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Famous U.S. Homes Worthy of a Visit

It’s never too early to dream up your next vacation. Whether you’re interested in a fun, educational destination or you’re on the hunt for home inspiration, visiting these famous estates may pique your imagination.

Architectural Icon
A tour through the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio just outside of Chicago is like peering into the creative mind of one of America’s most iconic architects. Constructed in 1889 for $5,000, this Oak Park house served as the family home for Wright, his wife and their six kids. Bold, geometric shapes on the exterior and the interior’s high, barrel-vaulted ceiling make this visit a must for architecture enthusiasts.

Literary Cats
One home of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway is tucked away in the heart of Old Town in Key West, Florida. The estate boasts Spanish colonial architecture and lush grounds; however, the Hemingway home is also well-known for its current occupants. No less than 40 polydactyl (six-toed) cats, descendants of those owned by Hemingway himself, still live on-site.

Presidential Family Estate
Get a historical perspective with a visit to Hildene, a 1905 Georgian Revival mansion in Manchester, Vermont, that belonged to Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Guests can take year-round tours of the home’s 24-room interior, stroll down approximately 12 miles of walking trails and visit the working farm.

As Seen on TV
Popularized by more than 70 feature films and television shows, including “Full House,” San Francisco’s Painted Ladies are a staple of the city’s skyline. This row of quintessential Victorian homes, also known as the Seven Sisters, ascends one of the city’s hilly neighborhoods. Snap a gorgeous photo from the famous Alamo Square Park across the street.

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Featured Image Credit: “Painted Ladies” by Jay Galvin © 2006 (CC BY 2.0; Edited)

Surprising Cities Celebrities Call Home

Celebrities only live in Los Angeles or New York, right? Wrong! CNBC, with the help of Realtor.com, found a list of cities that are growing with celebrity residents. We narrowed it down to five cities that we didn’t know were occupied by so many celebs!


1.  Alpine, NJ

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Flickr Creative Commons: Ken Lund

Who would have guessed that the small state of New Jersey would be home to so many celebs?! CNBC reports that Oprah, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Stevie Wonder (and more!) all have homes in Alpine. Set on the banks of the Hudson, the city is popular because of its exclusivity, and proximity to New York (BergenCounty.com).


2. New Orleans, LA

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Flickr Creative Commons: Bill Staney

New Orleans is home to more than just jambalaya and beignets. Famous residents include Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Harry Connick Jr., and Lil Wayne. CNBC attributes their residency to new tax breaks offered by Louisiana for film and television productions.


3. Atlanta, GA

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Flickr Creative Commons: Brad Clinesmith

It is reported that Jane Fonda’s loft in Atlanta is up for sale at no less than $1.95 million. Who will purchase the home to join Jeff Foxworthy, Janet Jackson, and Elton John as Georgia residents? Click here to see some celebrity homes in Atlanta!


4. Montecito, CA

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Flickr Creative Commons: Damian Gadal

With sweeping ocean views and temperate weather, who wouldn’t want to live on the northern coast of CA? The small town of Montecito is full of celebs, and its homes are among the priciest in the nation. Residents include Al Gore, Christopher Lloyd, Steve Martin, and Rob Lowe.


5. Jupiter, FL

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Flickr Creative Commons: Dan DeChiaro

Many celebrities live in this growing town just north of Palm Beach including Celine Dion, Burt Reynolds, and Tiger Woods (who neighbors Michael Jordan’s beach home). Want to be their neighbor too? Check out these luxury homes in Jupiter.
For the full list of cities you didn’t know celebrities live in, head over to CNBC!


Gym vs. Home chores: Which one burns more calories?

Do you ever feel guilty for staying home and cleaning your house instead of going for a jog, hitting the gym, or missing your yoga class? Well, fear not dear reader we have good news! You might burn more calories staying home and doing chores than lifting weights! Don’t believe us? No worries, take a look at this infographic and tell us if you were surprised as much as we were.



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11 Houses Haunted by Dead Celebrities

Even though they may be long gone, these departed celebrities still manage to seek out the lime light and stir up trouble. Check out this list of 11 dead celebrities and the spooky homes they like to haunt. Get a chilling look into the hauntings and unexplained events from the original article published by Business Insider here.


1). Marilyn Monroe’s Home

12305 5th Helena Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2). Lucille Ball’s House

1000 N Roxbury Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3). The Pickfair Estate

1143 Summit Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210


4). Virginia Hill’s house (where gangster Bugsy Siegel died)

810 N Linden Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210


5). Nicolas Cage’s LaLaurie House

1140 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116


6). George Reeves’ home

1579 Benedict Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


7). The Harry Houdini House

2400 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046


8). The Mansion

2451 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046


9). Errol Flynn’s Mulholland Farm

3100 Torreyson Pl. Los Angeles, California 90046


10). The Ozzie and Harriet House

1822 Camino Palmero St, Los Angeles, CA 90046



11). Loretta Lynn’s Haunted Home

44 Hurricane Mills Rd, Hurricane Mills, TN 37078

There you have it readers- a list of 11 homes of dead celebrities and the spooky places they haunt. Again, you can read all the chilling details in the original article here. But wait! Have YOU ever had a ghostly or paranormal experience in a haunted house? We are dying to hear!

Top 5 Celebrity Home Listings in July

Celebrities are taking advantage of the fact that it’s a seller’s market and listing their homes for top dollar. Read on to find out more about the top five most expensive, all-star transactions during the month of July.

Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat. Photo Credit: Keith Allison © 2011 (CC BY-S.A. 2.0)

Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat. Photo Credit: Keith Allison © 2011 (CC BY-S.A. 2.0)

5. Chris Bosh recently decided to stay with the Miami Heat, so he and his wife have little need for their Pacific Palisades abode. The NBA star put the palatial pad on the market, and is asking $14.5 million for the 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom West Coast winner. Click here for photos or here to see listing information.

4. B. Makowsky might not be a household name, but the QVC businessman won’t let that stop him from listing his Beverly Hills mansion for top dollar. He’s currently offering his 8 bedroom, 10 bath stunner in the coveted locale for $25 million. Read about the property here and find listing info here.

TV star and acclaimed film director, Ron Howard. Photo Credit: David Shankbone © 2011 (CC BY 2.0)

TV star and acclaimed film director, Ron Howard. Photo Credit: David Shankbone © 2011 (CC BY 2.0)

3. Ron Howard, former teen star and current mega-director, recently sold his cherished family home for $27.5 million. The 32-acre plot that straddles the New York/Connecticut border was the Howard family’s escape from the Hollywood Life, and after making many memories in the mansion, the family is ready to have “Happy Days” somewhere else. See more of the home’s history here.

2. Bruce Cahill, chairman and CEO of the Centaur Corporation, is selling his Italian-style villa in Laguna Beach, Calif. for $39 million. The luxurious three-acre estate features 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. View jealousy-inducing photos of the property here, and learn more about the listing here.

Ellen DeGeneres, dancing comedienne and expert house flipper. Photo Credit: Disney | ABC Television Group (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Ellen DeGeneres, dancing comedienne and expert house flipper. Photo Credit: Disney | ABC Television Group (CC BY-ND 2.0)

1. At the beginning of the month, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi sold their Beverly Hills home to Napster co-founder Sean Parker for a whopping $55 million. With 6 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms and more than 13,000 square feet – not to mention a coveted zip code – it’s easy to see why they were able to flip the house for such a large profit (DeGeneres and de Rossi purchased it for $40 million less than a year ago). Read more about how the funny ladies danced away with the deal of the year here.

Which of these celeb homes do you wish you could afford? Let us know in the comments!

The Most Expensive Celebrity Homes for Sale in 2014…So Far

For the full original post, go to: The Most Expensive Celebrity Homes for Sale in 2014 (via cribsuite.com)

Last year, A-Rod sold his Miami beachfront property for $30 million. Photo Credit: Ines Hegedus-Garcia © 2013 (CC BY 2.0)

Last year, A-Rod sold this Miami beachfront property for $30 million. Photo Credit: Ines Hegedus-Garcia © 2013 (CC BY 2.0)

For us normal folk, buying a home is a pretty big deal and generally the largest investment we’ll ever make. For celebrities, on the other hand, the process of purchasing a home is comparable to how we commoners buy clothes or shoes (i.e., as soon as we outgrow them or basically whenever the mood strikes). In any case, celebrities are willing to frequently shell out quite a bit more than the average Joe to live in comfort and style (and with their massive paychecks, why not?). That means they’re also more inclined to list their homes for a steep price without feeling too much guilt or worrying that it will never sell. While most people could never afford the types of homes that celebrities seem to collect, it can still be fun to look at them from time to time to see how the other half lives. With that being said, here are some of the most expensive celebrity homes on the market this year via cribsuite.com: http://bit.ly/1jO2VSE.