audio. Though Ms. Fox seems to have trouble picking her roles (and her words), she clearly has no trouble picking high-end real estate.