Halle Berry 2,500 square feet house in Montreal Canada for $1.854 million US :Halle Berry’s house in Canada is 2,500 square feet and contains three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. The property, which sits just north of Montreal in Saint-Hippolyte, is on the market for $1.898 million Canadian dollars (approximately $1.854 million US). The house is barn-like, and features wood plank ceilings and floors. Halle Berry’s house has a living room with a vaulted ceiling, a massive fireplace, and concrete floors that are kept warm through a radiant heat system. The entire house is surrounded by gorgeous woodlands, and offers a great deal of privacy. The dining room has a pine ceiling, and the kitchen has an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling glass panels. There is also a screened-in porch, an office space, a large master bath with a claw-foot tub and a separate shower, an attached garage for one-car, and a number of outdoor paths through the wooded backyard. Halle Berry’s house in the Canadian woods appears to be the perfect, private get-away. Unfortunately, it is a private get-away that everyone knows about, so it is no longer a viable place for her to live. Halle Berry first turned heads on the pageant circuit, where she was Miss Teen All-American in 1985, Miss Ohio in 1986, first runner-up at the Miss USA pageant in 1986, and the first African-American to ever compete in the Miss World pageant. After moving to Chicago, and then New York, to pursue a modeling and acting career, she booked roles on various television series, including, “Living Dolls”, “Amen”, “A Different World”, and “Knots Landing”. She made the transition to film work, with Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever”, and has since gone on to a steady career in film and television movie work. She has starred, or co-starred, in such projects as “The Last Boy Scout”, “Boomerang”, “Alex Haley’s Queen”, “The Flintstones”, “Losing Isaiah”, “Bulworth”, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”, “Monster’s Ball”, the “X-Men” franchise, and “Frankie and Alice”. Along the way, she has won multiple NAACP Image Awards, multiple Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and an Oscar, among many other honors. She has also been the subject of headlines for her rather tumultuous personal life, and recently appeared in headlines again, when she had not one, but two, convicted stalkers threatening her life. In response, she has been and out of family court requesting to move to France with her daughter from a previous relationship. In the meantime, she has begun selling her various properties, one of which is a secluded house in Canada.
Jimmy Fallon’s Home: A $5.7 Million Farmhouse for the Man Who Slow-Jams with the President:Jimmy Fallon was what one might call a “computer geek” in college. He majored in Computer Science, but then switched to Communications at the last minute, and ultimately dropped out. He had always been a “Saturday Night Live” fan, and post-college, he set out on the stand-up comedy circuit, ending up in Los Angeles, where he continued to perform. He began appearing in small roles on film,while studying with the famed improv troupe, The Groundlings. In 1988, he was invited to audition for “Saturday Night Live”, and he joined the program for the 1998-1999 season. He went on to become a popular member of the cast, and remained with the show until 2004. After attempting a moderately successful film career, he returned to television, hosting “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”. His talk show has become a favorite spot for celebrities, artists, and politicians looking to reach a “hipper” audience, and it has also become a showcase for Mr. Fallon’s musical talent. Most recently, he made headlines when he, The Roots, and President Barack Obama, “slow-jammed” the news. It was a clear sign that he has come a long way from his days of watching “Saturday Night Live” at home with his family. Another indication of his increasing fame is the amount of property he now owns, including a $1.35 million co-op in Manhattan, and his recently purchased farmhouse in the Hamptons. His new 3,500 square foot home cost $5.7 million and sits on 2.2 acres of land. Comprised of six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half-baths, an apple orchard, two barns, and two extra guest cottages, the 1850’s farmhouse is a definite change from his two-bedroom co-op in the city. The property also includes a heated pool, high ceilings, lots of light, easy access to the ocean less than a mile away, multiple fireplaces, a deck, a massive kitchen, and ample lawn space. As his guests get more and more high profile, it only stands to reason that Mr. Fallon’s taste would increase as well.
Bill Gates leased 7,352 square foot furnished eight bedrooms home $600,000:Bill Gates, Gates, the Microsoft founder and chairman with a net worth more than $62 billion has been spending $1 million since Oct 2011 so his horse-loving daughter can be near an equestrian festival in Palm Beach, Fla. The home's official listing price is $12.999 million. There's an option to buy the house at the end of the lease. That includes a reported $600,000 on a six-month lease for a 7,352 square-foot home that comes loaded with eight bedrooms, a wine cellar and more importantly a barn, stables and a special guarded access road. The house is valued at more than $12 million. Jennifer Gates, 15, the teen daughter of America's wealthiest man, is competing in one of the children's jumping divisions of the Winter Equestrian Festival, which wraps up on April 1. The festival itself features 5,000 horses and 2,800 riders from almost all of the U.S. (49 states) and 30 countries around the world. Bill Gates, his wife, Melinda, and their son Rory, 13, all cheered Jennifer on over the weekend. The $1 million investment includes renting the Florida home and leasing four elite jumping horses that cost between $50,000 and $75,000 each for Jennifer to ride. And add to that the cash for stables and top notch horse trainer. The neighborhood includes a home owned by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose daughter Georgina also competes in equestrian events. Neighbors voiced their excitement in October to Forbes Magazine about the Gates' reported arrival. The Gates family has been taking private jets between their home in Washington state and the rented mansion in Palm Beach.